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 4 - Waste Not, Want Not

Years after first hiding it, Alan is forced to move a stash of nuclear waste that the Argentinians paid him to dump...

Broadcast details

Sunday 4th October 1987
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 22nd July 2011 2:25am Gold
Saturday 10th January 2015 9:00pm London Live
Sunday 11th January 2015 12:00am London Live
Saturday 14th February 2015 10:30pm London Live
Monday 16th February 2015 1:30am London Live
Thursday 19th February 2015 12:30am London Live
Monday 10th August 2015 9:00pm London Live
Thursday 17th November 2016 3:15am London Live
Sunday 20th November 2016 3:30am London Live
Monday 19th December 2016 4:15am London Live
Wednesday 21st December 2016 2:30am London Live
Saturday 24th December 2016 3:15am London Live

Cast & crew

Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Marsha Fitzalan Sarah B'Stard
Rowena Cooper (as R.R. Cooper) Norman Bormann
Guest cast
Peter Sallis Sidney Bliss
Charles Gray Roland Gidleigh-Park
Peter Martin Vernon
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director
David Reynolds Producer
Stuart Quarmby Editor
Bryce Clayton Editor
Roger Andrews Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer

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