Yes, Prime Minister

Season 1 Episode 6

A Victory For Democracy

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 13, 1986 on BBC Two
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Jim must take action to avert a Marxist takeover of a Commonwealth island nation despite the efforts of the Foreign Office to keep him ignorant.

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    Nigel Hawthorne

    Nigel Hawthorne

    Sir Humphrey Appleby

    John Nettleton

    John Nettleton

    Sir Arnold Robinson

    Paul Eddington

    Paul Eddington

    Rt Hon James Hacker

    Derek Fowlds

    Derek Fowlds

    Bernard Woolley

    Diana Hoddinott

    Diana Hoddinott

    Annie Hacker

    Ronald Hines

    Ronald Hines

    Foreign Secretary

    Guest Star

    Donald Pickering

    Donald Pickering

    Permanent Secretary to the Foreign Office

    Guest Star

    David de Keyser

    David de Keyser

    Israeli Ambassador

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    Deborah Norton

    Deborah Norton

    Dorothy Wainwright

    Recurring Role

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      • Bernard: What if the Prime Minister insists we help them?
        Sir Humphrey: Then we follow the four stage strategy.
        Bernard: What's that?
        Sir Richard: Standard Foreign Office response in a time of crisis. In stage one we say, nothing is going to happen.
        Sir Humphrey: In stage two we say, something may be going to happen, but we should do nothing about it.
        Sir Richard: Stage three we say, maybe we should do something about it, but there's nothing we can do.
        Sir Humphrey: Stage four we say, maybe there was something we could have done, but it's too late now.

      • Dick: They're not thinking of starting this coup on their own, they're going to be helped by East Yemen.
        Humphrey: East Yemen... Isn't that a democracy?
        Dick: It's full name is the People's Democratic Republic of East Yemen.
        Humphrey: Oh I see, so it's a communist dictatorship...

      • Jim Hacker: Who knows Foreign Office secrets, apart from the Foreign Office?
        Bernard Woolley: That's easy. Only the Kremlin.

      • Jim Hacker: Apparently, the White House thinks that the Foreign Office is full of pinkoes and traitors.
        Bernard Woolley: No, it's not. Well, not full.

      • Jim Hacker: Oh, this is nice. The Americans are delighted by our little visit to St. George's Island. That's good, isn't it?
        Sir Humphrey: Excellent...
        Jim Hacker: They say they have got a whole airborne division ready if we want reinforcements.
        Sir Humphrey: Reinforcements of what?
        Jim Hacker: Reinforcements of goodwill, Humphrey!

      • Jim Hacker: We should always fight for the weak against the strong.
        Sir Humphrey: Well, why don't we send troops to Afghanistan to fight the Russians?
        Jim Hacker: The Russians are too strong.

      • Jim Hacker: Do tell me why the Foreign Office is worried [about sending an airborne battalion to St. George's Island]? I am fascinated.
        Sir Humphrey: Well, it is a very sensitive part of the world. Unstable.
        Jim Hacker: They are always telling me how stable it is.
        Sir Humphrey: Hum...well, yes, yes...indeed it is. But it is an unstable sort of stability.

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