The Best Episodes of I'm Alan Partridge

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2018

This classic BBC comedy comes courtesy of Steve Coogan. Alan is a fictional self-obsessed DJ who has had several TV jobs in the past (including chat show 'Knowing Me Knowing You') and has failed to bounce back from his long dead career. Each episode normally sees Alan resorting to embarrassing anecdotes, insulting someone without noticing and failing to revive his career.

To Kill a Mocking Alan

#1 - To Kill a Mocking Alan

Season 1 - Episode 5

Alan creates a Sunday-afternoon version of his radio show, inviting some executives from Irish TV to witness the production at the travel tavern.

star 8.27
96 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Watership Alan

#2 - Watership Alan

Season 1 - Episode 3

Just as he is ready to be the presenter of a boating promotional video, Alan manages to insult Norfolk's farmers on his radio show.

star 8.25
106 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Brave Alan

#3 - Brave Alan

Season 2 - Episode 3

Alan makes a new friend at the BP garage, Dan, with whom he shares much in common. Dan asks Alan to present a prize at the Norfolk Bravery Awards, where Sonja is hopeful to try some of her practical jokes.

star 8.22
90 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Basic Alan

#4 - Basic Alan

Season 1 - Episode 4

Since Alan is the only weekend guest at the hotel, the manager of the Linton Travel Tavern decides to close it for renovations.

star 8.19
94 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
A Room with an Alan

#5 - A Room with an Alan

Season 1 - Episode 1

Divorced radio personality Alan Partridge lives in a travel tavern and presents the early-morning show on Radio Norwich. After viewing a five-bedroom house with his P.A., Lynne, Alan has a meeting with the BBC chief commissioner to determine if he is to be given a second series.

star 8.10
133 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Alan Wide Shut

#6 - Alan Wide Shut

Season 2 - Episode 6

Alan's house is finally ready and Sonja is angling to cohabitate. Meanwhile, Alan's book is unsuccessful and is to be pulped. Alan can't stop the flashbacks of the painful days when he ate four Toblerones and drove to Dundee in bare feet.

star 8.09
70 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
The Talented Mr. Alan

#7 - The Talented Mr. Alan

Season 2 - Episode 1

Alan's back and life is on the upswing: he's got the third-best slot on Radio Norwich, a girlfriend and a Lexus. While at the garage, Alan meets a former teacher, who is persuaded to let Alan give a talk at school about how he has "bounced back".

star 8.08
95 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Never Say Alan Again

#8 - Never Say Alan Again

Season 2 - Episode 4

Alan plans a "Bond-athon" for the bank holiday weekend with Michael, but the plans are jeopardized when Alan discovers that Michael has befriended a man who likes American things. Meanwhile, Lynn makes a visit to her mother's grave on the first anniversary of her death.

star 8.08
76 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Alan Attraction

#9 - Alan Attraction

Season 1 - Episode 2

When Alan is told he must sack his entire staff to stay afloat, he diverts himself by spending the day with trashy secretary Jill.

star 8.07
116 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
I Know What Alan Did Last Summer

#10 - I Know What Alan Did Last Summer

Season 2 - Episode 5

Alan is visited by Inland Revenue and is worried about a receipt for a Christmas gift. Meanwhile, he tries to convince Sonja that he is indeed friends with Bono.

star 7.99
77 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
The Colour of Alan

#11 - The Colour of Alan

Season 2 - Episode 2

Alan is asked to present a sales conference for Dante's fireplaces of Reading, while Michael stays at the unfinished house after someone steals his front door.

star 7.98
91 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci
Towering Alan

#12 - Towering Alan

Season 1 - Episode 6

New developments at the BBC give Alan hope that he may be able to return to TV.

star 7.93
86 votes
Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci