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Alan Partridge
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Coogan in character as Alan Partridge at a 2011 book signing
First appearanceRadio: On the Hour (1991)
TV: The Day Today (1994)
Created bySteve Coogan
Armando Iannucci
Portrayed bySteve Coogan
OccupationRadio and television presenter

Alan Gordon Partridge is a comic character portrayed by English actor Steve Coogan. A parody of British television personalities, Partridge is an inept broadcaster whose inflated sense of celebrity drives him to treachery and shameless self-promotion. Coogan described Partridge as a Little Englander, with right-wing values and poor taste.

Partridge was created by Coogan and Armando Iannucci for the 1991 BBC Radio 4 comedy programme On the Hour, a spoof of British current affairs broadcasting, as the show's sports presenter. In 1992, Partridge hosted a spin-off Radio 4 spoof chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge. On the Hour transferred to television as The Day Today in 1994, followed by Knowing Me, Knowing You later that year. In 1997, Coogan starred as Partridge in a BBC sitcom, I'm Alan Partridge, written by Coogan, Iannucci and Peter Baynham, following Partridge's life in a roadside hotel working for a small radio station. It earned two BAFTAs and was followed by a second series in 2002.

Partridge returned in 2010 with a series of shorts, Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, written with Rob and Neil Gibbons, who have cowritten every Partridge product since. It was followed by the spoof memoirs I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan (2011) and Nomad (2016), the feature film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013), and several TV specials. In 2019, Partridge returned to the BBC with This Time with Alan Partridge, a spoof of magazine shows such as The One Show.

Critics have praised Partridge's complexity, realism and pathos. Vanity Fair called him a British national treasure and the Guardian described him as "one of the greatest and most beloved comic creations of the last few decades". He is credited with influencing cringe comedies such as The Inbetweeners, Nighty Night and Peep Show. In 2001, Channel 4 ranked Partridge seventh on their list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters.


Coogan in 2013

1991: On The Hour[edit]

Alan Partridge was created for the 1991 BBC Radio 4 comedy programme On The Hour, a spoof of British current affairs broadcasting, as the show's hapless sports presenter.[1] He is portrayed by Steve Coogan, who had performed a similar character for a BBC college radio station at university.[1] Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee wrote much of Partridge's first material, although Herring credits the creation to Coogan and Iannucci.[2] Iannucci asked Coogan to do a voice for a generic sports reporter; according to Iannucci, "Someone said, 'He's an Alan!' and someone else said, 'He's a Partridge!' Within minutes we knew where he lived, we'd worked out his back story, what his aspirations were."[3]

1992–1995: Knowing Me, Knowing You and move to television[edit]

Coogan performed as Partridge and other characters at the 1992 Edinburgh Festival.[4] In December, BBC Radio 4 began broadcasting a six-episode spoof chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge. The series saw Partridge irritate and offend his guests, and coined the character's catchphrase, "Aha!".[5]

In 1994, On the Hour transferred to television as The Day Today, in which Partridge reprised his role as sports reporter.[1] Later that year, Knowing Me, Knowing You transferred to television.[6] The series ends with Partridge accidentally shooting a guest and attacking a BBC commissioning editor, ending his television career.[5] It was nominated for the 1995 BAFTA for Light Entertainment Performance.[7] A Christmas special, Knowing Me, Knowing Yule, followed in December 1995.[8]

1997–2010: I'm Alan Partridge and further appearances[edit]

In 1997, Coogan starred in a sitcom, I'm Alan Partridge, written by Coogan, Iannucci and Peter Baynham. The series follows Partridge after he has been left by his wife and dropped from the BBC; he lives in a roadside hotel, presents a graveyard slot on local Norwich radio, and desperately pitches ideas for new television shows. Iannucci said the writers used the sitcom as "a kind of social X-ray of male middle-aged Middle England".[1] It won the 1998 BAFTA awards for Comedy Performance and Comedy Programme or Series.[7]

In 1999, Partridge appeared on the BBC telethon Comic Relief, performing a medley of Kate Bush songs.[9] The BBC broadcast a second series of I'm Alan Partridge in 2002,[1] following Partridge's life in a static caravan with his new Ukrainian girlfriend after recovering from a mental breakdown.[10][11] In March 2003, the BBC broadcast a mockumentary, Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge, about Partridge's life and career.[5] In 2008, Coogan performed a tour, "Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge and other Less Successful Characters", featuring Partridge as a life coach.[12]

2010–2013: Comeback, memoir, and feature film[edit]

