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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4240 on: May 16, 2019, 10:24:41 PM »
I actually liked that it didn't. I mean the exposition was silly, but only wasted the first couple of minutes then it allowed the rest of the energy to be spent on pure Partridge and less of the blatantly obvious One Show type tropes. I don't think the episode missed Jennie, there wasn't much more for her to offer

Spot on. It was setup to be a complete Partridge shitshow for the final episode. He actually started off quite professional (for him) in the first episode before he grew into his old self by the final episode.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4241 on: July 9, 2019, 03:54:49 PM »
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4242 on: August 9, 2019, 08:57:19 AM »
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Working from home and going back through This Time, so many great lines. Oh God, it’s school Alan now :lmao
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4243 on: August 9, 2019, 12:07:11 PM »
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4244 on: August 10, 2019, 10:38:11 AM »
Having a long, much delayed drive back from Devon the other day I put on my audiobook of I, Partridge. Christ it's good. I normally prefer reading to listening to something but hearing it read by the man himself makes it much better.

It's a busty autobiography. Probably the bustiest on campus.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4245 on: August 10, 2019, 11:48:02 AM »
Having a long, much delayed drive back from Devon the other day I put on my audiobook of I, Partridge. Christ it's good. I normally prefer reading to listening to something but hearing it read by the man himself makes it much better.

It's a busty autobiography. Probably the bustiest on campus.


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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4246 on: August 10, 2019, 01:36:49 PM »
Having a long, much delayed drive back from Devon the other day I put on my audiobook of I, Partridge. Christ it's good. I normally prefer reading to listening to something but hearing it read by the man himself makes it much better.

It's a busty autobiography. Probably the bustiest on campus.


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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4247 on: August 13, 2019, 06:07:47 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/13/alan-partridge-saves-steve-coogan-from-lengthy-driving-ban

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Steve Coogan has escaped a lengthy driving ban after successfully arguing that a new series featuring his Alan Partridge character could not be filmed on public transport.

The comedian was clocked driving his Porsche at 36mph in a 30mph zone close to his mansion in East Sussex, earning him a three-point endorsement on his driving licence. Because he already had nine points from previous offences he faced an automatic six-month ban.

Magistrates in Crawley instead decided to ban him from driving for two months after hearing that a lengthier time off the road would force him to cancel an Alan Partridge travelogue series he is set to make for the BBC.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4248 on: August 13, 2019, 06:11:58 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/13/alan-partridge-saves-steve-coogan-from-lengthy-driving-ban
Had to check that wasn’t satire. Imagine if he hurts someone driving in the next six months and the whole reason he’s driving is because he wants to shoot a TV series.

Partridge is one of the greatest characters ever. Steve Coogan is a moron though.

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4249 on: August 13, 2019, 06:34:43 PM »
My first thought was to just suspend the ban until the series is done and then enforce it in full, but it does have the same problem of 'what if something happens in the meantime'?
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4250 on: August 13, 2019, 06:37:01 PM »
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4251 on: August 13, 2019, 08:57:18 PM »
My first thought was to just suspend the ban until the series is done and then enforce it in full, but it does have the same problem of 'what if something happens in the meantime'?
Exactly, and as much as I love Alan Partridge, what makes the staff and crew so important?

Would a plasterer be able to get a more lenient ban on the grounds that his workmates have no other form of transport?

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4252 on: August 13, 2019, 10:28:57 PM »
Exactly, and as much as I love Alan Partridge, what makes the staff and crew so important?

Would a plasterer be able to get a more lenient ban on the grounds that his workmates have no other form of transport?

I'm sure I've heard before that you can avoid a ban if your driving is critical to your job etc, but I think this is a bit of stretch.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4253 on: August 14, 2019, 08:23:32 AM »
Had to check that wasn’t satire. Imagine if he hurts someone driving in the next six months and the whole reason he’s driving is because he wants to shoot a TV series.

Partridge is one of the greatest characters ever. Steve Coogan is a moron though.

Don`t they use a low loader anyway for most scenes when someone is driving ? Or if not because Coogan likes to drive, then for this series use one ?

Anyway, agree with others that it was a pretty poor excuse to avoid a ban.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4255 on: August 14, 2019, 10:06:21 AM »
I generally like him but that's bellend behaviour.

Which bit makes him a Bellend?

Driving 6 mph over the limit in a 30 zone or escaping a driving ban due to it affecting his and others livelihoods?

I like this bit in the article

Coogan is a noted motoring enthusiast who has owned a succession of cars including Ferraris, Mazdas, Range Rovers and Porsches.

No mention of a Mini Metro :)


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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4256 on: August 14, 2019, 10:16:30 AM »
Which bit makes him a Bellend?

Driving 6 mph over the limit in a 30 zone or escaping a driving ban due to it affecting his and others livelihoods?

I like this bit in the article

Coogan is a noted motoring enthusiast who has owned a succession of cars including Ferraris, Mazdas, Range Rovers and Porsches.

No mention of a Mini Metro :)



Or Lexus (the Japanese Mercedes).

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4257 on: August 14, 2019, 10:36:56 AM »
Which bit makes him a Bellend?

Driving 6 mph over the limit in a 30 zone or escaping a driving ban due to it affecting his and others livelihoods?

I like this bit in the article

Coogan is a noted motoring enthusiast who has owned a succession of cars including Ferraris, Mazdas, Range Rovers and Porsches.

No mention of a Mini Metro :)



If there was a mention of it, hed just talk over them.

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4258 on: August 14, 2019, 01:13:40 PM »
No mention of a Mini Metro :)

Probably because it's called a Rover Metro now.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4259 on: August 14, 2019, 01:21:06 PM »
Probably because it's called a Rover Metro now.


