BBC turned down new Alan Partridge series before it moved to Sky

The BBC turned down a second series of Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters, Baby Cow co-founder Henry Normal has revealed.

Steve Coogan's iconic character was resurrected for the comedy, which consisted of a series of online shorts by Foster's in 2011 before finding a home at Sky Atlantic.

Speaking to The Guardian, Normal said of the series: "It was great to do something on the internet which was only 11 minutes long. We did some specials for Sky, which again gave it a different life.

"Steve wanted to do other things. You do get with Alan, if they are sitting in a room long enough, they do get 'Alan mad'. Alanageddon."

Normal explained that the production company had taken the idea for a second series to the BBC in 2012, but the channel turned it down before it was eventually picked up by Sky.

"Obviously the BBC has been involved with
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