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I'm Alan Partridge 

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 programed on local radio in Norwich.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Steve Coogan ...  Alan Partridge 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Phil Cornwell ...  Dave Clifton 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ...  Michael / ... 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Felicity Montagu ...  Lynn Benfield / ... 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Andrew Burt Andrew Burt ...  Voice of Radio Norwich / ... 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Barbara Durkin ...  Susan 6 episodes, 1997
Sally Phillips ...  Sophie 6 episodes, 1997
Amelia Bullmore ...  Sonja 6 episodes, 2002
James Lance ...  Ben 5 episodes, 1997
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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 programed on local radio in Norwich.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

3 November 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alan Partridž See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TalkBack Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although there is no Radio Norwich, there are real life stations Radio Norfolk and Norwich 99.9 based in Norwich. See more »

Goofs

Although Alan Partridge comes from Norwich in East Anglia, on occasion Steve Coogan's Manchester accent comes through in the character. See more »

Quotes

Alan Partridge: Kiss my face!
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Alternate Versions

The initial BBC television broadcast of the first episode contained a sound clip of Joni Mitchell's song 'Big Yellow Taxi'. Due to music rights issues, this clip was removed from the VHS video versions. However, the BBC's initial release on DVD accidentally left the sound clip intact. This version was quickly withdrawn from sale and replaced by a 2 disc version with the sound clip correctly silenced. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy (2005) See more »

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To hell with Ricky Gervais and The Office
4 February 2006 | by mulhollandmanSee all my reviews

Victoria Wood has recently stated that traditional sitcom is dead. I don't believe this statement is true and I also believe that Miss Wood has also not seen I'm Alan Partridge, Black Books or Father Ted. These are just a few that use a live audience.

I'm Alan Partridge follows the life of a T.V. Presenter turned regional disc jockey living in the town of Norwich. He is also every TV Complaints person nightmare. He has been refused a second series of his TV show and he must live out the rest of his career as a radio presenter. He lives in a hotel because his wife has left him. Alan is also aided by his ever suffering personal assistant Lynn who bows to his ever wish from providing him with his financial repost to reminding him to use his anti foot fungal powder. Also in the cast is probably his only friend (other than Lynn) Mike who provides much humour as the ex-army Geordie porter of the hotel.

Each episode is skillfully written and it has no shortage of laughs. These range from fighting with the local farmers to brunching with Irish TV Producers. The episode with the Irish TV producers is my all time favourite. I am Irish myself and I nearly wet myself the first time I saw it.

In my own opinion great comedy comes from making people laugh at things and situations that maybe they shouldn't. This is probably the finest example of great comedy for the late 90's. Alan Partridges says and does things without fully thinking them through. He mainly insults others but the great thing about it is that we don't laugh with him but we laugh at him.

I must also praise the wonderful talent of Mr. Steve Coogan. When you watch his programmes you are never aware of Steve Coogan as Paul Calf or Alan Partridge, but you are watching the real thing. Like I said earlier on To hell with Ricky Gervais and the Office, Steve Coogan has beat you to it.


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