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Norfolk: Alan Partridge to return to our screens

Alan Partridge will return to our screens again in the near future. Credit: PA

A production company has confirmed that Alan Partridge will return to our screens again in the near future, with a sequel to the hit film 'Alpha Papa' given the go ahead.

Speaking to The Guardian, Henry Normal, the co-founder of the production company Baby Cow, said a follow-up to the first film is in the pipeline.

Mr Normal also said that there are plans for a spoof documentary series to be aired on Sky which will be set in Norfolk.

It will be based on the BBC show 'Coast'.

“We are planning a sequel (to Alpha Papa), yes, that will be great,” he said.

"We are also looking at doing more Mid Morning Matters and another Sky special, a little bit like Coast with Alan Partridge, except I don't think he goes out of Norfolk.

"I think it's things of interest in Norfolk, that's the general theme.

"We start writing now. I think we make it at the end of summer."


Partridge movie to get Norwich premiere

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge Credit: ITV ANGLIA

The Alan Partridge Movie is to get its Norwich premiere. In a message posted on the Studio Canal twitter feed this lunchtime, the legendary Norwich DJ said the movie, which was shot in Norfolk last year, will be screened in the city.

He said any suggestion the lunchtime showing had been hastily cobbled together in response to a local campaign would "be met with the full force of the law".


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Film trailer released for Alan Partridge's Alpha Papa

The trailer for the new Alan Partridge film has been released, revealing the title of the big screen debut for Steve Coogan's long-running Norwich radio DJ to be Alpha Papa.

The one minute and 46 second promo sees Partridge workshopping the potential titles for his adventure "in a siege at a radio station". The film will be released on August 7.

Partridge's Norwich return

Steeve Coogan has already been filming at Cromer Credit: ITV Anglia

Norwich's most famous fictional son makes a return to the city today. The Forum and nearby City Hall will be providing the backdrop for filming of a new movie, featuring Steve Coogan's creation Alan Partridge.

Earlier this week, Cromer Pier was closed off to the public as film crews took over for the day.

Filming will take place at the Forum and City Hall Credit: ITV Anglia

Norfolk's starring role in Partridge film

Steve Coogan performing as Alan Partridge at the O2 Credit: PA Wire / Matt Crossick

Cromer Pier is closed until tomorrow while a film crew shoots part of an Alan Partridge movie there.

In his first feature film the fictional radio and TV presenter from Norwich is involved in a police car chase through Norfolk.

When filming in Cromer finishes on Tuesday the crew will move onto other Norfolk locations, including Sheringham and Norwich Market Place. The Alan Partridge Movie is expected to be released in August.

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Filming begins on Norfolk-based Alan Partridge film

Steve Coogan plays Alan Partridge, a failed chat-show host turned local (digital) radio DJ. Credit: Empics

Filming has begun on an Alan Partridge movie scheduled for a summer 2013 cinema release.

The mayor of Sheringham, Norfolk, confirmed that the seaside town would be the setting for a number of scenes in the film.

Long-time Partridge writers Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham and Steve Coogan - who plays Alan Partridge - have all contributed to the script.

Directed by Declan Lowney, also responsible for Alan Partridge On Open Books and Father Ted, the movie is a joint production by BBC Films, BFI Film Fund and StudioCanal.