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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Trailer
I am Siege Face!

13 June 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: MSN

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UPDATE: Following recent trailer-follows-still tradition, here and now, a day later, is a proper promo for the multi-million dollar action extravaganza Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, in which North Norfolk Digital's finest finds himself forced into the role of impromptu hostage negotiator. It's fine: he doesn't have another siege to go to, although he'd rather be at home in bed watching funny videos on YouTube. "Welcome to big school," is the mantra. 


We were recently promised "violence, guns and heavy kissing" in Alpha Papa, the long-awaited first big-screen outing for Steve Coogan's pringle-sweatered, Toblerone-addicted, cringetastic horror Alan Partridge. Here, at least, is one of those core elements, in the form of a new still, in which Partridge appears have tooled up, the better to prevent the escalation of some tomfoolery into... something worse.

What's the score? The set-up is is a hostage siege situation that sees North Norfolk Digital's finest facing off against a fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) gone postal. Could go his way, we suppose. 

“We’re putting him into a situation,” Coogan told us in our May issue (still available for the iPad, folks). “We had to make it filmic without throwing away the DNA that makes him Alan-like. So we kicked around a lot of ideas and ended up with something that’s a bit Dog Day Afternoon and a bit Network. There is a threat level.” Smell his cheese, you mothers.

With Father Ted man Declan Lowney behind the camera, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is set for release on August 7. For more details on the man who brought the world the phrase "Liquid football!", be sure to listen to this podcast interview with Steve Coogan as soon as you ruddy can.


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RE: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Trailer
I don't think you can fairly judge a film by the trailer alone, though. Yes, the trailer didn't elicit many giggles and guffaws from me, but I would happily sit down and watch a feature length Alan Partridge flick. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 16:12 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: "Smell my Cheese you mother!"
I wish the money had gone into another series instead! possibly with Alan finally getting a TV series again. They could have had real life guest celebrities, kinda like Gervais/Extras More

Posted by Dannybohy at 10:42 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: "Smell my Cheese you mother!"
Thought the trailer was pretty awful, I'm thinking this is going to be yet another UK sitcom made into a shite movie- will probably wait for the DVD (although the BFI logo at the beginning might tempt me to go and see it if there's a preview screening at the Southbank, I'll go and see any old shit there on the off chance I might get to see someone semi famous turn up). More

Posted by Indio at 23:34 on 17 June 2013 | Report This Post

"Smell my Cheese you mother!"
Uh oh.!, I didnt laugh once at this trailer, (Love AP), Have a feeling this is gonna be a "Ali-G" movie rather than a "Borat" movie.!. = Gutted. Steve is your reading this "Give us another series ya Sh*t.!" More

Posted by Frank363 at 00:01 on 15 June 2013 | Report This Post

Wait and see
The trailer looks a bit iffy, but hopefully it will have little of the slapstick action and lots of trademark cringeworthy nafness from Alan. His utube series was classic Alan Partridge, would live to see more of that. More

Posted by zakrocz at 23:32 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

Wait and see
The trailer looks a bit iffy, but hopefully it will have little action and lots of trademark cringeworthy nafness from Alan. His utube series was classic Alan Partridge, would live to see more of that. More

Posted by zakrocz at 23:32 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

Ah-hmmm
Sadly, I think you may be right Rob. sounds more like a 2 star film More

Posted by Countlopez at 12:37 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

Now that's (a bit) more like it. Closer to the Alan of the two BBC series' IMO. More

Posted by Dave Oz at 17:42 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post

Ah-hmmm?
Oh butter my arse... I'm SUCH a huge Partridge fan but didn't laugh once at this :( Hate to say it but it looks like a 2-3 star movie at best. Hope I'm wrong - I'm just not sure about this new 'Jeremy Clarkson' style Partridge, it's too much like Steve Coogan playing Steve Coogan playing Alan Partridge. I just miss the sad, washed up Noel Edmunds style Alan from the Linton Travel lodge days.. Alan, you've changed. More

Posted by RobT9 at 13:26 on 13 June 2013 | Report This Post


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