BBC's This Time with Alan Partridge is coming back for second series

BBC's This Time with Alan Partridge is coming back for second series

12/22/2020

This Time with Alan Partridge series 2 FIRST LOOK: Steve Coogan and Susannah Fielding strike a pose in front of the BBC ahead of show’s return in 2021

He confirmed he was writing the second series back in September.

And a first look image at the upcoming season of This Time with Alan Partridge has now been revealed, showing Steve Coogan reprising his hilarious TV host role.

The comedian, 55, will return alongside co-star Susannah Fielding, 35, and try to maintain his presenting gig on the spoof BBC show.

He’s back! Steve Coogan and Susannah Fielding looked every inch their confident TV host characters in a first look snap from the upcoming series two of This Time with Alan Partridge

Now established as This Time’s co-presenter, the series follows Alan on air and off as he tries to cling on to his position, in the face of behind-the-scenes upheaval.

Alan will also face his fears that his relevance is dwindling during the hilarious show which is loosely based on The One Show. 

In a first look image of the second series, which will be released in 2021, Alan is seen crossing his arms as he strikes a confident pose outside of Broadcasting House. 

Susannah, who plays Jennie Gresham, also stares into the distance as she rocks a long beige jacket and red lipstick.  

Plot: Now established as This Time’s co-host, the series follows Alan on air and off as he tries to cling on to his position, in the face of behind-the-scenes upheaval (pictured in series one)

The acting duo were seen filming the show in London at the start of December, with Susannah wearing the same jacket as she’s seen wearing in the first promo shot. 

Comedian Steve, 55, confirmed the popular show will return next year, telling Digital Spy in September: ‘We’re in the middle of writing another series of This Time.

‘We’re shooting at the end of the year. We’re scrambling to get it together. It will be broadcast next spring, sometime.’

Throwback: The hilarious BBC spoof show is loosely based on The One Show (pictured together with Jonathan Watson in series one)

This Time with Alan Partridge, which is loosely based on The One Show, sees the beloved TV character bounce back from his on-air mishap and land a plum presenting role on a prime-time chat show 

Speaking on podcast, WTF with Marc Maron last year, actor Steve, 55, detailed the premise of the programme, which explores issues including the #MeToo movement as he attempts to get ‘on message.’  

The thespian said: ‘What we do is we have him trying to jump on the bandwagon and say, you know, he says ”Hey! I’ve made mistakes, I’ve stood on the side of the sidewalk and slow hand-clapped while I watch a woman try to parallel park, you know, and I feel bad about that. And now if I saw a woman doing it now, I would shout instructions.”

Patience: Speaking in September Steve said: ‘We’re scrambling to get it together. It will be broadcast next spring, sometime’ (pictured in series one)

‘He’s sometimes ignorant and prejudiced but he tries to do the right thing. Early on we made him too predictably conservative a bit like shooting fish in a barrel – a caricature. 

‘Whereas now we do him as someone who realises that he’s got to get on message. He’s struggling to do the thing he’s supposed to.’ 

The show has been co-written by twin brothers Neil and Rob Gibbons, who are the also the directors. 

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