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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 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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Comedy

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

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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 »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Alan was originally a sports presenter, but this features very little in "I'm Alan Partridge". 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: Back of the net!
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Alternate Versions

Talkback Production's BBC comedy series 'I'm Alan Partridge' features an extra 20 minutes of footage when purchased on video. During the extra footage Alan Partridge suggests an idea for a television programme. His idea is a programme called 'Bonnington' - starring Brian Blessed. Alan says: "A screen mountaineering adventure with Brian Blessed in the title role. We could film on location on Everest with close-ups on Skarfelt pike; no-one will know the difference, we'll just paint the rocks white. I also know for a fact that Brian Blessed can work at high altitudes without oxygen -- which should cut costs". See more »

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Never been topped
8 August 2013 | by txd-738-600603See all my reviews

The TV comedy landscape began to change with The Day Today back in 1994. For me, the highlight was the Alan Partridge Sports Report - which is still frequently quoted today. Then came the outstanding Knowing Me Knowing You, I remember after watching 5 minutes of the first episode thinking everything had changed and comedy on TV could never go back.

It was when I was in university that the first series of I'm Alan Partridge ran in late 1997. I had a fellow Coogan fan as a house mate and it absolutely blew us away. I've never quite laughed like that at anything on TV before or since. There are the obvious quotes which I wont bore you with now (thankfully Gervais killed off "quote comedy" on the 2nd series of Extras) - but what stands out for me most is Coogan's subtle portrayal as the annoying, rude, hopeless and heartbreaking ex celebrity trying to find his way back. It's comedy perfection, cringworthy at times (but not hide your head Office / Extras) but highly watchable. Superb supporting cast together with Coogan at his height of powers make this the finest comedy series ever made. As a side note, the 2nd series did have it's moments but was over acted and too exaggerated, lacking the subtlety of the 1st.


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