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How Brexity is your vacuum cleaner?

Staunch leaver James Dyson has said Britain should walk away from talks with the EU. Here’s where other dust busters stand on the issue<p>As well as vacuum cleaners, Dyson is famous for gadgets that blow hot air, from fans to hairdryers. These days, that list also includes the company’s billionaire …

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BBC One's new drama series Love, Lies and Records left viewers a little disappointed by its slow-burning start

It was a real love it or hate it kind of deal after episode one.<p>BBC One premiered the first episode of its new drama series <i>Love, Lies and Records</i> …

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Rebecca Front: 'If the Westminster sex scandals were in The Thick of It, no one would believe it'

Rebecca Front, the whip-smart comic actor, is bewildered, her brow knitting itself into a frown, her large, expressive eyes widening into a gesture of confusion.<p>With her stripes earned on hit shows such as The Day Today and The Thick of It – for which she won a Bafta playing hapless cabinet …

Peter Capaldi

Monkey Tennis may yet see the light of day

Alan Partridge | Celtic’s undefeated run | Adam Smith Institute | M&S fashion | Dirty-old-men-ocracy? | Theresa May at church<p>Peter Bradshaw’s timely reminder about the re-emergence of Alan Partridge in Brexit Britain (The revenge of Alan Partridge, G2, 6 November) is underlined by the inclusion in …

His time has come: the revenge of Alan Partridge

For two decades, Alan Partridge has been a glorious failure. But now he’s made a triumphant return from the Travel Tavern to be the BBC’s face of Brexit Britain. We trace his journey from humble football commentator to national icon<p>Alan is 20 years old, if you start counting from his desolate and …

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Trainspotting stars snub Scottish BAFTAs in T2 no show

Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner are the only nominees in the Film Actor category - but none will attend the bash.<p>Trainspotting stars …

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7 times the new defence secretary was pure Alan Partridge

Meet Gavin Williamson, the new secretary of defence. A-ha!<p>Gavin Williamson's Instagram account is pure Alan Partridge, complete with trips to farm …

British Humour

Gogglebox's Giles and Mary on Strictly, Bake off, bickering... and keeping their marriage alive

Giles<p>We are sceptical about fame. I like the Tennyson quote, ‘Modern fame is nothing. I’d rather have an acre of land.’ Luckily we have an acre of land next to our cottage but are we famous? Famous for watching television? Absurd if so. However, on the few occasions I venture from my cottage- …

David Attenborough

I'm Alan Partridge is 20 years old today – here are the show's best quotes

"You're always going on about Benjamin Netanyahu. Let it go Lynn, you're never going to meet him."<p>I'm Alan Partridge celebrates its 20th anniversary …

Alan Partridge quiz: Let battle commence!

I’m Alan Partridge turns 20 today, but do you know your cashbacks from your voodoo canapes? The quizmasters at Manchester’s Band on the Wall have set these fiendishly tricky questions to separate the alpha-papas from the boys<p>What is the first track Alan spins on the opening episode of I’m Alan …

Aha! An Alan Partridge quiz is coming to Bristol

Themed quizzes are all the rage these days, and one has just been announced which will interest all fans of Norwich’s favourite radio DJ.<p>Since being …

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I'm Alan Partridge at 20: what it was like to play Michael the Geordie

This week marks the 20th anniversary of I’m Alan Partridge, where we followed the failed Norfolk TV host through his continued fall from …

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Why The V-Neck Sweater Is Fashionable Again (No, Really)

The difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates was wrapped around their necks. Throughout the 1990s, when the pair were at loggerheads to own the …

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What the hell is going on at Lexus?

