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 6 - May The Best Man Win

Piers is engaged; to a beautiful, motorcycle-riding aristocrat. Alan is outraged - has he finally met his match?

Broadcast details

Sunday 19th February 1989
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
    Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
    Marsha Fitzalan Sarah B'Stard
    Guest cast
    Celia Imrie Hilary
    Leonie Mellinger Clarissa
    Randal Herley Mr. Mumford
    Dorothea Phillips Mrs. Mumford
    Neil Daglish Keith
    Heather Tobias Woman in Church
    Michael Branwell Vicar
    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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