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Coogan’s Run On Gold

28 Jul

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Some of you may have seen Steve Coogan – The Inside Story on UKTV GOLD last Saturday evening – a look back at Steve Coogan‘s comedy career, with contributions from Reeves and Mortimer, Ben Miller, Kevin Eldon, John Thomson, Mark Williams, Matt Horne,  Julia Davis and many others.

Following on from this, UKTV GOLD is hosting Summer Nights of Coogan – every weekend from 9pm during August they will be showing a variety of shows from Steve Coogan, including I’m Alan Partridge, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible, The Trip, Paul Calf Video Diary, Coogan’s Run, Saxondale and Live Shows, so it really is a variety pack of Steve Coogan TV.

UKTV GOLD can be found on Sky channel 110 or Virgin 126.

Steve was a guest on Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Thursday to talk about the UKTV GOLD shows – the same day Noel Fielding was on talking about Luxury Comedy 2. Catch up here, Noel is on at – 01:38:05 and Steve is on at – 02:13:20.

Don’t forget you can stock up on all your favourite Steve Coogan titles at TVO Store.

Partridge Sequel & More!

5 Apr

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A second Alan Partridge feature film has been announced, in the wake of last year’s successful debut, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

Furthermore, Steve Coogan will also be playing the fictional radio DJ for a second series of Mid Morning Matters on Sky Atlantic. And there are also rumours of a new Partridge special, a spoof of the BBC documentary series Coast, in which Alan will be taking a look at Norfolk’s coastline (where else?).

Henry Normal, who co-owns Baby Cow Productions with Coogan, has said that they are writing new Partridge content now with a view to releasing it at the end of the summer. The movie looks like it could be released next year.

If you haven’t seen the debut Partridge feature yet, don’t forget that you can still buy Alpha Papa at The Velvet Onion amazon store on Blu-ray(£10.99) and DVD (£7).

Toast Of The Awards

26 Feb

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There are more award nominations for TVO related shows, starting with Matt Berry‘s Toast of London being nominated in the TV Award category of the Chortle Awards 2014.

Meanwhile in the Empire Awards, A Field in England is nominated for Best Horror, with Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and The World’s End both being nominated in the Best Comedy and Best British Film categories, with Edgar Wright nominated for Best Director, making three nominations for The World’s End.

Click on the links to vote for your favourites. The Chortle Awards are open until midnight on 4th March, and while there’s no closing date mentioned for the Empire Awards, it’s best to get your votes in soon!

If you’ve missed any of the nominated shows, don’t forget you can get everything you need at the Velvet Onion Store, just click to buy.

Toast of London

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa DVD or Blu-ray.

A Field in England.

Cornetto Trilogy.

TVO’s Review Of The Year 2013: Part Four

4 Jan

Hello and a warm welcome to the final part of our Review of 2013. Although October to December may feel like it only just happened, prepare to be amazed by how much you’ve forgotten. We were, but then we’re getting on a  bit.

So here are the best bits from the fourth quarter of the year – cherry-picked from news stories about both our regulars and a few new faces too. Enjoy.

OCTOBER

October was the month that Booshmania returned.  Just as the fantastic Behind the Boosh exhibition started its run at Proud Camden, showcasing the history of that most Mighty of comedic troops via the majesty of Dave Brown‘s photography, the boys were back in town.  Or rather, on the pier, as The Mighty Boosh went from the Soho Theatre to Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in LA. A final (chaotic) UK warm-up show and a further run through at The Comedy Store, almost halted by a Visa saga, paved the way for a live performance that turned out to be one of the Festival’s highlights. Fan forums and social media platforms were buzzing with photos, footage and reviews of the show.

