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Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle (2016)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 30 March 2016 (UK)
Alan leaves behind his comfortable existence and heads north to ask whether, in this once United Kingdom, a `schasm` has formed between north and south.
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Complete credited cast:
Steve Coogan ... Alan Partridge
John Thomson ... Kevin Ruddock
Ben Rufus Green ... David Paul
Jean Ellwood Jean Ellwood ... Pam
Rachel Bullen Rachel Bullen ... Shakira
Miles Jupp ... James Havant Brown
Tom Leonard Tom Leonard ... Darren
Danny Rodley Danny Rodley ... Paul
Adem Marshall Adem Marshall ... Jack
Louis Drogan Louis Drogan ... Gang Member 1
Cameron Drain Cameron Drain ... Gang Member 2
Fiona Allen ... Mayor
Karl Theobald ... Joel Maidment
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Alan leaves behind his comfortable existence and heads north to ask whether, in this once United Kingdom, a `schasm` has formed between north and south.

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Alan Partridge further cements his place as a British Institution
13 April 2020 | by MGPT80See all my reviews

Steve Coogan's greatest creation continues to mature like a fine wine a full 25 years after his inception. Scissored Isle- one of the most polished pieces of comedy that Coogan has produced- sees the more elderly pompous Partridge stumble his way around the UK, attempting to explain the country's socioeconomic problem through his own warped lens.

The way Partridge flits between kowtowing to the upper-class estate owner and attempting to build 'street cred' with the disaffected teenagers is perfectly excruciating, especially with his wonderfully observed allusion to Ross Kemp. His meeting with the Mayor as he experiences his first ecstasy comedown is downright hilarious but is bettered by the outstanding scene where he gets locked in the warehouse and goes temporarily insane.

Some of Coogan's very best work, highly recommended.


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