If you are fortunate enough to have fancy non-council telly in your house then set your Betamax video recorders for 9pm tonight on Sky Atlantic for Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life.
The one hour special kicks off the brand new mini series which sees the much anticapated return of the much loved and equally hated fictional radio and television presenter Alan Partridge as he revisits his hometown of Norfolk, revealing that the only sticks he uses in life are those that are made from trees.
It’s immediately followed by the first episode of Armando Iannucci’s new politically themed comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer.
By now if you live in Britain and don’t know anything about the phone hacking scandal, the demise of Rupert Murdoch’s highly successful Sunday tabloid The News Of The World, or the corruption which has been exposed throughout the ranks of the Metropolitan police for selling information to NOTW journalists then congratulations because you must live in a cave on a beach, wear shoes fashioned from washed-up cardboard boxes and talk to your hand for company.
Every man and his dog have been wading in with opinion on this very serious, scandalous issue and following on from Hugh Grant’s appearance on BBC Question Time earlier in the week, actor Steve Coogan decided to ‘represent’ the celebrities who for years have been hounded by the tabloids, by appearing on Newsnight and letting rip towards
sleazebag, gutter press, scum fuck former NOTW journo Peter McMullen…with the inclusion of a Partridgesque one-liner.