Another announcement that got us more than a bit over-excited in October was the news that Ben Wheatley is to direct the first 2 episodes of the next series of Doctor Who, starring the new Time Lord, Peter Capaldi. How good is that!?  We’re itching to see what happens when you combine one of the UK’s finest directors with its biggest export, now in the capable hands of an Oscar-winning acting legend to boot.  You can see the moment Capaldi became the Doctor in the 2013 Xmas special below…

More telly stuff, with the launch of Matt Berry’s new series, Toast Of London.  We’d been itching to see it since the pilot back in 2012, and it did not disappoint…

Elsewhere, Richard Ayoade established himself as a permanent fixture on prime time panel shows with a stint as team captain on Was It Something I Said? on Channel 4. Ayoade’s intellectual sparring with host David Mitchell certainly made our Sunday evenings feel a bit more highbrow!

What else?  Well, in movie news, there was an update on the cast for Paul King‘s long-awaited Paddington Bear feature film, which included mention of Rufus Jones and James Bachman. To end the month, TVO artists offered us a veritable smorgasbord of comedy options for Halloween night’s out, with special spooky performances from Colin Hoult and Richard Sandling.  And we were sad to lose the talented comedy actor Felix Dexter, who died at the too-young age of 52. He left behind an incredible legacy of great TV performances on shows like Bellamy’s PeopleAbsolutely Fabulous, The Fast ShowKnowing Me Knowing You… With Alan Partridge, Mongrels and Alexei Sayle’s Merry Go Round to name but a few. He will be much misse, and would typically hate all this fuss about him, so let’s remember him with one of his silliest moments – dancing for Sport Relief alongside Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery.  What a dude.

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Clock this: Promote Alpha Papa US Release & Win!

19 Dec

Baby Cow Productions are offering Alan Partridge fans an exclusive prize to mark the occasion of the Partridge movie, Alpha Papa‘s US release

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You could win the the Clock Radio you can see to you left, which  is a very rare item indeed. It was made exclusively for the cast & crew of the film – and it could be yours. What you have to do to win is to create a tag line for the film posters that will appear in the US.

It’s a pretty tough brief – remember that the line will need to appeal to  folk across the pond who haven’t yet met the man.

To enter, visit Baby Cow’s Facebook page, then add your tag line into the comments box and share their post (the sharing bit is important so don’t forget). As yet no information has been given as to the closing date of the competition, but we reckon you should get those copywriting creative juices flowing and get in there!

According to sources the US release has been scheduled for 27th February 2014, with a further limited theatre release on 4th April. But if you can’t wait that long why not pick up a copy of the movie in our amazon store – for a bargainful £9.99 on DVD or £12.99 on Blu-ray.

Partridge In The Norwich Sky

26 Nov

An illuminated Alan Partridge features in this year’s Christmas Lights in the city of Norwich.

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The light display includes a 30ft sculpture of Partridge’s face. And, if that alone wasn’t enough, it sings Roachford’s 1980s hit Cuddly Toy, which the character sang in the movie, Alpha Papa.

Actor Simon Greenall, who played the character of Michael in the I’m Alan Partridge, read a message on behalf of the character at the ceremony to switch on the lights.

The message said: “Dear people of Norwich, and to a lesser extent anyone here from Suffolk – welcome! I’m genuinely heartbroken not to be there with you, but it’s quiz night at the Rose & Crown and I’m the designated driver. You’re about to witness the biggest turning on of lights since the end of the three-day week.The electricity used to power the illuminations is enough to run a trouser press for over 25 years. Instead, it’s powering an LED effigy of my face and body, lighting up the Christmas night just as the Archangel Gabriel did over two thousand years ago. I hope you have a wonderful festive season. A-ha.”

You’ll be pleased to know that all attempts to shoehorn a reference to a “Partridge in a pear tree” into this post have failed. Next time!…

 

And The Winner Is…

25 Nov

Awards season is upon us, and a few TVO-connected TV shows have been getting some well-deeserved recognition from the juries!

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First up is Horrible Histories, which has picked up another award, this time for Best Children’s Comedy at the Children’s BAFTAs. In doing so, it pipped another TVO-related show to the winning post in the shape of FIT (a sports-based sketch show airing on CBBC, which features Tony WayRufus Jones and Aisling Bea in its ensemble cast – plus Peter Serafinowicz as Brian Butterfield). Click here to watch the presentation of the award to the Horrible Histories team.

