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 2, Episode 1

This Time With Alan Partridge. Image shows from L to R: Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan), Jennie Gresham (Susannah Fielding), Sam Chatwin (Simon Farnaby). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Now the main man on BBC magazine show This Time, Alan is relishing his career Indian summer. However, with rumours of changes behind the scenes, he begins to wonder if his position might already be in jeopardy.

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Further details

Alan Partridge returns as co-host of BBC One magazine show This Time, relishing his career Indian summer and the chance to showcase his broadcasting chops to the nation every weekday evening.

But conscious of being left in the shadow of co-presenter Jennie and alert to potential changes behind the scenes, Alan grows ever more anxious about his place in the big time.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th April 2021
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 24th February 2023 12:00am Gold
Friday 24th February 2023 3:15am Gold
Saturday 1st April 2023 11:10pm Gold
Sunday 2nd April 2023 3:05am Gold
Thursday 6th April 2023 10:00pm Gold
Friday 5th May 2023 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 6th May 2023 2:30am Gold
Thursday 11th April 2024 1:10am Gold

Cast & crew

Steve Coogan Alan Partridge
Susannah Fielding Jennie Gresham
Felicity Montagu Lynn Benfield
Tim Key Simon Denton
Lolly Adefope Ruth Duggan
Guest cast
Alex Dee Floor Manager
Simon Farnaby Sam Chatwin
Leila Farzad Clarissa Hoskin
Simon Kunz Father Paul
Writing team
Steve Coogan Writer
Neil Gibbons Writer
Rob Gibbons Writer
Production team
Neil Gibbons Director
Rob Gibbons Director
Dave Lambert Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Neil Gibbons Executive Producer
Rob Gibbons Executive Producer
Rupert Majendie Executive Producer
Andrew Harvey Line Producer
Hannah Dunnell Post Production Producer
Robin Peters Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Amanda Monk Costume Designer
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Jane Maier Make-up Designer
Frances Hounsom (as Fran Hounsom) Make-up Designer
Martin Coogan Composer
John Ellis Composer
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director


Why monks love silence so much

Alan Partridge takes a moment out of his noisy and very successful life to try to understand why monks love silence so much.

Featuring: Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge) & Simon Kunz (Father Paul).


This Time With Alan Partridge review

In this new woke TV world, where he is constantly aware of what he's not allowed to say, Partridge's wings are clipped.

Ed Cumming, The Independent, 1st May 2021

This Time With Alan Partridge review

This Time With Alan Partridge (BBC One, Friday) returned for a second series, with our man in the smart-casual slacks thriving in a nightly live show/pile of piffle that's not a million miles away from The One Show. He should be delighted, but this is Alan P, with the P standing for Paranoid. He has sniffed the air and suspects change is coming. And it is not wearing driving gloves.

Alison Rowat, The Herald, 1st May 2021

This Time With Alan Partridge review

It's not exactly the most relaxing comedy to watch, but there are comic gems in the rich feast of awfulness.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 30th April 2021

This Time With Alan Partridge review

Welcome back, excruciating agony!

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 30th April 2021

This Time With Alan Partridge review

Finally, some agonising TV worth watching.

Rachael Sigee, i Newspaper, 30th April 2021

This Time With Alan Partridge review

Still an exquisite send up - but with a little too much Coogan.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 30th April 2021

This Time With Alan Partridge review

Another triumph of awkwardness for North Norfolk's iconic digital DJ as modern mores threaten to topple this king of chat.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 30th April 2021

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