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

Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Atlantic
  • 2012 - 2016
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

TV series observing Alan Partridge broadcasting on North Norfolk Digital. Stars Steve Coogan and Tim Key.

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Series 2, Episode 2 - Book Club + Dave Clifton

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
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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
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
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


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

Alan Partridge: still Jurassic Park after 25 years

I can't imagine ever not finding Alan Partridge funny.

Dan Burke, Cultured Vultures, 22nd February 2016

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