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

The New Statesman (1987)

ITV sitcom about a ruthless politician. 28 episodes (4 series), 1987 - 1994. Stars Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Rowena Cooper and others.

Series 1, Episode 5 - Friends Of St. James

Upon discovering that his fag from his school days is now President of a small Caribbean island, Alan and Norman concoct the ultimate money-making venture.

Broadcast details

Sunday 11th October 1987
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
Rowena Cooper (as R.R. Cooper) Norman Bormann
Guest cast
John Carlin House of Commons Speaker
Trevor Laird Lance Okum-Martin
William Simons Catchpole
Angus MacInnes Captain Hirsch
Steffanie Pitt Cyndy
Neville Phillips Headmaster
John Fitzgerald-Jay (as John Jay) Co-Pilot
Chris Tummings Police Sergeant
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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