The BEST episodes of I'm Alan Partridge

Every episode of I'm Alan Partridge ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of I'm Alan Partridge!

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.

Last Updated: 9/17/2023Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Never Say Alan Again
219 votes

#1 - Never Say Alan Again

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/2/2002

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.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
Alan Wide Shut
208 votes

#2 - Alan Wide Shut

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/16/2002

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.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
The Colour of Alan
202 votes

#3 - The Colour of Alan

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2002

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.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
Watership Alan
277 votes

#4 - Watership Alan

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/1997

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.

A Room with an Alan
282 votes

#5 - A Room with an Alan

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/3/1997

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.

Towering Alan
229 votes

#6 - Towering Alan

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/1997

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

Alan Attraction
288 votes

#7 - Alan Attraction

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/10/1997

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

Basic Alan
234 votes

#8 - Basic Alan

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/24/1997

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

To Kill a Mocking Alan
270 votes

#9 - To Kill a Mocking Alan

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/1/1997

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

170 votes

#10 - Bravealan

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2002

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.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
The Talented Mr. Alan
234 votes

#11 - The Talented Mr. Alan

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2002

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".

Directors: Armando Iannucci
I Know What Alan Did Last Summer
188 votes

#12 - I Know What Alan Did Last Summer

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2002

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.

Directors: Armando Iannucci