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 4, Episode 1 - Back From The Mort

After three years in a Russian gulag, Alan's back and bad as ever. He's lost his seat, his businesses are ruined, and Sarah's taken up with a ghastly foreigner. But he's not all too phased...

Broadcast details

Sunday 22nd November 1992
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
Benedick Blythe Count Otto Von Munchweiller
John Warnaby Political Editor (Television Reporter)
Elizabeth Banks Nun
Nicolas Colicos (as Nicholas Colicos) Journalist
Timothy Morand Journalist
Robert Schofield Journalist
Writing team
Laurence Marks Writer
Maurice Gran Writer
Production team
Graeme Harper Director
Bernard McKenna Producer
John Bartlett Executive Producer
Michael Pilsworth Executive Producer

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