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First episode of Alan Partridge's brand new series, Mid Morning Matters from North Norfolk Digital (SLYT) (previous)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (20 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not in my country, apparently....
posted by lumpenprole at 12:19 PM on November 5, 2010


One of the best things about Alan Partridge is how accurately Coogan portrays BBC local radio. Tune into Radio Norwich of an afternoon and you will discover that 70% of their coverage is people talking about mustard.
posted by fight or flight at 12:35 PM on November 5, 2010


"This video contains content from Fosters, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

Fosters? The Australian beer or the American soft-serve? Or is this part of the Vince Foster conspiracy left over from the Clinton Administration?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:49 PM on November 5, 2010


Gah. Not in the USA. Any work arounds for this?
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 12:54 PM on November 5, 2010


US-friendly link.
posted by unsupervised at 12:55 PM on November 5, 2010 [5 favorites]


Try the YouTube link via Dave Proxy.co.uk
posted by wcfields at 12:55 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


AMAZING. Thanks. Is the whole series just in the radio booth?
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 1:08 PM on November 5, 2010


I just watched Pontypool over the weekend so this is both hilarious and kind of nerve-wracking.
posted by Shepherd at 1:09 PM on November 5, 2010


Fosters? The Australian beer or the American soft-serve?

It seems that Foster's is Australian for We're Sponsoring Alan Partridge (A-Ha).
posted by 2or3things at 1:17 PM on November 5, 2010


Give me another series, you shit!
posted by elsietheeel at 2:02 PM on November 5, 2010 [4 favorites]


What is the backstory on this? If this going to be a series of shorts? Is it being broadcast on British television? So excited to see new Alan Partidge material! And Chris Morris' Four Lions opened today in NY. And I read that Innacci may be doing a show for HBO.
posted by Falconetti at 2:20 PM on November 5, 2010


This is friggin' brilliant. Thanks.
posted by koeselitz at 3:31 PM on November 5, 2010


@Falconetti The backstory is that Fosters offered them shitloads of money to do it, so they did.

Coogan and Iannucci have always wanted to do more with Partridge, and presumably this didn't take much time to do.

(There have been lots of stories about a Partridge film, including Ben Stiller, but that's never come to anything)

These shows are about 15 minutes each, but no other sets and it all seems pretty improvised around a theme or ideas. Had they done a proper series they'd have needed a central idea and so on, but this is much, much easier.

But it's a bit depressing that Fosters can Partridge back in production and the BBC can't.
posted by DanCall at 3:48 PM on November 5, 2010


Great stuff. If you are watching the internet from a third world country, perhaps you are unfamiliar with bikes....

Nitpick who do so many actors drink from obviously empty coffee cups.
posted by kenaman at 4:14 PM on November 5, 2010


Sad to see that even Alan Partridge has a price...
posted by johnny novak at 4:14 PM on November 5, 2010


Nitpick - WHY do so many actors drink from obviously empty coffee cups.
posted by kenaman at 4:16 PM on November 5, 2010


Nitpick - WHY do so many actors drink from obviously empty coffee cups.
Eating and drinking is really hard while acting, not just for the time it takes.
posted by bonaldi at 7:42 PM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


JURASSIC PARK!

Just rewatched the 2 brilliant series. So glad there's more.
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 11:38 PM on November 5, 2010


cashback!
posted by tawny at 2:10 PM on November 6, 2010


Thanks for the daveproxy link wcfields, that's going to come in dead handy.
posted by unliteral at 7:56 PM on November 7, 2010


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