Welcome to the B'Stard-Opaedia!Edit

This is a new space dedicated to The New Statesman, a political satire broadcast between 1987 and 1992, and followed by various shorts, specials and live tours. The show follows the dastardly exploits of Conservative MP Alan Beresford B'Stard, portrayed by Rik Mayall. The show satirizes the UK Conservative Party of the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher's leadership and, in the final series, that of her successor John Major.

ADMIN - Typical of political satire shows, in-jokes about political commentary were common and to anyone who did not live through Thatcher's tenure, these jokes may now be overlooked. Efforts will be made to highlight and explain these for each episode.

Main CharactersEdit

Rik Mayall as Alan Beresford B'Stard

Michael Troughton as Piers Fletcher Dervish

Marsha Fitzalan as Sarah B'Stard

R.R. Cooper as Norman/Norma Bormann

Series 1Edit

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Passport To Freedom

Sex Is Wrong

Waste Not, Want Not

Friends of St. James

Three Line Whipping

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Series 2Edit

Series 3Edit

Series 4Edit


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