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APAlan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge is now working as a mid-morning DJ at North Norfolk Digital, but his career is flagging. When a big media company take over the station and re-brand it as ‘Shape’, Alan discovers his job might be under threat and ends up privately convincing the new management to get rid of another DJ instead – Pat Farrell. Denied the chance to say goodbye, Pat returns to the radio station with a plan for vengeance, and starts broadcasting. The only person he trusts and the only person he’ll talk to is Alan. When events take a surprising turn, Alan is thrust into the media spotlight – and he starts to realise that this could work out well for him.


Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success.Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin.The film is a compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life, showing that there is laughter even in the darkest places.

mzl.inisbhdh.170x170-75The Trip To Italy

From acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom the never-before-available full feature length film of The Trip to Italy. Beautiful scenery, exquisite gourmet cuisine and inspired, free-flowing improvised comedy from two of the finest comic actors around.

rQnDfqWImDo.showposter_hqThe Trip

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan pair up in this comedy two-hander. Steve Coogan’s character is commissioned by a Sunday paper to write six restaurant reviews in and around the countryside of Lancashire and Yorkshire. He initially wants to take his American girlfriend, but when she leaves him he needs to find a replacement and at the last minute asks Rob Brydon’s character to come. Each episode follows the structure of a normal meal, but in the course of conversation discuss love, life and their careers.

Hebburn2Hebburn Series 1 & 2

This true-to-life comedy set in the warm heart of the North East tells the story of the Pearson family and their ambitious son Jack. Having left his home town Hebburn for the bright lights of Manchester he secretly marries a middle class Jewish girl, Sarah in a spontaneous wedding ceremony in Vegas. Bringing his new wife to meet the family in Tyneside, the loud but loving Pearsons roll out a typically down-to-earth Northern welcome, with a good dose of charm, fuss and humour. But will the new couple adjust to the madness of Pearson family life, or will it send them up the wall?

Moone BoyMoone Boy Series 1 & 2

A warm family comedy series about a young boy growing up in a chaotic and creative household in late 1980s Ireland. This semi-autobiographical series is written by and stars Chris O’Dowd as the imaginary friend of 11 year old Martin, the youngest child in the large, loud Moone family. Headed by Martin’s signwriter father,who longs to be an artist and his frazzled mother, this is a family with a lot of love where everyone tends to pull in different directions!

UNCLEUncle Season 1 

Uncle follows the darkly comedic misadventures of Andy, an irresponsible man-child forced to watch his neurotic pre-teen nephew, Errol. With laughs, heart and some original songs, Uncle explores what it means to be family – when you’re still learning how to be a good human being.

XgdBRFtW6WI.showposter_hqSteve Coogan: Stand Up Down Under

As premiered on Sky Atlantic HD. Steve Coogan’s Stand Up Down Under charts the highs and lows of Steve’s 2009 tour across Australia and New Zealand. This is a candid behind the scenes look at one of the UK’s top comedians as he tours with some of his most well loved characters, from Paul and Pauline Calf to Alan Partridge. Steve Coogan gives us his unique look at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland whilst giving us an insight into the backstage banter and what life on the road is really like as a touring comedian.

The Cow That Almost Missed ChristmasThe Cow That Almost Missed Christmas

Marjorie the cow lives in a run-down stable in the middle of Bethlehem, nothing exciting ever happens. So when Marje hears that a party is coming to town, she’s determined not to miss the fun. But as she and her flamboyant chicken sidekick Brian battle through the crowds, no-one seems to know where the event is taking place. Not even the weary donkey who carried his boss’s pregnant wife all the way to Bethlehem. Just as a disappointed Marje and Brian give up the search, a bright star leads them back home to a beautiful scene around a newborn baby – they haven’t missed the party after all!

