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I'm Alan Partridge 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (1997–2002)
Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Steve Coogan ...  Alan Partridge 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Phil Cornwell ...  Dave Clifton 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Simon Greenall Simon Greenall ...  Michael / ... 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Felicity Montagu ...  Lynn Benfield / ... 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Andrew Burt Andrew Burt ...  Voice of Radio Norwich / ... 12 episodes, 1997-2002
Barbara Durkin ...  Susan 6 episodes, 1997
Sally Phillips ...  Sophie 6 episodes, 1997
Amelia Bullmore ...  Sonja 6 episodes, 2002
James Lance ...  Ben 5 episodes, 1997
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Storyline

Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

3 November 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alan Partridž See more »

Filming Locations:

Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TalkBack Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alan's son Fernando is named after the ABBA song of the same name. See more »

Goofs

Although Alan Partridge comes from Norwich in East Anglia, on occasion Steve Coogan's Manchester accent comes through in the character. See more »

Quotes

Alan Partridge: Back of the net!
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Alternate Versions

The initial BBC television broadcast of the first episode contained a sound clip of Joni Mitchell's song 'Big Yellow Taxi'. Due to music rights issues, this clip was removed from the VHS video versions. However, the BBC's initial release on DVD accidentally left the sound clip intact. This version was quickly withdrawn from sale and replaced by a 2 disc version with the sound clip correctly silenced. See more »

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What TV should be, and a pity is so unknown outside the UK
14 March 2004 | by geminaSee all my reviews

There is an unmatched concordance among the user comments on defining this series "brilliant". It is mitigated by the fact that almost all the comments come from the UK, so let me add two voices not from the British Isles.

My girlfriend and I (she's American, I am Italian) both think that this is not only brilliant, it is really the work of genius. The writers, assisted by an exceptional set of actors, did a fantastic job not only in providing genuine humour at every corner, but in studying costume and society and taking advantage of real situations.

This is not your typical sitcom. It is not an effort of a bunch of people that have to fabricate a show a week forever; it is instead the focused effort of three writers that sat down for months to produce six shows. You can feel this in the perfection and consistence of every detail, from the name of the son (Fernando, from Abba) to the picture of Jet from Gladiators (to host a millennium barn dance at Yeovil aerodrome, properly policed, it must not, repeat not, turn into an all-night rave) that Alan keeps in his room.


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