After a hiatus, Partridge returned in 2010 in a series of YouTube shorts, Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, as the host of a digital radio show with co-presenter Sidekick Simon (Tim Key).[13] Coogan wrote the shorts with brothers Neil and Rob Gibbons, who submitted scripts to his company Baby Cow Productions. The Gibbons have co-written every Partridge project since. According to Neil, Coogan "invited us in, our sensibilities chimed, and before we knew it, Mid Morning Matters was up and running. We wrote it as if it was our baby, and though there was a sense that we were standing on the shoulders of giants, I think we were like two pairs of fresh eyes, and Steve seemed to fall in love with the character all over again."[1] Coogan said they chose the web format because "it was a bit underground, a low-key environment in which to test the character out again. And the response was so good, we realised there was more fuel in the tank."[1] The shorts were later broadcast by Sky Atlantic.[1]

In 2011, a spoof autobiography, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan, written by Coogan, Iannucci and the Gibbons brothers, was published. An audiobook version recorded by Coogan as Partridge was released on CD and downloadable audio formats. In the book, Partridge recounts his childhood and career, attempts to settle scores with people he feels have wronged him, and dispenses wisdom such as his assertion that Wikipedia has made university education "all but pointless".[14] Coogan appeared as Partridge to promote I, Partridge on The Jonathan Ross Show[15] and BBC Radio 5 Live.[16] It received positive reviews[17] and became a bestseller.[1]

On 25 June 2012, Partridge presented a one-hour Sky special, Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life, taking the viewer on a tour of Partridge's home county Norfolk.[18] The programme earned Coogan the 2013 BAFTA for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme.[7] It was followed the next week by Open Books with Martin Bryce, a mock literary programme discussing Partridge's autobiography.[18]

On 7 August 2013, a feature film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, written by Coogan, Iannucci, Baynham and the Gibbons brothers, was released in the UK. It was directed by Declan Lowney[19] and co-produced by StudioCanal and Baby Cow Productions, with support from BBC Films and the BFI Film Fund.[20] The film sees Partridge enlisted as a crisis negotiator during a siege at his radio station.[18] It received mostly positive reviews[21] and opened at number one at the box office in the UK and Ireland.[22]

2015–2017: Scissored Isle and Nomad[edit]

In 2015, Coogan co-presented a special Christmas episode of the Channel 4 chat show TFI Friday as Partridge.[23] In February 2016, Sky Atlantic broadcast a second series of Mid Morning Matters, in which Partridge continues his relationship with divorcee Angela.[24] Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, a mockumentary in which Partridge examines the British class divide, followed in May.[25] A second Alan Partridge book, Alan Partridge: Nomad, a travelogue in which Partridge recounts a journey across the UK, was published on 20 October 2016.[26]

In July 2017, Partridge appeared in an episode of the BBC Radio 4 programme Inheritance Tracks in which guests choose music they would pass to future generations; he selected "Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" by Barry Mann and the theme from Grandstand.[27] Iannucci guest-edited an October 2017 issue of The Big Issue, featuring a debate on Brexit between Partridge and Malcolm Tucker, a character from The Thick Of It, another sitcom created by Iannucci.[28] On 27 December, BBC Two broadcast a documentary about the history of Partridge, Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom?.[29]

2019: This Time[edit]

Partridge returned to the BBC in February 2019 with a six-part series, This Time with Alan Partridge, a spoof current affairs programme in the style of The One Show.[30] In the series, Partridge becomes the stand-in presenter after the host falls ill.[30] Coogan felt it was the right time for Partridge to return, and that he might represent the views of Brexit voters.[30] Neil Gibbons said the world of live television presenting had changed since Partridge's creation: "If someone fluffed a line or got someone’s name wrong or said something stupid, it was mortifying. But nowadays, those are the sort of people who are given jobs on TV."[30]


Alan Partridge is an incompetent and tactless television and radio presenter from Norwich, England.[6][31] He is socially inept, often offending his guests,[32] and has an inflated sense of importance and celebrity.[10] According to the Telegraph, Partridge is "utterly convinced of his own superiority, and bewildered by the world's inability to recognise it – qualities that place him in the line of comedy lineage that runs directly from Hancock, Captain Mainwaring, and Basil Fawlty".[1] His need for public attention drives him to deceit, treachery and shameless self-promotion,[31] and sometimes violence; for example, in the Knowing Me, Knowing Yule Christmas special, he assaults a BBC boss and a paralysed former golfer.[8]

