Games - Christmas Special 1984
||Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay
||Sydney Lotterby and Peter Whitmore
||James Hacker - Poul Eddington
Sir Humphrey - Nigel Hawthorn
Bernard Wooley - Derek Fowlds
Party Games was the 1984 Christmas special. This land-mark episode
marked the end of the Yes Minister series and paved
the way for its sequel Yes Prime Minister.
The seasonal festivities at the Dept of Administrative Affairs
are overshadowed by rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle as the Prime
Minister announces that he intends to step down. The two leading
contenders hoping to succeed him are persuaded to step down when
it's revealed that civil servants plan to leak details of past indiscretions.
Jim Hacker becomes the surprise favourite to get the job when the
Civil Service decides to back him.