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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

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

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

I have been watching my dvds on a mac laptop.

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

"oooooooh... Sex!"

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

This needs to show up on OnDemand.

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

"High school", Spencer?

Sorry, I'm kind of a stickler.

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

"snap"

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

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

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

torrents here

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

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

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

Sweet. Thanks for those torrents.

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

north norfolk digital lol

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

do even lager drinkers like fosters?

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

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

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

lols at 1:30

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

new material but just shorts

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

hopefully the travel/history show is still coming too, and isn't reduced to segments in This Time

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Saturday, 15 February 2020 21:03 (seven months ago) link

yeah, this doesn’t exactly sound promising for its survival (assuming it’s the same thing)


Coogan also said that he had other plans for the character, explaining: 'There might be a documentary series with Alan roving around Britain.'

“might”

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 16 February 2020 04:52 (seven months ago) link

guessing at this stage that the Beeb wanted more of the thing that had been on the Beeb already, dgaf about more of the thing that had been on Sky Atlantic previously

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Sunday, 16 February 2020 07:23 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

makes complete sense tbh

i’m listening to nomad again, and had forgotten just how brilliant parts of it are, to whit:

‘twas the night before alan’s walk
and all through the house
not a creature was stirring
not even an alan


he delivers this, then condescendingly states the importance of poetry containing a rhyme so that the reader knows the author isn’t just lazy. but the poem he only just delivered doesn’t rhyme.

one of my favourite things about the gibbons era is the punchlines which cap off multiple jokes at once. a brilliant example is him saying candle in the wind was about “marilyn monroe, princess diana… there are others” — the two jokes being a) he can’t think of any others and b) there weren’t any others. it’s proper genius imo.

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 6 March 2020 03:10 (six months ago) link

how weird, I'm just watching that Candle In The Wind episode right now!

kinder, Friday, 6 March 2020 22:20 (six months ago) link

it’s such a good episode too. this time is a lot better on third/fourth viewing. loads of classic alan.

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 6 March 2020 22:44 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/02/alan-partridge-podcast-interview-boris-johnson-oasthouse

Podcast on Audible. I don't have an account though, anyone know how podcasts work on it as in, can I get the free trial and dl them all or will they be spread out?

kinder, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:23 (three weeks ago) link

When I did a free trial to get Butterfly Effect I was able to get them all, but they may decide to space these out - dunno

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 20:20 (three weeks ago) link

the preview episode was so bloody good. this should be some of the best alan in a long time.

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:29 (three weeks ago) link

you have to go back to the 2017 Red Nose Day Stonkers voiceover to hit recent Alan that isn't very good to excellent though

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Thursday, 3 September 2020 00:23 (three weeks ago) link

yeah that’s true, i just think this is shaping up to be better than this time, both books, scissored isle &c.

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 3 September 2020 03:41 (three weeks ago) link

like, the whole sequence of him rambling is just astonishingly funny and original in the alan canon

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 3 September 2020 03:42 (three weeks ago) link

or a callback to Christmas 1994 :)

(I think this is the first Partridgiana that situates him in Norfolk, too)

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Thursday, 3 September 2020 04:17 (three weeks ago) link

Mid Morning Matters is the best Partridge of the past decade (haven't heard the podcast yet).

chap, Thursday, 3 September 2020 08:37 (three weeks ago) link

true, this probably won’t eclipse mmmwap

sic: ‘welcome to the places of my life’ was set & shot in norwich

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 3 September 2020 10:40 (three weeks ago) link

Seems to be 18 podcast episodes up at about 25 minutes each. With an audible trial you can get the whole lot

calstars, Thursday, 3 September 2020 11:00 (three weeks ago) link

I'm an episode and a half in and so far it's great.

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Thursday, 3 September 2020 18:22 (three weeks ago) link

AA - I meant the sketch I posted, which was 18 years before Places Of My Life :)

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Thursday, 3 September 2020 19:59 (three weeks ago) link

Weird that this is something you have to spend a credit on rather than one of the Amazon originals ‘included with your membership’

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Thursday, 3 September 2020 21:08 (three weeks ago) link

I enjoy it but can’t listen on headphones , it’s too much Alan, too intimate. Over a small speaker like old timey radio style is perfect

calstars, Thursday, 3 September 2020 21:36 (three weeks ago) link

someone do a revive when it is on slsk

calzino, Thursday, 3 September 2020 21:50 (three weeks ago) link

diy

calstars, Thursday, 3 September 2020 22:07 (three weeks ago) link

Okay I was legit lolling through episode two numerous times, which was offputting because I was listening to it while I ran.

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Thursday, 3 September 2020 22:43 (three weeks ago) link

downloaded it, now I just need to figure out a way/time to listen to it

kinder, Friday, 4 September 2020 12:46 (three weeks ago) link

I had to turn it off in the car because I was laughing too hard.

trishyb, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:49 (three weeks ago) link

AA - I meant the sketch I posted, which was 18 years before Places Of My Life :)

― erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), 2020年9月4日 星期五 上午 5:59 (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

agh of course you were, wish i could read tbh

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 7 September 2020 10:13 (two weeks ago) link

i’m just over halfway through, and it’s not MidMorMat brilliant but still heaps worthy of existing. plenty of classic moments and even some of the most effective pathos in the canon.

