Mid Morning Matters: Special Edition
The hugely popular online comedy series featuring Alan Partridge arrives on Sky Atlantic.
Those that think Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) is a has-been really need to do the maths. Broadcasting four hours a day, five days a week on North Norfolk Digital Radio – north Norfolk’s best music mix – Alan clocks up a whopping 20 hours on air a week. To put that into perspective, that’s eight times the output of The One Show. Impressive.
In this six-part series, viewers can watch the master at work as he broadcasts his daily radio show to literally hundreds of listeners. When it comes to the big topics of the day Alan’s always got his finger on the pulse, whether he’s discussing which condiment listeners would take with them to a desert island, or simply chatting to a young child about the use of lethal force.
Joining Alan for a regular dose of edgy banter and debate is his comedy sidekick Simon (Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tim Key). Together the pair also take a ‘sideways’ look at the news, with suitably amusing (and usually inappropriate) results.
Written by Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Armando Iannucci and Coogan himself, Mid Morning Matters offers a fresh window into the excruciatingly awkward world of Alan Partridge, reconfirming why he is considered one of British comedy’s most timeless characters.