TFI Friday - Netflix

Posted by Editor on Fri 31 May 2019

Chris Evans' seminal entertainment show returns.

TFI Friday - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1996-02-09

TFI Friday - Alan Partridge - Netflix

Alan Gordon Partridge is a character portrayed by English actor and comedian Steve Coogan. A parody of British television personalities, Partridge is a tactless and inept television and radio presenter who often insults his guests and whose inflated sense of celebrity drives him to treachery and shameless self-promotion. Coogan described Partridge as a Little Englander, with right-wing values and poor taste. Partridge was created by Coogan and Armando Iannucci for the 1991 BBC Radio 4 comedy programme On the Hour, a spoof of British current affairs broadcasting, as the show's sports presenter. In 1992, Partridge hosted a spin-off Radio 4 spoof chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge. On the Hour transferred to television as The Day Today in 1994, followed by Knowing Me, Knowing You later that year. In 1997, Coogan starred as Partridge in a BBC sitcom, I'm Alan Partridge, written by Coogan, Iannucci and Peter Baynham, following Partridge's life working for a small radio station and living in a roadside hotel. It earned two BAFTAs and was followed by a second series in 2002. Partridge returned in 2010 with a series of shorts, Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, written by Coogan with Rob and Neil Gibbons, who have cowritten every Partridge product since. It was followed by a bestselling spoof autobiography, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan (2011), a successful feature film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013), several TV specials, and a second series of Mid Morning Matters (2016). Critics have praised Alan Partridge's complexity, realism and pathos. Vanity Fair called him a British “national treasure” and the Guardian described him as “one of the greatest and most beloved comic creations of the last few decades”. The character has been credited with influencing cringe comedies such as The Inbetweeners, Nighty Night and Peep Show.

TFI Friday - Appearances - Netflix

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TFI Friday - References - Netflix