Alan Partridge will head on a deeply personal journey through the north in a new ‘documentary’ for Sky Atlantic.
In an attempt to make amends following a controversial on-air incident, the radio DJ will leave behind his life of luxury to visit the areas inhabited by the people he has offended, from supermarket staff to payday lenders.
Partridge will move among them in a bid to become what Sky has called “a better citizen, a better man and a better, more sought-after broadcaster.”
Along the way, he will ask whether a ‘schasm’ has formed – somewhere between a schism and a chasm – between the country’s ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.
“It’s great to see Alan tackle the big issues of poverty and disenfranchised youth with the same clumsy ham-fistedness we would usually expect from George Osborne,” said Partridge star Steve Coogan.
Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle will air on Sky Atlantic on Monday 30 May.