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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
3 November 1997 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ten on ten See more (50 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 17)

Steve Coogan ... Alan Partridge (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
Phil Cornwell ... Dave Clifton (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
Simon Greenall ... Michael (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
Felicity Montagu ... Lynn Benfield / ... (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
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)

David Schneider ... Tony Hayers (5 episodes, 1997)
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Series Directed by
Dominic Brigstocke (6 episodes, 1997)
Armando Iannucci (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Baynham (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
Steve Coogan (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
Armando Iannucci (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
The Cast (6 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Armando Iannucci .... producer (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
Peter Fincham .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1997-2002)
Alison MacPhail .... line producer (6 episodes, 1997)
Peter Baynham .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2002)
Adam Tandy .... line producer (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Original Music by
John Whitehall (9 episodes, 1997-2002)
Jonathan Whitehead (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Rosenberg (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick Arthurs (6 episodes, 1997)
Gary Dollner (6 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Casting by
Andy Pryor (6 episodes, 1997)
Sarah Crowe (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Production Design by
Dennis De Groot (9 episodes, 1997-2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jo Sutherland (6 episodes, 1997)
Simon Rogers (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Costume Design by
Marcia Stanton (8 episodes, 1997-2002)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christine Cant .... hair designer / makeup designer (6 episodes, 1997)
Vanessa White .... hair designer / makeup artist / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Production Management
Jo Hunter .... production manager (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Dawking .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1997)
Alice Mayne .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Art Department
Andy Beales .... props master (7 episodes, 1997-2002)
Laurie Law .... production buyer (6 episodes, 1997)
Jess Kitley .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Sound Department
Nick Roast .... sound supervisor / studio sound supervisor (9 episodes, 1997-2002)
Dave McGrath .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1997)
Paul Harris .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1997)
Bob Newton .... location sound (2 episodes, 2002)
Graeme Stoten .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2002)

Russell Edwards .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Chris Shellard .... deputy sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Oliver Bersey .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Maryanne Lauric .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Paul O'Brien .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Tim Osborne .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
Angus Wilson .... digital paint artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Aiken .... camera (6 episodes, 1997)
Rob Kitzmann .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1997)
Andrew Ribeiro .... camera (6 episodes, 1997)
Gary Sterne .... camera (6 episodes, 1997)
Simon Tooley .... camera (6 episodes, 1997)
Martin Kempton .... studio lighting director (6 episodes, 2002)
Hugh Madden .... senior electrician (4 episodes, 1997)
Duncan Unsworth .... studio camera supervisor (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Casting Department
Andy Pryor .... original casting (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Barbara Hicks .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1997-2002)
Jonathan Field .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 1997)
Paul Wheeler .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1997)
Steffan Perry .... colorist (2 episodes, 2002)

Antony Robinson .... assistant to editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Penny Anderson .... production accountant (9 episodes, 1997-2002)
Sally Debonnaire .... head of production / production executive (7 episodes, 1997-2002)
Hayley Boyd .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1997)
Dee Gregson .... location manager (6 episodes, 1997)
Michael Matheson .... floor manager (6 episodes, 1997)
Emma Ramsay .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1997)
Patrick Steel .... studio resource manager (6 episodes, 1997)
Sarah Daman .... stage manager (6 episodes, 2002)
Paul Thackray .... studio resources manager / studio manager (6 episodes, 2002)
Jane Denholm .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1997)
Suzanne Baron .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2002)
Rob Ellingham .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2002)
Jodi Moore .... location manager (3 episodes, 2002)
Holly Sait .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2002)
Louise Grime .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1997)
 

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UK:29 min (12 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Alan Partridge and Steve Coogan share an obsessive interest in cars. Not only does Alan read Top Gear magazine, but Steve Coogan has actually featured on Top Gear, discussing the cars in this programme and others.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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:Back of the net!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Who is Alan Partridge?
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ten on ten, 24 May 2005
Author: made_o_stone from Cumbria, England

Along with series 6 of Only Fools and Horses, I'm Alan Partridge series 1 is the greatest set of episodes of any comedy I have seen. The sheer quality of the acting and writing makes you weep at those who think My Family is good TV.

The first I saw of I'm Alan Partridge was the final episode of the original run. I can still remember being in tears of laughter from start to finish; seeing 'Castrol GTX' revealed on Alan's jacket at Tony Hayer's funeral nearly killed me. Then I saw the first run of repeats and was completely hooked.

The genius of Alan Partridge lies in how many different layers of his persona are evident - his fixation with transsexuals, his obsession with war and death, his desperation to be liked, his hatred of criminality and his xenophobia to name a few. Then there's the little things - the way he has to explain his jokes, his bad breath, the daydreaming, his bad skin and receding hairline, his love of driving. The genius of many of Alan's traits lies in the fact that they were established gradually ever since his first appearance on The Day Today. We discover on Knowing Me, Knowing You that he has bad breath, he has his first run-in with a transsexual and he refuses to pull onto the hard shoulder for sex.

Steve Coogan's performance as Alan is simply sublime. For example, when he is presenting the boat video and tries to ingratiate himself with 'the lads' by ogling a passing woman. Notice the look on his face just after he says "oooooooooooohhhh sex" when he starts drinking his pint, the little expressions like that are genius.

Many of the strongest scenes take place in the radio studio - the Joni Mitchell rant; "Mmm, a nice big thick slice of Thin Lizzy"; the war with Dave Clifton; "So give me a call, PLEASE!! Seriously, though, do give me a call." These were certainly the better parts of the second series, which I thought was generally embarrassing and took the character in completely the wrong direction.

I hope I haven't bored anyone, but it's hard not to look so closely at such an incredible series. Here are my favourite quotes: "Never throw water on a fat fire. It'll take your face off." "You know the breakfast buffet, all you can eat but from an 8-inch plate? 12 inches. Keep it in my room." "That is the best Valentine's Day I've had in 8 years." "What did you do 8 years ago?" "Just had a better one. Went to Silverstone, shook Jackie Stewart's hand - superb. My marriage fell apart soon after that." "What was he doing on the bloody roof?!" "He was getting the aerial down..." "Yeah, I was being rhetorical." "He had a second class honours degree in Media Studies from Loughborough University. What a waste." "I'd love to feel an airbag go off in my face. It'd be 'Huh, boosh, boosh'...cushion effect on the face." "Looking at the big girdles section? Amazing to think that some of these women are technically models." "Jet from Gladiators to host a Millennium barn dance at Yeovil Aerodrome. Properly policed, it must not, repeat not turn into an all-night rave."

Ten on ten, Lynn

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