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 2 - Live From Westminster

Alan's charisma and ruthlessness have let his fame grow: but now he's known as the most charismatic Member of the House Maggie decides he needs to be taken down a notch, and reminded that no MP is bigger than the party.

Broadcast details

Sunday 22nd January 1989
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
    Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
    Marsha Fitzalan Sarah B'Stard
    John Nettleton Sir Stephen Baxter
    Victor Lucas Mr. Speaker
    Guest cast
    Steve Nallon Mrs. Thatcher
    Alan Downer Minister
    Colin Wyatt Stage Hand
    Charmian May Game Show Producer
    Natasha Gray Make Up Girl
    Erick Ray Evans Hugo
    John Segal Clive
    Peter Spraggon Policeman at No 10
    Lynda Lee Lewis Game Show Hostess
    Nicholas Parsons Self
    Roger Kitter Self
    Writing team
    Laurence Marks Writer
    Maurice Gran Writer
    Production team
    Geoffrey Sax Director
    Tony Charles Producer
    David Reynolds Executive Producer
    Stuart Quarmby Editor
    Phil Davies Editor
    Roger Andrews Production Designer
    Alan Hawkshaw Composer
    Duncan Preston Floor Manager

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