Alan is handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in as co-host on This Time, a weekday magazine show. But can he capitalise on the opportunity?
Meanspirited and not very funny. Most comedians end up turning mean, cynical and nasty in their later years. They end up using their vehicles to insult and belittle people or groups they look down on. Steve Coogan appears no different in his latest Alan Partridge offering. Gone are the days of gormless Alan bumbling through interactions with people and unknowingly insulting them or stomping all over social norms. Here, Steve uses Partridge to insult people he disagrees with in real life and uses the show as a platform to make thinly veiled aspersions. Time to pack it in.