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.

Video Clips

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.

Featuring: Rik Mayall (Alan B'Stard MP).

The New Statesman Election

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

From Series 1, Episode 1. Featuring: Rik Mayall (Alan B'Stard MP).