Yes, Prime Minister (2013)

Yes, Prime Minister (2013)

Yes, Prime Minister

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2013-01-15
  • Advisory Rating: Caution
  • Episodes: 6
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes HD Price: GBP 9.99
8.45/10
8.45
From 80 Ratings

Description

Yes, Prime Minister returns in a brand new series which will see the Rt. Hon Jim Hacker back in office as PM, leading a coalition government confronting the greatest economic crisis in a generation, with European economies going down the toilet, a tempting energy deal from an unusual source, a leadership crisis with his coalition partners, a Scottish independence referendum and the greatest moral dilemma he has ever faced.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 Crisis At the Summit 29:44 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
2 The Poisoned Chalice 29:43 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
3 Gentleman's Agreement 29:44 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
4 A Diplomatic Dilemma 29:17 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
5 Scot Free 29:49 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
6 A Tsar is Born 29:51 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes

Reviews

  • Nx it.

    1
    By Taffy Woolback
    Should not have even been commissioned.
  • Yes minister

    5
    By Jay Shanghavi
    A very good entertainer just need new episodes coming in!
  • Yes prime minister

    5
    By Serbious
    Totally brilliant!!!! I saw the show live and funny as the original!!!!!! Please keep them coming, pure entertainment.
  • Yes Prime Minister

    1
    By CSW2005
    Casting, script, humour not a patch on the old series and definitely a flop. I should have bought one episode first and not wasted the money on the full series.
  • Awful.

    1
    By Miketaylor5432
    canned laughter, awful casting (except for the PM). Buy the original.
  • ...that is the question

    2
    By Antswift99
    I only started to watch the originals in 2012 for the first time and instantly I loved them many episodes being surprisingly topical! Having so loved the originals and having enjoyed the successful return of red dwarf last year I really wanted these to be a hit. Sadly for me they fall short of the mark, the problems as I see it are as follows; 1) I'm not sure they have cast the right people. We were spoiled with The superb subtly of the original actors 2) it looks cheap where the originals looked plush 3) the characters aren't anywhere near as believable as before in fact they look like there're acting a part. I've actually found myself thinking they look like they are doing a parody of the original 4) Humphrey isn't as ruthless as he was, Bernard has become a scruff and jim hacker is now shouts and angry where he used to be mellow subtle and deep thinking Instead of this I would have got the cast of blackadder to do a series of yes prime minister rowen Atkinson would be a superb Humphrey as would tony Robinson make a great Bernard, but if he didnt want to do it id get tim mcnaerny (darling) or rick mayell Hacker could be played by chris barrie who i think would excel finally Stephen fry could occasionally cameo as sir frank they would only need to tone it down slightly and it would surely be better than this. I don't mean to be harsh the actors are trying to full big shoes and they are alright but this could be so much more
  • Dissapointing.

    2
    By Flashgordysalive
    I was so looking forward to the revival of this series. Obviously the new cast of players have mighty shoes to fill, but the choice of actors here are just not up to the mark in my view. The scripts are as funny as ever so there has been no decline in standards there. With our current coalition government of college kids there is ample material for Antony Jay and Jonathon Lynn to get their teeth into. Scribbling away: their quills dipped in poison they could have scripted an even more successful series of comedies of errors. I for one was under the impression that these performances were before a studio audience as before. Maybe so, but the audience responses here sound more ‘canned’ to me than live. “Gold” channel have made a fist of this wonderful opportunity to resurrect this timeless political satire set in the 80s and to bring it before a newer audience of fans in these our present troubled times. In my long life times have always been troubled, so no change there. The production is all wrong. The sets are an unconvincing melange. The biting satire has had its sharp edges smoothed away rendering Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Bernard Woolley into a disturbed sherry trifle. Nice try, but no cigar.
  • Keep Watching and Hoping

    3
    By mjb566
    The characters just don't seem to fit the role, Hacker is too clever, Sir Humphrey subservient and somehow not quite right. I keep watching in the hope that things will improve in future episodes.
  • Ruined

    2
    By chewy2606
    So, so disappointing. Bernard is so badly miscast that I want to throw things at the TV. The PM and Humphrey are ok, though unsurprisingly not a patch on the original Eddington and Hawthorne's versions. Don't waste your money, buy the original. If you already own the original, watch it again!
  • Simply not the original

    3
    By Grieder5
    After watching the first episode of this new series, I don't really know what to think. First off, I think a revival is appropiate given the current political landscape both inland and overseas. Did it match the brilliance of the original programme? that was going to be tough and I believe they've fallen short. While I found there were some really interesting quotes and dialogues altogether, sometimes the characters relied on simple and dim-witted comedy techniques, losing their uniqueness and traits, which we grew used to from the 80s. That contrasts to the outstanding scripts from back then, especially when it comes to Sir Humphrey, whom I used to love, yet now I find just slightly compelling and actually seems afraid of the PM! Finally, the writers seemed to be keen on keeping the tradition of ending chapters with "Yes Prime Minister", yet the episode ended so inconclusevely I couldn't help but think it wasn't worth the half an hour. To sum up, I recommend it to everyone really, just because it's about things that affect us and it's generally good. Anyone who loves the previous version will only find this mildly interesting though, at least when it comes to show quality. Thank you so much for reading my review :)

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