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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Comedy. Local radio DJ and former talk show presenter Alan Partridge ends up in a siege when a disgruntled colleague decides to take the staff hostage.

To save his own job, Alan gets radio colleague Pat laid off, but when the man returns to the relaunched station with a shotgun and a siege ensues, Alan is given the high-profile role of go-between, trying to appease both the hostage taker and armed police. So lots of people have Alan in their sights.

Hit big screen spin-off for the self-obsessed former TV 'personality', from BBC Films.

1 hour, 26 minutes

Last on

Tue 9 Mar 2021 23:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Philip Glass


  • 00:05

    The Police


  • Hoffman's Witwe

    Škoda lásky

    AKA Beer Barrel Polka

  • 00:07

    Taja Sevelle

    Cuddly Toy

  • 00:39

    Glen Campbell

    Wichita Lineman

  • 00:46

    Willie Nelson

    Always On My Mind

  • 00:53

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Enola Gay

  • 00:53

    Bryan Ferry

    Let's Stick Together

  • 01:10

    John Farnham

    You're The Voice

  • 01:20

    Willie Nelson

    Always On My Mind

  • 01:22


    The Number One Song In Heaven

  • 01:24


    All The Wrong Places

  • Climax Blues Band

    Couldn't Get It Right

  • jACQ & Passion Victim

    I Want You to Know

  • Chicago

    Hard to Say I'm Sorry

  • Calvin Harris

    Bounce (feat. Kelis)

  • Jakob Liedholm

    Swede Love

  • Andy Fairweather-Low

    Wide Eyed and Glass

  • Sam Fonteyn

    Pop Goes Bach

    AKA Ski Sunday

  • The Outlaws

    Swingin' Low


Role Contributor
Alan Partridge Steve Coogan
Pat Farrell Colm Meaney
Lynn Benfield Felicity Montagu
Side Kick Simon Tim Key
Jason Tresswell Nigel Lindsay
Janet Whitehead Anna Maxwell Martin
Detective Martin Finch Darren Boyd
Angela Ashbourne Monica Dolan
Michael Simon Greenall
Dave Clifton Phil Cornwell
Danny Sinclair Dustin Demri-Burns
Steve Stubbs Sean Pertwee
Greg Frampton Karl Theobald
Director Declan Lowney
Writer Rob Gibbons
Writer Steve Coogan
Writer Armando Iannucci
Writer Neil Gibbons


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  • Tue 22 Dec 2015 22:30
  • Thu 22 Dec 2016 23:05
  • Thu 28 Dec 2017 23:30
  • Sat 15 Dec 2018 23:45
  • Sun 16 Dec 2018 00:15
  • Sun 29 Dec 2019 23:40
  • Fri 24 Apr 2020 23:45
  • Sat 25 Apr 2020 00:15
  • Thu 31 Dec 2020 01:10
  • Tue 9 Mar 2021 23:30

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