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Prime telly role for David Haig

David Haig has revealed he would love to do a second series of Yes, Prime Minister.

After a successful stint on the stage, the rebooted version of the political comedy is returning to TV screens - and though the new version has been conceived as a single series, leading man David and his colleagues aren't ruling out doing more.

"It wasn't the intention to televise it again. As it stands it's a one-off as a result of the stage play. But, if everybody comes up and says, 'Please do another', who knows?" he said.

"We'd all love to do it, it would be ridiculous if we said we weren't hoping."

The Four Weddings And A Funeral star - who plays Prime Minister Jim Hacker - also insisted he wasn't fazed by the original version of the much-loved TV show.

"Think of the number of times characters such as Jeeves and Wooster have been played by different actors, and the comic relationship between Jeeves and Wooster is similar to that between Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey," he added.

David's performance as Jim Hacker in the recent stage show of the series prompted several people to compare the character to the bumbling-yet-popular Boris Johnson, Mayor of London..

"I didn't base Hacker on anyone but others have mentioned Boris - probably because he's got that combination of being a very clever politician but sometimes he seems like anything but," said David.

:: Yes, Prime Minister begins on Gold on Tuesday, January 15.

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