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3 hours ago, Starbreaker said:

Glad this has been bumped - can anyone remember which episode it was where Lynn writes down an idea on a notebook and Alan holds her hand to scrub it out? It's been bugging me for days. 

 

I'm Alan Partridge, Series 2, Episode 5 - I Know What Alan Did Last Summer.

 

Sonia is suggesting names for the house and Sonia comes up with "Our House". Alan gets Lynn to write it down, then crosses it out.

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So recently I heard the DVD commentary for I'm Alan Partridge series 1 for the first time, which is brilliant of course. 

But I am a bit confused because Alan talks like it was all a recreation with actors of things which happened in his life. Whereas in the Clive Anderson interview which went out around the same time as IAP, he talks about it very much as if it was a fly on the wall documentary. 

 

 

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Just a reminder: Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom? is on BBC2 tonight (Wednesday 27th December) at 9pm.

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Through all these voices, archive material and iconic clips from the shows themselves, the show explores Alan's unprecedented cultural influence, his impact on the comedy landscape and how the most entertainingly contemptible man in fictional light entertainment has become permanently embedded in the national vernacular

 

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25 minutes ago, Peter St John said:

It's a shame that Lee & Herring get written out of the 'official history' so often…

I was going to post that myself, while they didn't create the character, they did write almost all of the the Partridge material for 'On the Hour', along with about 75% of the rest of the show.

 

 

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1 hour ago, g wings said:

Great show. Although Steve Coogan becomes more of a charivatire of himself by the day 

 

The self-consciously placed BAFTA behind him when he was talking was really distracting. Especially as it kept moving round! Is he doing it on purpose? It's something the Steve Coogan from The Trip would agonise over.

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51 minutes ago, Charliemouse said:

I was going to post that myself, while they didn't create the character, they did write almost all of the the Partridge material for 'On the Hour', along with about 75% of the rest of the show.

 

 

 

Herring jokes about him and Lee inventing Partridge but Coogan clearly hates that joke and mentions that they categorically did NOT create the character in his autobiography (with not one ounce of self-awareness or humour I might add) so I bet he put his foot down about them not being in this.

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Coogan’s an odd one. He’s spent so much of his career playing a heightened version of himself or Oartridge that I don’t think even he knows who he is anymore. 

 

I started reading his autobiography but had to give up as I couldn't stop hearing Partridge. It’s so corny.

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5 hours ago, g wings said:

Coogan’s an odd one. He’s spent so much of his career playing a heightened version of himself or Oartridge that I don’t think even he knows who he is anymore. 

 

I started reading his autobiography but had to give up as I couldn't stop hearing Partridge. It’s so corny.

He was interviewed on the Adam Buxton podcast and mentioned that whilst writing recent Partridge stuff he would say something and the other writers would say let's use it, Coogan would say but that was me talking, the writers would say but that's exactly what Alan would say. So I think even Coogan admits, albeit grudgingly, the borders between him and Partridge are blurred.

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The documentary was really good, but I wish they’d had fewer clips of Partridge and more archive stuff, like the workshop tapes and the rehearsal footage. I’d never seen that before, and rather than seeing the IAP clips in full, it would have been nice to see the primordial form of the scene from those tapes.

 

It was a shame that Chris Morris didn’t contribute, but not a huge surprise either. 

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