Series 2, Episode 2 - Book Club + Dave Clifton
The one and only Alan Partridge continues to bring global radio with an Anglian swagger to North Norfolk. This week Alan takes time to consider some alternative JFK assassination theories, and the possibility of the east coast town of Cromer falling to a Russian invasion, among other topical issues of the day.
Alan also looks to broadcast the first-ever multi-platform, radio-based book club in East Anglia.
Resident wine expert Rosie Witter returns to chair the club, while Alan quickly becomes more interested in another wine-tasting session than discussing the book.
Then later, Alan gets out of his depth when he attempts a charity drive to raise £3,000, promising to meet the difference should they not meet the goal. Unfortunately for him, the drive is derailed by listeners who confuse it with a radio version of Auto Trader.
- Tuesday 23rd February 2016
- Sky Atlantic
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
|Thursday 25th February 2016||11:20pm||Sky Atlantic|
|Friday 13th May 2016||9:30pm||Sky Atlantic|
|Friday 19th August 2016||10:35pm||BBC1|
|Monday 13th February 2017||9:30pm||Sky Atlantic|
|Monday 13th November 2017||9:30pm||Sky Atlantic|
|Thursday 22nd November 2018||9:30pm||Sky Atlantic|
|Monday 5th August 2019||3:30am||Sky Atlantic|
Cast & crew
|Steve Coogan||Alan Partridge|
|Tim Key||Sidekick Simon|
|Rosie Cavaliero||Rosie Witter|
|Phil Cornwell||Dave Clifton|
|Clare Cole||Studio Assistant|
|Nick Martin||Derek Bosworth (Accordionist)|
|Simon Greenall||Caller (Voice)|
|Dan Skinner||Caller (Voice)|
|Rebecca Front||Caller (Voice)|
|Henry Normal||Executive Producer|
|Steve Coogan||Executive Producer|
|Lucy Lumsden||Executive Producer|
|David Ferris||Production Designer|
Alan has achieved a certain calm in his middle years. He's still insensitive and clumsy, but he's also at home in his surroundings. Accordingly, these local radio vignettes bumble happily along; never particularly eventful but still overflowing with effortlessly amusing essence d'Alan. Tonight, our hero accidentally convinces his listeners that Russia has invaded Cromer, before an addiction special during which his old sparring partner Dave Clifton confesses he once had a drunken fight with a snowman.Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 23rd February 2016
I can't imagine ever not finding Alan Partridge funny.Dan Burke, Cultured Vultures, 22nd February 2016