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 7 - Baa Baa Black Sheep

In desperate hope of impression his constiuency association and saving his seat, Alan sets out to bring a large new development and employer to the area: farm and factory for an American lamb-burger fast food chain.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th October 1987
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Marsha Fitzalan Sarah B'Stard
John Nettleton Sir Stephen Baxter
Guest cast
Charles Gray Roland Gidleigh-Park
William Hootkins Willoughby Guzzler
Diana Weston Edie Guzzler
Hubert Rees Goronwy Hopkins
Adam Wide Policeman
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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