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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Rik Mayall: in the company of crazies

The late Rik Mayall was at his most consistently brilliant in The New Statesman.

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 23rd June 2014

Interview: Alan B'Stard, former MP

"Get out of Afghanistan, Dave - there are safer places to get opium."

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, The New Statesman, 29th July 2010

Greedy? Pah! Our rotten MPs weren't claiming nearly ENOUGH! says Alan B'Stard

He's one of the vilest comic creations of all time - Alan B'Stard, the venal and lecherous Tory MP played by Rik Mayall in the TV satire The New Statesman. Now, as MPs are finally held to account, Alan is back. In this article (written with a little help from the show's co-creator Maurice Gran), he has a few proposals of his own...

Maurice Gran, Daily Mail, 21st May 2009

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