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
    Mykola Pawluk Editor
    Roger Andrews Production Designer
    Alan Hawkshaw Composer

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