Knowing Me, Knowing Yule

Steve Coogan's glorious creation - the gaffe-prone, small-time radio DJ desperate to be a big celebrity - finally gets his own Christmas special. But, with a second series of Alan Partridge's chat show on the line, things need to go smoothly, especially as the chief commissioning editor for BBC television is one of the guests. Broadcast from an exact replica of his own Norwich home, the festive house party has exactly the sort of line-up you would expect from a middle-of-the-road, light entertainment show - a cheeky transvestite, a paralysed former golfer, a devout Christian bell-ringer and Mick Hucknall.

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