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Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge 

Alan Partridge hosts his own chat show on the BBC. He insults and belittles almost all of his guests and is humiliated by the rest.




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Series cast summary:
Steve Coogan ...  Alan Partridge 8 episodes, 1994-1995
Rebecca Front ...  Bridie McMahon / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1995
Patrick Marber ...  Forbes McAllister / ... 7 episodes, 1994-1995
Steve Brown Steve Brown ...  Glenn Ponder 7 episodes, 1994-1995
David Schneider ...  Adrian Finch / ... 5 episodes, 1994-1995
Doon Mackichan ...  Liz Heron / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1995
Melanie Hudson ...  Nina Vanier / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Sarah Cameron Sarah Cameron ...  Clown / ... 2 episodes, 1994
John Thomson ...  Joe Beasley / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Carl Forgione ...  David Harrison / ... 2 episodes, 1994-1995


Alan Partridge hosts his own chat show on the BBC. He insults and belittles almost all of his guests and is humiliated by the rest.

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Comedy | Talk-Show


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Release Date:

15 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Knowing Me, Knowing You See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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(6 episodes) | (1 episode)

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Did You Know?


The persona of Alan Partridge was inspired by a journalist interviewing Steve Coogan at the very start of his career See more »


[repeated line]
Alan Partridge: Knowing me, knowing you, ah-ha!
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Referenced in Misery Loves Comedy (2015) See more »

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he's Alan Patridge a-ha
4 September 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Steve Coogan is Alan Patridge (A-HA) in this parody of talk shows using England's famous perchant for dry humor. Poor Alan doesn't have much luck with any of his guests in the 6 episode series, and his handling of said guest is what makes this series worthwhile and I frequently found myself laughing at the deftly scripted show. I can't believe how great British comedies can truly be and most of the 'comedies' in my native land of, America can be so truly dreadful. The differences truly seem like night and day. If this had an American counterpart it would likely be "the Larry Sanders Show", but whereas that deals with the behind the scenes of a talk show as much, if not more so than in front of the camera, this one just deals with the talk show proper and I believe I like both the aforementioned shows equally.

My Grade: A-

DVD Extras: Disc 1) Commentaries on all the episodes (which are frequently as funny as the shows themselves) ; Promos for BBC America, and "Little Britian"

Disc 2) the 46 minute "Knowing me, Knowing Yule" special (with optional commentary); 16 minutes of the Test shoot with optional commentary; 5 minute, 16 seconds of Alan rambling on; 3 skits (totalling 6 minutes and 15 seconds) of Alan's appearance on BBC's "Comic Relief 1995"; 9 commercials for the TV show; photo gallery; Cast & crew Bios; and Trailer for "Men Behaving Badly" & "Manchild"

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