The unexpected resignation of the PM prompts a race for the succession, and as Party Chairman, Hacker is in a key position — and the Civil Service, now headed by Sir Humphrey, has its own agenda, is Jim Hacker their man for No. 10 ?
Bonus Christmas Yes Minister Sketch
Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP – Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby (Permanent Secretary) – Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley (Private Secretary) – Derek Fowlds
Channel: BBC 2 (confirmation required)
Written By: Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Original Transmission: 17th December 1984
This Christmas Special Episode would be the final episode of Yes Minister, leading to a new series Yes Prime Minister.