The BBC's Alan Partridge Documentary Sounds Serious

By Gary Cutlack on at

Ahead of 2018's new series of Partridge, the BBC is producing a documentary looking at the creation and ongoing success of the character, in a film that looks like it's going to be... serious.

The BBC says the film -- to be called Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How And Whom? -- will look at Alan's "unprecedented cultural influence" on the nation, with contributions from Steve Coogan, the forthcoming series' writers and directors, and many of the actors who play supporting roles in the Partridge universe.

There should be some interesting material to enjoy even if everyone's taking it all very seriously indeed, as the BBC promises we'll see "...never-before-seen archive footage, including improv sessions, rehearsals and unseen outtakes" during the hour-long programme.

It's scheduled for broadcast on December 27, on BBC2. Alan will be seriously chuffed that it's not a BBC3 internet exclusive. [BBC]

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