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ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

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ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 3s

Release date 07/08/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Declan Lowney

Cast includes Steve Coogan, Tim Key, Sean Pertwee, Felicity Montagu, Colm Meaney, Simon Greenall, Anna Maxwell Martin, Phil Cornwell, Karl Theobald, Dustin Demri-Burns, Simon Kunz, Alan Rothwell

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 28/07/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA is a spin-off from the BBC TV comedy series, in which local radio DJ Alan Partridge becomes a police go-between after a sacked former colleague takes hostages at the radio station.

Language

There are several uses of strong language ('f**k'), alongside milder terms including 'twat', 'whores', 'shit', 'bastard', 'dick', 'arse', 'sod', 'sluts', 'balls' and 'hell'. There are some scenes in which discriminatory language is used. In one scene, a drunken woman remarks that she looks like a "Chinky". In other scenes, Alan and his colleagues make mocking references to other races or religions. However, the men are presented as insensitive and socially inept, so these comments are not condoned or endorsed by the film.

Infrequent scenes of violence occur within a clearly comic context, and there are some visual and verbal references to sex and drugs. The film also contains male nudity when Alan's trousers are torn off as he tries to climb through a window.

Details

Title
ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
22/07/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
90m 3s
Approved footage
8104+8
BBFC reference
AFF299661
Registration number
CFJ29575

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