This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
This Time With Alan Partridge

This Time With Alan Partridge

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Alan Partridge returns to BBC television as co-host of an evening weekday magazine show. Stars Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Lolly Adefope and Natasia Demetriou

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Series 1, Episode 1

This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Due to the sudden illness of its regular host, BBC One magazine show This Time welcomes Alan Partridge as its guest presenter. A chance for the consummate broadcaster to flit effortlessly between seal pups, hand washing and cyberterrorism.

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Broadcast details

Date
Monday 25th February 2019
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 19th October 2020 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 20th October 2020 1:55am Gold
Saturday 24th October 2020 7:00pm Gold
Sunday 25th October 2020 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 4th March 2021 1:35am Gold
Thursday 4th March 2021 9:00pm Gold
Friday 5th March 2021 12:15am Gold
Monday 4th April 2022 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 5th April 2022 1:50am Gold
Sunday 10th April 2022 11:20pm Gold
Monday 5th September 2022 10:40pm Gold
Tuesday 6th September 2022 2:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Steve Coogan Alan Partridge
Susannah Fielding Jennie Gresham
Felicity Montagu Lynn Benfield
Tim Key Simon Denton
Lolly Adefope Ruth Duggan
Guest cast
Cariad Lloyd Alice Fluck
Priyanga Burford Jean Chaudhary
Liam Williams Hacktivist
Alex Dee Floor Manager
Emily Maitlis Self
Writing team
Steve Coogan Writer
Neil Gibbons Writer
Rob Gibbons Writer
Production team
Neil Gibbons Director
Rob Gibbons Director
Dave Lambert Consultant Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Neil Gibbons Executive Producer
Rob Gibbons Executive Producer
Rebecca Kerley Line Producer
Joe Fraser Associate Producer
Joe Fraser Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Marcia Stanton Costume Designer
Amanda Monk Costume Designer
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Lisa Cavalli-Green Make-up Designer
Martin Coogan Composer
John Ellis Composer
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director

Videos

Trailer

The first look at the new Alan Partridge series, in which Alan is handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on an evening weekday magazine show. It starts on BBC One on Monday 25th February.

Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) & Susannah Fielding (Jennie Gresham).

The importance of washing your hands

In this handy segment of This Time, Alan explores the importance of washing your hands properly and teaches us how to use the toilet without getting your hands dirty.

Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), Susannah Fielding (Jennie Gresham) & Priyanga Burford (Jean Chaudhary).

Press

Alan Partridge is the perfect face of Brexit Britain

The result is a bit like BBC Sounds: something has gone slightly wrong on the way. I love Partridge, and always will. I'd rather have him around than not.

Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman, 4th March 2019

Review: This Time with Alan Partridge

This Partridge was only lukewarm as I said at the top, whereas I always prefer mine steaming hot.

Telly Binge, 1st March 2019

For once the host really was painfully unfunny

Whereas the likes of I'm Alan Partridge, The Day Today, and Mid Morning Matters were gently subversive, there was something horribly cosy about planting him in a genre like The One Show. As parodies go, you could tell This Time with Alan Partridge was not nearly savage enough because it could easily have been screened at 7pm like the programme it was supposedly satirising, not two and a half hours later.

Jim Shelley, Daily Mail, 26th February 2019

This Time With Alan Partridge review

Not big, not clever, but funny as f***.

Keith Watson, Metro, 26th February 2019

This Time with Alan Partridge review

Steve Coogan and the show's writers, Neil and Rob Gibbons, have summoned up another perfect reimagining of 'the Partridge'

Chris Bennion, The Times, 26th February 2019

A sublimely excruciating return for Alan Partridge

This Time is a terrific title for the BBC-comeback show of Steve Coogan's magnificent comic creation, Alan Partridge. Gently mocking the sort of meaningless names given to "magazine" shows on telly, it also reeks of that most Partridgean of qualities: desperation.

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph, 26th February 2019

Fans review the return of Alan Partridge

Can Alan still cut it in 2019, or did he fluck it up? Here are your verdicts on This Time With Alan Partridge.

The Guardian, 26th February 2019

Review: 'This Time with Alan Partridge' is a triumph

Even when Alan's keeping his mouth shut, there are plenty of laughs to be had from his forced smiles and the look of absolute terror in his eyes at being on live TV. Not to mention the silent fury on his face when his co-host steals a joke he said off-air.

Sophie Davies, The Custard TV, 26th February 2019

Alan Partridge writers on This Time

Twin brothers Neil and Rob Gibbons speak to Ed Cumming about plunging the legendary Norwich presenter into the woke waters of 2019 broadcasting.

Ed Cumming, The Independent, 25th February 2019

Alan Partridge: Time in his home county of Norfolk

Alan Partridge, one of Norfolk's most famous sons, is returning to the BBC.

BBC, 25th February 2019

Felicity Montagu on This Time with Alan Partridge

The broadcaster is back at the BBC - and so is his faithful PA.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 25th February 2019

Norfolk's notorious broadcaster is back on primetime TV, standing in as guest presenter on BBC One magazine show This Time. Little do the showrunners know how much damage one Partridge can do. Cue "erotic hand-washing" and a cringe-inducing interview with a "hacktivist".

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 25th February 2019

Alan Partridge sends hilarious email to all BBC staff

"I ask every one of this email's 20,000+ recipients to tune in tonight on BBC1"

Kimberley Bond, Radio Times, 25th February 2019

This Time with Alan Partridge, episode 1, review

Fears for the future of Alan Gordon Partridge, may, once again, be allayed.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 25th February 2019

This Time with Alan Partridge, review

Instead of retreading Partridge's greatest hits this showed the great man aware that this stint on the BBC may be his last chance.

Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 25th February 2019

This Time With Alan Partridge review

The monkey tennis-pitcher is back - and now he's taking on do-badder hacktivists. After half an hour in his appalling company, you'll be limp from laughter, loathing, panic and despair/

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 25th February 2019

Review: This Time with Alan Partridge

A man out of time?

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk, 25th February 2019

This Time With Alan Partridge episode 1 review

Guess who's back in the big time? Alan Partridge returns to the BBC, and we're tremendously excited by all this...

Simon Reynolds, Den Of Geek, 25th February 2019

I talk This Time with Alan Partridge

Jurassic Park! Alan Partridge has finally made his return to the BBC, 25 years since he last hosted a show for the broadcaster. But was it the glorious return we all so desperately wanted it to be?

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 25th February 2019

Alan Partridge review - 'lame'

Steve Coogan's lame Alan Partridge only serves to prove that Piers Morgan is beyond parody.

Ally Ross, The Sun, 25th February 2019

This Time With Alan Partridge review

To see Alan back on tv, and the BBC at that, is a real joy but it's superseded by the fact that he's better than ever.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 25th February 2019

This Time with Alan Partridge first-look review

If you've never seen Steve Coogan's comic creation before, sit back and enjoy The One Show parody. But if you're a Partridge fan, This Time is everything you've been waiting for and more.

Tim Glanfield, Radio Times, 24th February 2019

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