Steve Coogan

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Mrs Merton and the naughty nun: Caroline Aherne’s first comedy gigs
She sometimes said she’d rather be a hairdresser but Aherne’s cheeky early appearances in the pubs and clubs of Manchester led her to TV fame

Rachael Healy

13, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Irresistibly funny’: the 20 best shows to binge right now
To help our readers through the latest lockdowns, we recommend the chillest, easiest and most laugh-out-loud series that we couldn’t stop watching

Steph Harmon, Stephanie Convery and Luke Buckmaster

02, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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No, Alan, no! Why Partridge on The One Show would be a national disaster
An online petition to get the This Time With Alan Partridge duo to present the real-life TV magazine show must not succeed – and here’s why

Stuart Heritage

27, May, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Alan Partridge takes the stage with a Stratagem to heal Britain
Steve Coogan’s blazered broadcaster promises to bring a touch of TV evangelism and hatred of speed bumps on tour next year in venues across post-Brexit UK

Chris Wiegand

26, May, 2021 @12:52 PM

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This Time with Alan Partridge series two review – welcome back, excruciating agony!
Steve Coogan and the team return in the perfect parody show ‘covering everything! From aqua-aerobics to abortion! From zebras to Zionism!’

Lucy Mangan

30, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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The 20 best podcasts of 2020
We went down a YouTube rabbit hole, Alan Partridge made a triumphant return and a singular look at cold war espionage came with an irresistible earworm. Plus more of the year’s best pods

Rachel Aroesti and Hannah J Davies

24, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020: 50-1
Michaela Coel’s smart, subversive and taboo-breaking drama gave us absolutely unbeatable television – plus more of the year’s best

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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Alan Partridge on his new podcast: 'This is the real, raw, be-cardiganed me'
He’s back – sporting a post-lockdown haircut and hosting a new podcast. Britain’s No 1 raconteur talks about his new hat, driving a Vauxhall, and why Boris Johnson looks like the evil rabbit in Watership Down

Rich Pelley

02, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'I barely breathed': Tilda Swinton, Emma Thompson, Steve McQueen and more on their most memorable moments at the movies
From transformative nights in the grubbiest of fleapits to spellbinding screenings under the stars, film-makers and critics recall the communal thrill of going to the cinema

15, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The week in TV: Noughts + Crosses; McDonald & Dodds; Liar; The Trip to Greece
Malorie Blackman’s race-switching novel gets a bravura BBC adaptation

Euan Ferguson

08, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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The Trip to Greece: like watching the most entertaining people you know dominate a dinner party
Coogan and Brydon continue to aggressively impersonate Michael Caine over risotto – and yet, within that, there is art

Joel Golby

29, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Greed review – Steve Coogan entertains in broad satire
A rambunctious caricature of Philip Green

Wendy Ide

23, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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