I’ve been a fan of Steve Coogan for a fair few years now. I used to love Paul and Pauline Calf. Then, like many others, I adored Alan Partridge. But my favourite work from him is definitely his segment on Newsnight this week. He does a brilliant job of absolutely demolishing News of the World hack, Paul McMullan. I do think McMullan does himself absolutely no favours in his unbuttoned shirt and a suit with more creases and folds than an origami textbook. He looks like he’s on the edge. Nonetheless, Coogan is spot on throughout, especially with his call to look beyond just the News of the World and look at the wider media. Alan Partridge, eat your heart out.
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