Alan Partridge comes to BBC America

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At last we Yanks get to take his bloody measure.

http://www.bbcamerica.com/genre/comedy_games/the_alan_partridge_experience/the_alan_partridge_experience.jsp

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:39 (sixteen years ago) link

YES! Sweet time! Finally!

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Now if only they'd show Press Gang...although I don't think that was production by the Beeb...

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe it's finally time for me to return the VHS-tape my Brit friend lent me two years ago.

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:48 (sixteen years ago) link

maybe this means i'll finally be able to find torrents of this

kingfish, Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I own every DVD! I bought a PAL converting player primarily just to watch them!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, I found every episode on slsk a while ago.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I have been watching my dvds on a mac laptop.

fluem, Wednesday, 30 March 2005 20:54 (sixteen years ago) link

"oooooooh... Sex!"

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 21:07 (sixteen years ago) link

This site has lots of clips!

http://www.alan-partridge.co.uk/index2.php

The Day Today stuff is priceless. Conor Hamill etc.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 21:10 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
Aidan: Is that an original?

[Aidan is pointing to a large, airbrushed picture of a scantily-clad woman lying next to a motorbike, above the mantlepiece.]

Alan: I don’t know why I bought this painting. It’s got a very haunting quality… man and machine. I mean, I often look at this in the morning and think, "Ooh, I’d like to kiss her!".

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 9 June 2005 20:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Hahaha!

Why isn't Cutty on this thread?

Yakuza Ghost Six (nordicskilla), Thursday, 9 June 2005 20:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Sunday BLOODY Sunday!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 9 June 2005 20:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Sometimes I joke to my wife about "first-class intercourse"!

TMI?

Yakuza Ghost Six (nordicskilla), Thursday, 9 June 2005 20:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I thought it was "classic intercourse"!

and yes a bit.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:01 (fifteen years ago) link

HI I AM HERE.

not on this thread because who wants to watch edited shows on BBC AMERICA, with commercials.

REGION FREE DVD PLAYER + AMAZON.CO.UK = YES

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:05 (fifteen years ago) link

I picked up my copies at Amoeba!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:13 (fifteen years ago) link

"Come on Sonja, let's be appalling!"

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:15 (fifteen years ago) link

I'M BATMAN

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I have this vision of spencer sitting around watching alan partridge and curb all day.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:20 (fifteen years ago) link

spencer and cutty should have a sitcom.

which side should the door be on?

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:21 (fifteen years ago) link

That is how a number of weekend days are spent. Black Books too. I usually walk to Baja Fresh first and bring back a burrito.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:22 (fifteen years ago) link

"I love you! ...in a way"

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:22 (fifteen years ago) link

who is better looking, me or spencer?

(that's the title of the sitcom)

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 9 June 2005 21:30 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/partridge/images/book.jpg

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 7 October 2005 20:58 (fifteen years ago) link

The second season isn't so good is it? I just watched Knowing Me Knowing You on DVD and that's pretty good as well but nothing tops the first season of I'm Alan Partridge.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:16 (fifteen years ago) link

This needs to show up on OnDemand.

kurt broder (dr g), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:16 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost. Oh, I don't know about that. Second season is pretty fantastic.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:18 (fifteen years ago) link

At least, there's nothing I can point to directly and say, "oh season 2 is worse because". I guess he's slightly less pathetic?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:29 (fifteen years ago) link

chris from the pattern and the peechees is a big partidge/coogan fan. there were coogan tapes on the bus when i rode with them in 2001.

i bought the season 1 dvd before i went on the road. i can't actually watch it anymore. i think i have become too empathic to watch.

foxy boxer (stevie), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Actually, I rented the Season 1 DVD and watched them all in order but I've only caught a couple of Season 2 episodes on BBC America. Maybe I didn't like them as much because of the annoying commercials. The Bond marathon episode was definitely great.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Are any of the I'm Alan Partridge episodes available on s1sk or t0rrents? I've never come across any of them. I'm so happy KMKYWAP finally came out over here. Are there plans for a release of them any time?

wmlynch (wlynch), Friday, 7 October 2005 21:47 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost:
I love the one where he goes back to his high school.

As for s1sk, that's where I originally found all the episodes.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 7 October 2005 22:00 (fifteen years ago) link

"High school", Spencer?

Sorry, I'm kind of a stickler.

400% Nice (nordicskilla), Friday, 7 October 2005 22:44 (fifteen years ago) link

"snap"

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 7 October 2005 23:09 (fifteen years ago) link

"By the way guys, if you are gay, please remember... Rubber up."

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 7 October 2005 23:20 (fifteen years ago) link

torrents here

zappi (joni), Saturday, 8 October 2005 01:05 (fifteen years ago) link

that's awesome. thank you for that, joni.

