The New Statesman


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FACTFILE
ON THE AIR 13th September 1987 - 30th December 1994
ORIGINAL CHANNEL ITV
PRODUCTION COMPANY Yorkshire Television
NUMBER OF EPISODES 29
PRODUCTION LOCATIONS  
CAST Full Cast Listings
   
MISSING BELIEVED WIPED N/A - All epsiodes still in existence
ARCHIVE HOLDERS ITV PLC
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THEME TUNE Instrumental 
   
HELD IN THE BRITSET ARCHIVE COMPLETE

 

 

The New Statesman was a comedy staring Rik Mayall as the corupt politician Alan B*stard. This Tory MP was corupt to the core, always looking at ways to bring things to his advantage and not caring in the slightest about the effects on others. He was regulary cheating on his wife in reflection of the sleeze culture that existed in politics at the time. B'stard was a yuppie and was often trying to do dodgy deals with the assistance of his business partner Norman Borman who was trying to fund a sex change to avoid the law catching up with him, he was also known to be a fruadster taking cheques for non existant charities who would have the enitials CASH (an example being the Christian Approach to Society Handbooks). Alan was cruel others particualry his long suffering colege Piers Fletcher-Dervish who was dim witted and looked up to Alan





THE NEW STATESMAN [TITLES] - 1987

 

 

   
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The New Statesman [Titles]
Episode #1.1 - Happiness is a Warm Gun
13th September 1987
Yorkshire Television

 

 

THE NEW STATESMAN - 1987

 

 

 
   
  The New Statesman
1987
Yorkshire Television

THE NEW STATESMAN [CREDITS] - 1987

 



 
   
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The New Statesman [Credits]
Episode #1.1 - Happiness is a Warm Gun
13th September 1987
Yorkshire Television













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