Alan Partridge is returning to live TV as the host of a weekday magazine show - 25 years after making his BBC debut.

This Time with Alan Partridge sees him stand in as the co-host of an evening programme that has more than a few similarities to the BBC's The One Show.

The character, played by Steve Coogan, last fronted live TV in the 1990s with chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You.

The fictional show was brought to an end when Partridge accidentally fatally shot a guest live on air.

Filming on This Time with Alan Partridge started today.

The BBC said: "This Time is the perfect shop window for a man of Alan's gravitas and will - or should - see him finally recognised as one of the heavyweight broadcasters of his era."

They added that the agenda was "very much the sweet spot for a man whose CV boasts over two decades of weekday local radio".

"With an array of diverse subjects on the agenda, it promises the perfect fit for a man whose broadcasting style has been described as 'equidistant between chitchat and analysis," the Corporation said.