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 6 - The Irresistible Rise Of Alan B'Stard

The time has come: despite no longer holding a Westminster seat, Alan has Downing Street in his sights - and it all rests on a series of splits over Europe.

Broadcast details

Saturday 26th 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
Terence Alexander Sir Greville McDonald
Guest cast
Benjamin Whitrow Paddy O'Rourke
John Warnaby Political Editor (Television Reporter)
Vincent Grass Claude Chagrin
Sandy Walsh Newsreader
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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