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Alan’s childhood nemesis Steven McCombe now works as a forklift truck driver.
Alan News

News: 20-04-2005 ­ Alan The Movie
Quite a bit of Partridge excitement was generated when word of an Alan Movie was announced on BBC News. There were no details, just a confirmation that a project was being developed.

News: 08-03-2005 ­ Alan wows the Comic Relief crowds
Alan, who hasn't been seen on our screens for some time, turned up twice during the live TV fund-raising event: Comic Relief. Wearing a technicolour blazer, the master of chat met the now grown-up Milky Bar Kid (Jonathan Pearce). During his appearence Alan revealed he has a sister who is depressed and he once tried to kiss Barbara Dickson in a lift.

News: 2003 to 2005 ­ Alan Officially Goes A Bit Quiet
As far as we know, life continues to plod along for Alan at Radio Norwich. We feel sure we haven't seen the last of him and hope he makes a return to our screens very soon.

News: 12-11-2003 ­ British Comedy Awards Nominations
I'm Alan Partridge has received three nominations at this year's British Comedy Awards. Steve Coogan and Felicity Montagu are up for Best Actor and Best Actress, while I'm Alan Partridge is in the running for the prestigious Best TV Comedy award. The ceremony takes place on December 10th.

News: 10-11-2003 ­ I'm Alan Partridge Series 2 DVD
Series 2 of I'm Alan Partridge is now available from the BBC Shop and all the usual retailers. It contains the entire series along with the documentary special Anglian Lives, deleted scenes and a cast commentary. Back of the net!

News: 20-10-2003 ­ Knowing Me, Knowing You, Knowing Yule DVD
The complete series of Knowing Me, Knowing You (plus the Christmas special) has been released on DVD. It's available from the BBC Shop and all the usual retailers.

News: 20-03-2003 ­ Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge
A documentary about the life and career of Alan Partridge is to be aired. Find out more and watch an exclusive clip.

News: 04-12-2002 ­ Alan To Bow Out Shock!
Coogan claims it's time to say goodbye to Alan....
Please follow this link to our comedy news service for details.

News: 03-12-2002 ­ Alan Holiday Prize Annoys Councillor got in the papers this week....
The Telegraph on Monday and the Daily Mirror on Tuesday ran articles about our prize of a holiday for two on the Norfolk Riviera (Hunstanton). And why not? It's a great prize. Sadly Charlse Joyce, a Norfolk County councillor, doesn't see it that way. He thinks the Partridge mythology is bad for the image of the area. The Mirror claims Joyce has invited Partridge to visit the area. But wait a minute, is he confusing a fictional TV character with real life? Surely only a 'backwater yokel' would make such a gaff.

News: 02-12-2002 ­ ALAN DVD Secret Bit
How to Find that DVD Egg....
Many an Alan fan will have bought the I'm Alan Partridge DVD (with the phenomenally bad sleeve design). There were going to be 2 secret extras, one per disc. Sadly the egg on disc one was dropped at the last minute - but the egg on disc two remains. Here's how to access it...

From the disc two menu select Optional Alan. On your handset press UP then LEFT. The word TW*T should appear in a graffiti style once seen on Alan's Rover. Select this naughty word and you get your egg.

News: 20-11-2002 ­ Canned Laughter Controversy
Armando Iannucci Responds.
The I'm Alan Partridge producer and co-writer apologised for any loss of enjoyment caused by the laughter track on the new series, when he appeared on Nicky Campbell's Radio Five Live show.

'It's not canned laughter. We recorded it in front of a studio audience. If anything, I tried to tone it down. If Steve blows his nose there is a round of applause. I can't say, "Can you not laugh at this?" or "Can you laugh a little bit less at that?" The first series also had the laughter as well.'

Iannucci identified comparisons with The Office, which was shown prior to I'm Alan Partridge, and pointed out their differences.

'If we wanted to make The Office we would have made another series of The Office but it's a different world. The Office is very real whereas Alan is very grotesque - Steve calls him uber-real. He is not someone we all know and can identify with in the same way you can with David Brent.'

'Maybe following on from The Office people were expecting more of the same. But there is a laughter track on Blackadder, and Morecambe and Wise wasn't spoiled by the intrusive inclusion of a laughter track.'

News: 15-11-2002 ­ Don't Look Back in Alan
When Coogan met Gallagher.
According to, Steve Coogan recently told US chat show host Conan O'Brian of his night of debauchery with Oasis wild man Liam Gallagher:

'It was a very drunken night. We were in a posh converted castle and went down in the dungeon, where there was a bar. There was a woman who asked Liam 'Would you get up and sing for us?' He wouldn't but he told me to get up and sing, so I did Wind Beneath My Wings.'

'The next thing I remember was waking up on top of the bed with him. I've felt a bit funny about it ever since.'

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News: 24-10-2002 ­ I'm Alan Partridge
I'm Alan Partridge gets its much anticipated DVD release on the 18th November.
There will be exclusive commentaries from Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Peter Baynham (co-writers of the series). There is commentary too from the star of the show, Alan Partridge, with some input from dependable personal assistant Lynn.
This Partridge site will be filling you in on the hidden DVD eggs upon release - so check back then.

News: 17-10-2002 ­ Norwich Splity
Partridge fans may laugh at this marital off-side. 'Til Ref Do Us Part' for one fan of Norwich City Football Club.

News: 04-09-2002
We have Alan News & Pictures, info on Alan's new girlfriend and a press release from Alan himself.

News: 22-07-2002
We asked BBC Worldwide about the release/withdrawal of I'm Alan Partridge on DVD. This was their official statement:

'BBC Worldwide is committed to producing only the very best quality products. Our range of DVD releases have set the standard in re-mastering and added value in the television market,' said Stuart Snaith, Director - Video and Sponsorship.

Since the release of the ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ DVD, we have regrettably encountered a problem with clearances on this disc and have subsequently recalled this product. An enhanced version of the DVD will be released next year (2003).

new pic of Alan
New series of 'I'm Alan Partridge' - This is the most recent (July 2002) publicity picture we've been able to get hold of. Alan is looking visibly older and seems to be sporting a little bit of a mullet.

We've also heard Alan has somehow acquired a girlfriend. We look forward to finding out who she is and where she's from. More as we get it.

the life of Alan
Boy to man.
Those crucial early influences.

On the Hour
Alan's big broadcasting break.

The Day Today
"This is sports desk with me, Alan Partridge."
Knowing Me, Knowing You (Radio)
A chat legend is born.
Knowing Me, Knowing You (TV)
Alan gets his own TV show at last.
I'm Alan Partridge
182 days in the Linton Travel Tavern.
The Wilderness Years
Where did Alan go?
I'm Alan Partridge - series two
Alan bounces back.
Alan News
The latest developments in Alan's career.
Alan for sale
Many of Alan's broadcasts are available in the shops.

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