Michael has a new friend, Tex, who likes all things American. Alan is jealous and cancels Michael's invitation to join Alan in watching all the James Bond films. Lynn's new boyfriend, Gordon, warns ...
When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
One of the builders in Series 2, Ciaran Griffiths, previously worked with Coogan on 24 Hour Party People (2002) when he played Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder. See more »
Although Alan Partridge comes from Norwich in East Anglia, on occasion Steve Coogan's Manchester accent comes through in the character. See more »
You work in a petrol station Michael. It's not the Gulf War. Which ironically is like a large petrol station.
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The initial BBC television broadcast of the first episode contained a sound clip of Joni Mitchell's song 'Big Yellow Taxi'. Due to music rights issues, this clip was removed from the VHS video versions. However, the BBC's initial release on DVD accidentally left the sound clip intact. This version was quickly withdrawn from sale and replaced by a 2 disc version with the sound clip correctly silenced. See more »
It was much anticipated by us Partridge fans, Knowing Me Knowing You on both radio and television had been comedy gold. The Christmas Special saw Alan's Television career collapse. How could 'I'm Alan Partridge' possibly keep up with such high standards?
It did and a whole lot more. The hilarity of Alan's misguided belief that he is still a major player in the industry and the meaningless conversations with the hotel staff combine to make his series essential watching. And the indignity of his prolonged stay in a 'one night stop venue' Travel Tavern adds to the tragic hilarity of the series.
Steve Coogan delivers his finest work to date and is ably assisted by a cast whose strongest delivery is the varied reactions their characters display when in the company of the failed chatshow host.
Perhaps the ultimate magic of Alan Partridge is that to fans his barrowload of catchphrases and inane comments are never forgotten and are always liable to be joyfully relayed in the company of a fellow fan.
And to think there are people out there who still don't get the joke.
as Alan might say,
'who, who, who do you think you are?'
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