Alan Partridge returns in first pic from latest BBC documentary

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20 May 2024, 11:04

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge

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Alan Partridge has been celebrating his return to TV while filming for his new BBC documentary series.

The BBC comic character, portrayed earnestly by Steve Coogan, will be gracing our screens once more in a new show named And Did Those Feet… with Alan Patridge.

The series will follow Alan as he settles back into life in Norfolk after a year working in Saudi Arabia, but as the documentary series’ synopsis teases: “the adjustment has left him with a deep sense of unease. Seeing himself and his homeland anew, there are pressing and frankly glaring questions he’d like to ask of himself and, on behalf of himself, of the country."



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The show synopsis continues: “One of the first - if not the first - documentary to address the issue of mental wellness, the six-part series follows the revered and beloved broadcaster on a quest to understand what’s going on, with Britain’s minds and his own."

The show reportedly aims to make a statement “that will create shockwaves” as its lead star vulnerably will admit: "’I’m Alan Partridge, and I’m not OK.’” Partridge is set to write, present and produce the series, and he will also direct the show.

Speaking about the filming for And Did Those Feet which began in the South of England last week, Alan shared today (20th May) alongside an official photo of the series: “I’m delighted to follow the Daily Mail’s exclusive coverage of filming and their gallery of paparazzi-style images with my own press release more or less confirming the details they’ve announced. All best, Alan.”

The show’s producer Baby Cow’s CEO Sarah Monteith added: “Baby Cow are delighted to present all new Alan Partridge for BBC One. Broadcaster, Prodigal Son, National Treasure – he’s everything we need right now.”

Meanwhile, the BBC’s director of comedy commissioning commented: “Steve Coogan and Neil & Rob Gibbons have done it again. This look into the state of the nation (and Alan’s own psyche) through a unique lens – that of Alan Partridge – promises to further bolster the already iconic repertoire of the most legendary comedy character in the UK. This series will firmly cement Alan Partridge as a national treasure.”

And Did Those Feet… with Alan Partridge will air on the BBC in the near future.