To see the full list of winners and nominees take a look at the Children’s BAFTAs website.

Next, a look at the Southbank Sky Arts Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a ceremony on 27th January, presented by Melvyn Bragg. The nominations feature three of our lot, with AlanPartridge: Alpha Papa and Psychobitches both up for ‘Best Comedy’, and Philomena (co-written by and starring Steve Coogan) up for ‘Best Film’. For the full list of nominees click here.

Congratulations to everyone nominated, and the best of luck for the awards ceremony in January!

 

Further Your Comedy Career Here

15 Oct

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The Big Comedy Conference is your chance to hear some of comedy’s finest talking about their careers in comedy – including a few folk with TVO connections!

The day of comedy-related talks and workshops is been organised and curated by The British Comedy Guide. It presents a unique opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in comedy to meet and listen to from some of the industry’s most successful writers, performers and producers. The event will include talks, networking and pitching sessions, and will be rounded off by a bar and live comedy gig in the evening.

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The full list of speakers is mightily impressive, but for the purposes of this here website, here are the ones with a link to TVO:  Dan Tetsell (Mongrels), Andrew Ellard (IT Crowd, Count Arthur Strong), David Schneider (I’m Alan Partridge), Caroline Norris (Horrible Histories) and Pete Sinclair (Never Mind the Buzzcocks).

You can see who else is attending by clicking here - and more speakers are still to be announced!

The Big Comedy Conference will take place on Saturday 30th November at The Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0NA. The venue will open at 9:30am, with the talks and workshops running in different rooms at the venue from 10am until 7:30pm. A comedy gig will follow in the evening and the bar will be open until 11pm.

Tickets are usually £149, but can be purchased for the early bird price of £99 before 21st October. Lunch is included in the price. To purchase tickets and for more information about the event, visit the British Comedy Guide here (scroll down for booking info). If you go, we’d love to hear all about it!

Alpha Papa Hits Disc

8 Sep

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Chart-topping box office smash Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is now available for pre-order on dvd and blu-ray.

The hit film, featuring everyone’s favourite Norfolk dj, was a critical and commercial success upon release last month, and can be yours to own just in time for Christmas.

Extra features are currently unconfirmed, yet given Alan’s propensity for dishing out choice pellets (like an owl) when it comes to bonus material, we’re sure they won’t disappoint.

So with the dvd and blu-ray both released on 2nd December, you can pre-order both from our Amazon Store now.  What with Alan being something of a festive tradition (re, the namesake in a pear tree), it’s time to shout: Knowing Me, Knowing Yule, and get yer orders in!

The dvd is just £12.50, and the blu-ray only £14, and you can pick up Alan’s various adventures on dvd from our specially prepared store too!

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BAFTA Scotland Event: Hear A TVO Icon Talk

18 Aug

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On Saturday 24th August BAFTA Scotland are hosting a masterclass featuring Henry Normal from the production company Baby Cow.

Normal has been responsible for creating, writing, executive producing and script-editing some of the best and most award winning television comedy of the last 15 years, including many, many TVO-connected shows: The Mighty BooshNighty Night, Hunderby, Moone Boy, AD/BC: A Rock Opera and a large number of Steve Coogan/Alan Partridge shows. He is also behind the new Alan Partridge movie, Alpha Papa.

In fact, the list goes on; to see everything Normal has had a hand in, check out his impressive IMDB entryIn this masterclass, he will show clips of many of his shows and discuss how he has built one of the most creative and successful production companies in the UK.

The event takes place at Filmhouse in Edinburgh; tickets cost £4 (£3 concessions; free for BAFTA members). Because this masterclass has replaced another event, we recommend that you contact the box office for ticket information.

While we’re on the subject of Baby Cow’s creative output, you may be interested to know that The 2008 Mighty Boosh documentary A Journey Through Time & Space is now available to view in full on Vimeo:

 

Radio Alan: The Alan Partridge Player

7 Aug

UK and US “Alan Partridge” (Steve Coogan) fans rejoice! There’s a new app available for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (iOS 6.1 or later).

