Check out Dave Roberts review of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa!
Knowing me Alan Partridge, knowing you Alpha Papa, AHA!
Rumours of this film go back to 2004 and arguments about it’s funding and the script itself have waged until last year when the BFI, StudioCanal and Steve Coogan, amongst other parties, agreed on a deal.
The film stars Coogan as Alan Partridge but also brings in Colm Meaney as DJ Pat Farrell, aswell as old favourites Felicity Montagu as Lynn Benfield, Simon Greenall as Michael the Geordie, Darren Boyd, from Coogan’s own ‘Saxondale‘, as Daniel Langford and Phil Cornwell as Dave Clifton amongst others.
The premise is simple, the radio station has been taken over by media conglomerate, turning North Norfolk DIgital into ‘Shape’, a station for younger listeners. They sack Pat, on the advice of Alan (who is trying to save his own job), but Pat doesn’t take kindly to the news, and then proceeds to…
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