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28 October 2014
Alan Partridge

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Alan used to have a recurring dream in which he was an owl that could emit pellets.
boy to man
Alan grew up in Norwich, where he had a troubled childhood. He was bullied at school, especially by a boy called Steven McCombe.
Alan spent a great deal of his young life walking alone in the woods near Swaffham. There he practised bird calls.

Norwich City
One day at school the headmaster entered Alan's classroom. He announced that some bright pupil had won an essay writing competition. That pupil was Alan Partridge. The subject of the essay? Sport!

Alan grew into a man in 'Naughty Norwich,' attending East Anglia Polytechnic. One of the highlights of this time was following touring mega-rock combo, Wings.

Another huge musical influence on the young Alan was of course the Swedish group ABBA. Alan admired the band so much that he named his chat show after one of their songs ('Knowing Me, Knowing You'). He also named his son Fernando.

    On to Alan's big broadcasting break. » »
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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