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 7 September 2020 10:16 (two weeks ago) link

Coogan's performance is so incredibly and hilariously detailed in this, especially thrilling after my disappointment with same in Nomad

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Friday, 11 September 2020 22:11 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve tried listening to it and doing other things and that hasn’t worked out. It demands full attention

calstars, Friday, 11 September 2020 22:19 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, I'm enjoying it a lot but finding it hard to find times I can hear but am not going to fall asleep

kinder, Friday, 11 September 2020 22:28 (two weeks ago) link

for people that can't be arsed pissing away time or money nor audible signups to experience this so so, pretty non-essential AP material, it's on slsk now!

calzino, Friday, 11 September 2020 22:46 (two weeks ago) link

Aha!

这是我的显示名称 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 September 2020 22:55 (two weeks ago) link

this should be some of the best alan in a long time.

The episode where Alan goes to Lynn's house is one of the best Partridge things ever.

(it is also infuriating and very stupid that it wasn't released as separate episodes.)

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:02 (one week ago) link

The head's too big for the body

kinder, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:14 (one week ago) link

Every episode I've listened to has been great so far, and much better than last year's TV series IMO. The bit in like the second episode where he was talking about his dog savaging a guy who was walking past the Oasthouse with a sandwich and who refused to drop said sandwich made me weep with laughter.

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:52 (one week ago) link

What's curious about the whole discussion here is - Partridge is still good. Very good. And has been through multiple instances and formats.

Few characters or comedy ideas remain this good for this long?

the pinefox, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:04 (one week ago) link

because he isn't Harry Enfield for a start! I was listening to a clip on 4extra of his R4 comedy debut in the 80's, where he plays a hapless stand-up comedian saying stuff like "you lot would go down well in a graveyard" + "did you hear about the Irish lampost? it pissed on a dog" and I was pmsl!

calzino, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:21 (one week ago) link

Sandy Stone did, though only through one-act monologue plays a couple of times a decade.

Partridge (29 years) has a way to go to beat Edna Everage (64 years, and not necessarily out yet), who has at least as many formats as Partridge and while the character does not have the depth of Alan - especially after her elevation to Damehood, twenty years in - and has been in some ill-designed projects, remained funny across stand-up, revue, radio, scripted theatre, semi-scripted TV, talk shows as both guest and host, supporting character in film, comedy book, fictional autobiography, sitcom actor, theatre improv, live in-person appearances, game-show hosting and advertising spokesperson.

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:27 (one week ago) link

Last one reminds me: iirc, and I may not, her equivalent was deliberately portrayed as annoying and unfunny in Humphries' roman a clef

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:29 (one week ago) link

oh yeah, she made records too

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:32 (one week ago) link

Partridge is still good. Very good. And has been through multiple instances and formats.

Few characters or comedy ideas remain this good for this long?

What's more remarkable is the general consistency despite seismic changes in the creative team behind the character. The guys stewarding Alan now are doing a fantastic job of making the character deeper and more complex while still staying true to the original character on On The Hour.

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 09:55 (one week ago) link

on my second run-through now. at times it seems a bit short of ideas, but the peaks are incredible. the father’s day episode is a work of art imo. as good as early partridge was, he feels like an real and fully realised person now, with the consequences of his actions over decades coming home to roost in the most thoughtful and satisfying way.

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 24 September 2020 03:56 (two days ago) link

I listened to the whole thing in one go while redecorating at the weekend. The theme tune never stops being funny after 38 repetitions.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Thursday, 24 September 2020 05:18 (two days ago) link

i’m alan partridge, this is my podcast... ‘MTHEOASTHOUSE

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 24 September 2020 06:48 (two days ago) link

Just simple stuff like how he pronounces the "h" in whilst is hilarious. But the Alan Partridge project is deeper than a simple lampoon of hopeless MOR TV presenters now, From The Oasthouse - like the best Alan of recent years - is focused on a certain late-middle-aged redundancy, men who've been coasting on their own hubris and self-belief for so long they've not noticed that it's all leaked away and they;re left with nothing of much value. That thing about how Alan and all his golf club mates discussed with each other what to name their cottages, and Alan ended up with the Oasthouse...

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Thursday, 24 September 2020 07:19 (two days ago) link

I went to listen to a new one last night, realised after a few seconds it was the one I'd listened to last and just re-listened anyway. Think they do need two run-throughs.
He's got the voice down so well, it's a little close to home actually as he sounds identical to my dad in places. Always has.

kinder, Thursday, 24 September 2020 07:44 (two days ago) link

stevie and kinder otm. he’s definitely moved slightly out of the realm of parody and more towards portraiture. i know people who are just like alan but 10 times worse: louder, more insecure, more bigoted, and an even greater groaning self of sense-importance. if they wanted alan to remain firmly in parody, they could have cranked him all the way up to 11, but instead they’ve chosen to demonstrate that alan is actually in 2020 now, and is responding positively (and sometimes reluctantly) to changing attitudes. an example of this is where he touches on trans issues: he gets it wrong of course, but he’s at least listening.

THE LEFT (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 25 September 2020 03:09 (yesterday) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54277794

Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich

koogs, Friday, 25 September 2020 03:56 (yesterday) link

AA, i remember thinking similar when s2 of I'm Alan Partridge came out... the "driving to Dundee in bare feet" suggested he was going to be crayzee but they made him "chilled out" with a girlfriend, which sounded like a terrible idea at first but was done so well, the sort of forced positivity etc

kinder, Friday, 25 September 2020 06:53 (yesterday) link

The father's day podcast with the time capsule is oddly moving, while still hilarious.

Just a few slices of apple, Servant. Thank you. How delicious. (stevie), Friday, 25 September 2020 08:25 (yesterday) link


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