7.9/10
1,998
14 user 1 critic

The New Statesman 

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.
Reviews
Popularity
2,779 ( 3,941)

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1994   1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   … See all »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series 1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent, and a permanently drunk bodyguard.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer
Bottom Live (Video 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Richie buys an inflatable doll named Monica as his lover, and he tries to conceal it from Eddie. But it all goes terribly wrong when Richie accidentally super glues Monica to his groin, mistaking Eddie's super glue for Handcream.

Director: Marcus Mortimer
Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
Bottom (1991–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Living in a squalid flat, perpetually unemployed, skint, bored, and sexually frustrated, virgin Richie Richard and carefree alcoholic Eddie Hitler are social outcasts at the bottom of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Richie and Eddie find themselves stranded on a tropical island, only to find the island is a atomic-test site, where the French tests atomic weaponry.

Director: Ed Bye
Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Queen Elizabeth is attending a parade in Hammersmith and Richie and Eddie plans on inviting the Queen to join them for supper. But their plan goes wrong.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
The Young Ones (1982–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer
The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series 1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

Stars: Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Richie and Eddie escapes from the island and try to get to the bar to have a drink, only to find themselves trapped in a underground chamber and Richie thinks they've been abducted by aliens.

Director: Dewi Humphreys
Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Eddie has locked himself away in the toilet and Richie finds he's been inventing gadgets and only to find himself joining Eddie on a adventure through time and space on-board Eddie's time machine "The Turdis" which is a toilet cubicle.

Director: Dewi Humphreys
Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Richard "Richie" Twat and Edward "Eddie" Elizabeth Ndingombaba are two losers who run Guest House Paradiso, the worst hotel in the UK. Guest House Paradiso is next-door to a nuclear power ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Edmondson
Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Bill Nighy
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Zany antics and sketches by the anarchic camp comic.

Stars: Kenny Everett, Cleo Rocos, Sheila Steafel
Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Rik Mayall ...  Alan B'Stard / ... 29 episodes, 1987-1994
Michael Troughton ...  Piers Fletcher-Dervish 26 episodes, 1987-1992
Marsha Fitzalan ...  Sarah B'Stard 21 episodes, 1987-1992
Edit

Storyline

Tells the adventures of Conservative MP Alan B'Stard, a man who doesn't have any morals at all. He stops at nothing to make himself richer and more powerful in the party and is involved in drugs, adult films, fraud (making up charities with the initials C.A.S.H when writing on cheques) and even murder but believes that he will never be caught as he is a Conservative MP and therefore all powerful. He has almost complete power over another MP - Piers Fletcher-Dervish who is nearly completely brainless. His wife Sarah B'Stard has very loose morals (both of them have affairs mostly every day) and has hated her husband from five minutes after they got married and tries to use Alan to get anything she wants. Each episode contains recent news items and Alan moves with the times with things like the end of the cold war, the Nazi hunt in the late 80's as well as the Animal Freedom Party. Keeping up with the huge amount of cash, Alan moves (in the 4th season) to the European Union to continue ... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Državnik novog kova See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Liberal Democrat MP: I should like to point out on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, That although we are very nice people we have absolutely no idea how to run a country.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: The New Statesman (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Rik Mayall always suceeds in comedy.
29 December 2002 | by Mmyers2003See all my reviews

Rik Mayall always makes me laugh i don't think hes ever done a single duff sitcom or comedy routine. Its one of the rare ocassions hes not working along side Ade Edmundson but he still manages to do well. Its a shame theres no reruns of this but then i'm buying them on DVD. I guess we'll have to wait until The tories come back into power before we'll see this rerun. Someone should maybe try the same thing with the labour party.

TC Raymond, Benny hill and the carry on films are old hat and out of date. You'll have to accept that and move along. In my opinion they were boring and i'm glad we've left that era. You don't seem to like alot of comedy do you? Oh well your choice I guess.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed