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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Gets A Teaser
Alan Partridge: The Movie gets a name

15 March 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Alan Partridge's YouTube Channel

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How do you solve a problem like naming the long-awaited Alan Partridge movie? If this ever-so-meta chitchat between North Norfolk Digital's finest is anything to go by, with careful deliberation. The result: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Write that down in your copybooks... now. 

 

As anyone who knows their military call signs will tell you, Alpha Papa is a quick and easy way of saying "A" and "P" whilst looking a bit cooler than normal. This sort of action terminology will be handy for the broadcasting veteran over the course of the film, as it sees Mr. Papa Partridge in a hostage situation only he can diffuse. Sure, Alpha Papa's not quite 007, but it'll have to do.

What's your favourite alternate title - that Alan also suggests, that is? Let us know in the comment box below.

Yesterday we got a sneak peek into Alan's luxury office shed - complete with model Range Rover - and with any luck more stills will land over the next few weeks.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is set for a August 7 release date. For more details on the man who brought the world the phrase "Liquid football!", be sure to check out upcoming issues of Empire.


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Your Comments

RE:
L: TPM007 I'm confused, is the film about the making of an AP film or has this clip been made only for the trailer? his is a teaser, its meant to represent what the films about, the clip has only been made for the teaser, what's in the clip won't be in the actual film itself. More

Posted by Willy Wood at 11:03 on 18 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: JURASSIC PARK!!!
Very flat and not remotely funny but I will keep an eye out for the film. Though,as The Watcher pointed out,it seemed more Coogan than Partridge.But early days. edit: I do worry slightly when the BBC are involved. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 10:05 on 18 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: JURASSIC PARK!!!
Found that quite hilarious for a teaser. I'm expecting big things of AP. More

Posted by Willy Wood at 09:37 on 18 March 2013 | Report This Post

JURASSIC PARK!!!
YEEEES!!! BACK OF THE NET!! More

Posted by Hector26 at 22:52 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post

JURASSIC PARK!!!
YEEEES!!! BACK OF THE NET!! More

Posted by Hector26 at 22:52 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post

Jackanackory
Genius. Cannot wait for this film. AP is one of those characters so well drawn that he doesn't need to say much to be funny, More

Posted by Letattz at 09:48 on 16 March 2013 | Report This Post

But, that wasn't Alan Partridge....
Came across more Coogan than Partridge...and I didn't like it. It was as if Steve was trying to impress his American chum's by entertaining some notion of cool about Partridge...Alan has never been cool. I've always felt unsure about the idea of a movie about Alan, and beginning to think this film could ruin the character we love. More

Posted by The Watcher at 22:59 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: smell my cheese, you mothers.
Steve Coogan isn't a Londoner - he's a Manc More

Posted by Battan9000 at 20:30 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

I'll be honest. It's a bit underwhelming. Plus, I'm sad to see this is the Alan Partridge of the 'Fosters' era and not the Alan Partridge we've come to love from his 'I'm Alan Partridge' days. More

Posted by Dave Oz at 20:21 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

smell my cheese, you mothers.
*sigh* being a resident of Norwich, mentally preparing myself for another few years of poor-quality jokes from Londoners. More

Posted by msemilyanarchy at 15:34 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

I'm confused, is the film about the making of an AP film or has this clip been made only for the trailer? More

Posted by TPM007 at 13:37 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

Empire clearly haven't watched the trailer.
It's out August 7th instead of the 16th. More

Posted by Loosecrew at 13:10 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

top draw
can't wait More

Posted by Mr.Beak at 12:50 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

Bit flat.. didn't seem like Partridge to me. Hopefully the final product will be good More

Posted by chris wootton at 12:47 on 15 March 2013 | Report This Post

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