Sky Atlantic to air Alan Partridge state-of-the-nation documentary
James R | On 03, Apr 2016
After the success of the second season of his Mid Morning Matters, Alan Partridge is bouncing back again to make a new documentary for Sky Atlantic.
The one-off, one-hour special, titled Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle, will see him attempt to make amends after a controversial on-air incident. Leaving behind his comfortable existence and vast detached house, Alan heads to the north on a deeply personal journey of redemption. With his Land Rover and his dog, he journeys into an unreported Britain inhabited by the very people he had offended to ask whether, in this once united kingdom, a ‘schism’ has formed – a schism or chasm, between the haves and the have-nots (or haven’ts).
From supermarket staff to payday lenders, disaffected street gangs to food scavenging ‘freegans’, Alan pledges to move among them, to understand them, to see the world through their eyes. And, God willing, become a better citizen, a better man and a better, more sought-after broadcaster.
The documentary is a Baby Cow Production and is produced by Ted Dowd (Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters) and is written by Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons and Steve Coogan.
“It’s great to see Alan tackle the big issues of poverty and disenfranchised youth with the same clumsy ham-fistedness we would usually expect from George Osborne,” comments Steve Coogan.
Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle will air on Sky Atlantic on Monday 30th May. Need more Partridge before then? Season 1 and 2 of Mid Morning Matters after available on-demand through Sky Box Sets, or, for non-Sky customers, from the contract-free VOD service, NOW, which costs £6.99 a month.