Norwich’s finest Alan Partridge is back on the box
ALAN PARTRIDGE will return to TV with a new show after his years spent back in the wilderness of Norwich local radio.
The BBC has announced that filming has begun on a new series, with Steve Coogan (pictured above) back again as the titular character.
This latest outing will see the erstwhile DJ being handed an unlikely ‘career lifeline’ when he becomes the stand-in host of an evening weekday magazine programme.
‘This Time is the perfect shop window for a man of Alan’s gravitas and will, or should, see him finally recognised as one of the heavyweight broadcasters of his era,’ the BBC said.
‘The show itself is a heady mix of consumer affairs, current affairs, viewer interaction, highbrow interview and lightweight froth; very much the sweet spots for a man whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday local radio.
‘And with an array of diverse subjects on the agenda, it promises the perfect fit for a man whose broadcasting style has been described as ‘equidistant between chitchat and analysis.’
The series will be Partridge’s first return to live television since his ’90s chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You.
Author: Simon Wilgress-pipe