Steve Coogan confirms when new Alan Partridge show will air
8 January 2019, 15:31 | Updated: 9 January 2019, 13:45
This Time With Alan Partridge will see Steve Coogan's popular character return to our TV screens to host a magazine show.
Steve Coogan has revealed that the new Alan Partridge show will air next month and spoken to Radio X about its details.
In 2018 it was confirmed that This Time With Alan Partridge would see Coogan's famous character given a lifeline when he becomes the host of a cheesy magazine show called This Time.
Coogan has now revealed that the series will air on the BBC in February this year.
Watch him speak to Chris Moyles above.
Speaking on the WTF podcast earlier this week about what to expect from the series, Coogan teased that Partridge would display some change and growth, but will still miss the mark.
“What we do is we have him trying to jump on the bandwagon and say, you know, he says ‘Hey! I’ve made mistakes, I’ve stood on the side of the sidewalk and slow hand-clapped while I watch a woman try to parallel park, you know, and I feel bad about that. And now if I saw a woman doing it now, I would shout instructions’,” said Coogan.
He continued: “He’s sometimes ignorant and prejudiced but he tries to do the right thing. Early on we made him too predictably conservative a bit like shooting fish in a barrel – a caricature. Whereas now we do him as someone who realises that he’s got to get on message. He’s struggling to do the thing he’s supposed to.”
The Stan & Ollie actor also said there is set to be a Me Too episode in the series, which leads to some classic awkward moments for his character.
“You’re not sanctioning or agreeing with what he’s saying, you’re saying ‘this guy gets things wrong’ so you have licence to do it.”
Watch Steve Coogan and John C Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in Stan & Ollie trailer: