New Alan Partridge projects coming to Sky Atlantic

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The new programming will include Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life, Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce and a re-edited version of Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters.

Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas – a 30-minute children’s animation narrated by Steve Coogan and voiced by Julia Davis, Julian Barratt and John Thompson – and Steve Coogan’s Stand Up Down Under – a two part series following Steve Coogan behind the scenes on his Australian live tour – will also premiere on Sky Atlantic.

Steve Coogan commented: “Alan has been off the TV for too long but he is even more excited than me about his chance to have a second bite of the cherry. Alan feels the second decade of the millennium is the right time.”

Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life wiill see Alan tour his beloved Norfolk, showing us the places that have shaped the man he is today.

Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce turns the tables on Alan Partridge as he’s interviewed by author Chris Beal (Robert Popper). In front of a local book club, Alan gives a unique insight into his passion for books and his tips on being a writer.

Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters: Special Edition follows Alan Partridge as he returns to the day job with a slot on the fictional digital radio station, North Norfolk Digital, joined by Side-Kick Simon (Tim Key).

Written by Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons and Armando Iannucci, the six-part series will begin at 9pm on Monday 9th July. A second series will follow in 2013.

Steve Coogan’s Stand Up Down Under charts the highs and lows of Steve’s 2009 tour across Australia and New Zealand. Featuring exclusive footage from his performances and unrestricted back stage access, it’s a funny, intimate and honest portrait of one of Britain’s best loved character comedians.

Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas is a cautionary tale with a dark heart. Uncle Wormsley is a grey, decaying old man, who dedicates his life to the care of his only friend, a monstrous crab called Crabsley who lives in a dungeon under his house. Across town lives Johnnie Goodington, a rich boy who has everything money could buy except one thing – a giant monstrous crab. One Christmas, Johnnie’s father strikes a deal with the mysterious and shadowy Crab Catchers. Johnnie shall have his Giant crab, but dark forces have been unleashed, and who can tell where this will end?

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Watch a clip from Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters