My Dad's the Prime Minister

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My Dad's the Prime Minister
Genre Comedy
Created by Ian Hislop
Nick Newman
Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Directed by Juliet May
Starring Robert Bathurst
Carla Mendonca
Jasper Britton
Joe Prospero
Emma Sackville
Theme music composer Steve Brown
Composer(s) Steve Brown
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Ian Gordon
Elaine Sperber
Producer(s) Matthew Francis
Editor(s) Jake Bernard
Cinematography Chris Goodger
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel BBC One
Original run 23 March 2003 – 31 December 2004

My Dad's the Prime Minister is a British sitcom written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. It centres on the life of the Prime Minister, his family and his spin doctor. Its main cast include Robert Bathurst, Joe Prospero, Carla Mendonça, Brian Bovell and Emma Sackville.

It was filmed at Bushey in Watford, and extras included students of the nearby Bushey Hall School and Bushey Meads School.

Series 1 was shown on BBC 1 as part of CBBC, in April and May 2003. Season 2 was shown later in the evening on BBC 1, in November and December 2004. Series 1 focused more on Dillon (the Prime Minister's son), while the second season had greater coverage of the life of the Prime Minister. Series 1 was released on DVD and video, but currently Series 2 remains unreleased.


Dillon Phillips is twelve years old, and also burdened with a father who is the Prime Minister and has just been voted "Naffest Man in Britain" by his favourite pop magazine. His dad's spin doctor interferes with everything and the slightest bit of bad behaviour may trigger an international crisis.


List of Episodes[edit]

Series One[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Sports Day"
2 "The Party"
3 "Ghosts"
4 "The School Play"
5 "The Project"
6 "Homework"

Series Two[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Election"
2 "Exam"
3 "Desert Island"
4 "Marathon"
5 "Jobless"
6 "Powerless"

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