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A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 10)

Steve Coogan ... Alan Partridge (7 episodes, 1994-1995)

Rebecca Front ... Bridie McMahon / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)

Patrick Marber ... Forbes McAllister / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Steve Brown ... Glenn Ponder (7 episodes, 1994-1995)

David Schneider ... Adrian Finch / ... (5 episodes, 1994-1995)

Doon Mackichan ... Liz Heron / ... (3 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Directed by
Dominic Brigstocke (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Writing credits
Steve Coogan (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Armando Iannucci (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Patrick Marber (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Rebecca Front (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Schneider (2 episodes, 1994)

Series Produced by
Peter Fincham .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Armando Iannucci .... producer (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Lawrence (6 episodes, 1994)
Series Casting by
Susie Gaultier-Smith (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Production Design by
Dennis De Groot (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Art Direction by
Jo Sutherland (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Costume Design by
Marcia Stanton (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... hair designer / makeup designer / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Production Management
Alison MacPhail .... production manager (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Art Department
Claire Levinson .... prop maker (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Terence Black .... production buyer (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Russell Hilliard .... graphics (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Richard Norley .... graphics (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jem Whippey .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 1994)
Series Visual Effects by
Steve Webster .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Sutcliffe .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Inca Bayer .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1995)
Series Editorial Department
Naomi Neufeld .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1994)
Series Music Department
Steve Brown .... musical director (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Other crew
Penny Anderson .... production accountant (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Samantha Taylor .... production coordinator / producer's assistant (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Pamela Wylde .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mike Morgan .... floor manager (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kendall Anderson .... production team (3 episodes, 1994)
Naomi Ellwood .... production team (3 episodes, 1994)
Angie Hill .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1994)
Arabella McGuigan .... production team (3 episodes, 1994)
Joanne Robley-Dixon .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Series Thanks
George Peck .... thanks (1 episode, 1995)

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32 min (6 episodes) | 45 min (1 episode)
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The title of the show was named after the ABBA song "Knowing Me, Knowing You".See more »
Alan Partridge:Knowing me, Alan Partridge, sacking you, Glenn Ponder. A-ha!See more »
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Spin off Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge (2003) (TV)See more »


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
As Good as it Gets, 28 February 2007
Author: J. Wellington Peevis from Malltown

Satire, satire, satire...A very funny send up of the dreaded ubiquitous chat show. Actor Steve Coogan plays show business blight, Alan Partridge, a thoroughly unlikeable character who hosts an odd assortment of meaningless guests on his ridiculous chat show that is ridiculously titled, Knowing Me, Knowing You. The title of course is taken from the ABBA song of the same name, and Partridge himself mysteriously uses the A-Ha refrain from the song as his personal catch phrase. Completely idiotic but completely funny and eerily cogent. Alan Partridge the man likewise is as completely idiotic as he is pompous, condescending, moronic, cruel, vindictive and completely out of touch with reality. He also just happens to be 24 karat comic gold. In Alan Partridge, Coogan has created the perfect embodiment of an entertainment show-biz phony, cardboard jackass. An all too familiar character that sadly we as viewers now accept as normal. His pathetic C minus guest list parades one low-level pseudo-personality whacko after another. Said guests are all so excellently portrayed, that not being English, I initially was unable to tell if the people were actual Britsh celebs or not. Though Coogan is definitely top banana, the show in actuality is more troupe sketch format a la Monty Python then a solo tour de force. We see the same 4 or 5 actors switch disguises to portray each and every guest, with only a few exceptions sprinkled in now and again. They all deserve equal credit for the show's success. Knowing Me, Knowing You is the Sammy Maudlin bit from SCTV taken on as an entire show. Personally, I never got enough of Sammy Maudlin.

In terms of this type of fare, there is no American counterpart. Forget that satire itself has very little in the way of broadcast outlets, American entertainment simply does not or will not go after its own a la the Brits. That might well be because producers think American wont laugh at show business parody, but somehow cynicism makes me seriously doubt that. Even the terrific Larry Sanders show, ostensibly a similar type satire of the chat show genre, though hilarious, never once made Larry Sanders himself look professionally incompetent. To be fair, Knowing Me, Knowing You, is a fictional chat show of the type we don't really have in America, as its a hybrid of a Letterman format with a Regis daytime format. They may not have them in England either. Evening chat shows are likely in America to be very stiff, formal and almost nerve wracking as the hosts do their very best to keep celebrities ill at ease, in further glorification of the said host. I wont argue with success. So though the satire might be hard to relate to, the comedy makes that fact immaterial. I will say that if you have an aversion to British comedy in general, you will not change your opinion after watching this show. Yet the converse is definitely true. British comedy fans, this is what you live for!

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