The New Statesman, Vol. 1 Movie Review 198?

Information and Film Reviews for The New Statesman, Vol. 1 the Movie

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Two episodes from the political satire about Alan B'Stard, a politician with no integrity, no scruples, and the biggest majority in Parliament. In "Happiness is a Warm Gun," Alan goes to extreme methods to conceal his tax fraud, take care of a blackmailer, engage in a sexual dalliance, and advance his political career. Alan's wife Sarah thinks she's found her "Passport to Freedom" when she inherits some shares in a profitable company and now can divorce her loathsome husband. But since this could cause B'Stard his political career, he'll do anything to stop her.

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Available on VHS
Running time 50 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy--Black, Politics & Government, Satire & Parody, Vintage Television
Cast
Rik Mayall, R.R. Cooper, Marsha Fitzalan, Vivien Heilbron, Michael Troughton, John Nettleton, Nick Stringer
Director
Geoffrey Sax
Producer
David Reynolds, Yorkshire Television

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