The Best Episodes of Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018

After eight years of silence, Steve Coogan has resurrected his most enduring comic creation, the haplessly inept broadcaster Alan Partridge. But a-ha, as Partridge would inevitably say at this point, there’s a twist. He isn’t returning in a TV series, but online in a dozen stand-alone 11-minute films, commissioned and sponsored by the lager brand Foster’s

Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10

Alan and Simon are joined in the studio by Daniel, who has made a lot of money on the internet.

star 8.86
28 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Episode 11

#2 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11

Alan talks to an agony aunt and takes a shine to his new sidekick.

star 8.52
31 votes
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

Alan co-hosts North Norfolk Digital's breakfast show.

star 8.34
35 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Episode 12

#4 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12

Alan jokes about vampires with Zoe whilst admiring her.

star 8.31
26 votes
Episode 9

#5 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9

Alan fails to be nice to some young callers, and gets more than he bargained for when he chats to an ex-special forces soldier.

star 8.26
36 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Blackbird + Gangster

#6 - Blackbird + Gangster

Season 2 - Episode 3

Alan invites folk musician Blackbird Goodbrook into the studio, before getting real with a reformed young offender turned youth leader.

star 8.19
54 votes
Grundy + Snow

#7 - Grundy + Snow

Season 2 - Episode 6

In an uncharacteristically self-deprecating move, Alan nominates himself as "Berk of the Week".

star 8.16
56 votes
Episode 5

#8 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Alan talks about Japanese food; attempts to book a cinema ticket; reads a sad moving real-life story from a listener; and is stitched-up by a rival radio station. Alan Francis plays Orbital Digital's Craig Kielty.

star 8.13
45 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Episode 7

#9 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

There's tension in the studio because Sidekick Simon has been a guest on a rival show. Also in this episode, Alan eats an orange, an air rifle audio game, and Alan interviews himself.

star 8.13
32 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Episode 6

#10 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

Alan gives us his impression of a partridge bird, a discussion about what car Cromwell would drive, Simon annoys Alan, and what is the best thing in the world?

star 8.09
46 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Book Club + Dave Clifton

#11 - Book Club + Dave Clifton

Season 2 - Episode 2

Alan hosts the first multimedia, radio-based book club in East Anglia. Also, a charity drive runs into difficulty when a reformed drug addict is too cheerful.

star 8.03
58 votes
Foxhunter + Radio Play

#12 - Foxhunter + Radio Play

Season 2 - Episode 1

The incomparable Alan Partridge returns for a second series of North Norfolk's favourite radio show. Alan tries his hand at producing a quality radio drama.

star 8.01
79 votes
Jasper + Chef

#13 - Jasper + Chef

Season 2 - Episode 4

Alan is joined in the studio by a controversial and outspoken author promoting his latest book

star 8.00
56 votes
Episode 4

#14 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Alan tussles with a newsreader and samples some British wine. With Rosie Cavaliero as the wine expert.

star 8.00
51 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Episode 1

#15 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Alan talks condiments with his listeners and welcomes Jim Jones to the studio to talk about his health campaign "On your bike".

star 7.93
84 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Massage + Royal Visit

#16 - Massage + Royal Visit

Season 2 - Episode 5

Alan slows things down for a very mellow edition of Mid Morning Matters, and enjoys a massage live on air.

star 7.74
46 votes
Episode 2

#17 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Alan rounds up this weeks news with "Sidekick Simon" and delves into his family history with "Who does Alan think Alan is?".

star 7.73
78 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Episode 3

#18 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

This week Alan is searching for the listeners' favourite Norfolk person, and his tea tastes of chicken.

star 7.68
57 votes
Writers: Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci