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Yes Prime Minister, Volume I

Yes Prime Minister: The Diaries of the Right Hon. James Hacker, Volume I ed. Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay (BBC, 1986) A droll reworking (by the same writers) of the television series broadcast earlier that year. The machinations and absurdities of government are exposed with an equivalent cleverness but the humour is necessarily diminished, coming across in commonplace echoes of…