Lee F# (fsharp), Saturday, 8 October 2005 07:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Sweet. Thanks for those torrents.

wmlynch (wlynch), Sunday, 9 October 2005 19:54 (fifteen years ago) link

BBCA is showing the Mighty Boosh now as well. This is a rare sign of good programming for such a shitty channel

kyle (akmonday), Sunday, 9 October 2005 20:02 (fifteen years ago) link

five years pass...

new partridge on friday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UmYOmTG3B0&feature=player_embedded

caek, Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:01 (ten years ago) link

north norfolk digital lol

Deluxe Merseybeat Wig (Jack Battery-Pack), Sunday, 31 October 2010 13:04 (ten years ago) link

do even lager drinkers like fosters?

it's always random in wackydelphia (history mayne), Sunday, 31 October 2010 13:08 (ten years ago) link

i'll drink it. it's no worse than carling or whatever.

caek, Sunday, 31 October 2010 13:10 (ten years ago) link

lols at 1:30

caek, Sunday, 31 October 2010 13:10 (ten years ago) link

it is the worst beer made in the world

boxes of mint aeros I have eaten in a week (sic), Sunday, 31 October 2010 13:33 (ten years ago) link

there are some comments on that youtube covering this important issue. maybe take it there.

caek, Sunday, 31 October 2010 13:35 (ten years ago) link

Anyone know exactly what this is, e.g. 10 minute 'shorts' or an actual series? This Sun article says "Highlights of his gut-bustingly funny musings and outrageous anecdotes are being packaged together for a brand new web series on fostersfunny.co.uk" - highlights?
Needless to say, I'm looking forward to this esp since Fosters aren't having anything to do with it (unlike Will Arnett/Orbit (or Wrigleys?) "content")

Not the real Village People, Sunday, 31 October 2010 23:49 (ten years ago) link

new material but just shorts

Ain't Gonna Play "Fist City" (sic), Sunday, 31 October 2010 23:59 (ten years ago) link

🤠

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 23:38 (seven months ago) link

The theme tune is always in my head, but my brain wants to finish it with "with your fist holding tight... to the string of a kite" then I've got "Let's go fly a kite" as an earworm.

kinder, Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:39 (seven months ago) link

Initialism vs acronym distinction takedown was great in ep 3

― calstars, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:09 PM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

Just seen this from the This Time thread!

kinder, Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:53 (seven months ago) link

Not 'thread'... the bit of this thread

kinder, Thursday, 8 October 2020 21:56 (seven months ago) link

Lee & Herring shafted again...

Number None, Friday, 9 October 2020 14:43 (seven months ago) link

Thanks for that! the laughter track thing is so weird, I must've watched IAP s1 hundreds of times but it still surprises me to see it.

kinder, Friday, 9 October 2020 15:26 (seven months ago) link

Podcast is very good but it will never beat the real thing:

#AccidentalPartridge pic.twitter.com/jXHTD8adEo

— Accidental Partridge (@AccidentalP) October 10, 2020

Ilxor in the streets, Scampo in the sheets (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 12 October 2020 08:44 (seven months ago) link

fucking hell

Number None, Monday, 12 October 2020 08:57 (seven months ago) link

that is next-level.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 October 2020 08:58 (seven months ago) link

and now here’s bernard matthews to talk about national vegan day

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 01:32 (six months ago) link

On the BBC 4 Podcast Hour, Coogan says that they're writing a second series of This Time at the moment, and it will be set after the pandemic. (They recorded a couple of late snippets of Oasthouse in lockdown, but thought it would unduly colour the entire project if they mentioned it. On the whole he prefers to avoid references to specific politicians or sports announcers in Partridge, as they're more transient than other elements of culture that concern the character.)

Covidiots from UHF (sic), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 02:50 (six months ago) link

They recorded a couple of late snippets of Oasthouse in lockdown, but thought it would unduly colour the entire project if they mentioned it.

I may be misremembering, but I thought there were a couple of references to lockdown in the early episodes?

Walter Draggedman (stevie), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 07:00 (six months ago) link

He may have said "to focus on it" or s/t - was mainly correcting the interviewer's impression that the whole project had been done under lockdown to entertain people in that situation.

Covidiots from UHF (sic), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:07 (six months ago) link

Ah, right. I noticed the other day that the later episodes are clearly written in a non-Covid environment. Still not finished them yet, and will be sad when I do!

Walter Draggedman (stevie), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:59 (six months ago) link

fucking hell

― Number None, Monday, 12 October 2020 bookmarkflaglink

that is next-level.

― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 October 2020 bookmarkflaglink

Isn't it a practice for a white person to talk first on these experiences rather than the person who has suffered the consequences of racists attitudes having to do the heavy lifting? Obv what happened next was edited for comedy but I'd be surprised if that was the only voice heard from in the discussion.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 09:24 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

A rare piece of Partridgeana: the in-universe 1993 "fly on the wall" doco made during the production of Knowing Me Knowing You episode 4. Broadcast halfway between the KMKY radio series and The Day Today's TV series, includes the only actual appearance of Carol, and Partridge's only acknowledgment of his hair*. Plus Iannucci on-mic as the producer, and the intertextuality / strand-to-strand editing might hint that he wrote it with Marber & Coogan?

