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The New Statesman

Season 1 1987

  • 1987-09-12T23:00:00Z on ITV
  • 30 mins
  • 2 hours, 55 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy

A British comedy that might be described as a combination of Yes, Minister and Blackadder, this is the story of A. B'Stard, a statesman in the tradition of Genghis Khan, who will stop at nothing to make himself richer and more comfortable. Arguably the most conservative member of the British Parliament, he is aided by a witless colleague, MP Piers Fletcher-Dervish.

7 episodes

1x01 Happiness is a Warm Gun

  • Series Premiere

    1987-09-12T23:00:00Z — 26 mins

Alan is blackmailed into passing a bill arming the police.

1x02 Passport to Freedom

  • 1987-09-19T23:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan tries to ruin a company of which Sarah has just inherited shares.

1x03 Sex Is Wrong

  • 1987-09-26T23:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan impersonates Sir Steven, leader of the Campaign for Moral Regeneration.

1x04 Waste Not, Want Not

  • 1987-10-03T23:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan secretly has to move 1000 gallons of toxic waste.

1x05 Friends of St. James

  • 1987-10-10T23:00:00Z — 24 mins

Alan tries to get investors for a Caribbean bank.

1x06 Three Line Whipping

  • 1987-10-17T23:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan misses an important vote then appears on TV AM without knowing the result.

1x07 Baa Baa Black Sheep

  • 1987-10-24T23:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan's tries to get an American businessman to build a fast food factory in Haltemprice.