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 5 - California Here I Come

Alan and Piers are in California hoping to sell a Westminster-based TV series to who they believe to be a gullible American producer. But, as usual, Alan's libido - and a little white powder - gets the better of him.

Broadcast details

Sunday 12th February 1989
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
Guest cast
Lou Hirsch Houghton Mifflin
Julianne White Donna Nightingale
Mac McDonald Sheriff
William Sleigh Castro
Lewis Hancock Elevator Attendant
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director
Tony Charles Producer
David Reynolds Executive Producer

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