THE essential political satire show of the 1980s returns to television this week. I saw the revival play at the Trafalgar and it was fun, although not quite as sharp as the original (is anything?). David Haig, who was in the play version, will portray Jim Hacker on TV. On stage he was more farcical and frantic than Paul Eddington, and it will be interesting to see if that works on the tube.
One of many priceless scenes from the original: