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The return of Alan Partridge and Big Little Lies—the best new television

Plus Dirty John on Netflix

By Lucinda Smyth   March 2019
Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge


This Time with Alan Partridge, BBC One

The last time we saw Alan Partridge host his own BBC show, the finale ended with a man getting shot on air while Alan (played by Steve Coogan, below) shouted: “It’s not my fault!” In his new show, This Time With Alan Partridge, we can hope for similar disasters. In six half-hour segments, Partridge ponderously tackles the current issues from #MeToo to Brexit. With any luck, we’ll encounter morsels…

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