Most viewers realised the BBC Television programme YES MINISTER , for all its hilarity, painted a truer picture of the internal tension and confusion at the heart of government than could be revealed by 'factual' programmes. This combination of comedy and revelation has now been given a more permanent and portable form in "Yes Prime Minister', Jim Hacker's Downing Street Diaries. These are supplemented by Sir
Humphrey's papers and a good helping of new material, to provide a irreverent and indispensable guide to collision and collusion in the inner sanctum of British government. Who can forget the bumbling MP turned Prime Minister; which helped make Paul Eddington a household name in Britain and Australia. 235 x 160mm., pp. 7, (preliminaries) 256. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, Inscribed and SIGNED - 'To Ruth - PAUL EDDINGTON' (Title page), no other inscriptions; dust jacket, edges medium rubbed and 'spotting on 'reverse' of dust jacket. NEAR FINE.