Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge (radio series)

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Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge
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Cover of CD release
Other namesKMKYWAP
Running time30 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 4
StarringSteve Coogan
Rebecca Front
Patrick Marber
David Schneider
Doon Mackichan
Written bySteve Coogan
Patrick Marber
Produced byArmando Iannucci
Original release1 December 1992 – 5 January 1993
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Audio formatStereo
Opening theme"Knowing Me, Knowing You"

Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge (also known as Knowing Me Knowing You) is a BBC Radio 4 series of six episodes (beginning 1 December 1992). It is named after the song "Knowing Me, Knowing You" by ABBA (Alan Partridge's favourite band), which was used as the show's title music.

Steve Coogan played the incompetent but self-satisfied Norwich-based host, Alan Partridge. Alan was a spin-off character from the spoof radio show On the Hour (which later transferred to TV as The Day Today).


Transmission date Rebecca Front David Schneider Patrick Marber Doon Mackichan Notes
1 1 December 1992 Ali Tennant, feminist and therapist; "The Smiling Bicycle of Amsterdam" song contributor Peter, therapy patient; "Vegina" voice-actor Adam Wells, Sixties figure and businessman; Lawrence Camley, highbrow novelist Linda, therapy patient; "The Smiling Bicycle of Amsterdam" singer; "Vegina" voice-actor
2 8 December 1992 Janey Katz, hypnotherapist Simon Fisher's father, John Nick Ford, "queer" lawyer Simon Fisher, child prodigy
3 15 December 1992 Shirley Dee, showbiz Cockney Chris Lester, former hostage Michel Lambert, racing driver; Phil Collins, Lester's fellow hostage
4 22 December 1992 The Duchess of Stranraer, member of the royal family Matt Bradley, gigolo Steve Thompson, impressionist and comedian; Craig Bradley, gigolo Sandra Peaks, Junior Minister for Housing
5 29 December 1992 Sally Hoff, actress/singer Bernie Rosen, Jewish comedian Conrad Knight, actor and Sally's husband; Jack 'the Black Cat' Calson, professional gambler Kendall Ball, Supermodel and episode co-host "Live from Las Vegas"
6 5 January 1993 Amanda from Southampton, BBC caller; Yvonne Boyd, fashion designer Tony Hayers, Commissioning Director of BBC Television Steve from Hornsey, BBC caller; 'John/Jason' from Norwich, BBC caller; Lord Morgan of Glossop, irascible peer Kerry from Withington, BBC caller; Trudy Skye, host of The Show on Def Two
7 3 July 1993 Spoof "fly-on-the-wall" documentary about the making of the show

Characters carried over into the TV series[edit]

Several characters from the radio series are similar to ones used in the TV series; several jokes are even reused. Doon MacKichan's character Kendall Ball did not make it into the eventual TV series but did appear in The Day Today, made between the two incarnations.

Radio TV
Tony Hayers Tony Hayers
Sally Hoff Tania Beaumont
Conrad Knight Gary Barker
Lord Morgan of Glossop Forbes McAllister
Yvonne Boyd Yvonne Boyd
Janey Katz Tony LeMesmer
Michel Lambert Philippe Lambert

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