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The New Statesman

Season 3 1991

  • 1991-01-06T00:00:00Z on ITV
  • 30 mins
  • 2 hours, 27 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.

6 episodes

3x01 Labour of Love

  • Season Premiere

    1991-01-06T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

A new MP threatens Alan's status as the most right-wing member of Commons.

3x02 The Party's Over

  • 1991-01-13T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan tries to help the Labour party win the next election so he can blame them for the impending oil shortage.

3x03 Let Them Sniff Cake

  • 1991-01-20T00:00:00Z — 24 mins

Alan upsets animal rights activists. A old friend wants a birthday ""cake"" from Alan.

3x04 Keeping Mum

  • 1991-01-27T00:00:00Z — 24 mins

Alan's mum visits and threatens to stay forever unless Alan repeals his new bill abolishing social security.

3x05 Natural Selection

  • 1991-02-04T00:00:00Z — 25 mins

At his annual cocktail party, Alan upsets a local VIP who threatens to take over his seat in the House.

3x06 Profit of Boom

  • 1991-02-11T00:00:00Z — 24 mins

MI5 and the KGB ask Alan to start a new cold war because they no longer have anyone to spy on.