‘Nomad’ is a travel book around Britain following his ‘Scissored Isle’ show
Alan Partridge has mocked Game Of Thrones in a video to launch his new memoir, Nomad.
The book follows Partridge’s Sky Atlantic travelogue around Britain, Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle. Steve Coogan’s alter-ego said Nomad “shines a light on the nooks of the nations and the crannies of myself.”
Partridge recalls going back to the BBC for a party where executives talked of the golden age of TV. The veteran chatshow host and North Norfolk Digital DJ told The Independent: “They talk of the cutting-edge Game Of Thrones with its sandals and dragons and occasional breasts. Personally, I fail to see what’s cutting-edge about dragons. They were used to advertise mouthwash in the ‘80s and they’ve been extinct for millions of years.”
Partridge continues to attack modern TV, saying: “TV detectives take an entire series arc to do what Bergerac did in an hour.”
The party led Partridge to the conclusion that the future isn’t in television but “in books – e and paper.”
The book is Partridge’s first since his 2011 autobiography I Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan.
Partridge said: “It’s a piece of work of which I’m immensely proud. If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be ‘hope’.”
Nomad is published by Orion on October 20.