BBC One Sets February Premiere Date For ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’
Alan Partridge returns this February BBC One has announced, in ‘This Time with Alan Partridge‘.
Alan is handed a career lifeline – the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, a weekday magazine show. But can he capitalise on the opportunity?
Due to the sudden illness of its regular host, BBC One magazine show This Time welcomes Alan Partridge as its guest presenter. A chance for the consummate broadcaster to flit effortlessly between seal pups, hand washing and cyberterrorism.
This marks his first return to live television since his 90s chat show ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ was cancelled after a guest was fatally shot on air. ‘This Time’ is the perfect shop window for a man of Alan’s gravitas and will, or should, see him finally recognised as one of the heavyweight broadcasters of his era.
The show itself is a heady mix of consumer affairs, current affairs, viewer interaction, highbrow interview and lightweight froth; very much the sweet spots for a man whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday local radio. And with an array of diverse subjects on the agenda, it promises the perfect fit for a man whose broadcasting style has been described as “equidistant between chitchat and analysis.”
Joining Steve Coogan on the sofa will be Susannah Fielding (‘The Great Indoors’, ‘I Want My Wife Back’) as his female co-presenter Jennie Gresham, and Tim Key (‘Gap Year’, ‘Detectorists’, ‘Mid Morning Matters’) as Simon “formerly Sidekick Simon” Denton.
‘This Time with Alan Partridge‘ Season 1 premieres Monday, 25th February 2019 at 9.30pm.
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