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 3 - Let Them Sniff Cake

A rather bohemian young Lord visits Alan to help him secure a large quantity of drugs for his upcoming birthday party. Meanwhile, a TV interview sets Alan in the sights of a group of militant animal rights activists.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 20th January 1991
Time
10:15pm
Channel
ITV
Length
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
John Sessions Lord Penistone
Anna Keaveney Marcia Hornsby
Michael Robbins Mad Eddie
Mark Newman Clive
Joan Bakewell Self
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Graeme Harper Director
Andrew Benson Producer
David Reynolds Executive Producer
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