New Statesman (The): The Complete Series
Alan Beresford B'Stard (Rik Mayall – Bottom, The Young Ones) is a cunning and conniving low-life MP with aspirations to reach the upper echelons of society. A devious philanderer who would think nothing of dumping nuclear waste in a children's playground, B'Stard possesses extreme political views and has no hesitation in following them in his pursuit of power and money. There are no depths to which he would not happily sink, no plot too devious. With the aid of his equally deceitful wife, Sarah (Marsha Fitzalan - Henry VIII, Rosemary & Thyme), and his pitiful fellow MP and whipping boy, Piers Fletcher-Dervish (Michael Troughton - Cold Feet, Holby City), he schemes his slimy way through the corridors of power with an astounding lack of scruples.
This box set contains every episode made for ITV - four complete series and the feature-length special Who Shot Alan B'Stard? Written throughout by BAFTA award-winning writers Lawrence Marks and Maurice Gran (Birds of a Feather, Shine on Harvey Moon), each script is a wonderful combination of razor sharp-satire, black gallows humour and visual slapstick.
• feature-length special - Who Shot Alan B’Stard?
• Audio commentaries with writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran on three episodes