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Alan Partridge in new TV shows

Steve Coogan in character as Alan Partridge Credit: PA

Alan Partridge is to give fans a glimpse into his native Norfolk after comic Steve Coogan signed a new deal to bring the character back to TV.

He will appear in a pair of specials for Sky Atlantic and the channel will also show a revamped version of his online series Mid Morning Matters. Partridge previously appeared in a number of BBC shows, beginning life on radio and moving to the screen for series such as Knowing Me Knowing You.

The deal with Coogan's Baby Cow Productions includes the one-hour special Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life, in which he looks at the formative locations of East Anglia.