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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.
Tommy Saxondale is an ex-roadie with anger management issues and his own pest control business in Stevenage. Having survived a hostile divorce, Tommy now lives with his girlfriend Magz. ... See full summary »
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.
Popular BBC sketch show that introduces a whole host of memorable characters such as Tim-Nice-But-Dim, Wayne and Waynetta Slob, The Old Gits and teenagers Kevin and Perry. The show spawned a slew of spin-off series and films.
I'll still maintain that the laugh track on I'm Alan Partridge dates it somewhat, especially in comparison to similar shows like The Office or Extras, but it's absence on this one-off TV Special kind of makes it a bit difficult.
By this point, Alan Partridge is just reduced to an idiot who makes the worst of every situation and crosses almost every single person he encounters. I hate the fact that Steve Coogan chose to take his most popular character in this easy, Homer Simpson-like direction but that's beside the point.
Alan is interviewed in a sort of Sunday morning BBC one-to-one with a presenter who makes a poor effort at making falseness of it seem genuine. Neither of them have a clue what they are doing and the only focus seems to be Alan's misunderstood autobiography and his hatred for London or people who don't share his views.
Not that good.
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