Well it seems that you can’t keep a good TV series down. Yes, Prime Minister is to return to our digital pay-tv screens sometime this year.
UKTV Gold channel is going to commission a short run, 6 episodes, of a new series of the classic show.
But will it beat the original in terms of prescience? More recently we’ve had The Thick of It which tried to show that government was run by foul mouthed spads and spinners. Will the new Yes, Prime Minister be able to beat that?
Will it accurately show how government is really run? At the moment it’s run by the bureaucratic civil service carrying on as normal no matter who resides in N10. The Spectator’s political editor said last year that only 4 ministers were actually in charge of their department. The rest were run by the civil service.
And then there is the issue of whether or not the government are actually in charge or if it is some higher being called the EU.