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Alan Partridge: Nomad

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Hoad, Phil (6 February 2023). " 'I did my climactic speech – then took half an E': Steve Coogan on making 24 Hour Party People". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 6 February 2023. Alan Gordon Partridge is a comedy character portrayed by the English actor Steve Coogan. A parody of British television personalities, Partridge is a tactless and inept broadcaster with an inflated sense of celebrity. Since his debut in 1991, he has appeared in media including radio and television series, books, podcasts and a feature film. a b Coyle, Jake (4 May 2014). "Steve Coogan on 23 Years of Alan Partridge". The Huffington Post . Retrieved 14 September 2015.

In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. BBC News - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa tops the UK box office". BBC News. 12 August 2013 . Retrieved 14 September 2015. Curtis, Daniel (7 August 2017). "We laughed at Alan Partridge – little did we realise he heralded the age of Donald Trump". New Statesman . Retrieved 2 August 2018.As far as the book goes, I'd rank it similarly to I, Partridge. The latter, a perfect look at the celebrity autobiography, the former having elements of the same, but with a genuinely Bill Bryson-esque look into Britain. I rarely sit for six hours, thank you very much. Of course, I sleep at night, so I am lying down for six hours, but that's really beside the point. Lionel Gordon was my father, but some people say father’s stop being your father when they’re dead” Kang, Biba (15 March 2019). "Comic Relief 2019 highlights: what to watch this Red Nose Day". The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 16 March 2019. a b Virtue, Graeme (27 July 2013). "Alan Partridge: a look inside his mind". The Guardian . Retrieved 14 September 2015.

a b "Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich". BBC News. 24 September 2020 . Retrieved 24 September 2020. a b c Currie, Tom (7 May 2014). "Characters We Love To Hate, ALAN PARTRIDGE". Mandatory. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015 . Retrieved 14 September 2015. Brian Logan wrote in the Guardian that though Partridge was created as a satire of the "asinine fluency of broadcaster-speak" of the time, his development as a character study gave him a timeless quality. [62] Another Guardian journalist, John Crace, wrote: "By rights, Alan Partridge should have been dead as a character years ago, the last drops of humour long since wrung out ... but Steve Coogan keeps finding ways to make him feel fresh." [63] The Independent wrote that Partridge was a "disarming creation" whom the audience root for despite his flaws. [64] In the Guardian, Alexis Petridis wrote that audiences find Partridge funny partly because they recognise themselves in him, [65] and Edmund Gordon called Partridge "a magnificent comic creation: a monster of egotism and tastelessness". [20] According to Gordon, Partridge allows progressive audiences to laugh at politically incorrect humour as "every loathsome comment is sold to us not as a gag, but as a gaffe". [20] Writing that Partridge "channels the worst excesses of the privileged white man who considers himself nonetheless a victim", the New Statesman journalist Daniel Curtis saw Partridge as a precursor to post-truth politicians such as Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. [66] Statue outside the Forum, NorwichEarlier this year I undertook a deeply personal walk in honour of my father. It was a deeply personal recreation of a journey he had undertaken in the mid-1970s, from our family home in Norwich to the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station some 160 miles away.

Hooton, Christopher (29 May 2014). "Accidental Partridge: TalkSport's Sam Matterface drops textbook Alan-ism on-air". The Independent . Retrieved 14 September 2015.

The main trait of Alan Partridge is how oblivious he is to him own shortcomings, and how he is able to convince himself that life is working in his favour. It could have been easy to write a book from his perspective that simply told the tale of him somehow doing everything right. But the authors manage to show the reality as well, filtered through the character’s justifications.

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