Alan Partridge takes morning coffee and Outnumbered grown up?

Just three of the stories currently doing the rounds…

BBC to open up their archive

It’s no surprise with the recent halving of the DVD market that as more and more of us are turning to digital downloads.  It was only a mater of time therefore before the BBC jumped on board.  Initially offering a choice of 7000 hours from the BBC archives the store launches at 0:01 today, we are promissed an annual increase of 50% in available content.

You will be able to buy full series or single episodes including much that has never been made available before as it was not considered commercially viable. Check it out for yourself https://store.bbc.com

Outnumbered to return?

Outnumbered could return to our screens for a one-off special as early as next year according to to creator Andy Hamilton.

The comedian and writer has said that he and his co-creator Guy Jenkin do have plans for an Outnumbered special to catch up with what the Brockman family did next – although he’d rather not have it run as a Christmas special.

“We hope to visit the family for a kind of one-off,” Hamilton told Fubar Radio according to The Sun. “Me and Guy, on our wall, in our office, we have a list of ideas we are trying to work out.

However it won’t be a Christmas special as they feel they’ve done that and that the show seems to get lost in a big gap of festive programs.  The writers have indicated they would prefer to do it somewhere else in the year, but it’s all just a discssion at present.

Alan Partridge hitting mid mornings near you ?

Digital spy report: Bing bang stick it in, thank you and goodnight! Alan Partridge will be back in 2016 for a new series of Mid Morning Matters.

Steve Coogan’s awkward local radio DJ is returning for a second series on Sky Atlantic from February 8, according to writer Neil Gibbons. However, Sky has yet to officially confirm this.

 

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