Podcasting is the name of the game for Partridge

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He may not have the gravitas of Nelson, the heroism of Edith Cavell or the erudition of Stephen Fry, but one of Norfolk's favourite personalities - albeit a fictional one - is making (another) comeback.

Steve Coogan is to reprise his role of Alan Partridge for a new podcast.

The actor will return to his role of the Norwich-based broadcaster for the new18-part series, From the Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast, in which he will welcome listeners into Partridge's home for a series of intimate audiovignettes.

Comedy fans have take the fictional character to their hearts after he the movie Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa was filmed in the county.

Tourist chiefs even launched a special walking tour based on the character.

The podcast will apparently reveal "a wiser, more reflective Alan" and it "demonstrates a maturity and insight that will be instantly recognisable to his fans, even if it's not yet acknowledged by some of his more storied peers".

Each episode will be recorded at home in Alan's shed (his Oasthouse).

He said:

"Tune in or you're going to be missing out on the best thing you'll hear sinceI was last on radio."An episode of From The Oasthouse is available for free via the Amazon Alexa from June 5 until June 12.The full series will be available on Audible from September 3.