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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>
I own the complete New Statesman box set and think it is absolutely brilliant. Alan B'Stard is riotous and his ability to find a profit in any venture is often hilarious. I do have one question though, and wonder could anyone answer it.
While browsing this excellent site I saw the complete list of episodes for the New Statesman. The episode "Alan B'Stard closes down the BBC" is not on my "complete New Statesman" box set. Was this not an official episode? Why is it not included? I unfortunately was too young to appreciate this show when it first aired so have no idea if it was just a charity special or anything like that. I have always assumed that the episode "Who shot Alan B'Stard" was a one-off, though without giving too much away there is no way they couldn't include that episode on the boxset without raising too many questions.
So, overall the show is brilliant, and if anyone can tell me what happened to this lost episode I'd appreciate it. Thanks for reading this.
PS I didn't really know where else to put this question, so put it in here with my praise.
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