Steve Coogan is "Siege Face" in this trailer for ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

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Despite how much the USA dominates pop culture, when it comes to comedy, I’ve always much rather preferred the funny talents of their tea drinking former lords and masters over in England. That being said, I’ve never had the pleasure of watching Steve Coogan’s creation Alan Partridge – an infamous ex-TV talk show host turned smarmy local radio DJ – in the two series he’s featured in thus far. Luckily though, the Alpha Papa is getting his own movie though and it looks like it a blast. A shotgun blast, that is.

Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, “Bouncing Back,” subsequently remaindered and pulped. “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa” portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa opens in the UK on August 9, 2013, but there’s no wider release date set yet.

Last Updated: June 18, 2013

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Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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