Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. Title screen from season 1 (1997), depicting Steve Coogan as, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge, Royal Television Society Television Awards, "Alan Partridge: a guide for Americans, newcomers and American newcomers", https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10121664/The-10-best-TV-sitcoms-of-all-time.html, https://gold.uktv.co.uk/article/fawlty-towers-named-favourite-british-sitcom/, Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life, The Personal History of David Copperfield, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=I%27m_Alan_Partridge&oldid=981947569, British workplace comedy television series, Articles needing additional references from November 2009, All articles needing additional references, Articles lacking reliable references from November 2009, Articles that may contain original research from November 2009, All articles that may contain original research, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan & Armando Iannucci, There are major refurbishments taking place at the Linton Travel Tavern, during which the hotel is closed, leaving Alan as the only guest. Susan displays an increasing dislike of Alan as the series progresses, but contains her irritation until the end of the last episode, in which she finally tells Alan what she thinks of him at his leaving party. Reduced to menial jobs, he is chipper and eager to fulfil his employment duties. Alan plans to watch all the James Bond films in sequential order for the bank holiday weekend with Michael. Lynn is a member of a local Baptist church, which Alan finds strange but is willing to tolerate. In both series Alan is shown to be generally loathsome and narcissistic, with very poor social skills and a largely empty personal life. After this, he attends Lynn's baptism at her church where he simulates blowing his head off with a shotgun and assaults one of the guests (Rob Brydon) who questions Alan's anecdote-writing ability. A few years later, Michael became an assistant at a BP fuel station, which Alan frequently visited. The Bond weekend goes wrong when Lynn accidentally destroys his Bond movies after spilling Sunny Delight over them.

“I was always just desperately concentrating on getting right what I had to do.”, “I ended up doing bits of Michael to the blank stares of the Hmong villagers.”. The film’s credits told viewers that the search for Michael was “called off after 45 minutes”, and in Partridge’s latest book – 2016’s Nomad – it was revealed that Michael was in fact dead. Dave is a Radio Norwich DJ who in the first series runs The Breakfast Show, the prestigious drive-time programme scheduled right after Alan's "graveyard slot" show. He is still friends with Michael, the Geordie handyman from the Linton Travel Tavern who now works at a BP petrol station, which Alan uses as a hangout spot. Partridge'. They both like the same beer, use the same deodorant, and drive the same car. Dave is an alcoholic and has a driving ban, according to Alan. Arguably, he is acutely aware of his deficient intellect. As for one of the character’s more memorable creations – a cup of beans he once offered to Alan in series two – Greenall claims to “never” have tried the delicacy. Like Partridge, Michael has a neurotic personality and tends to make social faux pas, albeit less embarrassing ones. On his radio show, Alan interviews the leader of the local Farmers' Union (Chris Morris), but instead of apologising, enrages local farmers even further. “I was told that the character worked in the hotel got on with Alan and was called Michael. The building work on Alan's house is finally complete and Sonja wants to move in. Alan's thick-accented Ukrainian girlfriend Sonja, who is fourteen years Alan's junior and possesses a scatterbrained personality, which leads Alan to describe her as 'mildly cretinous'. Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. Sophie is a recently employed receptionist at the Travel Tavern. Her mother is apparently housebound, requiring Lynn to balance her life between looking after her mother's affairs and those of Alan. In series one he is divorced from his wife Carol, lives in the Linton Travel Tavern and is reduced to working the graveyard shift on Radio Norwichwhilst desperately try… The Inland Revenue are due to call and carry out a random investigation on Alan's business affairs, causing him to worry.

Alan Partridge Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. “When actors say they had a real laugh making a series it’s often not [a] funny [one]. She is frequently seen to be suppressing laughter at Alan and often jokes about him behind his back. Alan Partridge to be BBC’s ‘voice of Brexit’ in new series, Steve Coogan reveals, Alan Partridge: How I became one of Britain’s best-loved travel writers. Alan's wife Carol has kicked him out and he is living at the Linton Travel Tavern, a hotel near the A11 in Cambridgeshire. Besides this, he hosts a military-based quiz show on digital television (on fictional channel UK Conquest, which has the highest audience share for any programme "at that time of day in the Norfolk area"), he has published his autobiography. All of this results in Alan receiving a stern talking-to in the headmaster's office. At the celebration following her church baptism, she is shown to have many friends and is held in high regard by other church members. While there he runs into his old school teacher, who invites him to give a talk at his school. During the handover every morning, Alan always tries to engage in witty banter with Dave, but their chatting fails to disguise the bitter rivalry between them. [2][3] Iannucci said the writers used the sitcom as "a kind of social X-ray of male middle-aged Middle England."[1].

After making up with Michael, Alan discovers that Tex has taped over the one undamaged Bond film with an episode of "America's Strongest Man.". That’s something Greenall is “fine” with, saying “Michael died doing something he loved – ‘summat daft’.