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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6

This Time With Alan Partridge. Image shows from L to R: Simon Denton (Tim Key), Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan), Tommy Chaucer (Seb Cardinal). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Faced with some of the toughest challenges that live TV can throw at a man - rancour behind the scenes, a viewer in danger, a segment on ladies fashion - Alan calls on 'Sidekick' Simon Denton to step up to the plate. But will they sink or swim?

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Monday 1st April 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 23rd October 2020 10:40pm Gold
Saturday 24th October 2020 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 25th October 2020 4:10am Gold
Friday 5th March 2021 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 6th March 2021 1:35am Gold

Cast & crew

Steve Coogan Alan Partridge
Susannah Fielding Jennie Gresham
Felicity Montagu Lynn Benfield
Tim Key Simon Denton
Guest cast
Alex Dee Floor Manager
Seb Cardinal Tommy Chaucer
Andrew Stafford Re-enactment Alan
Adam Stevens Re-enactment Policeman
Nigel Doyle Arresting Officer
Bayo Gbadamosi Interpreter
Leke Adebayo African Chairman
Katy Wix Dr Susan Lyle
Joel Fry Phone In Caller (Voice)
Morwenna Banks Phone In Caller (Voice)
Rob Gibbons Phone In Caller (Voice)
Jamie Demetriou Phone In Caller (Voice)
Dan Skinner Phone In Caller (Voice)
Writing team
Steve Coogan Writer
Neil Gibbons Writer
Rob Gibbons Writer
Production team
Neil Gibbons Director
Rob Gibbons Director
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant 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


When translations go wrong...

Alan tries to conduct an interview via a translator.

Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), Bayo Gbadamosi (Interpreter) & Leke Adebayo (African Chairman).


Quite accountably, in the less than loved This Time With Alan Partridge, they saved the very worst for last. I'd retained hopes for this, and some of the format worked winningly, but as soon as his co-host, the wonderful Susannah Fielding, walked off set at the very start, it fell apart: Alan was just allowed to get nasty, which was never, ever, the point. I'd love to see Alan return. Just not with those writers.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 7th April 2019

After a slow start, this latest iteration of Coogan's cringe-worthy character has hit its stride in recent weeks, with the introduction of Alan's Irish doppelganger and a perfectly pitched #MeToo episode. Now comes a victory lap of a final episode where, in true Partridge tradition, everything goes even more wrong than usual, and Alan and Sidekick Simon are forced to present the show themselves. Plus, Alan re-enacts his traumatic recent encounter with the boys in blue.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 1st April 2019

This Time with Alan Partridge, final episode, review

This first series has been brilliant, and always witty and inventive.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 1st April 2019

Review This Time with Alan Partridge

As his loose lips land him in trouble with his co-host and the BBC's director general, could This Time be the last time for Partridge?

Sarah Carson, i Newspaper, 1st April 2019

This Time was the very best of Alan Partridge

From slapstick to quiet horror, Alan's return to the BBC secured his status as the vital, despicable saviour of us all.

Edward Tew, The Guardian, 1st April 2019

This Time with Alan Partridge finale review

Back to his worst.

Jasper Rees, The Arts Desk, 1st April 2019

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