Alan Partridge

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Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan, Philomena) has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, ‘Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped. Alan Partridge finds Alan at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he’s getting sacked by the new management. Steve Coogan’s fictional character Alan Partridge first appeared over twenty years ago as a BBC sports reporter on the radio show, On The Hour. Since then, this wonderfully conceited, petty, anal, idiosyncratic comic creation has flourished across virtually every medium you can think of. He’s been a sports reporter (again) on the seminal TV news spoof, The Day Today, host of his own TV chat show, Knowing Me, Knowing You, star of the fly-on-the-wall sitcom I’m Alan Partridge, and most recently, Mid-Morning Matters. (Dir. by Declan Lowney, 2013, UK, 90 mins., Rated R, Magnolia Pictures) Digital