I know Yes, Minister and The Thick of It are praised for their authenticity - and rightly so. And I'd certainly recommend In the Loop. the film from the team behind The Thick of It, to all CoffeeHousers. But it does seem slightly bizarre that they're getting placed on "viewing lists" for a would-be government. Oh well - that's Westminster, I guess.“
"Alongside the formal talks, there have been seminars, breakfasts and long sessions with former mandarins and ministers who have all brought their expertise to bear. There are even reading and viewing lists, which include Gerald Kaufman's How to be a Minister and Alastair Campbell's diaries, as well as Yes, Minister and The Thick of It."