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
    Stuart Quarmby Editor
    Lance Tattersall Editor
    Roger Andrews Production Designer
    Alan Hawkshaw Composer

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