The New Statesman: Season 2, Episode 5

California Here I Come (12 Feb. 1989)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 17 users  
Reviews: 1 user

When parliament's man of the moment, Alan B'Stard, flies to California....

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: California Here I Come (12 Feb 1989)

California Here I Come (12 Feb 1989) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The New Statesman.
« Previous Episode | 13 of 29 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Michael Troughton ...
Lou Hirsch ...
Houghton Mifflin
...
Donna Nightingale
Mac McDonald ...
Sheriff
William Sleigh ...
Castro
Lewis Hancock ...
Elevator Attendant
Edit

Storyline

B'stard, with Piers in tow, flies to Hollywood to pitch the idea of a Parliament-based soap opera to producer Houghton Mifflin - who rejects it. B'stard's luck changes when actress Donna Nightingale invites him in for sex but he gets locked out of her house in his underwear whilst getting her tranquillizers from her car and is arrested for indecent exposure and attempted burglary. Piers comes to bail him out but is also arrested for possession of cocaine, the inhalation of which turns him into a violent Royalist. Thus when B'stard goads the sheriff into calling a gay prisoner 'an ugly old queen' Piers attacks him and the pair escape back to England. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 February 1989 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[while wrestling with Donna on top of her bed]
Alan B'Stard: Is this a waterbed or are we having an earthquake?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Go west young B'stard!
30 November 2010 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

This is the wrong place to pay tribute to the great Leslie Neilsen, who passed away on Monday, but until I get round to doing a full review of the first 'Naked Gun' movie I'll just say for now that he will be greatly missed. Bet he's making them laugh in Heaven right now.

This episode has Alan and Piers jetting off to sunny California. Alan is as contemptuous of Americans as he is of poor people. At a party thrown by big-shot Hollywood producer Houghton Miffin ( Lou Hirsch ), he insults the host. Piers gets high on cocaine, and attacks Miffin when he insults the Queen. Alan gets off with the stunning soap actress Donna Nightingale ( Julianne White ) and goes to her apartment for some action. She is into Bondage and insists he chain her to the bed. Alan is made to go back to her car to find her drugs, and gets locked out. Just as a police patrol car is approaching...

In earlier times this might have been the plot of a spin-off film. The production team does a reasonable job in recreating California, certainly better than 'Duty Free' Spain. With Alan and Piers in a foreign land, the opportunities for political humour are severely limited ( apart from a few cracks about Vice President Dan Quayle ), and the pair come across as fish out of water, making this a rather unusual instalment. Mac McDonald ( 'the Sheriff' ) was 'Captain Hollister' in the first episode of 'Red Dwarf'. William Sleigh is particularly good as 'Castro', the pervert Alan finds himself sharing a cell with.

Funniest moment - locked out of Donna's apartment, Alan sees the police coming and tries to dispose of her drugs by swallowing the whole bottle!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funniest moment varsania
The Statesman to Return! krys666
Favourite Series? JK21
Rik is such a brilliant actor! JK21
Sexy B'Stard! aqua100
Blackadder/B'stard Zlactoc
Discuss California Here I Come (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?