Alan Partridge and the TV characters who made it to the big screen

Partridge, Simpson, Bradshaw... the small screen stars who made it big

Alan Partridge


After two radio series, three television shows and numerous TV and radio specials, Alan Gordon Partridge has finally made it onto the big screen. Mixed up in a siege at the offices of the former North Norfolk Digital radio (now renamed Shape thanks to a corporate takeover) can Alan be the hero Norwich needs? Well, probably not, no…

Homer Simpson

Seventeen years after his first TV appearance, Homer and the family we have grown to love made their big screen debut. The Duff guzzling, donut munching, TV watching father was up to his usual foolish antics, polluting Springfield’s water supply.  

Carrie Bradshaw

Fans had followed the lives of the Sex and the City ladies closely for six seasons and 2008 they were eventually treated to a big screen adaption of the Manhattan based show. Carrie Bradshaw is finally getting married to Mr Big but will it all go smoothly? Of course not, this is Sex and the City after all. 

All of The Inbetweeners lads

After three great seasons, the boys head to Malta to celebrate the end of school with, erm, style and class…  Whether you like the lads or not there is no denying that this film was wildly successful, breaking UK box office records for a comedy film. It won’t be the last we see of the boys as a sequel is planned to hit cinemas in Summer 2014

Malcolm Tucker

The king of cursing and the font of foul-mouthed language, Malcolm Tucker swore his way through BBC2 hit, The Thick of It. The ruthless spin doctor brought his ‘charm’ to cinemas in one of the best British comedies of 2009

The Blues Brothers

Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi first brought the legendary Elwood and Jake to US screens on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s. Hollywood came calling and in 1980s audiences were treated to The Blues Brothers. It could potentially go full circle with rumours of a new TV show.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is out on DVD and Blu-ray from 2 December