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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Alan B'stard: backroom deals and not delivering on promises

Alan B'Stard, Rik Mayall's infamous character from The New Statesman is back. He's here to lend his support to the Alternative Vote. Sort of.

The New Statesman Election

Alan B'Stard gets elected to parliament in rather dubious circumstances.

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