GOLD Announce Cast Of New Yes, Prime Minister
David Haig is the new Jim Hacker.
GOLD have announced that David Haig and Henry Goodman will headline their reboot of the BBC sitcom classic Yes, Prime Minister.
The actors starred as Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby respectively in the recent stage show.
The programme is returning to TV screens 24 years after its last TV episode, courtesy of satellite channel GOLD. The six scripts are understood to be based on the stage revival, written by original series creators Sir Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn.
The writers describe the premise as, "Rt Hon Jim Hacker is back in office as PM, leading a coalition government confronting the greatest economic crisis in a generation, European economies going down the toilet, a leadership crisis with his coalition partners, a Scottish independence referendum and the greatest moral dilemma he has ever faced."
GOLD boss, Steve North, commented at the time of the commission, "GOLD is making a great investment into iconic and original British programming and what better place to start than with the timely return of the nation's greatest satire: Yes, Prime Minister. I'm a huge fan of the original and it's a real treat to be able to bring this utterly brilliant series to a whole new generation."
The new series is due to be recorded on Sundays from 19 August at BBC TV Centre. No news yet on when it should be landing on GOLD though.
Click here for the trailer for the stage show, featuring Haig and Goodman: