It has come under criticism in the past for showing the Labour Government in an overly friendly light (even though it is technically a fictional government).
In the first couple of series it showed a Government with a working if strong majority in the House of Commons that gave them more freedom to do more of what they want.
But the new series, currently airing Friday’s at 14:15 on BBC Radio 4 started after a General Election that resulted in no party with an overall majority or at least no obvious claim to form a Government.
Without giving anything away a lot of deal making, wrangling, name calling, bargaining and diplomacy between the Palace and the parties takes place before Labour the LibDems eventually negotiate a coalition and form a Government.
Given the news today of a poll for the Independent Newspaper showing an increasing likelihood of a hung parliament at the next election – this could be a case of Life following Art.
Here is a video of the most recent edition of Number 10 that is set in a single room involving high and tense diplomacy between the UK PM and the Ambassador of an African island in the Swedish Embassy in London.