The New Statesman - The Complete Second Series details
|Starring:||Rik Mayall, Marsha Fitzalan, Michael Troughton|
The New Statesman - The Complete Second Series
|Run time:||2 hours 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Oct 2003|
Most helpful review
ExcellentBy bonzodog999 from Hertfordshire , 13 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]More refined and sharper than the first series, less slap and tickle and more cutting satire. Mayall at his comic best.
Immense fun!By epicrant (25 reviews) from Haywards Heath , 09 Nov 2011This oft forgotten classic is well-worth watching again so I advise you rent it.
Some say this is dated, but one man's dated is another man's nostalgia, so suck on that! Also, it's interesting to see history repeat itself now we have a Tory government again.
Rick Mayall is, of course, fantastic as ever. If you are a fan, you'll be guaranteed to enjoy this.
Final thought: When this was made there were quite a few comedy shows which had a sense of political awareness - some subtle, some less subtle. Where has that gone now then? Could it be that today's students don't have any cause beyond looking after the contents of their own pockets (tuition fees moaning) and an eagerness to get hold of the latest Ipad???
Who knows? But this is another reason why this is worth re-watching. Would a modern sitcom with a similar tone be broadcast today? Would they bother when it's so much cheaper to fart out identikit panel shows onto our screens in abundance?
There's a little thought to consider.
Anyway, yes this is still sharp and very funny. Though if you are of the cynical, nihilistic, 'omg-check-out-my-facebook' persuasion, you may find the underlying political sentiment a bit too simplified and 'cheesey'.
the New Statesman the complete 2nd seriesBy simes (240 reviews) from near Gloucester , 04 Apr 2009This is a very funny DVD, lots of funny sketches and easy to watch. If you saw the first series you will love this one. Try it and see.
WARNING - This is NOT a comedyBy a customer from Westminster, London, England , 10 Apr 2007Be warned - this programme is not a comedy - in fact it is a hard hitting, fly on the wall documentary. With the good cooperation of the Tory party an insightful insight has been sighted by determined journalists keen to give the public a real life picture of our beloved Tory MPs. Of course at times these charasmatic policitians are aware of the camars so a full picture of their values does not always seem apparent, but there determination to show themseleves in the best possible light has been achieved! Well done you journilists - you've earned your money on this one.
ExcellentBy bonzodog999 from Hertfordshire , 13 Jun 2005More refined and sharper than the first series, less slap and tickle and more cutting satire. Mayall at his comic best.
BrilliantBy Billo from North East Lincolnshire , 07 Jan 2005Political satire at its finest, Rik Mayal at his very best, as he subjects Piers and anyone else in his path to pain and hilarious misery.