Politics 2 June 2011 Welcome back, Alan Partridge A classic clip to mark the return of Partridge to our screens. Print HTML I thought the news that Norfolk's finest, Alan Partridge, is set to return to our screens for a third TV series – the first since 2002 – was as good an excuse as any to post this classic clip from the show. Taken from the first series – Knowing Me, Knowing You – the scene shows Partridge manfully trying (and failing) to moderate a Newsnight-style debate between an array of by-election candidates. The end, I promise you, is worth waiting for. › In this week’s New Statesman: are we all doomed? George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles The Taliban's succession crisis will not diminish its resilience How Labour risks becoming a party without a country Do the abusive messages sent to One Direction members reveal a darker side to fandom?