TV Series | TV-MA | | Comedy
Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.
Amelia Bullmore (Sonja) travelled to Kiev to research Ukrainian accents. Originally, it was hoped that Peter Serafinowicz (Tex) would play Tomek, Sonja's boss in the café, but it was thought that the logistics of speaking, or pretending to speak Ukrainian, would be too complex.
Kiss my face!
Although Alan Partridge comes from Norwich in East Anglia, on occasion Steve Coogan's Manchester accent comes through in the character.
The initial BBC television broadcast of the first episode contained a sound clip of Joni Mitchell's song 'Big Yellow Taxi'. Due to music rights issues, this clip was removed from the VHS video versions. However, the BBC's initial release on DVD accidentally left the sound clip intact. This version was quickly withdrawn from sale and replaced by a 2 disc version with the sound clip correctly silenced.
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