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Just 99p in the UK or 99¢ in the States, this app is for anyone who wishes they “could listen to Alan Partridge’s radio show for real.”

Radio Alan features clips of Alan talking “live” on Mid-Morning Matters sandwiched between astonishingly good music (made up of song tracks from your own collection).

This an OFFICIAL app, developed by Baby Cow Productions, and designed to link up with Coogan’s new movie Alpha Papa

Don’t forget to check out the exclusive film clips posted by TVO on 2/8. Alpha Papa has its UK release on 7/8, with US release yet available.

So go to iTunes and search for “Radio Alan” under the apps category. Then sit back and let Alan Partridge be your personal DJ.

Exclusive Partridge

2 Aug

With the UK release of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa just days away (7th August), how about a couple more exclusive clips from the film?

If you click on the image below you’ll be able to watch two scenes (one follows the other):  Alan in North Norfolk Digital’s studio with his co-host played by Tim Key (clip 1), then Alan in fine form in the board room (clip 2):

When you’ve done checking those out, why not continue watching to have a nosey at the content on our youtube channel, which features interviews and live footage from a whole host of stonking TVO acts?

Coogan On Screen & In Print

29 Jul

Sky Atlantic HD will be premiering an exclusive two-part TV special of Steve Coogan‘s stand-up tour around Australia and New Zealand.

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The behind-the-scenes tour documentary Stand Up Down Under will be shown at 9pm on 6th and 7th August. It features two hour-long shows which were filmed during Coogan’s 2009 world tour. It promises a funny, intimate and honest portrait of one of Britain’s best loved character comedians and includes exclusive footage from his performances as Alan Partridge, Pauline Calf and Tony Ferrino, as well as unrestricted backstage access. It’s produced and directed by David Lambert, also known at TVO Towers for his brilliant Boosh documentaries.

According to the production company Baby Cow Productions, Sky Atlantic will also be repeating the BAFTA nominated Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life and Alan Partridge On Open Books With Martin Bryce on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August respectively at 9pm. The first series of Mid Morning Matters will also be shown again over three evenings on 5th, 6th and 7th August, ahead of the second series which is due for transmission later in the year.

With the big screen debut of Alan Partridge about to wow cinema audiences, large dollops of Coogan were to be found in this weekend’s newspapers: he was on the cover and in the pages of this week’s Guardian Guide, talking (as Alan) about becoming a national treasure. The publication also featured a revealing interview with Coogan’s Partridge co-writers, Peter Baynham and Neil and Rob Gibbons. Finally, The Observer published a profile on the comic actor.

Don’t forget that you can see Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (which has been receiving a fair few rave reviews) in UK cinemas from August 7th.

Alan Partridge: “My Love Letter To Norwich”

25 Jul

Revived broadcaster Alan Partridge premiered his long awaited feature film in his home city of Norwich yesterday, to a rapturous reception.

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The presenter, who first appeared on the sports desk of seminal news program On The Hour and it’s television counterpart The Day Today, was encouraged to host the premiere in Norwich following an extensive fan campaign, though Partridge denied there was any doubt the city would play a part in celebrations.

He stated: “You can imagine how hurt and litigious I felt when people said I was planning to debut my movie in London instead of Norwich, or that I’d allowed my head to be turned by the prospect of big city fame.  Any suggestions I’ve hastily cobbled together the lunchtime Norwich screening in response to a local Twitter campaign will be met with the full force of the law.”

The film, which is a dramatisation of events in Alan’s life, co-stars Four Lions star Nigel Lindsay as an executive at North Norfolk Digital, which was rebranded as Shape in a corporate takeover not long  before a hostage situation in which Partridge became chief negotiator.

Colm Meany of Star Trek fame plays chief villain Pat, and the film also co-stars Sean Pertwee, Anna Maxwell-Martin and Darren Boyd.  Alan, obviously, plays himself and as ever, the watchful hand of his mentor, Steve Coogan, helped bring the project together.

The film is released on August 7th, and you can see a special preview clip below, alongside the full UK trailer.

