Alan Partridge - A Broadcasting Legend
Alan Gordon Partridge is Norwich's favourite chat show host. He first appeared in 1991 on the Radio 4 show 'On The Hour' as a sports reporter. In 1994 he was a sports reporter and commentator on TV’s 'The Day Today', which spawned his very own chat show 'Knowing Me, Knowing You …. With Alan Partridge'.
After accidentally killing one of his guests, he then hosted the graveyard shift on Radio Norwich from 4.30 am to 7.00 am with a show imaginatively entitled "Up With The Partridge", living at the Linton Travel Lodge Hotel.
In 'I'm Alan Partridge' in 1997, Alan tried to rebuild his career on Radio Norwich with his devoted P.A., Lynne, ready for his return to celebrity status. In 2002, in series 2, Alan ‘bounced back’ by getting the third best slot on the radio station. He wrote an autobiography and gained a 33 year-old girlfriend called Sonja.
The Times newspaper described him as 'a breath of fetid air, altogether reprehensible and brilliantly British'.
Alan Partridge rose as a presenter from radio to TV and back again. There are lots of interesting facts and clips for you to enjoy here.Alan Partridge Information Page
While living at the Linton Travel Tavern, Alan entertains himself by dressing as a zombie to surprise the staff.See more Comedy Pranks and Surprises
Alan has been divorced by his wife and ends up living in the Linton Travel Tavern. Here we see him imagining himself performing a lap dance for the BBC's Director of Programming.Shimmy your way through more Comedy Dancing clips
Former TV host Alan has little choice but to take a job at Norwich radio while he attempts to rebuild his television career. In this excerpt he falls foul of a protest by farmers during a shoot on the Norfolk Broads.See more of the finest Slapstick Comedy
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