Steve Coogan and Susannah Fielding are again for This Time (Image: BACKGRID)
Again of the web! Steve Coogan has been seen making his return as Alan Partridge, filming a brand new sequence of BBC comedy This Time.
The actor was again in motion because the hapless TV and radio presenter outdoors BBC HQ in central London, getting ready for the sequence’ return in 2021.
The impressed comedy sees Alan return to the BBC because the surprising co-host of the titular present affairs present.
The brand new footage present him filming the present with Susannah Fielding, who performs Alan’s co-anchor Jennie Gresham.
It appears to be like as if Alan and Jennie have put their variations apart, after tensions between them got here to a head in really cringeworthy fashion on the finish of the primary sequence.
Steve confirmed the return of This Time earlier this yr, with new episodes anticipated within the spring.
The pair had been noticed filming the comedy by Broadcasting Home (Credit: BACKGRID)
Partridge is again on the BBC present affairs present parody subsequent yr (Image: BACKGRID)
He informed Digital Spy: ‘We’re taking pictures on the finish of the yr. We’re scrambling to get it collectively. Will probably be broadcast subsequent spring, someday.’
When requested what followers can count on of the brand new episodes, he added: ‘We’re attempting to set ourselves a activity of getting the stuff on-screen [with the chat show] after which have a type of parallel unseen story that we get glimpses of, this parallel narrative of what’s occurring in [Alan’s] personal life and Jennie, his co-presenter’s, personal life.’
The construction got here as a shock to Steve, who praised followers Nick Dutton and Gavin Fulcher who had been behind the guerrilla challenge.
The statue had been erected in Norwich earlier this yr (Image: REUTERS)
‘I used to be flabbergasted,’ Steve informed BBC Breakfast. He joked: ‘And it’s solid in brass I feel, which is unbelievable and I hope it encourages folks to place down their video screens and decide up a brass instrument as a substitute, I feel that will be an excellent factor.’
Alan Partridge first appeared on comedy radio present On The Hour in 1991, earlier than showing in The Day Right now, parody chat present Understanding Me, Understanding You with Alan Partridge and sitcom I’m Alan Partridge.