BBC comedy series This Time with Alan Partridge sees the Steve Coogan character rescued from the obscurity of North Norfolk Digital’s Mid Morning Matters radio show, as the broadcaster is handed a career lifeline in the form of a temporary stand-in co-host role on a weekday television magazine show called This Time.
This Time with Alan Partridge Cast List – 2019 TV Series
Character Name – Actor – (Previous Work)
Alan Partridge – Steve Coogan – (Stan & Ollie, Happyish)
Jennie Gresham – Susannah Fielding – (High & Dry, The Great Indoors)
Simon Denton – Tim Key – (Pls Like, Gap Year)
Lynn Benfield – Felicity Montagu – (Sally4Ever, Vanity Fair)
Alice Fluck – Cariad Lloyd – (Murder in Successville, I Want My Wife Back)
Ruth Duggan – Lolly Adefope (Miracle Workers, Shrill)
Jean Chaudhary – Priyanga Burford (Press, W1A)
Hactivist – Liam Williams (Year Friends, Pls Like)
When does the series start?
Episode 1 will air at 9:30pm on Monday 25 February, 2019 on BBC1, with catch-up available on BBC iPlayer.
What’s the show about?
This Time is a bit of a parody of UK magazine TV programmes like This Morning and The One Show, inviting guests in to talk about a very wide range of subjects, some of which are not exactly fascinating. We see the show both how viewers would, as well as from a behind the scenes point of view. Alan’s co-host Jennie Gresham appears to know or care little about him, but is still happy to steal his jokes. Also joining Alan in the studio is ‘Sidekick’ Simon Denton, who now takes on the role of a social media correspondent who knows nothing about the platform and can’t even work the technology.
How many episodes of This Time with Alan Partridge will there be?
Series 1 is set to be broadcast over six episodes of 30 minutes in length. There have currently been no announcements of whether or not a second season has been ordered. This will likely be effected by the success of the first series and how inspired Steve Coogan feels to co-write and star in another season.