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 5 - A Bigger Splash

War is raging on the eastern fringes of the European Union and having accidentally bought Robert Maxwell's yacht, Alan senses an opportunity to use it to make some money back.

Broadcast details

Sunday 20th December 1992
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
Trudy Weiss Belinda Howell
Don Henderson Brigadier Miljanic
John Challis General Giray
Leslie Williamson Robert Maxwell
John Warnaby Auctioneer (Voice)
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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