Steve Coogan

Second coming: Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge

I’ve never seen Coogan better or Partridge funnier: This Time with Alan Partridge reviewed

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Steve Coogan is back as Alan Partridge but frankly who cares? Like Ali G, I’ve long thought, he’s one of…

Divine comedy: Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy

The best tribute possible to the greatest comics ever: Stan & Ollie reviewed

12 January 2019 9:00 am

You mess with Laurel and Hardy at your peril. Their fan base is essentially the entire world. Samuel Beckett adored…

Howard Marks: the dreary life of a drugs dealer

Julie Burchill vs celebrity memoirs

14 November 2015 9:00 am

I learned from this little lot that if one has read The Diary of a Nobody, then one can derive…

Why should we listen to Benedict Cumberbatch on Syrian refugees?

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Because I just don’t know what to think about the Syrian refugee crisis — not even after Simon Schama’s powerfully…

Satire is dying because satirists are too successful

9 May 2015 9:00 am

I appeared on Radio 4 a couple of weeks ago to discuss the age-old question of whether political satire is…

The Best of Me is more of a sleepie than a weepie - especially when our old friend No Sexual Chemistry makes an appearance

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Take tissues to The Best of Me, I’d read, as it’s such a weepie, so I took tissues, being a…

Rebekah Brooks takes her place in a perfect picture of modern Britain

28 June 2014 9:00 am

What image comes to mind when we think of Britain today? I was moved to contemplate this question after reading…

Since when has Steve Coogan stood against censorship?

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Why is Index on Censorship cosying up to the tribune of Hacked Off?

Philomena is Dame Judi’s film

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Philomena is based on the true story of an Irish woman searching for the son stolen from her by the…

Utterly natural: Onata Aprile and Alexander Skarsgård in ‘What Maisie Knew’

A painful but brilliant film: Deborah Ross on Maisie’s betrayal

24 August 2013 9:00 am

What Maisie Knew is an adaptation of the Henry James 1897 novel, updated to Manhattan in the now, and is…

A genius creation: Alan Partridge aka Steve Coogan

It’s possible that Deborah Ross left her critical faculties outside the screening room

10 August 2013 9:00 am

The thing is, I love the character of Alan Partridge so much it may well be that, when it came…