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The New Statesman (1987–1992)

TV Series | 70 min | Comedy

The ultra right-wing Alan B'Stard, the most selfish, greedy, dishonest, sadistic and sociopathic Conservative MP of them all, plots to achieve his meglomaniacal ambitions.
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Updated Sep 13, 1987

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Sep 13, 1987 (United Kingdom)

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Rik Mayall
Alan B'Stard / Alan B'stard Alan B'Stard / Alan B'stard   See fewer
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Michael Troughton
Piers Fletcher-Dervish Piers Fletcher-Dervish   See fewer
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26
Marsha Fitzalan
Sarah B'Stard Sarah B'Stard   See fewer
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Terence Alexander
Sir Greville McDonald / Sir Greville Sir Greville McDonald / Sir Greville   See fewer
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Rowena Cooper
Norman Bormann Norman Bormann   See fewer
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John Nettleton
Sir Stephen Baxter Sir Stephen Baxter   See fewer
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5
Berwick Kaler
Geoff Dicquead / Jeffrey Dicquead / Jeff Dicquead Geoff Dicquead / Jeffrey Dicquead / Jeff Dicquead   See fewer
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5
Nick Stringer
Crippen / Bob Crippen Crippen / Bob Crippen   See fewer
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4
Victor Lucas
Mr Speaker / House of Commons Speaker / Mr. Speaker Mr Speaker / House of Commons Speaker / Mr. Speaker   See fewer
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Steve Nallon
Margaret Thatcher / Mrs Thatcher / Mrs. Thatcher Margaret Thatcher / Mrs Thatcher / Mrs. Thatcher   See fewer
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Vivien Heilbron
Beatrice Protheroe Beatrice Protheroe   See fewer
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Benjamin Whitrow
Paddy O'Rourke Paddy O'Rourke   See fewer
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Brigitte Kahn
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Adam Wide
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John Carlin
House of Commons Speaker House of Commons Speaker   See fewer
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John Warnaby
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Alan Hardwick
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Charles Gray
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Martin Friend
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Ken Price Ken Price   See fewer
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