Alan Partridge is back… from never really being away. The local radio presenter, created by British comedian and actor Steve Coogan, including for the BBC series I’m Alan Partridge (1997/2002), might have been briefly off the radar, but he just keeps on going. On and on and on. He's still working for local radio in Norwich, self-satisfied as ever.
In his first feature film, the 'raconteur' gets an opportunity to finally act like a real hero. When a big media concern takes over the radio station, dismissals follow. Aging DJ Pat (Colm Meany) takes revenge by kidnapping his colleagues. But Partridge wouldn't be Partridge if he didn't grab the limelight by mixing grandiose words with rather less spectacular action in this bungling hostage drama.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - featuring the slowest car chase in action movie history - is a must-see for Steve Coogan fans, and the perfect introduction to the wondrous world of Alan Partridge.

Filmmaker
Declan Lowney
Country
United Kingdom, France
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
English
Producer
Kevin Loader
Production Company
Baby Cow Productions
Sales
StudioCanal
Writer
Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham
Cinematography
Ben Smithard
Editor
Mark Everson
Production Design
Dick Lunn
Sound Design
Jack Gillies
Music
Ilan Eshkeri
Cast
Colm Meaney, Dustin Demri-Burns, Steve Coogan