When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.
A satire of British news programmes. It parodies the 'hard-hitting' Gulf War-era style of journalism, as well as mocking sports journalism, weather reports, American news programmes, business reports, soap operas, 'vox pops', and many other targets. Written by
This show is free from all the smut and unimaginative garbage that we witness on so many farcical comedies. It uses extreme measures of sarcasm to portray a mock news programme to hilarious effect. It is admittedly quite dark and synical at times, but are we not from time to time too?
Switch off Friends, its rubbish, the storyline's are degenerate and unimaginative, the characters stupid and the sets are cheap.
Instead watch intellectual satire at its finest.
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