Walden Meets his Match; Rik Mayall and Brian Walden in the Programme A. B’Stard Exposed

by Rik Mayall Interviews And Articles Archive Blog

By John Millar for Scottish Ddaily Record and Sunday Mail, 30th December 1994

The most outrageous MP ever to be voted into the hallowed halls of Westminster returns tonight.

Rik Mayall’s devious Tory, Alan B’Stard, is back in the political whirl after a by-election victory.

But his comeback is tinged with mystery and more than a dash of deceit. Apparently his rivals were found at the bottom of a coal pit.

In this comedy special, B’Stard is grilled on screen by political pundit and interviewer, Brian Walden.

And word is that it’s the toughest telly encounter yet for Walden, who has interviewed Prime Ministers and political leaders.

This one-off means a switch of channels for the comic character Alan B’Stard.

Previously, he was seen on ITV in the hit comedy series, The New Statesman.

But this show doesn’t mean that The star of The Young Ones and Bottom has returned to the BBC fold and deserted ITV. Rik will be seen in another series of TV films on ITV early in the new year.