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I'm Alan Partridge

Release Date 2002-12-16
Runtime 30 minutes
Genres Comedy
Stars Steve Coogan, Sally Phillips, Amelia Bullmore, Felicity Montagu, Simon Greenall
Directors Steve Coogan, The Cast, Peter Fincham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci

I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. Both series were written by Peter Baynham, Coogan and Armando Iannucci; supporting Coogan were Felicity Montagu as his faithful, mouse-like personal assistant, Lynn Benfield; Simon Greenall as Geordie Travel Tavern handyman/BP garage attendant Michael; and Phil Cornwell as disc jockey Dave Clifton. It has been well received by both critics and fans, and was nominated for three BAFTAs, two British Comedy Award, and a Royal Television Society award.

1. The Talented Mr. Alan


Alan's back and life is on the up: he's got the third best slot on Radio Norwich, a girlfriend and a Lexus. While at the garage, Alan meets one of his old teachers, who is persuaded to let him give a talk at the school about how he has 'bounced back'.

2. The Colour of Alan


Alan is asked to present a sales conference for Dante's fireplaces of Reading, while Michael stays at the unfinished house after someone steals his front door.

3. Brave Alan


Alan makes a new friend at the BP garage called Dan. They both drink Director's bitter, use Lynx deodorant and both drive Lexi (the plural of Lexus). Dan asks Alan to present a prize at the Norfolk Bravery Awards, where Sonja is hopeful of the opportunity to try out some of her practical jokes.

4. Never Say Alan Again


Alan plans a Bond-athon for the bank holiday weekend with Michael, but they are jeopardised when he discovers that Michael has befreinded a man called Tex, who likes American things. Meanwhile, Lynn makes a visit to her mother's grave on the first anniversary of her death.

5. I Know What Alan Did Last Summer


Alan has a visit from the Inland Revenue and is worried about the submission of a receipt for a Christmas gift from Bill Oddie. Meanwhile, he tries to convince Sonja that he is indeed friends with Bono.

6. Alan Wide Shut


Alan's house is finally ready and Sonja is angling to cohabit. Meanwhile, Alan's book Bouncing Back has been unsuccessful, and is to be pulped and Lynne is to be baptised. All is going well, but Alan can't stop the flashbacks of the painful days when he ate 4 medium sized Toblerones and drove to Dundee in bare feet.