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 haven't laughed this hard in years, thank you Alan Partridge!
Again Steve Coogan hit's a home run! Brilliantly clever and funny to the point of belly laughs! Steve again plays a borderline narcissist brilliantly, but with a bit less heart with this offering. Steve I'm a huge fan and I now actively search out your work. Admittedly the plot had a few holes but in a comedy who cares, I'm there to laugh not to attest to it's realism. I marveled at the existential grasp the character, Alan Partridge (Steve), manages to adhere to the spirit of the character despite any external exigencies (of which there were a multitude). Intelligence is a must for viewing pleasure! If you are a fan of mindless killing and zombie films beware as you haven't the intelligence, or perhaps the sanity to view a delight like Alan Partridge.
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