Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Script (and Scrapped) (Paperback)Steve Coogan (author)
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The official script for the box-office smash movie, featuring every ruddy word (and stage direction) of Alan's seamless transformation from natural-born broadcaster into fully fledged and occasionally fully dressed hostage negotiator. Contains deleted scenes and an exclusive Foreword by Steve Coogan.
With a television career behind him and a much-coveted breakfast slot in his spiritual home, regional digital radio, there was only one place left for Alan Partridge to turn: Hollywood! Or rather, an Anglo-French funded co-production for the big screen.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa sees Alan face his biggest challenge since he spent six months in a travel tavern, and is almost certainly the first time he has handled a loaded gun since he was a prime-time BBC2 presenter. When his beloved income-source North Norfolk Digital is taken over by a faceless media conglomerate, Alan's inimitable instinct for self-preservation leads to a violent and bloody siege on the radio station by an unhinged, nay mentalist, DJ, and a hostage crisis for which there can be only one man with the chat to diffuse it ...
Featuring a cast of old and new Partridge favourites, including Sidekick Simon, assistant Lynn and Michael the Geordie, Alpha Papa is proof that while the jury's out on whether you can keep a good man down, it's an outright fact that you can't keep a good regional broadcaster off the airwaves.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 17 mm
Praise for the film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa:
`The funniest movie this year' **** Independent
`Smartly executed, endlessly quotable and machine-gun quick, this is one of the funniest films of 2013' **** Total Film
`Ruddy hilarious.' **** Empire
`Partridge has established himself as one of those great English cartoonlike characters... in the tradition of the comic supporting acts in Austen or Dickens.' **** The Times
`Extremely funny... It's all very English in its recognition of the mean smallness of so much of British life.' Observer
`Knowing and funny' Guardian
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