Alan Partridge is to return to live TV as host of a weekday, the magazine of the show – 25 years after making his debut from the BBC.
This Time with Alan Partridge sees booth as co-host of an evening program that has more than a few similarities to the BBC, The One Show.
It is described as a “heady mix” of the consumption, of new, of “geek interviews-and-light foam”.
The character, played by Steve Coogan, the last is the front of the live TV in the 1990s with the chat show Knowing Me, Knowing you.
The fiction show came to an end when the Partridge accidentally fatally shot a guest live on air.
Shooting This Time with Alan Partridge began on Monday.”Perfect fit” for the Partridge
The BBC said: “This Time is the perfect shop window for a man of Alan’s seriousness and the willingness – or should see it finally recognized as one of the heavy weights of broadcasters of his time.”
They added that the program was “very much the sweet spot for a man whose CV boasts of more than two decades of the week, local radio”.
“With a picture of the diversity of the subjects on the agenda, it promises a perfect fit for a man whose broadcasting style has been described as “halfway between the chatter and analysis,” the Company said.
Like The Show, which sees a man and a woman of the host on the sofa to discuss the stories of the day, the Partridge will be joined by co-presenter Jennie Gresham. It is played by Susannah Fielding, who appeared in the Black Mirror, The Great Indoors, The C-Word and Doctor Who.
Tim Key reprises the role he played in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – though this time, instead of being his Sidekick Simon it is billed as Simon Denton.
While it seems similar to A Show, led by Matt Baker and Alex Jones, the filming is not done on the BBC itself.
The Show’s eclectic format has been reviewed recently, with a flabbergasted Mel Brooks, calling them “nuts” when he was a guest.
The six-part series, written by Coogan alongside Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons, will be broadcast on BBC One later this year.
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