Alan Partridge: Every TV Show And Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

Needless to say we had the last laugh.


Alan Partridge is back on the BBC and it's a long overdue homecoming.

In-universe it's been 24 years since his disastrous Christmas special left his chat show without a second series and its host nursing a long-standing grudge with both Auntie Beeb and the whole city of London. But even in the real world there hasn't been a Partridge series on regular free-to-view TV in 17 years, so it feels good to have the iconic comedy creation back where he belongs.

Partridge hasn't been idle in the intervening years, though. No, he's shown up online and on Sky Atlantic, as well as live on stage for a 2009 tour, has published two "autobiographies", and got his own movie with 2013's Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Not bad for a relatively two-dimensional character from a 1991 radio show.

But how does Norwich's most famous son's latest broadcasting venture - One Show-style magazine series This Time - stack up next to his past work? Is it textbook Alan or will it lead to a downward spiral that leaves him driving to Dundee barefoot after over-indulging on the Toblerone again?

Let's take a Partrimilgrimage back through Alans past and find out.


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