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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa


A sports broadcaster, chatshow host, radio DJ and best-selling author, Alan Partridge switched gears to feature films earlier this year with the release of his first movie Alpha Papa.

To mark the DVD and Blu-ray release of his big screen smash hit, Digital Spy asked Norfolk's finest to tell us his favourite movies. He gave us four, and assured us at the time of writing he was about to watch Pacific Rim...

Annie (1982)
"The 1982 musical Annie reads like a Who's Who of the cast of Annie, but for me it's all about one performance: flame-headed ingénue Aileen Quinn played the title role, and like Daddy Warbucks himself, I was quite quite taken by her. On the advice of family and friends and myself, I waited until she turned 18 in 1989 before I even attempted to become pen pals with her. I wrote to her three times, but left it there."



Splash (1984)
"One of my favourite Mid Morning Matters phone-ins asked listeners to name the sexiest female celebrity with a man's name - eg: Glenn Close, Sean Young, Billie Holiday, Sam Fox, Boy George. The correct answer was, of course, Daryl Hannah and this was her finest work, despite it erroneously suggesting a mermaid's tail turns into legs when it gets dry. Don't remember that from my biology textbooks!"



The Karen Carpenter Story (1989)
"This TV movie was so engrossing I later realised I'd polished off a big bag of miniature Twixes and a loaf and a half of bread. Irony alert! Sorry Karen! In all seriousness, Karen was played deftly by Cynthia Gibb who also played the lead in An Accidental Christmas (a TV movie), High Stakes (a TV movie) and Holiday Affair (another TV movie but I watched it on an iPad).



Gregory's Girl (1981)
"Good film but don't attempt it without subtitles. They all have that type of Scottish accent that sounds like they're eating/choking. Sounds absolutely disgusting."



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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 2.

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