This Time with Alan Partridge

This Time with Alan Partridge

Series 1 - Episode 2

Saturday 8pm - 8:30pm BBC Entertainment
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Fri 4 Dec, 10:40pm - 11:10pm BBC Entertainment
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Look out everyone: Alan’s going off-script… “Guys – do you mind if I speak from the heart?” he says, tossing his studio cue cards away as he delivers a tribute to This Time’s recently departed presenter John Baskell. He wasn’t a candle in the wind, Alan tells us: “John was bigger than a mere candle, it seems to me that he lived his life like an oil rig flare stack in a North Sea gale.”

Alan is getting dangerously into his stride as co-presenter. He’s indulging old habits of going off at tangents (“There’s a shuttlecock up there!” he tells Britain, gazing up at the studio lighting rig) and misjudged editorialising. Look out for his take on the Peasants’ Revolt: “The execution of the ringleaders served as a timely reminder that laws are there for a reason.” Surely this can’t end well?


The veteran radio and TV presenter and the team host a special show dedicated to the memory of a much-cherished broadcaster. With viewers in shock, it falls to Alan to handle this delicate situation as only he can. But one man's loss is another's opportunity. Comedy written by Rob and Neil Gibbons and star Steve Coogan, with Susannah Fielding as co-host Jennie Gresham, Felicity Montagu as Alan's long-suffering assistant Lynn and Tim Key as his comedy sidekick Simon, with a guest appearance by Simon Farnaby.

Cast & Crew

Alan Partridge Steve Coogan
Jennie Gresham Susannah Fielding
Lynn Benfield Felicity Montagu
Simon Denton Tim Key
John Baskell Peter Wight
Sam Chatwin Simon Farnaby
Annie Angela Curran
Ted Bill Fellows
Old lady Ninette Finch
Director Neil Gibbons
Director Rob Gibbons
Producer Ted Dowd
Writer Steve Coogan
Writer Neil Gibbons
Writer Rob Gibbons
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