In my opinion, Alan Partridge is one of, if not the, best British comedy character of all time. There have been multiple legends, from Basil Fawlty to Del Boy to Brian Potter and beyond, but there is just something about Partridge, and the wide range of formats he has been used in.
The best use of the character was in the sitcom style show “I’m Alan Partridge” which ran for two seasons, and remains one of the funniest shows every produced.
This time however, Steve Coogan returns to the role in a one off special where Alan attempts to repair his reputation by making a documentary about the class divide in Britain.
This is a perfect topic for Partridge’s particular obnoxious personality, and it makes for very entertaining viewing.
Rating = 4/5