Alan Partridge lives in Norwich, Norfolk. Iannucci said the writers chose it as Partridge's hometown as it is "geographically just that little bit annoyingly too far from London, and has this weird kind of isolated feel that seemed right for Alan".[1]

Partridge holds right-wing views. Coogan described him as a Little Englander, with a "myopic, slightly philistine mentality".[33] He is a reader of the right-wing tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail, and supports Brexit because, according to Coogan, the Daily Mail "told him to".[34] Earlier versions of the character were more bigoted, but the writers found there was more humour in having him attempt to be liberal.[33] In I, Partridge, for example, Partridge stresses his friendship with gay television presenter Dale Winton.[14] Coogan said: "He's aware of political correctness but he's playing catch-up. In the same way that the Daily Mail is a bit PC – it wouldn't be openly homophobic now – Alan is the same. He tries to be modern."[33]

According to Forbes, Partridge has "parochial bad taste",[35] and Coogan described him as "on the wrong side of cool".[36] He is a fan of James Bond films and Lexus cars[37] and his music taste includes Wings[37] and Abba; Partridge named his son Fernando and his talk show Knowing Me, Knowing You after Abba songs, and his talk show catchphrase, "Aha!", also comes from Abba.[11] In earlier incarnations, Partridge's wardrobe included a blazer, badge and tie, driving gloves, and "too-short" shorts, styles he describes as "sports casual" and "imperial leisure".[38] According to Iannucci, by the time of Alpha Papa his wardrobe had "evolved to the Top Gear Presenter Circa 2005 stage", with sports jackets and a "borderline-foppish" fringe.[1] As Coogan aged, the ageing make-up he wore in earlier performances became unnecessary.[1]

According to Coogan, Partridge was originally a "one-note, sketchy character"[39] and "freak show", but slowly became refined as a dysfunctional alter ego.[36] Baynham told the Guardian that "despite the fact that people say he's awful, a lot of the time we were trying to build empathy: you're watching a man suffer but also at some level identifying with his pain."[40] According to Marber, Partridge's fundamental characteristic is desperation.[29] Felicity Montagu, who plays Partridge's assistant Lynn, felt he was a good person "deep down" and actually "vulnerable and lovable".[33] Iannucci said that Partridge stays optimistic because he never sees himself as others see him,[32] and that despite his failings was "the perfect broadcaster for these times, when there are 24 hours to fill and dead time is a crime – he has a unique capacity to fill any vacuum with his own verbal vacuum".[1] Rob and Neil Gibbons felt that by the time of Mid Morning Matters, when Partridge is working for an even smaller radio station, he was more at peace with himself and that his lack of self-awareness saved him from misery.[40]


Vanity Fair described Alan Partridge as "a national treasure ... as cherished a part of British comedy heritage as John Cleese's Basil Fawlty and Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean."[41] According to Variety, in Britain "Alan Partridge is a full-on phenomenon, a multiplatform fictional celebrity whose catchphrases, mangled metaphors and social ineptitude are the stuff of legend and good ratings."[42] The character is less well known outside the UK, but according to Anchorman director Adam McKay, "every American comic knows who Steve is, whether it's Stiller or Ferrell or Jack Black or me ... and everyone watching those [Partridge] DVDs had the same reaction. How did I not know about this guy?"[41] Indiewire wrote that "few Americans may know, but Partridge is a something of a comic icon across the pond ... Before there was Ron Burgundy for the Yanks, there was Alan Partridge for the Brits."[43]

Brian Logan wrote in the Guardian that though Partridge was created as a satire of the "asinine fluency of broadcaster-speak" of the time, his study of character traits gave the character a timeless quality.[44] Guardian journalist John Crace wrote: "By rights, Alan Partridge should have been dead as a character years ago, the last drops of humour long since wrung out ... but Steve Coogan keeps finding ways to make him feel fresh."[45] The Independent wrote that Partridge is a "disarming creation" and that despite his flaws "we always root for him".[46] In the Guardian, critic Alexis Petridis wrote that audiences find Partridge funny partly because they recognise themselves in him,[47] and Edmund Gordon called Partridge "a magnificent comic creation: a monster of egotism and tastelessness".[14] According to Gordon, Partridge allows liberal audiences to laugh at politically incorrect humour as "every loathsome comment is sold to us not as a gag, but as a gaffe".[14] Writing that Partridge "channels the worst excesses of the privileged white man who considers himself nonetheless a victim", New Statesman journalist Daniel Curtis saw Partridge as "a precursor to post-truth politicians such as Nigel Farage and Donald Trump".[48] wrote that Partridge was "a fascinatingly layered and fully realised creation of years of storytelling and a fundamentally contemptible prick — he feels like a living, breathing person, but a living, breathing person that you want to strangle".[31] The Telegraph wrote: "Never has one actor so completely inhabited a sitcom character. We believe Partridge is real, from his side-parted hair down to his tasseled sports-casual loafers."[49] In 2014, Guardian writer Stuart Heritage described Partridge as "one of the greatest and most beloved comic creations of the last few decades".[11] He was ranked seventh on Channel 4's 2001 list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters.[50] In a 2017 poll of over 100 comedians, Partridge was voted best TV comedy character and Coogan best male comedy actor, and a scene from I'm Alan Partridge in which Partridge goes to the home of an obsessive fan was voted best comedy scene.[51]


