The New Statesman (1987)

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Original run: 13 Sep 1987 – 27 Dec 1992

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Comedy

Network: itv UK

Watched by: 24 of 672 604 0%

Total running time: 12 hours 50 minutes

Episode duration: 25 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.9 of 10 2 175

MyShows rating: 4.4 of 5 5


A British comedy that might be described as a combination of Yes, Minister and Blackadder, this is the story of A. B'Stard, a statesman in the tradition of Genghis Khan, who will stop at nothing to make himself richer and more comfortable. Arguably the most conservative member of the British Parliament, he is aided by a witless colleague, MP Piers Fletcher-Dervish.

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