WATCH: A Preview Clip From ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’

Steve Coogan in 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'

Steve Coogan in ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’

You join us at a very sensitive moment in the history of North Norfolk Digital, the digital radio station serving the North Norfolk area. A gunman has taken over the offices, holding several people hostage and swearing revenge on an unnamed rival that has done him a grievous wrong.

Cometh the hour, cometh the Partridge. Alan Partridge, to be precise.

Steve Coogan’s first movie outing for his finest comedy creation, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, has its premiere in Norwich tomorrow (after a concerted campaign by local residents to ensure the event did not end up in that London, which re. And as an incentive for Partridge fans, here’s a clip from the film, in which the gunman insists he will only talk to Alan, and the police have to work out how sensible a plan this may be for the health and safety of all concerned.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is released in the UK on August 7.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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