Conservative MP Alan Beresford B'Stard of The New Statesman was played by alternative comedian Rick Mayall - AKA Kevin Turvey of A Kick Up The Eighties , AKA Rick of The Young Ones, AKA Richie Rich of Filthy Rich and Catflap.
Vote B'Stard - if you want armed police or nuclear waste dumped in children's playgrounds. This was a biting comedy which I found unmissable. Conservative MPs didn't. Teddy Taylor, MP for Southend, said: "It was so immature and childish it reminded me of a Neil Kinnock speech."
The New Statesman first aired on 13 September 1987.