Yes Minister training manual for MPs says Nick Herbert
15 January 2013 Last updated at 14:02 GMT
The TV programme Yes Prime Minister is "an essential training manual" for politicians in high office, a former Conservative policing minister, has said.
Nick Herbert was asked if the TV programme - being revised with a new cast on the Gold TV channel from Tuesday evening - was a comedy or a real-life documentary.
He said it was "rooted in a real truth" as he debated relations between MPs and civil servants with broadcaster and Labour peer Joan Bakewell.