Alan Partridge

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If the Johnson family had stuck to showbusiness like the Osmonds, Marx Brothers or von Trapp family, the world would be a better place. Yet the Tories, in their terror, have elevated a cavorting charlatan to the steps of Downing Street. Photograph: Reuters

Six years ago, the Cambridge historian Christopher Clark published a study of the outbreak of the first World War, titled The Sleepwalkers. Though Cla(...)

Baby Sussex: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry show off their son at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

And so it came to pass. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the newest British royal baby, was shown off this afternoon at Windsor Castle. As her hu(...)

Abandoned just before broadcast by Jennie, Partridge steered the ship straight onto the rocks

On the day of Alan Partridge’s final broadcast on the BBC in This Time With Alan Partridge (BBC One, Monday, 9.30pm) – perhaps, once again, for the ve(...)

John Cooney at an Ireland training session at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A book on John Charles McQuaid is where this John Cooney interview begins. Published in 1999, the Ruler of Catholic Ireland written by the Ulster scru(...)

Come Out Ye Black and Tans: the rabble-rouser was sung by The Wolfe Tones. Photograph: Terry Thorp

It has been swirling around the head for nearly a week. After decades of never hearing Come Out Ye Black and Tans, I’m going around humming it to myse(...)

Last night’s episode of the spoof magazine show featured Steve Coogan playing an Irish farmer named Martin Brennan. Screenshot: BBC

Once upon a time, the idea of hearing Come Out, Ye Black and Tans on primetime BBC One was unthinkable. However, that is precisely what came to pass o(...)

 Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge: Dozens of presenters on commercial local radio stations  are to lose their jobs, with hundreds more at risk. Photograph: Andy Seymour/BBC/PA

Like most British television comedy, This Time with Alan Partridge is anything but funny, it is a weary half-hour of obvious, laboured and inevit(...)

Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge with  co-host Jennie played by Susannah Fielding on This Time with Alan Partridge. Photograph: BBC/Baby Cow/Colin Hutton

When he punched the chief commissioning editor of the BBC live on air during a 1995 Christmas special, with his fist stuck inside a turkey like a raw (...)

Alan Partridge: clearing the air before presenting This Time. Photograph: Andy Seymour/BBC

Alan Partridge returns to the BBC tonight after more than two decades away – and he has emailed his 20,000 colleagues at the broadcaster to tell them (...)

Marcus Brigstocke, Sandi Bogle, Katie Piper, Jamie Laing and Penny Lancaster   in ‘Famous and Fighting Crime’. Photograph:  Channel 4

Channel 4 has reached the point in its programming Venn diagram where the popularity of their fly-on-the-wall documentaries has overlapped with viewer(...)

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