The New Statesman. Image shows from L to R: George Vance (Windsor Davies), Enid Vance (Anna Dawson). Copyright: BBC
The New Statesman

The New Statesman (1984)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1984 - 1985
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

George Vance, custodian of an agricultural museum near Aylesbury, receives news that is about to change his life. He is to become an Earl. Stars Windsor Davies, Anna Dawson, Sean Chapman, Madeline Adams, Eilian Wyn and Ivor Roberts

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

The Vances' newly-inherited business, Noble Haddock Limited, is given a trial run on the beaches of North Wales but, in his thirst for power, George has paid scant attention to some of the important details in his life.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th September 1985
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Windsor Davies George Vance
Anna Dawson Enid Vance
Sean Chapman Robert Vance
Madeline Adams Clementine Vance
Eilian Wyn Owen Thomas
Ivor Roberts Phillip Thomas
Guest cast
Victoria Plucknett Leonora Thomas
Michael Redfern Postman
Writing team
Douglas Watkinson Writer
Production team
David Askey Director
David Askey Producer
Derek Orman Editor
Hefny Zaki Editor
Dinah Walker Production Designer
Christian Dyall Costume Designer
Jean Speak Make-up Designer
Warwick Fielding Lighting Designer
Richard Harvey Composer

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