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The New Statesman

Season 2 1989

  • 1989-01-15T00:00:00Z on ITV
  • 30 mins
  • 2 hours, 53 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

2x01 Fatal Extraction

  • Season Premiere

    1989-01-15T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan finds oil on public lands then tries to buy it from a Labour Party leader.

2x02 Live from Westminster

  • 1989-01-22T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Televised debates turns Alan into a media superstar

2x03 A Wapping Conspiracy

  • 1989-01-29T00:00:00Z — 24 mins

Alan is accused of fraternizing with teenaged girls.

2x04 The Haltemprice Bunker

  • 1989-02-05T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan needs publicity so he annonunces that he has found a Nazi.

2x05 California Here I Come

  • 1989-02-12T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan tries to sell a sitcom to an American producer, but Piers has to bail Alan out of jail first.

2x06 May the Best Man Win

  • 1989-02-19T00:00:00Z — 24 mins

Alan tries to sabotage Piers' wedding.

2x07 Piers of the Realm

  • 1989-02-26T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan files for divorce. Piers gets promoted.