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The Telegraph

It looks like Yes, Prime Minister is coming back to the screens:

Famed for its masterful lampooning of the inner workings of British government, Yes, Prime Minister captured the obfuscation of Whitehall mandarins to a tee.

Now, nearly a quarter of a century on, the much-lauded satirical sitcom is set to return to our screens for a new series seemingly based on the current Coalition government.

This time around the Rt. Hon Jim Hacker, previously played by the late Paul Eddington, will be confronting “the greatest economic crisis in a generation”.

And to give the new series a further contemporary twist, Number 10 will also face issues over a Scottish referendum on independence and the possible collapse of the European Union.

Yesterday UKTV, who commissioned the revised show for TV channel Gold, described the current political landscape in Britain as the “perfect setting” for a return of the series.Filming is expected to start over the summer but executives have yet to finalise details of who will be cast in the roles of Hacker, his permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Wooley, his famously obtuse principle private secretary.


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  • Guest

    I hope they don’t piss on a Picasso.

    The Thick of It has become the new standard – albeit from the spin doctor’s perspective rather than the politician/top bureaucrat perspective.

  • Petal

    @abb249055208c7af4d35568e422dfd63:disqus  – I share your sentiments.
    That said, looking forward to it.

    Wasn’t it Margaret Thatcher that called Yes Prime Minister a Documentary?

  • Apolonia

    So that’s why Lockwood’s moving to London. He hasn’t been on a TV show since he finished his Doctorate on cow flatulence.

    • parorchestia

      And what’s your doctorate on Apolonia?