One Vision… With Alan Partridge

13 Jun

The first full trailer for Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa has arrived online, and it’s a belter.

The film features Steve Coogan as the eponymous broadcaster, held hostage in a siege at Radio Norwich by a disgruntled former employee (former Star Trek star Colm Meaney).  Along for the ride are Darren Boyd, Sean Pertwee, Anna Maxwell Martin and Four Lions star Nigel Lindsay, alongside Mid Morning Matters co-star Tim Key and I’m Alan Partridge co-stars Felicity Montague, Phil Cornwell and Simon Greenall.  You can see the results below.

With the promise of a golden dad-rock soundtrack, and Alan becoming Seige-Face, this looks set to be a classic already.  Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa is released in cinemas August 7th.

Update! Here are a selection of stills taken from the trailer…

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

9 Apr

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No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards.

The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes of HunderbyAlan Partridge and Game Of Thrones continue to get nominated.

Hunderby – Julia Davis twisted period black comedy co-written with Barunka O’Shaughnessy and featuring Rufus JonesKevin Eldon, Arnab ChandaPrinces In The Tower and the dulcet narrative tones of Julian Barratt – has been nominated in the category of Situation Comedy, where it must fend off competition from Episodes, Twenty Twelve and the incredibly popular The Thick Of It. 

The latter also has a TVO connection, with Justin Edwards in its huge ensemble cast, and its creator Armando Iannucci being one of the driving forces behind Partridge all these years.

Speaking of Partridge, the Dave Lambert directed special Welcome To The Places Of My Life has been nominated for Best Comedy Programme, against The Revolution Will Be Televised, Mr Stink and Cardinal Burns.  The one off show was the first original slice of Alan made for Sky Atlantic last year, after they bought the rights to web-show Mid Morning Matters.

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Alan’s alter-ego, Steve Coogan, has a lot to celebrate – he’s also been nominated for Male Performance In A Comedy Programme – versus Greg Davies (Cuckoo), Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve) and Peter Capaldi (The Thick Of It).  Similarly, the Female Performance In A Comedy Programme list features none other than Julia Davis once again, for her role in Hunderby – a show made by Coogan’s BabyCow Productions.  She’ll be up against old friends Jessica Hynes and Olivia Colman (both for Twenty Twelve) and Miranda Hart (Miranda).

TVO would like to extend our congratulations to all at Baby Cow and especially everyone involved with Hunderby and Welcome To The Places Of My Life, and assure you our fingers are crossed for your victories!

For the full list of nominations, check out the Radio Times website, where you can also vote for the Radio Times Audience Award BAFTA.  This highly charged poll battle is between some serious tv big-hitters: The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, directed by Danny Boyle, could be expected to walk away with the trophy, but it’ll be up against stiff competition from Strictly Come Dancing, The Great British Bake OffCall The Midwife, Homeland and Game Of Thrones - the latter of which has featured Tony Way and Paul Kaye amongst its guest cast.  Vote for your favourite now!

Nods & Nominations

26 Mar

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The Oscars may seem like a distant memory already, but Awards Season continues apace, and TVO regulars are, as always, in the offering.

The BAFTA Craft Awards were announced this weekend, and comedy legend Rhys Thomas is up for the highly prestigious Breakthrough Talent award for his documentary Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, which shone a candid light on the period between Freddie’s debut solo album in 1985, and his premature death in 1991.

He’s up against stiff competition from Mike Bartlett for The Town, Julie Gearey for Prisoners’ Wives and Tim Whitnall for Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story.

Elsewhere, in the comedy department, Julia Davis has been nominated for “Writer (Comedy)” due to her gloriously funny period piece Hunderby.  She’s up against Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche and Simon Blackwell for the final run of The Thick Of It (which featured Justin Edwards), as well as John Morton for Twenty Twelve and Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan for Getting On.  For the full list of nominations, check out Digital Spy’s rundown over yonder.

