Great news because there's going to be a brand new Alan Partridge show airing this Christmas 4 years ago

Great news because there's going to be a brand new Alan Partridge show airing this Christmas

Aha!

Fancy an early Christmas present? How about the news that Steve Coogan will be bringing back his most beloved character for a retrospective documentary that will be airing on the BBC over the festive season.

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Well, if anyone deserved a glowing tribute, it's Alan Partridge. With two radio series, five TV series, four specials, two books and one film to his name, there's no other broadcaster that deserves this accolade more.

During the documentary, fans will actually be hearing from Steve Coogan, as well as the acclaimed team that helped to create the iconic character.

As stated by the BBC, the documentary will also feature interviews with some of the most gifted comedy writers of their generation like; Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber, Peter Baynham, Rebecca Front, David Schneider and Doon Mackichan.

Through interviews and a wealth of never before seen archive footage including improv sessions, rehearsals, and unseen outtakes, fans will be given an immersive, thorough n-depth look at the genesis of the beloved character.

The programme will also feature discussions with some of the best-loved characters in Alan’s world; the likes of Felicity Montagu (Lynn), Simon Greenall (Michael), Sally Phillips (Sophie the receptionist), Phil Cornwell (Dave Clifton) and Tim Key (Sidekick Simon). And we'll hear from writers and directors, Neil and Rob Gibbons, who inherited the Partridge mantle and, alongside Coogan, have taken the character to new heights, finding in each incarnation different ways of exploring Alan while being faithful to the character's legacy.

A broadcast date hasn't been set yet but we're definitely going to be watching Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom? when it airs.

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