The New Statesman. Alan B'Stard MP (Rik Mayall). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Yorkshire Television
The New Statesman

The New Statesman (1987)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1987 - 1994
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom parody of 1980s Conservatism. Tory MP Alan B'Stard holds the largest majority in the House: his interests are money, power, sex, and himself. Stars Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Rowena Cooper, John Nettleton and more.

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Key cast & crew credits

Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
Marsha Fitzalan Sarah B'Stard
Rowena Cooper (as R.R. Cooper) Norman Bormann (Series 1)
John Nettleton Sir Stephen Baxter (Series 1-2)
Terence Alexander Sir Greville McDonald (Series 2-4)
Victor Lucas Mr. Speaker (Series 2)
Berwick Kaler Geoff Dicquead (Series 2)
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director (Series 1-2)
Graeme Harper Director (Series 3-4)
David Reynolds Producer (Series 1)
Tony Charles Producer (Series 2)
Andrew Benson Producer (Series 3)
Bernard McKenna Producer (Series 4)
David Reynolds Executive Producer (Series 2-3)
John Bartlett Executive Producer (Series 4)
Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer (Series 4)
Stuart Quarmby Editor (Series 1-3)
Bryce Clayton Editor (Series 1)
Lance Tattersall Editor (Series 2)
Mykola Pawluk Editor (Series 4)
Roger Andrews Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Laurence Marks Creator
Maurice Gran Creator

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