Alan Partridge's documentary series is now being filmed

Monday 20th May 2024, 10:00am

And Did Those Feet... With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan)
  • New BBC One series And Did Those Feet... With Alan Partridge is now filming in the south of England
  • The six-part spoof documentary will see the character "address the issue of mental wellness"
  • "It's a show that makes a statement that will create shockwaves: 'I'm Alan Partridge, and I'm not OK'"

It has been confirmed that filming is now underway for Alan Partridge's new spoof documentary series, And Did Those Feet... With Alan Partridge.

The six-part series, which was announced in February, sees Steve Coogan returning as his broadcaster character.

The plot is described as follows: "Alan is settling into life back in Norfolk after a year working in Saudi Arabia, but the adjustment has left him with a deep sense of unease. Seeing himself and his homeland anew, there are pressing and frankly glaring questions he'd like to ask of himself and, on behalf of himself, of the country.

"One of the first - if not the first - documentary to address the issue of mental wellness, the six-part series follows the revered and beloved broadcaster on a quest to understand what's going on, with Britain's minds and his own. It's a show that makes a statement that will create shockwaves: 'I'm Alan Partridge, and I'm not OK'. Partridge will write, present and produce the series. He will also direct the series."

Filming kicked off last week in the south of England and over the six episodes we will see "Alan unpack what is missing in his life, explore why the nation is in such a funk, and find out what it might take to keep a person funk-free".

And Did Those Feet... With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan)

Alan Partridge comments: "I'm delighted to follow the Daily Mail's exclusive coverage of filming and their gallery of paparazzi-style images with my own press release more or less confirming the details they've announced. All best, Alan."

Sarah Monteith from producers Baby Cow adds: "Baby Cow are delighted to present all new Alan Partridge for BBC One. Broadcaster, Prodigal Son, National Treasure - he's everything we need right now."

Commissioner Jon Petrie comments: "Steve Coogan and Neil & Rob Gibbons have done it again. This look into the state of the nation (and Alan's own psyche) through a unique lens - that of Alan Partridge - promises to further bolster the already iconic repertoire of the most legendary comedy character in the UK. This series will firmly cement Alan Partridge as a national treasure."

Transmission information for And Did Those Feet... With Alan Partridge will be announced in due course.

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