Alan Partridge is one of the most loved comedy characters of the past three decades, so I’m sure that news of his return to television will be greatly received by pretty much everyone.
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The BBC and Steve Coogan announced today that filming had begun on a new series for the legendary presenter called ‘This Time With Alan Partridge’. It’s going to feature a format similar to the BBC’s ‘One Show’ with Partridge presenting alongside Jennie Gresham, who will be played by Susannah Fielding.
Here’s what the BBC had to say about the show:
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 agenda very much the sweet spot for a man whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday local radio.
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.
I mean that isn’t really giving much away there is it, but it sounds like it’s just going to be completely stupid, which is what we’ve come to expect from the great man. Unfortunately there’s no news of an air date yet, but if it’s started filming today then I imagine it’ll probably on some time in the summer. Can’t wait.
For more Alan Partridge, check him out here commentating on a football match. Classic.