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'Yes Prime Minister' to make comeback

world Updated: Mar 31, 2012 00:17 IST
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'Yes, Prime Minister', the popular satire on the workings of the British government, is set to grace British TV again.

The latest edition is based on the current government, and Rt Hon Jim Hacker, previously played by the late Paul Eddington, will be confronting "the greatest economic crisis in a generation".

UKTV, who commissioned the revised show for TV channel Gold, described the present British political landscape as the "perfect setting" for a return of the series.

Filming is expected to start over the summer but executives have yet to finalise details of who will be cast in the roles of Hacker, his permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Wooley, his famously obtuse principle private secretary.

The six-part series is expected to be screened either at the end of this year or at the beginning of next, and will be filmed in front of a live audience in London.