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The New Statesman: The Complete Second Series [DVD]

Rik Mayall , Marsha Fitzalan , Geoffrey Sax    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Rik Mayall, Marsha Fitzalan, Michael Troughton
  • Directors: Geoffrey Sax
  • Producers: Tony Charles
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Cinema Club
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Oct 2003
  • Run Time: 170 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000C24FB
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,982 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Rik Mayall stars as the ruthless Alan B'Stard, the egocentric MP who will stop at nothing to further his political career.  With no morals, no depth to which he wouldn't sink and no plot too cunning, following the antics of such an immoral MP makes for unbelievable nonstop comedy.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Series 2 is the best of all 3 Oct 2005
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Format:DVD
The New Statesman is an absolutely brilliant comedy, with Rik Mayall in superb form as Alan B'Stard - the most right wing Tory MP with the "largest majority". I have just watched all 4 series and I definitely think Series 2 is the best. It shows Alan in full swing as an arrogant Yuppie, dishing insider trading secrets with Stephen Fry's City editor, dealing cocaine, trapping Piers fingers in drawers, discovering oil in Hackney....Superb stuff. Series 2 culminates in the hysterical spoof of the Dallas/"Who shot JR" storyline too. Series 3 suffers from John Major being PM and Series 4 is set in Brussels. For Pure 1980s nostalgia in all its capitalist B'stard glory, this is it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brillaint- well written 17 Dec 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Well written and always funny! Still funny even though its been out a number of years. Alan B**** is a model politician not like the PC creeps we have now.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a B'Stard 23 Feb 2004
Format:DVD
The New Statesman, is one of the most underated comedies of all time. Alan B'stard (Ric Mayall) is played to perfection, he is the most evil self obsessed character ever to enter the small screen. He contrasts brilliantly with the ever innocent Piers Fletcher-Dervish, at one point throwing him out of their parlimentary office. His ever "loving" wife Sarah at his side, blackmailing him for all he's worth. The best episode on the DVD, have the guest apperences of, both halfs of that dynamic duo, Stephen Fry and Hugh Lorrie (previously of Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder), this episode has you laughing from the fist to the last second, a true classic.
If you look at it, it is far better value to get the box edition, but if 10 is all you have i can't think of a better way to spend it.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the new statesman the best old 20 Aug 2005
Format:DVD
rik mayal is brilliant in this best sitcom that should ave bin in the top 10 sitcoms
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