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), Rosie Witter (Rosie Cavaliero), Sidekick Simon (Tim Key). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 2, Episode 2 - Book Club + Dave Clifton

Alan hosts the first multimedia, radio-based book club in East Anglia. Also, a charity drive runs into difficulty when a reformed drug addict is too cheerful.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Sky Atlantic
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Steve Coogan Alan Partridge
    Tim Key Sidekick Simon
    Guest cast
    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)
    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

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