The New Statesman. Alan B'Stard MP (Rik Mayall). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Yorkshire Television
The New Statesman

The New Statesman (1987)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1987 - 1994
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom parody of 1980s Conservatism. Tory MP Alan B'Stard holds the largest majority in the House: his interests are money, power, sex, and himself. Stars Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Rowena Cooper, John Nettleton and more.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th March 2015 9:00pm London Live
Monday 16th March 2015 12:00am London Live
Friday 20th March 2015 12:00am London Live
Tuesday 6th December 2016 3:30am London Live
Thursday 8th December 2016 2:45am London Live
Sunday 11th December 2016 3:30am London Live

Cast & crew

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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