Watching YPM again on BBC 4. It seems better than ever to me, possibly because of all the news stories about bullying, personality clashes and crafty special advisers we get these days. These episodes seem to blueprint all the machinations we love hearing about now. They were obviously going on back then too, but the press was effectively kept from splashing them all over every media outlet as they do now.
I can't believe why most people say YM is the better series. Almost every episode I see of this later series is a belter, such as The Key shown the other day. Based on this rerun I'd have to pick YPM as the better series, just because I can't believe YM could have been this good each episode. And the fact he is now the PM gives it that extra edge, I'm much more engaged in the power struggles Hacker has with the meddling Sir Humphrey because he's the nation's leader.
Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 25th February 2020, 8:30 AM
If only this show was no longer relevant. Happy birthday.
Yes it seems more relevant than ever right now.