Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.
"Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations. The Prime Ministers brings listeners into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
"Great and fascinating book, wrong narrator."
Plantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while well-connected ladies vie with each other to exert influence on his behalf - even Palliser’s own wife, Lady Glencora.
Yes Prime Minister was the equally funny and successful follow-up to Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's hit series Yes Minister. At the end of that series the well-meaning but incompetent Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington), steered by the invisible cunning of Sir Humphrey (Nigel Hawthorne) finally made it to Number Ten, on the back of (so to speak) the Eurosausage.
"A Classic. Wonderful British Sarcasm"
World War II rages on across Europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of western Scotland. Home from an undercover mission in Berlin, she settles down to teach at her old spy training camp, and to heal from scars on both her body and heart. Yet instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue.
"The narration spoils the book"
Just as World War I is drawing to an end, the prime minister is kidnapped. It is down to Hercule Poirot to locate him before a crucial conference, to avert an international crisis.
"Short but sweet"
"Theresa May to Become U.K. Prime Minister" is from the July 11, 2016, World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jason Douglas, Jenny Gross and Alexis Flynn and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
American news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow became famous for these eyewitness radio reports during World War II. His reporting greatly influenced broadcast journalism in the following decades.
As other European leaders have kept their distance, wary of the new president’s seeming willingness to veer away from core Western values, May has repeatedly stressed her support.
"British Lawmakers Tell Their Prime Minister: Your Groveling in Front of Trump Is Embarrassing" is from the January 26, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Griff Witte and narrated by Sam Scholl.
The corridors of power will never be the same again. The Rt. Ho. James Hacker PC, MP, BSc (Econ) has made the ultimate political journey: to No. 10. And his newly appointed Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby is on hand to advise, encourage, and look after No. 1. Now this legendary partnership can steer a course through the twists, turns, and minefields of bureaucracy and government in four more classic episodes from the highly successful BBC television series.
"As if I am watching the DVD, hilarious as ever!"
The Black Door explores the evolving relationship between successive British Prime Ministers and the intelligence agencies, from Asquith's Secret Service Bureau to Cameron's National Security Council. At the beginning of the 20th Century the British intelligence system was underfunded and lacked influence in government. But as the new millennium dawned, intelligence had become so integral to policy that it was used to make the case for war.
When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral, and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go...and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ends up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start!
This series explores how prime ministers have used their power and responded to the great challenges of their time and how they made the job what it is today. Sir Robert Walpole, the first and longest-serving prime minister. Lord North, remembered as the prime minister who lost America. Sir Robert Peel, who put national interest before party. Lord Palmerston, who cultivated a cavalier image and dominated mid-Victorian politics.
"An impressive look at history."
On the afternoon of May 11, 1812, Spencer Perceval, the all-powerful prime minister of Great Britain, was fatally shot at short range in the lobby of Parliament by John Bellingham, a Liverpool businessman. Perceval polarized public opinion: Revered by some and hated by others for his fight against the lucrative slave trade, he domineeringly kept Britain at war against Napoléon and was driving her into war with the United States despite the huge economic drain of each, raising taxes to new heights to finance his decisions.
"A great insight to political greed and obstinacy"
The BBC’s Nick Robinson continues his fascinating and absorbing Radio 4 series featuring eight famous British Prime Ministers. This series explores how Prime Ministers have used their power and responded to the great challenges of their time. William Pitt the Younger, who became Prime Minister aged only 24 and held the post for almost 19 years in total. Earl Grey, who passed the Great Reform Act and abolished slavery in the British Empire.
A BBC Radio 4 science-fiction mystery by Martin Jameson, originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 14 May 2010.A week after the election, Liz de Souza, a psychiatrist, examines a patient at a secure government research facility who's convinced that Tony Blair is still Prime Minister.Starring Amita Dhiri as Liz de Souza and Suzanna Hamilton as Sarah de Souza. Also included in the cast are Jude Akuwudike, Tony Bell, David Seddon and Christine Kavanagh. Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.
"Panama Papers Scandal Brings down Iceland's Prime Minister" is from the April 05, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
A phone call between President Donald Trump and the Australian prime minister is threatening to develop into a diplomatic rift between two stalwart allies after the two men exchanged harsh words over refugee policy and Trump abruptly ended the call.
President Trump put on an overt display of the United States' "special relationship" with the United Kingdom on Friday, hosting Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House and highlighting a partnership built from their converging political fortunes.
"Trump, UK Prime Minister Emphasize 'Special Relationship' at White House" is from the January 27, 2017 News section of USA Today. It was written by David Jackson and Gregory Korte and narrated by Paige McKinney.
Donald Trump and transition aides will continue speaking with potential appointees Thursday, and the president-elect is also scheduled to have his first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader.