The BEST Episodes of Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2020

After an unsuccessful attempt at a career in television, Alan Partridge returns home to present a daily radio show on North Norfolk Digital. Along with Simon, he delivers the day's news, traffic information and banter.

Alan Partridge: Out of the Box Thinker

#1 - Alan Partridge: Out of the Box Thinker

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 25, 2011

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

star 8.79
142 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Agony Alan

#2 - Agony Alan

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 4, 2011

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

star 8.73
144 votes
North Norfolk Today with Eddie Shepherd and Terri Cohen

#3 - North Norfolk Today with Eddie Shepherd and Terri Cohen

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 18, 2011

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 8.27
149 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Alan's Sad Story

#4 - Alan's Sad Story

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 26, 2010

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 8.22
134 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Who Does Alan Think Alan Is?

#5 - Who Does Alan Think Alan Is?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 12, 2010

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

star 8.18
169 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Wine

#6 - Wine

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 26, 2010

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

star 8.14
138 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Focus on Cycling

#7 - Focus on Cycling

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 5, 2010

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

star 8.13
203 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Gangster

#8 - Gangster

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

Alan gets real with a reformed young offender turned youth leader.

star 8.08
63 votes
Tora Bora Alan

#9 - Tora Bora Alan

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 11, 2011

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

star 8.07
147 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Book Club

#10 - Book Club

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 23, 2016

Alan hosts the first multimedia, radio-based book club in East Anglia.

star 8.06
66 votes
The Man with the Child in His Eyes

#11 - The Man with the Child in His Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 11, 2011

Alan jokes about vampires with Zoe whilst admiring her.

star 8.06
139 votes
Simply the Best of Norfolk

#12 - Simply the Best of Norfolk

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 19, 2010

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

star 8.04
148 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
King and Car

#13 - King and Car

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 10, 2010

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 8.03
160 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Partridge on Partridge

#14 - Partridge on Partridge

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 4, 2011

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 8.01
145 votes
Writers: Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Foxhunter

#15 - Foxhunter

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 16, 2016

The incomparable Alan Partridge returns for a second series of North Norfolk's favourite radio show.

star 7.95
88 votes
Radio Play

#16 - Radio Play

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 16, 2016

Alan tries his hand at producing a quality radio drama.

star 7.94
67 votes
Dave Clifton

#17 - Dave Clifton

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 23, 2016

A charity drive runs into difficulty when a reformed drug addict is too cheerful.

star 7.92
64 votes
Blackbird

#18 - Blackbird

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

Alan invites folk musician Blackbird Goodbrook into the studio.

star 7.58
53 votes
Jasper

#19 - Jasper

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 8, 2016

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

star 0.00
0 votes
Massage

#20 - Massage

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

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

star 0.00
0 votes
Grundy

#21 - Grundy

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 22, 2016

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

star 0.00
0 votes
Chef

#22 - Chef

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 8, 2016

star 0.00
0 votes
Royal Visit

#23 - Royal Visit

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 15, 2016

star 0.00
0 votes
Snow

#24 - Snow

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 22, 2016

star 0.00
0 votes