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Alan Partridge - Alpha Papa

Issue No. 2366

Obnoxious broadcaster Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) claims that “the best siege” was at the Iranian Embassy in 1980. But his own hostage farce borrows more from 1975 Al Pacino hit Dog Day Afternoon.

There are laughs aplenty when a fellow DJ fights back against corporate takeover by bosses intent on sackings and deskilling—giving Alan one last shot at stardom.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, starring Steve Coogan, on general release

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Tue 13 Aug 2013, 16:11 BST
Issue No. 2366
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