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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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