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I'm Alan Partridge 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (1997–2002)
Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.
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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 ...  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, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TalkBack Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Although there is no Radio Norwich, there are real life stations Radio Norfolk and Norwich 99.9 based in Norwich. 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: You work in a petrol station Michael. It's not the Gulf War. Which ironically is like a large petrol station.
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Alternate Versions

The initial BBC television broadcast of the first episode contained a sound clip of Joni Mitchell's song 'Big Yellow Taxi'. Due to music rights issues, this clip was removed from the VHS video versions. However, the BBC's initial release on DVD accidentally left the sound clip intact. This version was quickly withdrawn from sale and replaced by a 2 disc version with the sound clip correctly silenced. See more »

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The 90s Greatest Sit Com
2 April 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Once upon a time the BBC was the world leader in situation comedy . It was also the world leader in telefantasy and hard hitting drama but by the 1990s those days were long gone , then a show like I`M ALAN PARTRIDGE comes along to remind you that when it really tries the BBC can still be a world leader.

For those of you who have never heard of him Alan Partridge is a crass , ignorant , undertalented former talk show host who now finds himself working the graveyard shift of Radio Norwich . The first episode finds Alan trying a sales pitch to BBC controller Tony Hayers someone he manages to cheese off ( Geddit ? ) during lunch . The second episode finds Alan trying to strike up a relationship with a woman while the third sees him cause a revolt amongst the Anglian farming community . All the episodes are very very funny but the best episode is the one with a dual plot line of Alan getting it into his head that two Irish TV producers are in fact members of the IRA as the episode mutates into a stalker storyline . I can`t begin to communicate how funny the episode is , I`ve seen it many times over the years and I still laugh out loud everytime I see it .

There is a danger that Steve Coogan`s character can be described as a one trick pony and I`m glad that he`s not going to do anymore Alan Patridge which is a good idea because Alan Patridge is to the 1990s what Basil Fawlty was to the 70s and Edmund Blackadder was to the 80s


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