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Issue 1278 - Tucker v Partridge

Armando Iannucci has created much of the hardwired comedy and cultural capital of Britain in the last generation. We’re delighted he guest edits The Big Issue this week and brings two of his most iconic characters head to head for the first time. Malcolm Tucker debates Brexit with Alan Partridge. It is comedy gold. It will live long in the memory. Get it here.

Also in this special edition: John Oliver and Iannucci discuss Donald Trump, the stars of This Country take on fake news, Stewart Lee has a go at fatbergs, and a Letter To My Younger Self from Susan Calman. And more.

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