Alan Partridge: Nomad
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A Christmas special, Knowing Me, Knowing Yule, followed in December 1995, in which Partridge attacks a BBC commissioning editor, ending his television career. In the book, Partridge recounts his childhood and career, attempts to settle scores with people he feels have wronged him, and dispenses wisdom such as his assertion that Wikipedia has made university education "all but pointless". On another occasion, he found where I was holding my 50th birthday bash and, to sully the ambience, booked an all-male strip troupe (3), who frolicked around me dressed as American cops – even though the theme was “Louis XIV” and Noel knew that.
His inner monologue is that of a lonely child, making up games in his head to distract himself from his lack of popularity and replaying old quarrels so he – naturally – ‘gets the last laugh’. Partridge added: “When people ask why I’ve written another book, my answer is always the same: ‘Do you ask the cockerel why it crows? If you read the other reviews of this book you will probably waste a good deal of your time and I can tell you why.The Independent wrote that Partridge was a "disarming creation" whom the audience root for despite his flaws. For example, I changed the phrase “latest chart music” to “freshest pop sounds” and “the best of our output” to the “cream of our discharge”. In Big Beacon, Norwich's favourite son and best broadcaster, Alan Partridge, triumphs against the odds.
He decides to retrace steps his father took in his younger days in East Anglia, a place where Morris Dancing is fashionable, pedestrianisation of cities like Norwich is a passionate issue and one can walk for miles through verdant fields. Coogan said that the rise of postmodernism had made it difficult to find clothes for Partridge, as "everything we had once seen as square or distasteful was now being worn by hipsters . It's the inspiring story of local DJ Alan Partridge's walk in the footsteps of his father, from Norwich to the Dungeness power station in Kent, where his father failed to get a job in the 1960s.In more recent years, following a successful autobiography, he has transformed himself into a chronicler of British life in documentaries and print. Felicity Montagu, who plays Partridge's assistant, Lynn, felt he was vulnerable and loveable, and a good person "deep down". After I'm Alan Partridge, Coogan tired of Partridge and limited him to smaller roles,  feeling he had become an " albatross".