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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4260 on: August 14, 2019, 03:15:40 PM »
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4261 on: August 14, 2019, 04:25:41 PM »
Remember he's a bit of a maverick, not afraid to break the law if he thinks it's necessary. He's not a criminal, you know, but he will, perhaps, travel 36mph in a 30 zone if, for example, he wants to get somewhere quickly.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4262 on: August 15, 2019, 08:41:45 AM »
Remember he's a bit of a maverick, not afraid to break the law if he thinks it's necessary. He's not a criminal, you know, but he will, perhaps, travel 36mph in a 30 zone if, for example, he wants to get somewhere quickly.

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4263 on: August 15, 2019, 11:55:19 AM »
I am assuming this went down in the Court


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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4264 on: August 15, 2019, 12:34:41 PM »
At least something actually worth reporting has come out of Coogan doing 6 mph over the speed limit

We know that he's filming a new travelogue series with Alan driving around the country. Can't wait for this and thanks to a magistrate using her/his head we get to see it :)

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4265 on: August 15, 2019, 12:37:11 PM »
If he’d been banned surely he could have filmed the epic walk described in Nomad?

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4266 on: August 15, 2019, 12:44:50 PM »
If he’d been banned surely he could have filmed the epic walk described in Nomad?

In all seriousness they could have had written it as Alan having been banned and have Lynn drive him around.

Would have still been funny with Alan slating Lynne's driving habits.

Also, I had a Partridge moment the other day.  Heard Sue Cooke on a really cheap local radio ad and imagined Alan pulling a dismissive face at Sue's rediscovered media attention. :)

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4267 on: August 15, 2019, 04:06:22 PM »
In all seriousness they could have had written it as Alan having been banned and have Lynn drive him around.

Would have still been funny with Alan slating Lynne's driving habits.

Also, I had a Partridge moment the other day.  Heard Sue Cooke on a really cheap local radio ad and imagined Alan pulling a dismissive face at Sue's rediscovered media attention. :)

Heard the same ad haha. First thing I thought was "Take the fag out your mouth, Sue".
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4268 on: August 15, 2019, 04:15:07 PM »
The PPI one? Yep, thought the same. :D

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4269 on: August 15, 2019, 04:54:44 PM »
LOL - Was hoping you'd heard it too Nick

I love incidental Partridge moments :)

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4270 on: August 16, 2019, 01:05:25 AM »
In all seriousness they could have had written it as Alan having been banned and have Lynn drive him around.

Would have still been funny with Alan slating Lynne's driving habits.

It wouldn't have lasted. For a bird-like woman her clutch control is terrible. She lacks what Alan calls "chiropodal dexterity".
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4271 on: August 16, 2019, 01:31:49 PM »
Which series was it when Alan went for a test drive in a Range Rover with a salesman and he ended up arguing with him about performance and specifics etc ?

Was typical Alan when it comes to motoring :)

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4272 on: August 16, 2019, 01:50:36 PM »
Which series was it when Alan went for a test drive in a Range Rover with a salesman and he ended up arguing with him about performance and specifics etc ?

Was typical Alan when it comes to motoring :)

Is that welcome to the places of my life, in Norfolk (the Wales of the east)?

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4273 on: August 16, 2019, 02:14:00 PM »
In all seriousness they could have had written it as Alan having been banned and have Lynn drive him around.

Would have still been funny with Alan slating Lynne's driving habits.

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4274 on: August 16, 2019, 02:41:48 PM »
Is that welcome to the places of my life, in Norfolk (the Wales of the east)?
Yeah, it was.

Think he’s driving the same car in Scissored Isle too, with Seldom in the passenger seat.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4275 on: August 17, 2019, 11:47:13 PM »
LOL - Was hoping you'd heard it too Nick

I love incidental Partridge moments :)

Have a beauty for you today Pete. We were at Manchester Airport awaiting our flight when a call came over the PA System (not Tannoy, Tannoy is a brand name) asking for a passenger called Mr P. Gabitas to report to the gate. Wasn’t he an old nemesis of Alan’s from his books? :D

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4276 on: August 18, 2019, 06:55:21 AM »
Have a beauty for you today Pete. We were at Manchester Airport awaiting our flight when a call came over the PA System (not Tannoy, Tannoy is a brand name) asking for a passenger called Mr P. Gabitas to report to the gate. Wasn’t he an old nemesis of Alan’s from his books? :D

Pete Gabitas was a friend of Alan's who owned a production company (or studios, or something). He's prominent twice in I Partridge - once for appearing with a hot young Ukrainian girlfriend, and then arranging something similar for 7 of his mates (of which Alan's was second-nicest) and then being the subject of Alan's conspiracy theory about being murdered when driving home after drinking 6 pints and half a bottle of wine - Pete's 'sweet spot' for driving.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4277 on: August 18, 2019, 09:04:55 AM »
He also gave Alan his “CPR” doll.
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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4278 on: August 19, 2019, 12:15:25 PM »
Pete Gabitas was a friend of Alan's who owned a production company (or studios, or something). He's prominent twice in I Partridge - once for appearing with a hot young Ukrainian girlfriend, and then arranging something similar for 7 of his mates (of which Alan's was second-nicest) and then being the subject of Alan's conspiracy theory about being murdered when driving home after drinking 6 pints and half a bottle of wine - Pete's 'sweet spot' for driving.
He also gave Alan his “CPR” doll.

Recognised the name but entirely forgot those. Thanks guys ;D

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Re: Alan Partridge - including Alpha Papa
« Reply #4279 on: August 20, 2019, 04:16:07 PM »
being murdered when driving home after drinking 6 pints and half a bottle of wine - Pete's 'sweet spot' for driving.

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