Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge Goes Nomad

A new Alan Partridge memoir, entitled Nomad, will be hitting the shelves on October 20th this year.  While the bestselling I, Partridge released in 2011 was an ‘autobiography’ of Steve Coogan’s iconic character, Nomad will take the form of a ‘journey journal’ as [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Steve Coogan and Paul Kaye to be Zapped on Dave

Dave has commissioned Zapped!, a new fantasy comedy from Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan as Executive Producer and a cast that includes Paul Kaye. Baby Cow is the production company of Steve Coogan and Henry Normal which has been behind lots of TVO favourites such as The Mighty Boosh and [...]

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Bank Holiday Monday sees Steve Coogan return to the role of Alan Partridge once more in his latest Sky Atlantic special: Scissored Isle.  Produced by regular Baby Cow collaborators Dave Lambert and Ted Dowd, the special sees Alan tackle Broken Britain in a bid to fix his broken career. But [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Partridge in a TFI Tree

Twenty years since his first, and only festive special, ended in disaster for Norwich’s most infamous broadcaster Alan Partidge, he returns to Prime Time mainstream TV this Christmas as co-presenter of the TFI Friday Christmas special. Regular host Chris Evans will be joined by Alan for a [...]

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

See Coogan In Conversation With Iannucci

Next month The Guardian will be hosting an event which features two eye-wateringly iconic comedy pioneers ON STAGE TOGETHER, in the form of Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci. Yes, seriously. Iannucci has been a long-term friend, colleague and collaborator of Steve’s, and their joint [...]

September 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #30

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Alan Partridge Book

Following hot on the heels of the news that a new series of Mid Morning Matters is in the pipeline, comes the announcement of a new Alan Partridge book! A second volume of Alan Partridge’s autobiography is set to be published for release in 2016.  Twin brother comedy writers Neil and Rob [...]

April 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunderby & Partridge Return!

Now there are two more reasons to get Sky Atlantic – and they come in the form of two productions from Baby Cow. The award-winning Hunderby, Julia Davis‘ darkly comic homage to Daphne Du Maurier, will be returning to the channel for a Christmas special. Co-written with fellow [...]

February 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Partridge Sequel & More!

A second Alan Partridge feature film has been announced, in the wake of last year’s successful debut, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Furthermore, Steve Coogan will also be playing the fictional radio DJ for a second series of Mid Morning Matters on Sky Atlantic. And there are also rumours of a [...]

April 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Clock this: Promote Alpha Papa US Release & Win!

Baby Cow Productions are offering Alan Partridge fans an exclusive prize to mark the occasion of the Partridge movie, Alpha Papa‘s US release You could win the the Clock Radio you can see to you left, which  is a very rare item indeed. It was made exclusively for the cast & crew of the [...]

December 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Partridge In The Norwich Sky

An illuminated Alan Partridge features in this year’s Christmas Lights in the city of Norwich. The light display includes a 30ft sculpture of Partridge’s face. And, if that alone wasn’t enough, it sings Roachford’s 1980s hit Cuddly Toy, which the character sang in the movie, [...]

November 26, 2013 // 1 Comment

Alpha Papa Hits Disc

Chart-topping box office smash Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is now available for pre-order on dvd and blu-ray. The hit film, featuring everyone’s favourite Norfolk dj, was a critical and commercial success upon release last month, and can be yours to own just in time for Christmas. Extra [...]

September 8, 2013 // 1 Comment

Alpha Papa Is Top Dog

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa has topped the UK box office. The film was released late last week, and has made £2.17 million in its opening weekend, according to BBC News. Years and years in gestation, the film stars Steve Coogan as the difficult broadcaster, alongside Colm Meaney, Sean Pertwee, [...]

August 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

Exclusive Partridge

With the UK release of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa just days away (7th August), how about a couple more exclusive clips from the film? If you click on the image below you’ll be able to watch two scenes (one follows the other):  Alan in North Norfolk Digital’s studio with his co-host [...]

August 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

Alan Partridge: “My Love Letter To Norwich”

Revived broadcaster Alan Partridge premiered his long awaited feature film in his home city of Norwich yesterday, to a rapturous reception. The presenter, who first appeared on the sports desk of seminal news program On The Hour and it’s television counterpart The Day Today, was encouraged [...]

July 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Anglia Square, Not Leicester Square!

Alan Partridge will be returning to his roots in Norwich for the premiere of his first feature film, Alpha Papa! It has been a busy time for Baby Cow co-founder Steve Coogan, with alter ego Partridge returning to the limelight, his stellar performance in Look of Love and the announcement of a [...]

July 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

One Vision… With Alan Partridge

The first full trailer for Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa has arrived online, and it’s a belter. The film features Steve Coogan as the eponymous broadcaster, held hostage in a siege at Radio Norwich by a disgruntled former employee (former Star Trek star Colm Meaney).  Along for the ride are [...]

June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Alan Partridge Movie – Releases And Revelations!

A bit of a stir was created earlier today with the release of the first official photograph from the Alan Partridge Movie. The image is classic Partridge, although sadly it doesn’t tell us a great deal about the film’s plot. Indeed, plot details for the film have yet to be revealed, although [...]

March 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

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