Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle

Sky Atlantic comedy drama documentary spoof. 1 episode in 2016. Stars Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Ben Rufus Green, Jean Ellwood and others.

Press Clippings

BAFTA Awards 2017 - Comedy Winners

The results of the BAFTA Television awards have been announced at a ceremony in London. The comedy-related winners are People Just Do Nothing, Michael McIntyre, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Steve Coogan and Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe. Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley picked up a special award.

British Comedy Guide, 14th May 2017

Comedy nominees for BAFTA TV Awards 2017

Camping, Fleabag, Flowers, People Just Do Nothing, The Last Leg and Taskmaster are amongst the nominees for the 2017 BAFTA TV Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 11th April 2017

Camping, Fleabag, Mum, Alan Partridge up for BAFTA writing award

The BAFTA Craft Awards shortlists have been announced, with the writers behind Camping, Fleabag, Mum and Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle up for the Comedy Writing award.

British Comedy Guide, 28th March 2017

Comedies nominated in Royal Television Society Awards 2017

Catastrophe, People Just Do Nothing and The Windsors are amongst the nominees for the Royal Television Society Awards 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2017

In Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, Alan set out to make amends for calling someone a chav. He began in Manchester, "spiritual home of the needy", and so it was always going to get worse. Whether quizzing a freegan with relentless untact on what he would actually eat - "An egg in a sock? A condom full of grapes?" or pondering his recurring anxiety dream - "stuck in a lift with Diane Abbot" - he still represents flawed humanity at one of its most extreme ends, with an exuberant lack of self-awareness.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 5th June 2016

Alan Partridge - Scissored Isle, Sky Atlantic, review

There were shades of Bill Grundy with the Sex Pistols as the pompous Partridge struggled to control a studio full of lippy youths.

The Telegraph, 30th May 2016

After being taken to task for offensive comments about a guest on his radio show, Alan is seeking redemption. To that end, he has embarked on this magnificently self-serving journey through divided Britain. Along the way, he gains the trust of a Manchester street gang by accidentally taking ecstasy, attempts some Roger Cook-style doorstepping and gets locked in a warehouse after a scavenging trip with a freegan goes wrong. Textbook Partridge; to quote his (sadly pulped) memoir, Alan keeps bouncing back.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 30th May 2016

Preview: Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle

Produced by regular Baby Cow collaborators Dave Lambert and Ted Dowd, the special sees Alan tackle Broken Britain in a bid to fix his broken career. But given the high calibre of Past Partridge, does this live up to the rest? TVO took a sneaky peek to find out...

The Velvet Onion, 27th May 2016

Scissored Isle: Partridge's funny journey of redemption

Steve Coogan's new offering takes Alan into the hip new world of documentarymaking - but he's just as wonderfully awkward as ever, says Kasia Delgado.

Kasia Delgado, Radio Times, 5th May 2016