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Video: Fictional Norfolk radio DJ Alan Partridge to return for second series with Sky Atlantic

10:14 13 August 2012

T V star Steve Coogan filming his new show on Norwich Market.
Photo by Simon Finlay

T V star Steve Coogan filming his new show on Norwich Market. Photo by Simon Finlay

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The new television series of Norfolk’s most famous fictional radio DJ Alan Partridge has proved successful enough for a second series to be confirmed.

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Steve Coogan’s comical creation returned to television screens in June with a special first episode, Welcome to the Places of my Life.

The hour-long episode saw Partridge visit Norwich to explore City Hall, Norwich Market and Riverside Leisure Centre, as part of his fictional Norfolk existence. The episode has emerged as Sky Atlantic’s highest-rating original commission to date.

Sky Atlantic has now confirmed that Coogan is already filming for a second series of Mid Morning Matters, which chronicles Partridge’s life as presenter for fictional radio station North Norfolk Digital.

Naomi Gibney, the acting director of Sky Atlantic, said: “Alan Partridge has been a huge hit for Sky Atlantic, opening our Monday night comedy strand, and I’m delighted we can bring his talents exclusively to Sky customers.”

- To re-live Partridge’s visit to Norwich, see the links at the top-right of this page.

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  • Celeb scourge of the Murdochs Steve Coogan has not been shy of launching scathing attacks on the media mogul over phone hacking:... “This is Rupert Murdoch’s toxic legacy.”... “The closure of the News of the World is a small victory for decency and humanity.”... “I will do everything in my power to keep [phone-hacking] in the popular imagination.”... “News International’s behaviour is not unlike a protection racket”... As a fan of rank , stinking hypocrisy i am delighted he has chosen to do another series with Sky Atlantic.

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