Yes, Prime Minister: Re-elected

Genre: Documentary
80 min

Britain's most celebrated

constitutional comedy,

Yes, Prime Minister, is back.

I don't know what else I don't know,

do you know?

The prospect of a new series of

Yes, Prime Minister set today

is fantastic.

As Tony Blair would say,

"It's very, very,

very good news, ha ha ha ha ha!"

They really do say,

"Yes, Prime Minister."

There's a hungry audience

out there for it,

and I think it will

absolutely chime.

GOLD has enticed the original

writers, Jonathan Lynn

and Antony Jay, to write

a brand-new series...

I think it's fun.

I really think we're going

to enjoy the experience.

..with a brand-new cast...

I love playing the character,

because he reminds me

slightly of Boris Johnson.

Am I allowed to say that?

Because Boris Johnson,

incredibly shrewd at times.

And I think there's

a bit of that in Jim Hacker.

..and some very special guest


Hi, I'm George Clooney!

..because there's never been

a better time to bring back

this ground-breaking

tale of political chicanery.

There's a way you can make

yourself invulnerable!

Yes, Prime Minister,

the sitcom that lifted the lid on

the inner workings of government,

is finally making a triumphant

return to our screens

after 25 years.

It'll be great to see it coming back

and see how they've how

that programme can relate

to the changing world of politics

and the changing world

of entertainment.

And it will remind Humphrey

who's running the country.

It's gonna give us a fresh,

fresh light,

and is going to be very,

very enjoyable.

It's bound to strike a chord,

because people realise it's true.

In fact, it was so true to life

that when Yes, Prime Minister

first aired in the '80s,

the Iron Lady was most amused.

The odd thing about

Yes, Prime Minister is that it was

the favourite programme of Margaret

Thatcher, the Prime Minister.

'Do you watch Yes, Prime Minister?'


Yes, I do watch Yes, Prime Minister,

but sometimes not when it's on.

It can be videoed for me,

or the BBC are very,

very kind

and will let me have the tape.

Mrs Thatcher once said to me,

"This is not a sitcom, Andrew."

She said, "This is a documentary."

Basically, I think the reason

that Mrs Thatcher liked it

was because it was politically

correct for her to do so.

It was one of the most

popular programmes,

and she was trying to jump

on the bandwagon,

as far as I was concerned.

She was inclined, from time to time,

to think that only

she was any good, and the rest

of her ministers were useless.

And therefore to some extent,

this fed into that.

Now, any other points

that we wish to raise,

generally, before we go on

to the main business?

I didn't like

it being associated with her,

because I wasn't wholly

sympathetic to her political views

and I didn't want it to

put off the rest of the country

or the people who didn't like her.

But I was absolutely

in favour of her views,

and I don't think that we've come

to an agreement about this.

We've never come

to an agreement on that.

I just wanted to make it clear that

you didn't have to be a Thatcherite

to like this programme, nor was it

projecting a Tory viewpoint...

No, that was...

..which a lot of people

claim that it was.

Although there was

one young Tory who disagreed.

In fact, during his uni days,

he wrote an essay saying

it wasn't that true to life.

But after two years in power

and with a wealth of experience

behind him,

Cameron has finally conceded

that yes,

Yes, Prime Minister

has got it right.

The fact David Cameron has said that

yes, it is basically like that

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