Alan Partridge is returning to BBC One for a new six-part series.
Titled This Time With Alan Partridge, Norfolk’s excellent broadcaster will be returning to the BBC after countless projects elsewhere; including Sky TV shows like Mid-Morning Matters and his 2013 film Alpha Papa.
The series will see Alan given a ‘career lifeline’ – station in as a co-host on dusk weekday repository show This Time in the character of The One Show.
A BBC orator said: ‘This Time is the ideal shop window for a man of Alan’s gravitas and will, or should, see him finally recognized as one of the heavyweight broadcasters of his era.
‘The show itself is a heady brew of consumer affairs, stream affairs, spectator interaction, high-brow talk and lightweight froth; very much the honeyed spots for a man who whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday internal radio.
‘And with an array of different subjects on the agenda, it promises the ideal fit for a man whose broadcasting character has been described as “equidistant between chatter and analysis.”’
Steve Coogan will return alongside Sidekick Simon (Tim Key) and co-presenter Jennie Gresham (Susannah Fielding).
The 6 half-hour episodes will air on BBC One after this year. Back of the net!
In the meantime, because not reacquaint yourself with some of Alan’s excellent moments.