Steve Coogan to reprise iconic Alan Partridge role as new BBC series is confirmed - what we know so far

The series documents the return of your favourite TV personality and DJ from a year in Saudi Arabia.
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He’s one of the more iconic comedy characters of recent years, and now Alan Partridge is set to return to the BBC for a brand new series. The creation of comedian and actor Steve Coogan, who is from Middleton, Partridge will return to our screens for the first time since the summer of 2021. 

In his new series, we will join Partridge as he returns from a year of working in Saudi Arabia. The six episodes will follow his reintegration into the UK, and how he realises that he doesn’t get the buzz of being back in Norwich as much as he thought he would.  

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For 30 years, Coogan has brought Alan Partridge to radio, the small screen, the big screen, books and podcasts. Fans have followed the ups and downs of the TV personality and journalist, with his life never being the same for too long. 

In recent years, Partridge has hosted a BBC magazine show ‘This Time’ and taken to the microphone for his own podcast ‘From The Oast House’. His latest series is set to be a blend of docuseries turned personal adventure for the former Norfolk DJ. 

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge (Photo: BBC) Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge (Photo: BBC)
Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge (Photo: BBC)

The new series, titled ‘And Did Those Feet… with Alan Partridge’ will see Partridge take a look at parts of life in the UK that keep people ‘funk-free’. This includes at home, at work, and in our free time.  

Ahead of the new series, Partridge gave his thoughts to the BBC. He said: “The kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys extensive oil and natural gas reserves, but has also seen economic growth in other areas such as agricultural production, retail trade, construction, and transport. It directs some $69 billion to military expenditure each year. And yet despite all that, I somehow felt incomplete.”

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Sarah Monteith, Baby Cow CEO said: “We’re delighted Alan’s back from Saudi Arabia with his appetite for broadcasting undiminished. ADTFWAP promises to be exactly the sort of uncompromising, state-of-the-nation piece that the country needs, almost as much as he does.”

The series hasn’t got a release date yet, but when it does you’ll be able to watch it on BBC and BBC iPlayer.

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