New Yes, Prime Minister heads to Gold
Andrew Mickel29 March 2012
Yes, Prime Minister is returning to TV with a revival for TV channel Gold.
The show ended in 1988 after an eight-year run following minister Jim Hacker's political rise. Hacker was played by Paul Eddington, who died in 1995. No casting decision about the revival has been announced, although the show will be based around Hacker.
Original writers Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay will pen the six-part series, as Hacker leads a coalition government and tries to deal with Scottish independence.
The original also starred Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds as civil servants.
Director of commissioning for Gold's parent company UKTV, Jane Rogerson, said: "The political landscape in Britain today is the perfect setting for Yes, Prime Minister to return."
UKTV is increasing its original programming, with a new series of Red Dwarf on sister channel Dave currently in post-production.
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