The League of Gentlemen and Alan Partridge set for TV return

Comedian Steve Coogan as his alter-ego Alan Partridge. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Comedian Steve Coogan as his alter-ego Alan Partridge. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
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Comedy shows The League Of Gentlemen and Alan Partridge are set to return to BBC Two, the channel has announced.

Plans for new episodes about Radio Norwich’s best-known broadcaster, played by Steve Coogan, are in early stages, controller Patrick Holland told the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

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Alex Moody, commissioning editor of comedy at BBC Two, added: “It’s an exciting thing. The BBC is in need and who better? With Brexit and political unrest what broadcaster do we need to make sense of it all, but Partridge?”

The channel also confirmed the return of The League Of Gentlemen, which will be back on screens later this year for three special episodes to commemorate the 20th anniversary since its debut on BBC radio.

BBC Two also announced plans for an eight-part documentary series about people who shaped the course of the last century, titled Icons: The Story Of The 20th Century.