The Telegraph credited Partridge with influencing cringe comedies such as The Inbetweeners, Nighty Night and Peep Show.[49] According to Den of Geek, he has so influenced British culture that "Partridgisms" have become everyday vernacular.[10] "Monkey Tennis", one of Partridge's desperate television proposals, has become shorthand for absurd television concepts.[52][53][54] Another, "Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank", was used by the hostel booking site Hostelworld as the basis of a 2015 television advert with boxer Chris Eubank.[55] "Accidental Partridge", an unofficial Twitter account which collects quotes reminiscent of Partridge's speech from real media figures, had attracted 144,000 followers by May 2014.[56] In July 2015, an art exhibition inspired by Partridge opened in Norwich.[57]



Year Title Format Role
1991–92 On the Hour Radio series (BBC Radio 4) Sports correspondent[58]
1992–93 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge Radio series (BBC Radio 4) Host[59]

Television and film[edit]

Year Title Format Role
1994 The Day Today TV series (BBC Two) Sports correspondent[60]
1994 Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge TV series (BBC Two) Host[61]
1994 Christmas Night with the Stars TV special Segment host[62]
1995 Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge TV special (BBC Two) Host[63]
1997–2002 I'm Alan Partridge TV series (BBC Two) Protagonist[1]
1997 Election Night Armistice TV special (BBC Two) Interview correspondent[citation needed]
2011–16 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge TV series (Sky Atlantic) Presenter[13][24]
2011 Open Books with Martin Bryce TV talk show (Sky Atlantic) Interviewee[18]
2011 Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life TV special (Sky Atlantic) Presenter[18]
2013 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Film Protagonist[19]
2015 TFI Friday Talk show (Channel 4) Co-host[23]
2016 Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle TV special (Sky Atlantic) Presenter[25]
2017 Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom? Documentary (BBC Two) Subject[29]
2019 This Time with Alan Partridge TV series (BBC One) Co-host[30]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Format Role
1997 Clive Anderson: All Talk TV talk show Interviewee[64]
1998 Brit Awards TV awards show (ITV) Presenter of "Best British Video" award[65]
2000 British Comedy Awards TV awards show (ITV) Musical performer[66]
2003 Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge TV interview special (BBC Two) Interviewee[5]
2011 The Jonathan Ross Show TV talk show (ITV) Interviewee[15]
2011 The Richard Bacon Show Radio talk show (BBC Radio 5 Live) Interviewee[16]
2017 Inheritance Tracks Radio series (BBC Radio 4) Guest[27]


Year Title Format Role
2011 I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan Autobiography Author[67]
2016 Alan Partridge: Nomad Autobiography Author[26]


Year Title Format Role
1995 Comic Relief TV fundraiser (BBC Two) Fundraising presenter[68]
1995 The Big Snog TV fundraiser (Channel 4) Fundraising presenter[69]
1998 Stephen Fry's "Live from the Lighthouse" TV fundraiser (Channel 4) Interview correspondent[70]
1999 Comic Relief TV fundraiser (BBC One) Presenter[71]
2001 TV fundraiser (BBC Two) Interview correspondent[72]
2005 TV fundraiser (BBC Two) Host[73]
2011 TV fundraiser (BBC Two) Host of Mid Morning Matters segment[74]
2016 Sport Relief TV Fundraiser (BBC One) Single Segment[13][24]
2017 Comic Relief TV fundraiser (BBC One) Segment voiceover[75]
2019 Comic Relief TV fundraiser (BBC One) Correspondent[76]


Year Title Format Role
1998 Steve Coogan Live: The Man Who Thinks He's It DVD special Presenter[77]
2009 Steve Coogan Live: As Alan Partridge and Other Less Successful Characters DVD special Presenter[78]


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