New details are out about Steve Coogan’s latest iteration of his classic comedy character Alan Partridge.
BBC One will launch “This Time With Alan Partridge” later this year. The six-part series will see Partridge handed a career lifeline – the chance to temporarily stand in as co-host on evening weekday show “This Time”.
It will mark Alan’s first return to live television since his 1990s chat show “Knowing Me, Knowing You” which was cancelled after a guest was fatally shot on air.
Coogan will be joined in the series by Susannah Fielding (“Black Mirror”) as his female co-presenter Jennie Gresham and Tim Key as returning character Simon Denton. Coogan, Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons co-wrote the new season which the latter will direct.