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 2, Episode 1 - Fatal Extraction

Alan discovers millions of pounds worth of oil is contained deep under Hackney Marshes and sets about trying to claim it for his own gain. In order to do so, he proposes bold constitutional reform...

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 15th January 1989
Time
10pm
Channel
ITV
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
Victor Lucas Mr. Speaker
Guest cast
Suzette Llewellyn Georgina
Bernard Gallagher Chief Whip
Nick Stringer Bob Crippen MP
Tamsin Heatley Annalena
Terence Hillyer Larry
Alan Hardwick Newscaster
Allan Hargreaves Self
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director
Tony Charles Producer
David Reynolds Executive Producer
Stuart Quarmby Editor
Lance Tattersall Editor
Roger Andrews Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
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