Fans of Coogan’s previous work on the character have been looking forward to this for years, and it will be interesting to see how they receive it when it lands in cinemas next week. And ahead of its release, a new TV spot has surfaced with Coogan naturally front and centre.
Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book,’Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped.
ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Coogan returns alongside Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Nigel Lindsay, and Darren Boyd. And joining them them will be Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, and Dustin Demri-Burns.
Declan Lowney (Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce) directs from a script co-written by Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, and Neil and Rob Gibbons.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa will land in the UK and Ireland on 7th August, which means you can take advantage of Orange Wednesdays on the day of release, and see how it holds up for yourself.