Alan Partridge: Nomad
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a b Christie, Janet (7 May 2022). "Steve Coogan brings Alan Partridge to Scotland with a Stratagem for living our lives". The Scotsman . Retrieved 9 May 2022. The latest volume of Alan Partridge’s memoirs – following 2011’s I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan – is portentously prefaced with a definition of the title: The main trait of Alan Partridge is how oblivious he is to him own shortcomings, and how he is able to convince himself that life is working in his favour. It could have been easy to write a book from his perspective that simply told the tale of him somehow doing everything right. But the authors manage to show the reality as well, filtered through the character’s justifications.
It's no surprise to find that one of the nation's most underrated broadcasters has managed to produce another literary classic. A third Partridge memoir, Big Beacon, covering Partridge's return to television and his experience restoring a lighthouse, was published on 12 October 2023. The Times gave it a positive review, praising its "skilfully terrible writing".  Character [ edit ] A mural of Alan Partridge on the Hollywood Cinema in Norwich, where Alpha Papa premiered in 2013 In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew – it’s called Britain – intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. There aren't many comic actors who have grown into their characters the way Steve Coogan has grown into Alan Partridge. When Partridge first appeared in On The Hour in 1991, he was a sort of generic parody of sports presenters, mashed increasingly with a nightmarish caricature of Richard Madeley. (Anyone who has met Madeley will be able to tell you that he basically is Alan Partridge.) Then, Steve Coogan was a 26-year-old playing a middle-aged man. Now, he's 52 himself, and has more or less resigned himself to inhabiting the character with alarming verisimilitude.
a b Huddleston, Tom (1 August 2013). "Armando Iannucci interview - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - Time Out Film". Time Out . Retrieved 17 February 2014. However, by 1997 he was fired from the corporation for punching the then chief commissioning editor in the face with a stuffed partridge, and spent several years in the wilderness of commercial local radio, presenting the graveyard shift on Radio Norwich. In more recent years, following a successful autobiography, he has transformed himself into a chronicler of British life in documentaries and print. Husband, Stuart (5 August 2013). "Alan Partridge: the 'A-ha!' moments". The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 14 September 2015.People have always asked me, why do you hate Edmonds? (1) It makes me laugh. Ha! (2) I don’t hate Edmonds. I don’t give a shit about Edmonds. I hate the things he does, sure. I hate the way he behaves. I hate his personality and his appearance. But hate Edmonds himself ? No, sir. Wouldn’t give him the satisfaction. a b c Currie, Tom (7 May 2014). "Characters We Love To Hate, ALAN PARTRIDGE". Mandatory. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015 . Retrieved 14 September 2015. a b "Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich". BBC News. 24 September 2020 . Retrieved 24 September 2020.