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Anthony Jay

ANTHONY JAY

  (1930 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Alan Brodie

Sir antony Rupert Jay, CVO, (born 20 April 1930) is an English writer, broadcaster and director. Jonathan Lynn and antony Jay's BAFTA award winning political comedy YeS MINISTeR first aired on BBC2 in 1980 and ran until 1984 (3 series). the sequel, YeS PRIMe MINISTeR ran from 1986 until 1988 (2 series). Both series are now released in their entirety on BBC DVD. Lynn and Jay also wrote three novels, the Complete Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minster, Volumes 1 and 2, which cumulatively sold more than a million copies in hardback, were on the British top-ten bestseller list for three years and have been translated into numerous languages. Not only a huge critical and popular success at the time, the series continues to be recognised as one of the nation's favourite and most influential British comedy series. Issues that were raised by the programme are still timely now - identity papers and computer databases of the population, university funding, arms sales, oil politics being just a few. In a 2004 documentary, Armando Iannucci compared Yes Minister to George Orwell's Nineteen eighty-Four in how it has influenced the public's view of the state.

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        Yes Minister         Yes, Prime Minister



Yes Minister

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Notes:
written by Anthony Jay And Jonathan Lynn

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1st Published:
in "Situation Comedy 2" Hutchinson, London, 1984   -

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Genre:
Situation Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  extras

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Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister
the UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion pound loan. When the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim's Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. But how will Jim and his team: Bernard, Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Special Adviser Claire Sutton, reconcile the two? Political machinations, media manipulation and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.

Notes:
written by Anthony Jay And Jonathan Lynn

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber Ltd, London (2010) >>>
Samuel French, London (2012)    978-0571260706

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Genre:
Situation Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  voice over

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