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 5

George visits Ynys Enlli and stays a little longer than he intended. Eventually, he manages to get his family to listen to the draft of his maiden speech. But why were they trying to avoid doing so in the first place?

Broadcast details

Thursday 10th October 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
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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