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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge. Many know him as one the greatest comedy characters of British television. Steve Coogan's comic creation has captured the nation and raised a smile from everyone who has ever heard him grace the airwaves of North Norfolk Digital. Alan Partridge was originally created by Coogan on the radio comedy show On The Hour in 1991. Since then he has presented his own chat show (Knowing Me, Knowing You), starred in his own TV show (I'm Alan Partridge) and written an autobiography. Alan is a radio DJ with a loving care for music and "banter". And now he has been given his chance on the big screen.

When the Alan Partridge film was announced, there were fears that it may be too ambitious, People were worried that taking a half-hour TV show and stretching it too a 90 minute film would mean the film would feel drawn out and tedious. However they were wrong. This film is a triumph in every way and is a fitting tribute to Alan's journey. What keeps the film fresh an…