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‘We've had a love-hate relationship’: Steve Coogan on bringing Alan Partridge back to the BBC

Today 16:20 GMT

A quarter of a century after Coogan’s clueless sports reporter turned broadcasting pariah, Alan Partridge, made his screen debut on The Day Today, he is returning to the BBC in This Time With Alan Partridge.

His creator explains why a divided nation needs him more than ever. Steve Coogan was out for a meal last night, and this morning, while we talk on the phone, Twitter is lighting up with excited chat about his dinner companions.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte