Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
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The Bishops Gambit 

P.M. Hacker is to appoint a new bishop, and Sir Humphrey may secure a cushy appointment on retirement if he can convince Hacker to appoint the current Dean to the bishopric.

Director:

Sydney Lotterby

Writers:

Antony Jay (by), Jonathan Lynn (by)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Eddington ... James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne ... Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds ... Bernard Woolley
Frank Middlemass ... The Master of Ballie College
William Fox William Fox ... The Bursar of Ballie College
Ronnie Stevens ... Peter Harding
Donald Pickering ... Sir Richard Wharton
Diana Hoddinott ... Annie Hacker
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Storyline

P.M. Hacker is to appoint a new bishop, and Sir Humphrey may secure a cushy appointment on retirement if he can convince Hacker to appoint the current Dean to the bishopric.

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political corruption | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1986 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Sir Humphrey is an old member of Bailey College, an obvious reference to Balliol and he regularly wears a Balliol tie. However, in this episode he wears his Balliol tie to dinner in Balliol - a frightful bit of gaucheness of which he would never have been guilty. See more »

Quotes

Sir Richard Wharton: People have said a lot of unpleasant things about the Foreign Office, but we've never been accused of patriotism.
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Connections

References BBC News at Six (1984) See more »

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