Yes, Prime Minister set to return


That might have been a pig that just flew by my window, not sure. When I looked outside, I saw cats chasing dogs also. What’s up, you’re asking? Well, today’s news marks the third series, in recent weeks, that is a remake that I’m really excited about. First it was Tim Burton applying his greatness to the 60’s classic, Dark Shadows. Then the news that Eddie Izzard would star as Grandpa, the Munster family patriarch in a redo of The Munsters and now, the greatest news….

One of the greats in the history of British comedy, Yes Prime Minister, will return to UK Gold after a brief 24 year hiatus. Original creators, Sir Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn will follow their successful stage version of the British comedy classic and revive one of the smartest and well-written comedies of all-time, Yes Prime Minister, later this year. While it’s hard to imagine the new incarnation without the brilliant talents of Paul Eddington (PM Jim Hacker) and Sir Nigel Hawthorne (Sir Humphrey Appleby), I have complete faith that in the hands of the original creators/writers, this will be something well worth checking out.

According to early reports, the new six-part series will see the PM facing new challenges of the 21st century that include leading a coalition government, the continued European economic turmoil and a Scottish independence referendum. Other than the updated targeting of a coalition government, the original brilliance of both Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister are still very much applicable to today’s world. With their sights set on today’s issues, this will be one series to set the DVR for before casting has even begun.

UKTV’s director of commissioning, Jane Rogerson said: “The political landscape in Britain today is the perfect setting for Yes, Prime Minister to return. I’m thrilled that Gold has enticed Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay to pen a brand new series, and can’t wait to see this constitutional treasure back on screens across the country.”

Let’s hope this makes its way to public television stations in the States in the not-too-distant future following a UKTV Gold launch.

  • I’m feeling more positive about this news than The Munsters. It just seems that some of those old shows could only survive in that time and place. I suppose we shall see!

  • I’m feeling more positive about this news than The Munsters. It just seems that some of those old shows could only survive in that time and place. I suppose we shall see!

  • jt

    Yes Minister and Yes Prime Ministers are two of my all time favourite Britcoms.  With the original writers penning the  series, it has to be good.

  • jt

    Yes Minister and Yes Prime Ministers are two of my all time favourite Britcoms.  With the original writers penning the  series, it has to be good.

  • jt

    Yes Minister and Yes Prime Ministers are two of my all time favourite Britcoms.  With the original writers penning the  series, it has to be good.

  • Bluemax1965

     I seem to remember Mrs Thatcher mentioned that this was her favourite program and Sir Humphrey Appleby being her fav’ character.

  • Bluemax1965

     I seem to remember Mrs Thatcher mentioned that this was her favourite program and Sir Humphrey Appleby being her fav’ character.