Getting back to Yes:
Can it really be 30-odd years since Prime Minister Jim Hacker first bumbled on to our screens? It’s a daunting stretch of time – and yet, somehow, there’s life in the old politico yet.
Last night, he, his beaming nemesis Sir Humphrey Appleby (head of the Civil Service) and the latter’s harried private secretary Bernard Woolley returned to British television in Yes, Prime Minister (Gold). If the names were identical, the faces were all new, and, for devotees of the original BBC series, it may initially have jarred to see anyone other than the beloved trio of Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds (the first two sadly no longer with us) play this marvellously dysfunctional triumvirate.