The iconic character of Alan Patridge is set to return to the BBC as Steve Coogan stars in a six-part documentary spoof series.

The character was last seen on TV as part of 'This Time with Alan Partridge' which was a comedic take on current affairs programmes like The One Show.

Since then Coogan has portrayed the character in the podcast series 'From the Oasthouse' alongside a live UK tour in 'Stratagem'.

Now he will be taking on a different subject matter in 'And Did Those Feet… with Alan Partridge' as Alan reintegrates into life in Britain after a year working in Saudi Arabia.

What will 'And Did Those Feet… with Alan Partridge' be about?

The documentary starts off as a treatise on homecoming but soon morphs into something more personal for Alan as the happiness he thought he’d feel at being back in Norwich just hasn’t materialised.

Discussing the series, the BBC shared: "We follow Alan as he sets off on a quest to understand his funk and to share what he learns with the nation. And if he ends up being seen as a mental health champion for the middle-aged, who’s also a good fit to present other issues-led documentary strands, so be it.

"Over six episodes, Alan explores exactly half a dozen of the areas that play a part in keeping us funk-free, from home lives, to work life, to the importance of nature, to relationships, to pastimes, to a sixth topic he’s not worked out yet because he’s a proper journalist, not just a sausage machine knocking out content."

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Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge commented: “The kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys extensive oil and natural gas reserves, but has also seen economic growth in other areas such as agricultural production, retail trade, construction, and transport. It directs some $69 billion to military expenditure each year. And yet despite all that, I somehow felt incomplete.”

Sarah Monteith, Baby Cow CEO said: “We’re delighted Alan’s back from Saudi Arabia with his appetite for broadcasting undiminished. ADTFWAP promises to be exactly the sort of uncompromising, state-of-the-nation piece that the country needs, almost as much as he does.”

Jon Petrie, BBC Director of Comedy Commissioning said: “Alan Partridge is the most iconic comedy character in the UK. The wonderful Steve Coogan and Neil & Rob Gibbons continue to innovate and create an even richer world for Alan to inhabit. This unflinching look at the state of the UK through Alan’s eyes promises to add more brilliance to the Partridge canon.”