The consummate political satire might be about to celebrate its 40th anniversary but, in many ways, it has barely aged at all. With its bungling ministers, obfuscatory civil servants and insider ring of truth (one of its major sources was Richard Crossman’s Diaries of a Cabinet Minister), it feels as fresh and timely as ever.
I've been watching some episodes myself in the last week and am always amazed at how every line of dialogue is as witty as it is timeless in the political context. The series really amplifies the stereotypes and the comedy makes us stand a bit "outside the box" and realise how the games are played out.
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