a-smallsummerA Small Summer Party

This spin-off from the acclaimed series Marion and Geoff sees cab driver Keith Barret hosting a summer party with his wife Marion. It’s the second hottest day in June and Keith has the barbecue under control, the alcohol is flowing and everything is set for a wonderful day. But deep down Keith knows his marriage is falling apart and there’s nothing he can do to stop it. Marion has been having an affair with the dynamic, flashy, high-achieving Geoff and through the camcorder footage taken by the guests, we are about to witness the most humiliating day of Keith’s life. Comedy drama starring Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

DRTDr. Terrible’s House of Horrible, Series 1

Steve Coogan takes on a different guise in each of these self-contained, chilling tales. From the grisly results of a ballroom dancer’s encounter with a giant pair of scissors to the depths of vampiric lust and the misadventures of a 19th-century medical pioneer, each tale is introduced by the enigmatic Dr. Terrible and features well-known performers from TV and cinema.

Three Fights, Two Weddings and a Funeralpaul & pauline

Steve Coogan plays the downtrodden Paul Calf, one-part philosopher, two-parts psychopath and all-round drunken wastrel, and also his sister, the vivacious blonde Pauline. Pauline is set to marry the man of her dreams, a Greek bloke called Spiros, and even a punch-up in the toilet can’t spoil her special day. Four Weddings and a Funeral star John Hannah makes a guest appearance in this tale of passion, unrequited love, crime and – well – fighting in pubs.

cruise of the godsCruise of the Gods

Fans of the 1980s cult futuristic TV show Children of Castor are holding a convention aboard a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. Among their invited guests is Andy Van Allen, former star of the series and idol of thousands, but now to be found working as a hotel porter. When he reluctantly decides to join them aboard the Olympia Explorer, Andy finds things less than ship-shape. The combination of Andy’s cynicism and his fans’ adoration is bad enough, but unbeknown to him the cruise is set on a collision course with his mega-successful former co-star, Nick Lee. With his world spinning out of control, can Andy finally get a grip, and become a true hero for his people? Comedy drama starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

Saxondale 1Saxondale Series 1

Tommy Saxondale (Steve Coogan) has been through the rock and roll mill and lived to tell the tale. He plays fast and loose, shoots from the hip, and tells no lies — he’s a true maverick. Tommy never took the corporate dollar. He doesn’t work for ‘the man’; he’s his own man. These and other cliches are how Tommy would describe himself. But when Tommy removes his rose-tinted Aviator shades, he can’t deny a few basic facts; he was a middle-ranking roadie for 20 years, but for the past ten years he has been at the cutting edge of the pest control industry. . . in Hertfordshire. After a hostile divorce, Tommy has found his soulmate in Magz, proprietress of an anarchic T-shirt shop. In the course of the series Tommy gets his eyesight improved by a prostitute, has a heart murmur in Halfords, executes a pigeon and experiments with women’s make-up.

sax2Saxondale Series 2

Steve Coogan returns for a new series as Tommy Saxondale; the ex-roadie turned pest controller, aided by his often confused assistant Raymond. Tommy is still with his girlfriend Magz, the amateur artist whose work now involves painting famous women in history, but showing their sexy side for a change. Tommy still attends anger management classes, which help him deal with being regularly tortured by receptionist-from-hell Vicky and the situations his job gets him into — from getting his bottom superglued to a chair to losing his intimate home video collection.

steve-coogan-as-alan-partridge-others-live-dvd-23132789Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge & Other Less Successful Characters

There comes a time in every man’s life when he must end his ten year hiatus from live performance and embark on his 86 date sell out tour. For Steve Coogan that time came in October 2009. Armed with nothing more than a hire car, a Little Chef loyalty card and a support staff of 35, Coogan criss-crossed the nation, reintroducing us to some of his best-loved characters.

PaulCalfVideoDiaryPaul Calf Video Diary

Lager lout and philospher Paul Calf records his video diary over New Years Eve and New Years Day. Accompanied by his friends Fat Bob and Roland and his sister Pauline, he staggers through two days of drinking, fighting and failed sex, in desperate pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, Julie.

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