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Happiness Is a Warm Gun 

In the first episode of this hilarious new political comedy ...

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Rowena Cooper ...
Norman Bormann (as R.R. Cooper)
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Sarah B'Stard
Vivien Heilbron ...
Beatrice Protheroe
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Sir Stephen Baxter
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Sidney Bliss
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Sir Malachi Jellicoe
Nick Stringer ...
Crippen
John Carlin ...
House of Commons Speaker
Donald Nithsdale ...
Bishop
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Mayor
Brian Horstead ...
Ginsburg
Bernard Alexander ...
House of Commons Policeman
David F. Betts ...
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Ruthless and corrupt Alan B'stard has himself elected as the Conservative MP for the Yorkshire town of Haltemprice, having sabotaged the brakes of his opponents and landing them in hospital. However chief constable Jellicoe discovers the fact and blackmails B'stard into passing a bill which will allow the police to carry guns. Having accomplished this Jellicoe, a religious fanatic who talks to Jesus, attempts to blackmail B'stard further but is undone when B'stard persuades him that the bishop of Haltemprice is the Anti-Christ and Jellicoe is arrested and dismissed for attacking him, leaving B'stard free to privately sell guns to the constabulary. Written by don @ minifie-1

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13 September 1987 (UK)  »

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Piers Fletcher-Dervish: Can I come, too, Alan?
Alan B'Stard: I don't know, Piers!
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Money For Nothing
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Written by Mark Knopfler and Sting
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