Yes Real Prime Minister AKA The Thatcher Sketch (1984) (optional subs)
One of the BBC’s most
popular comedy series… …won an award today
from mrs. Mary Whitehouse… …and the National Viewers
and Listeners Association. The series is Yes Minister, …about the conflicts between
politicians and their civil service. The award was presented by
the program’s biggest fan. To celebrate she wrote a
special sketch for the stars, …and she persuaded them
to let her take part in it. Get rid of what prime minister? Yes it’s all very simple: I want you to abolish economists. Abolish economists, prime minister? Yes abolish economists, and quickly. All of them, prime minister? Yes all of them. I look forward to receiving
your plan for abolition soon. Tomorrow, shall we say. I’d like you to announce
it before it all leaks. Yes, tomorrow. – Tomorrow, prime minister, yes.
– Yes, well, just sort it out. – Now, sir Humphrey…
– Prime minister? What did you say your degree was? Eh… …my degree, prime minister? Yes, sir Humphrey, degree, your
degree. You have one I take it? Most permanent secretaries do.
Perhaps two! Ehm, yes, well, actually,
prime minister, …a double first. – Congratulations, sir Humphrey.
– Thank you very much… But what in? Eh, politics, and eh… …economics. Capital, my dear sir Humphrey. Capital. You’ll know
exactly where to start. Yes, prime minister…