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.
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.
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
Radio DJ Alan Partridge is facing uncertain times with his radio station being taken over by a corporate conglomerate. He makes things worse when he talks down a colleague after a promise to talk him up. The colleague handles things badly and takes the radio station into his own hands, literally, by taking them all hostage. Envisioning all his action heroes in his head, Alan is going to save the day by becoming a go-between for the Scotland Yard. His method though will put himself and others in harm's way because Alan Partridge just can't keep his mouth shut. Written by
There is a deleted scene where it turns out the entire film never happened, and was just Alan's vision. However, it is not known if this was an original idea for an ending or just a joke. See more »
(at around 52 mins) After Alan says, "To your muster stations, it's Brian Ferry... ahh, that was, that was, yeh, radio gravy!" - Alan takes his headphones off and puts them around his neck, whilst Pat takes his off his headphones and lowers them to his lap. Immediately in the next shot Pat's headphones are around his neck. See more »
I thought that this wasn't going to be as funny as the TV series as film adaptations never are.
To be frank (i'm not named Frank BTW) - it was hilarious. Cinema was packed at the 21:30 showing (full of men with a few women that had been dragged along - i bet they actually loved it really) and everyone was laughing out loud and tittering every couple of minutes.
The plot worked - initially i thought it wouldn't be able to maintain itself for the films length but it was like an awesomely long episode of Alan. Alan's character actually has enough weight for several films and more interesting formats i think. Alan Partridge the Musical - i would go and see - and i hate musicals.
True brilliance and genius from those who know Alan's mind inside out.
Long live King Alan. The quality shines through - far better than Gervais et al.
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