A collection of radio shows, TV series and one-off specials linked by the appearance, either as a significant recurring role or as a main character, of Alan Partridge
, a hapless, socially inept and idiotic sports commentator-turned TV chat-show host-turned local radio personality played by Steve Coogan.
Partridge was created for On the Hour
, a spoof radio news program which would eventually be adapted for television as The Day Today
. A popular breakout character, he later went on to star as the host of a mock radio chat-show, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge
, which like the earlier show was later adapted for television, lasting one series and a Christmas special. The character later returned in Im Alan Partridge
, a sitcom which took a darker, harsher and more intimate look at the character after various disasters in the other two series reduced him to a failed Jaded Washout
trying to get back on television while maintaining a career on local radio in Norwich.
As well as these series, the character has also appeared in various one-off specials, including several appearances in Comic Relief
. A spoof autobiography, I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan
was published in 2011.
Alan Partridge appears in the following:
- On the Hour (Radio, 1991-1992)
- Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (Radio, 1992-1993)
- The Day Today (Television, 1994)
- Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (Television, 1994)
- I'm Alan Partridge (Television, 1997 and 2002)
- Anglian Lives (Television one-off, 2003)
- Mid-Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (Web Series later shown on Sky TV, 2010-present)
- I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan (Book, 2011)
- Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life (Television one-off, 2012)
- Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce (Television one-off, 2012)
- Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Feature film, 2013)