Last week saw the Royal Television Society Programme Awards take place in London, and again, there were TVO connections on show.  Horrible Histories was pipped to the post as Children’s Programme by Room On The Broom, but Sherlock - the last episode of which featured Katherine Parkinson and Tony Way – won the award for Drama Series ahead of Call The Midwife and Line Of Duty.  Sherlock also picked up an award for “Writer – Drama”, given to its showrunner Steven Moffat.

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However, the big TVO win belonged to BabyCow for Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life - which picked up the nod for Scripted Comedy – so congrats to Steve CooganDave Lambert and the rest of the team!  For more info, pop here.

Lastly, and by no means leastly, the delightful Tony Law won Best Club Comic and Best Show for Maximum Nonsense at this weekend’s Chortle Awards, with Stewart Lee & Richard Herring also scoring double wins.

And of course, as we told you this weekendSightseers picked up yet another gong – this time for Best British Film at the Empire Awards.  All in all, a glorious time for the stars of TVO – and we’re over the moon for everyone winning things!

Alan Partridge Movie – Releases And Revelations!

14 Mar

A bit of a stir was created earlier today with the release of the first official photograph from the Alan Partridge Movie.

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The image is classic Partridge, although sadly it doesn’t tell us a great deal about the film’s plot. Indeed, plot details for the film have yet to be revealed, although writers Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons said last year that the comedy will follow Alan’s radio station North Norfolk Digital being taken over by a giant media conglomerate and renamed Shape.

We also know that Alan’s faithful PA Lynn (Felicity Montagu), Geordie BP garage worker Michael (Simon Greenall) and rival DJ Dave Clifton (Phil Cornwell) will return for the movie.

We won’t have to wait much longer to find out more, because the official trailer for the film is being released online at 12 noon tomorrow, Friday 15th March. The official title of the film will be revealed at the same time, and what we can tell you is that it won’t be called The Alan Partridge Movie!

Watch this space for our link to the trailer as soon as it’s released tomorrow…

And here it is – the trailer for the movie, which will be called Alpha Papa (all is explained in the trailer below!)

Coogan Caught On Camera

1 Mar

Regular peelers will be aware that Steve Coogan is starring in two hotly-anticipated new feature films: The Look of Love and the Alan Partridge movie. Well now photos have been released from both productions!

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In The Look of Love biopic Coogan plays the role of Soho porn baron, Paul Raymond. Talking about the film, Coogan said: “Like 24 Hour Party People, it’s a very British story about an eccentric character at the centre of pivotal events in British culture…it has that strange combination of comedy and tragedy that Michael Winterbottom (director) manages to pull off with a real deftness of touch. Like very few films these days it’s actually about something without being portentous. Oh and there’s lots of naked ladies in it too!”

If a further TVO link were needed, one of the scenes in the film was shot at Maison Bertaux, the gallery which has hosted both of Noel Fielding‘s two solo art shows. Whooo!

The Look of Love will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 26 April, but to tide you over until then, check out Coogan as the medallioned ‘King of Soho’ in the picture above. For more photos from the film take a look here.

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And now back to Alan Partridge, with Shortlist magazine previewing photos from the shoot that’s currently taking place; they show Alan brandishing an air rifle on Cromer Pier. Kevin Loader, a producer on the movie, said, “Alan has finally decided the time is right to make the jump to the big screen…we felt that to do the movement to the big screen justice we needed something that would register properly cinematically and I think Cromer Pier will do that job brilliantly.”

The Alan Partridge movie will be released later this year; in the meantime you can see Coogan brandishing his rifle on Cromer Pier in the picture on the left.

Who Makes You Chortle?

28 Feb

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Voting is now open for the 2013 Chortle Awards, the UK online comedy guide.

Nomination are now up and include a couple of TVO-connected acts (as well as a whole host of other worthy nominees).

There are a few omissions that we’d like to correct given half a chance, but we’re very glad that the awesome Tony Law is up for two awards: Best Club Comic and Best Show (for the critically-aclaimed Maximum Nonsense), and 2012’s Alan Partridge Sky Atlantic TV Specials are also nominated in the Best TV category.

To view the full list of nominations and to vote click here.

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