In the latest documentary series, ‘And Did Those Feet… with Alan Partridge’, the beloved and undeniably revered broadcaster takes us on a journey as he readjusts to life in Britain following a year-long stint in Saudi Arabia.

What initially seems like a documentary chronicling his homecoming evolves into a more personal exploration, as Alan discovers that the expected joy of returning to Norwich has failed to materialize. Something crucial is amiss.

The narrative follows Alan’s quest to unravel the source of his discontent and share his findings with the nation. If, in the process, he emerges as a champion for middle-aged mental health and a fitting presenter for other issue-centric documentaries, then so be it.

Across six episodes, Alan delves into six key aspects influencing our mental well-being, encompassing home life, work life, the significance of nature, relationships, pastimes, and an as-yet-undetermined sixth topic—because he is, after all, a bona fide journalist and not just a content-producing machine.

It’s a journey into the mental health of both Alan and the cherished UK, including Northern Ireland, posing the question: are we mentally unwell, mentally challenged, sad, irate, disturbed, or simply thoroughly fed up?

Alan Partridge comments: “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 expenditures each year. And yet despite all that, I somehow felt incomplete.”

Sarah Monteith, Baby Cow CEO says: “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 says: “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.”

‘And Did Those Feet… with Alan Partridge’ (6 x 30′) is a Baby Cow production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, scripted by Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, and Rob Gibbons. Directed by Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons, the series is produced by Joe Fraser, with executive producers including Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Rupert Majendie, and Sarah Monteith. The series was commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy, and the BBC commissioners are Ben Caudell and Navi Lamba. Baby Cow is a production label under BBC Studios, which will handle international distribution.