Looking at the mind-dulling dirge consuming TV of a Saturday evening at present (I'd take the sheer lunacy of Splash! over Claire Balding's Not So Bright At All Britons any day - as would most horny Italians. As for Richard Hammond's Secret Service, several people should hang their heads in collective shame), it's no surprise that the archives of what once worked are being plundered. Especially when BBC2 counts reruns of Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers among their prime time viewing.
Hence why Yes Minister has been remade, and will be available on your goggle box from tomorrow evening onwards. Are the BBC airing it? Weirdly enough, they're not. Gold are. Read into that what you may.
Digital Spy reports: "Original writing team Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have rebooted the political satire with David Haig playing beleaguered Prime Minister Jim Hacker. Henry Goodman stars as Jim Hacker's impenetrably loquacious adviser Sir Humphrey Appleby, while Chris Larkin is cast as Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley. With a new contemporary setting, the PM will have to deal with problems stemming from European economies, a leadership crisis in the coalition and the threat of Scottish independence."
If you're expecting The Thick Of It, think again. That's if the canned laughter let any other thoughts infiltrate your brain.