Yes folks, I had the pivotal role of background artist in this brilliant BBC comedy. You can see me just behind Pauline Calf during the hen night. I'm wearing a read t-shirt and glasses. And other clothes of course. It was very difficult not to laugh whilst this scene was being filmed. The sight of Steve Coogan in a dress was one I'll never forget in a hurry.
Paul and Pauline Calf are two of Coogan's greatest, if incredibly vulgar, creations. However, my all time favourite will always be Alan Partridge. Ah ha! One of Coogan's great skills is convincing us that Alan really does exist. When you see photos of Steve without the make-up it is a suprise to see how young he really is. Alan Partridge is one of the greatest and most memorable comedy characters to be created in the last twenty years, and his painfully embarrassing behaviour is up there with Basil Fawlty.
He has of course now hit the big time, appearing with Jackie Chan in Around the World in Eighty Days, but for us Brits he will be remembered for his humble beginnings on late night British television.
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