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News: Alan Partridge Flies Back To His BBC Nest

Alan Partridge is finally returning to the BBC. It's now officially happening early this year. A select band of journalists has been invited to an exclusive screening of his new series, 'This Time with Alan Partridge',  by Partridge himself. Beyond The Joke is among those chosen to attend, having received the following missive.

 

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News: Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge Gets Vinyl Release

Knowing Me Knowing You – the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series first broadcast in December 1992 and starring Steve Coogan - is to be made available on vinyl. 

Written by Steve Coogan and Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer), featuring additional material from Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep, The Death of Stalin), this is the series which introduced the cultural icon that is Alan Partridge to the mainstream, leading to several successful TV shows and the film Alpha Papa. 

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News: Alan Partridge To Get His PA Back – More Details Of New Series Revealed

Felicity Montagu is to join Steve Coogan in the BBC's new Alan Partridge series. She will once again play Lynn, the long-suffering PA to the DJ.

Steve Coogan confirmed the news at BBC Worldwide’s Showcase in Liverpool where Coogan and Christine Langan, CEO of Baby Cow Productions were talking on a panel about TV comedy.

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News: Alan Partridge Starts Shooting New Show

Filming has begun on This Time With Alan Partridge, the new Partridge project coming to BBC One later this year, a quarter of a century after his BBC debut. 

The show will see Alan (Steve Coogan) handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, an evening weekday magazine show. 

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TV: Alan Partridge: Why When Where How and Whom?, BBC2

Steve Coogan's monstrous comic icon is all set to return to the BBC next year with a new Brexit-related show, so as a nice curtain-raiser this documentary about Alan Partridge works as both a laugh-packed clips show and a history of the spoof celebrity who put Norwich on the map.

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Preview: Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How And Whom?, BBC2

It has been a quarter of a century since a little-known sports reporter was given his own radio chat show by the BBC. Two radio series, five TV series, four specials, two books and one movie later, Alan Partridge has an unrivalled place in the comedy pantheon.

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News: More Details Of Alan Partridge's Return To The BBC

Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy has confirmed that Alan Partridge will be back on both BBC One and BBC Two.

BBC Two will broadcast a 25th anniversary special before the end of the year - a one hour show marking 25 years since his debut on BBC Radio back in 1992.

A BBC One series will then air next year.

Both are to be produced by Baby Cow Productions.

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News: Alan Partridge To Return To The BBC

Alan Partridge is set to return to the BBC.

News: New Research Reveals Comedians' Comedy Favourites

Fawlty Towers has been voted the British comedy industry's favourite sitcom.  

In a new survey over 100 comedians, including David Baddiel, Jenny Eclair, Reece Shearsmith, Zoe Lyons, James Acaster and Alexei Sayle, were asked to nominate their favourite actors, sitcoms, characters, scenes and one-liners.

News: Publication Date Confirmed For New Alan Partridge Book

The publication date has been confirmed for the new book by Alan Partridge.

Nomad, which finds Partridge travelling around the UK on a voyage of discovery, is published by Trapeze on October 20. 

Diarising his ramble in the form of a ‘journey journal’, Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes – not a man (because he was one to start off with) – but a better, more inspiring example of a man. 

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