Trading on your national culture is nothing new in the car industry. Particularly in the premium and luxury brands. The Germans have made a massively …

Lexus

Alan Partridge vs Malcolm Tucker: The Great Big Brexit Grudge Match

<b>Our Armando Iannucci guest edited Big Issue broke the internet, broke sales and nearly broke Alan Partridge! It’s no longer on sale from vendors, but</b> …

Album Review: The Used - The Canyon

To paraphrase <i>I’m Alan Partridge</i>’s Tony Hayers, <b>The Used</b> are a band who, over the last 15 years, have gained a reputation for making mostly bad …

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Haskell turns to Partridge after England snub

Oct 26, 2017<p>Wasps back row James Haskell turned to Alan Partridge for inspiration as he dealt with his omission from Eddie Jones' England squad …

Rugby Union

Will Billy Corgan, the Uncoolest of Rock Musicians, Achieve Cool Status with 'Ogilala'?

Ogilala<p>Label: BMG <b><br>US Release date: 2017-10-13</b> <br>Amazon <br>iTunes<p>There are a handful of things I believe unconditionally. First, with all due respect to the …

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I finally feel sorry for Theresa May – she doesn't deserve this psychological torture and should be allowed to step down

Are you starting to feel sorry for her yet?<p>It’s taken a long time for me. But as her political living death drags on and her humiliation heightens, …

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Podcasts sweeping the boards at awards spells a change for radio

<b>Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy</b> is a weekly sports discussion show from Radio 5 Live. Produced primarily as an hour-long podcast, it is also broadcast in an edited half-hour version, which goes out on 5 Live on Monday nights.<p>Last Thursday, it became one of the most feted programmes in …

British Museum

6 Actors Who Hit Rock Bottom Before Bouncing Right Back

Alan Partridge isn't included<p>Hollywood is a tough place to survive and the fickle film industry can change favourites on a dime – particular if …

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As Alan Turing's shows, a damning school report is no bar to staggering success in adulthood

“Needless to say, I had the last laugh.” These are the words with which Alan Partridge ends every anecdote in his <i>Bouncing Back</i> memoir, beautifully demonstrating his petty delight at seeing those who underestimate him receive their comeuppance.<p>The fictional broadcaster may display a misplaced sense …

Education

Armando Iannucci talks to Tubridy about Stalin, Trump & Partridge

If you’re a fan of smart television comedy, the chances are you’ll be a fan of the work of Armando Iannucci, the man behind Alan Partridge, Malcolm …

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What I've Learned: Armando Iannucci

The Death of Stalin and Alan Partridge creator dishes out some wisdom<p><b>I'm not recognised that often</b> but I'd say once every couple of weeks somebody …

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'The Death of Stalin' Might Be the Only Time You'll Laugh About Russia This Year

Ahead of the release of his latest directorial feature, we talked to Armando Iannucci about Harvey Weinstein, Brexit, and Stalin.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"Look, without wanting to be an ass-kissing jerk, he's the maestro, isn't he? He's a stone-cold fucking genius," Ian Martin …

Jeffrey Tambor

Malcolm Tucker: 'Brexit is like committing suicide by walking into a door over and over again'

The new edition of <i>The Big Issue</i> is out, which means Malcolm Tucker's thoughts on Brexit are in.<p>Armando Iannucci has guest-edited this week's …

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We Spoke to Armando Iannucci About Stalin, Weinstein and Alan Partridge

Ahead of the release of his latest directorial feature, 'The Death of Stalin'.<p>"Look, without wanting to be an arse-kissing wanker, he's the maestro, isn't he? He's a stone-cold fucking genius," Ian Martin tells me about his long-term writing collaborator, Armando Iannucci. Martin is one of the …

Jeffrey Tambor

Armando Iannucci talks Alan Partridge and Malcolm Tucker

The state of UK politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and the US political scene is so absurd currently that it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep, said the satirist who founded both programmes.<p>Armando Iannucci was also asked about his creations Alan Partridge and …

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From Little Britain to Brass Eye: 20 politically incorrect 'modern' comedies

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Exclusive: Armando Iannucci on The Death of Stalin, Trump and the return of Alan Partridge

Author: Stefan PapeThere are few comedic geniuses out there quite like Armando Iannucci. Though while the majority of his work comes on the smaller …

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