Sky Atlantic to air Alan Partridge's exclusive State-Of-The-Nation documentary
Following the critically acclaimed second series of Alan’s Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters, a brand new one-hour documentary comes to Sky Atlantic: Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle, airing Monday 30th May.
In this new one-off special, Alan attempts 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 ‘schasm' 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 - along the way become a better citizen, a better man and a better, more sought-after broadcaster.
Steve Coogan said: “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.”
Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic, commented: “Alan is back on our screens and this latest incarnation of Partridge looks to be the best yet!”
The series is a Baby Cow Production and is produced by Ted Dowd (Moone Boy, Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters) and is written by Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons and Steve Coogan. Sky Vision will be the international distributor.
The complete series of Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters 1 and 2 are available on Sky Box Sets.