Alan Partridge is launching his new show, in his inimitable style... | Read how he invited journalists to the screening © BBC WorldWide/Andy Seymour

Alan Partridge is launching his new show, in his inimitable style...

Read how he invited journalists to the screening

comedyAlan Partridge is returning the BBC after more than 20 years away – and he’s lost none of his distinctive style.

His new show will launch later this year, and will be revealed to journalists later this month. And the invitation to the screening is prime Partridge.

It reads: ‘ I'm Alan Partridge and I am delighted, or at least content, to invite you to a special preview screening of my (and BBC One's) upcoming magazine show 'This Time with Alan Partridge' (my emphasis).

‘The show marks my return to BBC Television after two decades in various doldrums (depression, radio, Sky Atlantic) and you've been carefully selected because you're either a journalist with a pleasant disposition or a friend or representative of an institution with whom I currently hold no specific grudge.

‘Limited refreshments will be provided.  I think it works out at about two drinks a head, although around a third of you won't drink so some of you can have four.  Food-wise, expect light snacks; those of you with a large appetite or poor impulse control should probably eat before you get there.

‘Toilet facilities are also on hand, catering for the full spectrum of gender and disability - but again, if you have more bespoke needs, try to go before you arrive.

‘Dress code: Just show a bit of respect really.

‘Have some manners and RSVP.’

Chortle will, of course, be doing just that..

Published: 8 Jan 2019

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