Alan Partridge for Sky Atlantic
May 18, 2012
Comedian Steve Coogan’s most famous creation, Norfolk radio DJ Alan Partridge, is jumping ship to Sky.
Coogan will star as Partridge in two new one-hour specials as well as a TV adaptation of his online series, Mid Morning Matters. The shows will appear on Sky Atlantic as part of an output deal with Coogan’s production company, Baby Cow.
The BBC has been the home of Partridge since he started out reading the sports news on BBC Radio 4’s On The Hour in 1991. The last series of I’m Alan Partridge aired on BBC2 in 2002.
Coogan’s Sky Atlantic deal also includes Welcome to the Places of my Life, which will see Partridge take viewers on a tour of his home county, Norfolk. A second Partridge special will feature the DJ being interviewed for a local book club.