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 3, Episode 1 - Labour Of Love

After a by-election, the Conservative party has a new MP and he's determined to become the most right-wing in Parliament. Alan's equally determined not to lose his crown, even if it means helping Labour.

Broadcast details

Sunday 6th January 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rik Mayall Alan B'Stard MP
Michael Troughton Piers Fletcher-Dervish MP
Marsha Fitzalan Sarah B'Stard
Terence Alexander Sir Greville McDonald
Guest cast
James Saxon Victor Crosby
Benjamin Whitrow Paddy O'Rourke
Johnny More Neil Kinnock
Tip Tipping Mugger
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Graeme Harper Director
Andrew Benson Producer
David Reynolds Executive Producer
Stuart Quarmby Editor
Roger Andrews Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer

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