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His musical tastes famously extend from Abba to Wings, “the band The Beatles could have been”. But Alan Partridge’s elevation to the big screen is set to bring a new lease of life to a host of artists unfairly excluded from pop’s hall of fame.
Aha! The Norwich Pacino prepares to kick some bottom
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Steve Coogan tonight admitted he visited a lot of strip clubs to research his latest role as porn baron Paul Raymond.
His captain drives a Porsche 911 Turbo (£110K) and an Aston Martin Vanquish (from £130K), while his top striker owns a Range Rover (up to £100k), a Bentley Continental GT (from £124k) and a Lamborghini Gallardo (from £130K), but England manager Roy Hodgson took delivery of a far more pedestrian vehicle this week. His new motor is a Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer, which at £34,180 is roughly a week's salary for a mid-table Premier League player.
An 11-year-old boy from an Irish village, whose previous biggest role was as Bashful in a local production of Snow White, has been named one of the breakthrough stars of the year after receiving a surprise nomination for the British Comedy Awards.
Sorry Alan, but this Lexus is a bit too cool for you...
'He gave me a bit of stick for the kissing scene with Emma, as he had a little thing with her'
Alan Partridge is to give fans a glimpse into his native Norfolk after comic Steve Coogan signed a new deal to bring the character back to TV.
Sheeps have come up with a novel way to make sure that the atmosphere doesn't dip during their new comedy show. They've prepared a little call-and-response routine, asking the audience to shout out encouragement– "Keep going, Sheeps!" – at key intervals.
Comedian Steve Coogan is facing trial over a speeding offence which could see him banned from the road.
Tuesday's awards ceremony was anodyne and uncomfortable. Andy Gill offers his 20-point plan to inject a bit of danger back into the show