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Aha! Steve Coogan sticks it to Rupert Murdoch

7 July 2014

4:49 PM

7 July 2014

4:49 PM

Mr S would like to draw your attention to two separate articles in the Guardian, which he passes on without so much as a smirk.

The actor and comedian Steve Coogan, told the paper in 2011 that he would never let Rupert Murdoch forget the News of the Word hacking scandal:

‘[They are hoping] there will be some big disaster or something that’ll knock it off the front pages and hopefully no one will care anymore. And I will do everything in my power [to prevent that].

‘Because I’m a more populist person and I reach a more generalised audience that goes beyond broadsheets I can help keep it in the popular imagination and I will do everything in my power to keep it in the popular imagination.’

And here’s how Mr Coogan is using that people power today. The Guardian reports: 

‘Alan Partridge will return to Sky Atlantic in a second series of Mid Morning Matters along with a “hard hitting documentary special”, the broadcaster confirmed on Tuesday.

Filming has begun on the second six-part series, written by Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons, and will be broadcast on the channel next year.

Coogan, in his Partridge guise, said: “I am both thrilled, humbled, gladdened and excited to be bringing Mid Morning Matters back to Sky Atlantic.’

Sky Atlantic, a channel owned by British Sky Broadcasting. (Parent company 20th Century Fox.)

21st Century Fox founder and CEO: Mr Rupert Murdoch.

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