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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Series 1, Episode 3 - Sex Is Wrong

Alan discovers that forgoing his own beliefs for a moment and joining a moral crusade can be rather profitable indeed.

Broadcast details

Sunday 27th September 1987
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 2nd August 2011 2:30am Gold
Friday 9th January 2015 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 10th January 2015 10:00pm London Live
Sunday 11th January 2015 11:00pm London Live
Wednesday 14th January 2015 11:00pm London Live
Saturday 14th February 2015 10:00pm London Live
Monday 16th February 2015 1:00am London Live
Thursday 19th February 2015 12:00am London Live
Monday 27th July 2015 10:00pm London Live
Wednesday 29th July 2015 1:40am London Live
Thursday 17th November 2016 2:45am London Live
Sunday 20th November 2016 3:00am London Live
Monday 19th December 2016 3:40am London Live
Wednesday 21st December 2016 2:00am London Live
Saturday 24th December 2016 2:45am London Live

Cast & crew

Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
John Nettleton Sir Stephen Baxter
Guest cast
Vivien Heilbron Beatrice Protheroe
Isabelle Amyes Lady Virginia
Tara Moran Young Conservative
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director
David Reynolds Producer
Stuart Quarmby Editor
Roger Andrews Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer

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