Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Script and Scrapped

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Script and Scrapped


By (author) Steve Coogan, By (author) Rob Gibbons, By (author) Neil Gibbons, By (author) Armando Iannucci, By (author) Peter Baynham, Foreword by Steve Coogan

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 17mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 21 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007558236
  • ISBN 13: 9780007558230
  • Illustrations note: (1x8pp colour plates)
  • Sales rank: 551,778

Product description

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.

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Author information

Neil and Rob Gibbons have written for Alan Partridge since 2009, including on Mid-Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, the bestselling 'autobiography' I, Partridge and 2012's Welcome to the Places of My Life, which was nominated for a BAFTA and won an RTS Award. They have joined the writing team for the third season of HBO's Veep. Steve Coogan is a Perrier Award- and BAFTA-winning comedian, producer, writer and actor. His acting credits include Philomena, which he co-wrote, winning the best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival in 2013. Armando Iannucci is an Oscar-nominated (for In the Loop) writer and broadcaster. His iconic BBC series The Thick of It has been nominated for 13 BAFTA Awards. Peter Baynham is a writer, director and performer whose credits include I'm Alan Partridge, The Day Today, Brass Eye and Borat.

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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