Up for another 16 days free listening rn: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00800kh


*(imo his hair was already retconned after IAP S2, and I'm adding another retcon between this and IAP to my headcanon)

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 8 January 2021 07:46 (four months ago) link

Not exactly following you but he does discuss his hair in the Oasthouse. There's a whole episode inspired by his hair.

everything, Friday, 8 January 2021 08:14 (four months ago) link

There's a gag about its apparent fakeness in the doco :)

shivers me timber (sic), Friday, 8 January 2021 08:16 (four months ago) link

thanks for the headsup!

kinder, Friday, 8 January 2021 09:31 (four months ago) link

Thanks too!

calstars, Friday, 8 January 2021 13:44 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Irish Alan was superb

I'm finally watching this series and yeah, great bit and great performance by Coogan.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 8 February 2021 16:41 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

It's back! soon

The new series of #ThisTime with Alan Partridge begins on Friday 30 April at 9.30pm on @BBCOne. pic.twitter.com/k5cyl7hT7Z

— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) April 14, 2021

kinder, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 22:20 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

^

koogs, Friday, 30 April 2021 17:38 (one week ago) link

thank you for reminder!

One Of The Bad Guys (Tracer Hand), Friday, 30 April 2021 17:59 (one week ago) link

very much looking forward to this!

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 April 2021 18:02 (one week ago) link

This in-universe trailer is good

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 30 April 2021 18:28 (one week ago) link

Co host is such a babe

calstars, Friday, 30 April 2021 18:38 (one week ago) link

HI NATHAN JERMAINE SHAWNA AND TRENT

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 April 2021 18:44 (one week ago) link

how do I watch this in the US without breaking the law

calstars, Friday, 30 April 2021 19:47 (one week ago) link

are vpns against the law? does it matter?

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 April 2021 19:48 (one week ago) link

Was she on Gervais's After Life? I liked that show despite the bleakness

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 30 April 2021 19:57 (one week ago) link

HBO Max got S1 about two years after it aired

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 30 April 2021 20:00 (one week ago) link

Alan come to America ffs

calstars, Saturday, 1 May 2021 23:35 (one week ago) link

HBO Max has Knowing Me Knowing You, I'm Alan Partridge, the long versions of Mid Morning Matters, Open Books, Welcome To The Places Of My Life and This Time. Nearly all the other video material is on youtube or dailymotion, the books are available in tree or audio, and From The Oasthouse was exclusive to an American company. Morbs would be able to boxcar about there being too many options to take his measure these days.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 1 May 2021 23:48 (one week ago) link

Alpha Papa is currently free on Hoopla, Kanopy, Tubi, Pluto, Vudu, Roku, and Plex.tv, though it's a terrible place to start.

OTH, TDT and the original radio version of KMKY look to all be on youtube.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 1 May 2021 23:54 (one week ago) link

Radio KMKY is superb.

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Saturday, 1 May 2021 23:55 (one week ago) link

yeah, very underrated.

visiting, Sunday, 2 May 2021 00:00 (one week ago) link

HBO Max has Knowing Me Knowing You, I'm Alan Partridge, the long versions of Mid Morning Matters, Open Books, Welcome To The Places Of My Life and This Time. Nearly all the other video material is on youtube or dailymotion, the books are available in tree or audio, and From The Oasthouse was exclusive to an American company. Morbs would be able to boxcar about there being _too many_ options to take his measure these days.
OH?

calstars, Sunday, 2 May 2021 00:05 (one week ago) link

It seems that Alan's opinion of Lexi has changed.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Sunday, 2 May 2021 07:48 (one week ago) link

CHEEKY MONKEY!!

burnt hombre (stevie), Sunday, 2 May 2021 11:46 (one week ago) link

I really enjoyed s02e01, having been quite on the fence about s01. Maybe lockdown has loosened me up, or maybe it was just better, but it was superbly done throughout.

burnt hombre (stevie), Sunday, 2 May 2021 11:47 (one week ago) link

Seems to me that series 2 is very similar to series 1, which was excellent. So either series 2 is also excellent or repetition / sameness diminishes excellence in which case S2 is merely quite good, quite good, etc.

While watching 2:1 my feeling was definitely: excellent.

the pinefox, Sunday, 2 May 2021 23:18 (one week ago) link

Lolly Adefope's "yes." was somehow hilarious

kinder, Saturday, 8 May 2021 12:29 (four days ago) link

I'd never seen any of these before, it was funny even though Partridge himself seems weirder and less like a real person than before.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Saturday, 8 May 2021 13:00 (four days ago) link

The funniest thing to me was trying to get out of the door of the greenhouse. I could watch stuff like that all day.

One Of The Bad Guys (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 May 2021 13:06 (four days ago) link

Trying to explain the collapse of ITV franchises (and caring about it) is my twitter feed in a nutshell. I think probably monthly about Lennie Bennett introducing us to "Television Simply Wonderful", even though I was in a completely different region at the time.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 8 May 2021 13:12 (four days ago) link

this was probably my favourite episode so far, favourite bit was probably the explanation of why he went back and forth to the tailor so many times

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 8 May 2021 13:28 (four days ago) link

Yeah that was great, especially the throwaway acknowledgement it was because he'd had hair surgery.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 8 May 2021 13:44 (four days ago) link


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