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Old 29-11-2012, 00:30
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Is this a good idea?

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-...er-is-timeless
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Old 29-11-2012, 03:16
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Probably not CC,especially as they only see fit to broadcast on 'Gold'.I'm assuming if it was any good,a prime-time BBC 2 slot would be a given,or at worst,late-night on BBC 3.It's a shame really as I'd like to see it done well.


I can't say I recall any of the stage-play reviews being particularly good or bad but as it's still running 2 years on,it must be passable.
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Old 29-11-2012, 06:50
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I'll certainly give it the benefit of the doubt and at least watch it, cos despite the newspaper critics it might be damn good. We all know that critics have misjudged before.
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:21
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Ask again in February - to be honest I've tried the Thick of It and found the foul language wearing. It might be nice to have a comedy which does not rely on it for laughs.
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Old 29-11-2012, 11:46
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I'll certainly give it the benefit of the doubt and at least watch it, cos despite the newspaper critics it might be damn good. We all know that critics have misjudged before.

Fair comment Zero and I will be watching it myself in the hope that it is done well.
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:11
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please DONT remake it

the reggie perrin remake was abysmal and paul eddington played hacker with a charm that was entirely his own. doesnt matter who they cast, this will suck and if bbc have any sense they will leave well enough alone.
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:13
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I've been re-watching Yes (Prime)minister on Gold recently - its shocking how relevent the originals stil are
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:24
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I'm very much looking forward to the remake -David Haig and Henry Goodman are both class actors -should be fascinating!
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Old 29-11-2012, 15:39
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You watch any of the classic episodes and its only the fact that the hair.clothes and looks date it, the content is still 100% relevant today.
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Old 29-11-2012, 23:27
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I do like David Haig in particular, Henry Goodman is a good actor too. However I can't see them matching up to Eddington and Hawthorne in these parts.

But maybe we should give it a chance....
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Old 30-11-2012, 08:49
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Fair comment Zero and I will be watching it myself in the hope that it is done well.
I do like David Haig in particular, Henry Goodman is a good actor too. However I can't see them matching up to Eddington and Hawthorne in these parts.

But maybe we should give it a chance....
Exacty, I mean, what have we got to lose?
It could turn out to be a cracking series. And don't forget that it will be new for many people, as unlike myself (and many others on here-you know who you are you old farts) they didn't see the original when it was first transmitted.
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:13
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Old fart here! I watched all the originals, and enjoyed them all, but am very much looking forward to the 2012 version.
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:33
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I recently went to see the touring play of Yes Prime Minister and was pleasantly surprised how relevant, accurate and wince making (as ever) it was. I think it was the two actors named here, so would very much welcome a new TV series.
My ONLY hesitation would be that that the stage show had added a purely gratuitous female (not sure of her title/role)to the three main protagonists and that I would not like to see transferred.
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Old 30-11-2012, 11:05
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Exacty, I mean, what have we got to lose?
It could turn out to be a cracking series. And don't forget that it will be new for many people, as unlike myself (and many others on here-you know who you are you old farts) they didn't see the original when it was first transmitted.
Don't forget that you can listen to the radio version of the original series with the original cast on Radio 4 Extra. I don't think it is on at the moment but it is on regularly.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:35
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I thought I'd just post a review I came upon while looking for something else.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...prime-minister


I'm quite looking forward to this now .
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:19
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Heaven forfend that comedy writers could come up with any NEW ideas, rather than just attempting to breathe new life into old ones.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:22
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I recently went to see the touring play of Yes Prime Minister and was pleasantly surprised how relevant, accurate and wince making (as ever) it was. I think it was the two actors named here, so would very much welcome a new TV series.
My ONLY hesitation would be that that the stage show had added a purely gratuitous female (not sure of her title/role)to the three main protagonists and that I would not like to see transferred.
There was a female adviser character added to later series of the original TV show.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_Prime_Minister
The first series of Yes, Prime Minister introduced Dorothy Wainwright (played by Deborah Norton) as a highly-able special political adviser to the Prime Minister. Her experience and insight into many civil service tricks ensure a lasting mutual distrust between her and Sir Humphrey and provide an invaluable second opinion for Hacker.[7] Sir Humphrey frequently annoys Dorothy by addressing her as "dear lady.

The play features a new character, Claire Sutton, who is introduced by the Prime Minister as head of the policy unit at Number Ten. She is a 21st century successor to Dorothy Wainwright, but less haughty and seemingly more willing to get her hands dirty. She is described by Jay and Lynn as in her late thirties, attractive and intelligent. She calls Hacker by his first name ("Fiscal mechanics, Jim"), whereas Dorothy addressed him as "Prime Minister". In response to a sarcastic interjection about "starving permanent secretaries", Sir Humphrey patronises her as "dear lady" (as he did "that Wainwright female" in the TV series).[49] Emily Joyce, who played Claire both at Chichester and in London, was forty-one when the play opened.[
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:29
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Saw the stage show of Yes Prime Minister a few weeks ago; 'twas ok but nothing special. A bit too much high farce, cliche and theatrics with the rolling news interviews, etc It would have been bette with a sharper script and less obvious gags.
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Old 28-12-2012, 13:36
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GOLD are now running adverts for the new series it starts on January 15th have to say from the advert there using its not funny at all surely they could of found a better clip then the one there using
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Old 28-12-2012, 16:12
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GOLD are now running adverts for the new series it starts on January 15th have to say from the advert there using its not funny at all surely they could of found a better clip then the one there using
It's not a clip, it's just a trailer to set up this series I think. I can't say I'm encouraged to watch.
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Old 28-12-2012, 18:27
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Probably not CC,especially as they only see fit to broadcast on 'Gold'.I'm assuming if it was any good,a prime-time BBC 2 slot would be a given,or at worst,late-night on BBC 3.It's a shame really as I'd like to see it done well.


I can't say I recall any of the stage-play reviews being particularly good or bad but as it's still running 2 years on,it must be passable.
Just on a sidenote it is good to see GOLD and Dave commisioning new shows/series.
You'd think they can only get better at it with time.
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Old 28-12-2012, 18:38
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It's not a clip, it's just a trailer to set up this series I think. I can't say I'm encouraged to watch.
Looks very similar to the stage show which was a bit cliched. I also can't really accept the 2 actors playing the PM and the Chief Secretary. They just don't seem right for the roles.
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Old 28-12-2012, 18:49
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I've been re-watching Yes (Prime)minister on Gold recently - its shocking how relevent the originals stil are
Scary, isn't it?
I'm very much looking forward to the remake -David Haig and Henry Goodman are both class actors -should be fascinating!
I've seen a trailer a couple of times and, much as I like David Haig, they both of them look as if they're just saying Hacker and Humphrey's words.
I'll give it a watch but.....
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Old 28-12-2012, 19:08
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GOLD are now running adverts for the new series it starts on January 15th have to say from the advert there using its not funny at all surely they could of found a better clip then the one there using
Went to see a recording of one of these episodes of this new series back in September, it was pretty good I thought, trouble is until it's edited together I'm only judging what happened on set.

David Haig's mannerisms are just the same in any show he does it seems, saw him do a pilot sitcom a few months beforehand and you knew it was him, DI Grim out of The Thin Blue Line

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Old 28-12-2012, 22:09
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I think they will ruin it.....
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