Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister show writer dead

Q.  Who was the writer for the famous British satire shows Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister?
- Published on 26 Aug 16

a. Sir Anthony Jay
b. Jonathan Lynn
c. Sir Anthony Lynn
d. Jonathan Jay

ANSWER: Sir Anthony Jay
Writer associated with popular British satirical shows Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Jay died on 21st August at age 86 after a lengthy illness.
  • Writer and producer died peacefully and is survived by his wife and children.
  • Jay began his career in the BBC Current Affairs department
  • He was the founding member of the Tonight team
  • He also scripted numerous documentaries on the British Royal family and Queen Elizabeth II.
  • He is best known for the two political comedies he co-wrote with Jonathan Lynn.
  • Yes Minister ran for three series between 1980 and 1984
  • It tracks the problems of fictitious British MP James Hacker, the minister for administrative affairs and battles against Whitehall civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby
  • Yes Prime Minister broadcast for two seasons between 1986 and 1988 showed Hacker’s life after his entry into 10 Downing Street
  • Former British PM Margaret Thatcher was known to be a great fan of the series
  • Jay also wrote several management books.
  • He founded a management and sales training film company alongside British actor John Cleese and two other coworkers in 1972.

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