Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge

Sky Atlantic sitcom following Alan Partridge on North Norfolk Digital. 12 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2016. Stars Steve Coogan and Tim Key.

Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge. Image shows from L to R: Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan), Sidekick Simon (Tim Key), Cecil Croom-Phillips (Nicholas Jones). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 2, Episode 1 - Foxhunter + Radio Play

Alan tries his hand at producing a quality radio drama.

Further details

Norfolk's favourite... well, North Norfolk's favourite regional, non-drivetime radio presenter returns to the airwaves, as Alan Partridge brings you all the important news, gripping debates, and generally accurate traffic information of the day, along with a healthy dose of top quality banter.

Even with Alan's many talents, he can't present such an entertaining and informative show alone, so it's good news to hear Sidekick Simon has officially been rehired and is back to fulfil his sidekick duties (on a probationary basis).

We rejoin Alan as he covers hard-hitting topics such as Jimmy Saville and corner shops that unscrupulously sell multipack cans of fizzy drinks, before he invites a member of the North Norfolk Hunt into the studio for a compelling debate on fox hunting.

Can the traditionally pro-Countryside Alliance Partridge impartially present a robust argument for animal rights activists? More to the point, who are more efficient hunters: the North Norfolk Hunt or Alan's LazerQuest team?

Alan Partridge says: "The screening of Mid Morning Matters on Sky Atlantic sees the coming together of two powerful ideas: 'Believe in Better' (Sky) and 'Be the Best' (Alan Partridge). Two compelling brands with two equally valid mission statements, although if we're being honest 'believing in better' isn't as impressive as 'being the best'. ('Being' feels more emphatic than just 'believing' while the 'best' is by definition one up from 'better'). I'm not going to get into a debate about it though. That's part of what 'being the best' is. Thank you for your time and I urge you to enjoy the series."

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th February 2016
Sky Atlantic
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Steve Coogan Alan Partridge
    Tim Key Sidekick Simon
    Guest cast
    Nicholas Jones Cecil Croom-Phillips
    Monica Dolan Angela
    Katherine Jakeways Sarah
    Simon Greenall Caller (Voice)
    Rufus Jones Partridge Playhouse Player (Voice)
    Mark Gatiss Partridge Playhouse Player (Voice)
    Doon Mackichan Partridge Playhouse Player (Voice)
    John Sessions Partridge Playhouse Player (Voice)
    Dan Skinner Caller (Voice)
    Julia Deakin Caller (Voice)
    Writing team
    Steve Coogan Writer
    Neil Gibbons Writer
    Rob Gibbons Writer
    Production team
    Neil Gibbons Director
    Rob Gibbons Director
    Ted Dowd Producer
    Dave Lambert Producer
    Henry Normal Executive Producer
    Steve Coogan Executive Producer
    Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
    Alan Levy Editor
    Joe Fraser Editor
    David Ferris Production Designer
    Martin Coogan Composer


    Alan Partridge has a new boss

    Alan has a new boss at the radio station. Craig, a "one man Soda Stream" who is "20% Steve Jobs, 10% Jesus, 50% Peter Sissons, and a splash of Gandhi."

    Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), Tim Key (Sidekick Simon).

    Alan's large question

    Who would you invite around for dinner? Alan has an interesting answer.

    Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), Tim Key (Sidekick Simon).

    Dinner guest caller

    Alan hears from a man who has a very specific plan.

    Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), Tim Key (Sidekick Simon).

    Hymn of the day

    Alan sings for his listeners.

    Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge).


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