The New Statesman (1987)

The BEST episodes of The New Statesman (1987)

Every episode of The New Statesman (1987) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The New Statesman (1987)!

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.

Last Updated: 7/31/2022Network: ITV
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The Wapping Conspiracy
star
8.31
78 votes

#1 - The Wapping Conspiracy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/1989

Alan is accused of fraternizing with teenaged girls.

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Three Line Whipping
star
8.22
111 votes

#2 - Three Line Whipping

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/1987

Alan misses an important vote then appears on TV AM without knowing the result.

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Passport to Freedom
star
7.93
145 votes

#3 - Passport to Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/1987

Alan tries to ruin a company of which Sarah has just inherited shares.

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Happiness is a Warm Gun
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7.83
163 votes

#4 - Happiness is a Warm Gun

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/1987

Alan is blackmailed into passing a bill arming the police.

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Baa Baa Black Sheep
star
7.79
106 votes

#5 - Baa Baa Black Sheep

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/1987

Alan's tries to get an American businessman to build a fast food factory in Haltemprice.

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Profit of Boom
star
7.77
48 votes

#6 - Profit of Boom

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/1991

MI5 and the KGB ask Alan to start a new cold war because they no longer have anyone to spy on.

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The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard
star
7.71
17 votes

#7 - The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/26/1992

With his fortunes falling in Europe, Alan tries to get himself appointed to a government post back in England.

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Fatal Extraction
star
7.63
81 votes

#8 - Fatal Extraction

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/1989

Alan finds oil on public lands then tries to buy it from a Labour Party leader.

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Labour of Love
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7.59
76 votes

#9 - Labour of Love

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/6/1991

A new MP threatens Alan's status as the most right-wing member of Commons.

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The Haltemprice Bunker
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7.56
79 votes

#10 - The Haltemprice Bunker

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/5/1989

Alan needs publicity so he annonunces that he has found a Nazi.

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Back from the Mort
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7.44
48 votes

#11 - Back from the Mort

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/22/1992

Having survived imprisonment at hard labour in a Russian gulag, Alan attempts a return to politics by joining the European Parliament as representative from an obscure part of East Germany.

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Sex Is Wrong
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7.43
143 votes

#12 - Sex Is Wrong

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/1987

Alan impersonates Sir Steven, leader of the Campaign for Moral Regeneration.

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Waste Not, Want Not
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7.43
141 votes

#13 - Waste Not, Want Not

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/1987

Alan secretly has to move 1000 gallons of toxic waste.

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The Party's Over
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7.40
52 votes

#14 - The Party's Over

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/1991

Alan tries to help the Labour party win the next election so he can blame them for the impending oil shortage.

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Keeping Mum
star
7.40
45 votes

#15 - Keeping Mum

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/27/1991

Alan's mum visits and threatens to stay forever unless Alan repeals his new bill abolishing social security.

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Natural Selection
star
7.37
51 votes

#16 - Natural Selection

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/1991

At his annual cocktail party, Alan upsets a local VIP who threatens to take over his seat in the House.

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Friends of St. James
star
7.35
83 votes

#17 - Friends of St. James

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/1987

Alan tries to get investors for a Caribbean bank.

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H*A*S*H
star
7.31
49 votes

#18 - H*A*S*H

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/29/1992

Alan is worried that European drug lords may interfere with his attempt to make a profit from the forthcoming legalization of marijuana.

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California Here I Come
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7.24
46 votes

#19 - California Here I Come

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/12/1989

Alan tries to sell a sitcom to an American producer, but Piers has to bail Alan out of jail first.

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Let Them Sniff Cake
star
7.23
48 votes

#20 - Let Them Sniff Cake

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/20/1991

Alan upsets animal rights activists. A old friend wants a birthday ""cake"" from Alan.

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Piers of the Realm
star
7.19
48 votes

#21 - Piers of the Realm

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/26/1989

Alan files for divorce. Piers gets promoted.

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Heil and Farewell
star
7.15
47 votes

#22 - Heil and Farewell

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/13/1992

Alan tries to take over leadership of a neo-Nazi organization.

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A Bigger Splash
star
7.13
46 votes

#23 - A Bigger Splash

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/20/1992

Alan tries to become a war profiteer by arranging shipments of aid to Bosnia.

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Speaking in Tongues
star
7.11
44 votes

#24 - Speaking in Tongues

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/6/1992

Alan schemes to make some illicit profits from the translators who work for the EC.

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Live from Westminster
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6.88
78 votes

#25 - Live from Westminster

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/22/1989

Televised debates turns Alan into a media superstar

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