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 »
The Chief Constable has a lot more medal ribbons on her uniform than is usual for British police officers. Although ones who are ex-military are entitled to wear medals earned during their previous service, the amount she has still isn't credible, especially for someone who looks so young. See more »
Alan! Read my lips. Now, if you jeopardize the safety of any of my men, or any of those hostages inside that building because you've not been listening to me; I will take off this police uniform and I will make you pay for it.
You want me to buy your police uniform off you?
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The logo for Alan's radio station, North Norfolk Digital, joins those of the three other production companies in the pre-credits montage. See more »
Every die hard Partridge fan will love Alpha Papa. Although as usual the adverts/trailers did show a lot of the funny moments so as they were coming on screen you find yourself thinking & leading in to it.
Partridge has always been brilliant with the one liners and to show so many of them during the trailers was pretty bad form.
Saying that though, it was still great. Great to see Lynn & Micheal again, although there was not much of Micheal in the movie his scenes were still pretty funny.
I went to see it on its first day out in Ireland and so far there's no reviews of the title on IMDb, so im wondering where the low score has come from.
It currently stands at 7.2..... and the visual diarrhea of "This is the End" stands at 7.8... So clearly there is something wrong with the system if any Alan Partridge product rates lower than something written By Seth rogen.
But then again.... that will always be the problem with Alan. It is and he is too intelligent for the masses.
Steve Coogan and Colm Meany played their roles very well, and all in all it was a delight to watch.
Text-book! Back of the net.
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