BStard is back, and in Blairs Cabinet!!!!!!!!

#1
What fantastic timing! :lol: :lol: :lol:

With vicious timing, Alan B'Stard MP, the odious hero of a 1980s television series that satirised the "sleaze" years of the Tory government, is to be reborn - but this time as a corrupt Labour MP and wheeler-dealer.

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the creators of The New Statesman, said yesterday that the moment had come to revive B'Stard and seat him on the other side of the House of Commons because Tony Blair's Government had become morally corrupt.

Their new version, to be called The New Statesman - Episode 2006: The Blair B'Stard Project, is not to be recreated on television but as a stage play. It will open on a regional tour, starting in Brighton on April 19, and is expected to transfer to the West End in the autumn.


Marks and Gran promise that the turncoat B'Stard, played again by Rik Mayall, will be little changed from the television series and as slimy, self-seeking and reprehensible as before.

B'Stard Mark II - "nouveau Labour and nouveau riche" -is Blair's right-hand man and enforcer, an ex-officio cabinet minister charged not only with dispensing honours for cash and covering up the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq but with saving his master's skin and government as all collapses around New Labour.

After becoming a multi-millionaire on Black Wednesday, B'Stard defected from the Tories to Labour in his quest for power and now lives at 9 Downing Street. He enlists both Alastair Campbell and Peter Mandelson to do his dirty work, he has hotlines to the Queen and the Pope, Condoleezza Rice is a frequent visitor - by the back door -and he is, effectively, in charge of the country.

Marks, a lifelong Labour member, says he despises Mr Blair and New Labour and was strongly opposed to the invasion of Iraq.

He said yesterday that Mr Blair's Government was so Right-wing that B'Stard could fit as easily into it as he did with Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

Marks and Gran form one of the country's most respected comedy writing teams, responsible for television series such as Birds of a Feather and Love Hurts.

Gran said yesterday: "We wondered about Alan changing sides a long time ago but New Labour was popular then. Now the time is right.

"You can't do something as beastly as we are going to do unless the party is lying on the floor with a big 'Kick me' sign on it."
telegraph.co.uk
 
#2
But why isn't B'stard going to return to TV? Do the TV execs think that this wouldn't be entertaining ? I would beg to differ...
 

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#3
At what point to Marks & Gran and the cast of the play get arrested under the new terrorism laws for inciting treason against the Great BLiar? :cry:
 
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X-Inf said:
At what point to Marks & Gran and the cast of the play get arrested under the new terrorism laws for inciting treason against the Great BLiar? :cry:
New Nazi have taken the first step already :lol:
The potential damage to Labour of the revived Alan B'Stard was evidently spotted by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, whose staff cancelled an invitation to Marks and Gran to tea after it emerged what they were working on.
http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/news/article352578.ece
 

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#6
Ex_ex said:
X-Inf said:
At what point to Marks & Gran and the cast of the play get arrested under the new terrorism laws for inciting treason against the Great BLiar? :cry:
New Nazi have taken the first step already :lol:
The potential damage to Labour of the revived Alan B'Stard was evidently spotted by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, whose staff cancelled an invitation to Marks and Gran to tea after it emerged what they were working on.
http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/news/article352578.ece
Ain't Neu Arbeit just great - you couldn't make that up. :roll:
 
#7
The writers of 'B'Stard have so far only been able to arrange a theatrical tour; it will be interesting to see if we watch the character on his return to mainstream TV (if allowed by the BBC) as when the central character was in juxtaposition to the writers particular brand of politics?

MR Marks may dislike Neui Labour, but does that mean he will allow his sartirical creation to damage the 'Old Labour' values he supports?
 
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