Following Alan Partridge returns! Page 22

  • minky-kong 5 Apr 2019 14:40:49 14,746 posts
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    Alan Partridge's forthcoming series is a Simon Schama-style historical documentary of Britain

    Sounds like it will be another thing in the style of Places of My Life/Scissored Isle.
  • jimnastics 5 Apr 2019 15:21:24 1,869 posts
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    minky-kong wrote:
    Alan Partridge's forthcoming series is a Simon Schama-style historical documentary of Britain

    Sounds like it will be another thing in the style of Places of My Life/Scissored Isle.
    Christ, if it has more scenes like the peasant's revolt in This Time, it will be amazing!
  • theguy 14 Jun 2020 18:51:51 1,026 posts
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    Looks like there's a podcast series due in September:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/34em6yykrwgb1tk/From%20The%20Oasthouse%20The%20Alan%20Partridge%20Podcast%20%28Teaser%29.mp4?dl=0

    Haven't heard it myself yet but if it's anything like his audiobooks I'm in.

    Edited by theguy at 04:10:52 17-06-2020
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Jun 2020 19:33:33 12,913 posts
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    Jackanackanory
  • Bambot 17 Jun 2020 11:03:42 2,050 posts
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    For the first time, this famously private man welcomes us into his home and bears all through a fascinating series of conversations and richly sound-designed audio vignettes.

    Over the course of 18 generously-lengthed episodes, Partridge reveals a wiser, more reflective Alan. From The Oasthouse demonstrates a maturity and insight that will be instantly recognisable to his fans, even if it’s not yet acknowledged by some of his more storied peers.

    In keeping with podcasting’s rich heritage, each episode is recorded at home in Alan’s Oasthouse (his shed), after which audio is sent directly to Audible to ensure it meets the technical specifications laid down in his contract.

    Partridge himself said, “Like most people, I assumed those who hosted podcasts were pale, tech obsessed social lepers who live with their mums and couldn’t get a platform on any meaningful broadcaster so started spouting their bloated opinions into their USB microphones to flatter their groaning sense of self-importance.

    “But then I spoke to a man I’d never heard of before from Audible. HE called ME and made me an offer. I countered. He came back. I countered again. In short, we hammered out the details (to my satisfaction) and the result is a series of podcasts. They’ve been described as very good/sensational.”
    And:

    "If David Dimbleby has one, then of course I needed to make one," Alan has said. "All national treasures have a podcast. With this series, I want to give my fans an intimate view of who I really am.

    "You may think you know me, but trust me, you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors at my podcast innovation studio. Besides, I'm bored of Ofcom and its regulations and so it's time for the UK to hear what a real award-winning podcast is like. Tune in or you're going to be missing out on the best thing you'll hear since I was last on radio."
  • RGeefe 17 Jun 2020 11:24:27 1,964 posts
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    I think I'm going off Alan more and more. The last BBC series was dreadful. The Sky one was alright but that's about it.

    It doesn't help that Coogan is essentially Alan at this point.
  • Rhaegyr 17 Jun 2020 11:26:09 5,425 posts
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    Really? I thought This Time with Alan Partridge was mostly excellent.
  • Decks 17 Jun 2020 11:40:05 29,765 posts
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    Yeah it was brilliant.
  • RGeefe 17 Jun 2020 12:08:51 1,964 posts
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    Struggled to get through it. Mostly just felt like it was written by people who thought they could do Alan but missed the mark. Wouldn't watch another series.
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Jun 2020 12:13:34 2,673 posts
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    S2 will be even better with Piers becoming a weird anti hero type.
  • richarddavies 17 Jun 2020 12:17:06 8,209 posts
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    I liked this time, but on first watch it was a bit hit and miss for me. On a second watch I started to appreciate it a bit more.

    Edited by richarddavies at 12:17:14 17-06-2020
  • ChiefGB 17 Jun 2020 12:22:24 13,654 posts
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    I thought it was alright, I’m not exactly the biggest fan but thought it did what I expected.
    I guess the schtick can wear a bit thinner after all this time.
  • Dougs 17 Jun 2020 12:48:45 99,066 posts
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    I liked This Time, but didn't finish it before it was taken off iPlayer. I thought it over egged Alan a bit and made him a bit of a caricature.
  • Kay 17 Jun 2020 13:06:47 21,098 posts
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    Yeah that's exactly how I felt too. It was still pretty funny though.

    I love the idea of an AP podcast, he'd be absolutely perfect for that format and tbh I'm surprised it's taken until now for it to happen.
  • Devilligan 17 Jun 2020 13:27:29 663 posts
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    @Dougs

    It's back on iPlayer at the moment.

    For my money, I think it mostly works with the occasional moment that just feels like it's trying a tiny bit too hard to get a laugh. Overall it definitely worked better for me a second time through.
  • Dougs 17 Jun 2020 13:33:54 99,066 posts
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    Ah excellent. Was only the last 2 episodes I missed I think. And agree a pod would work well.
  • PierrePressure 17 Jun 2020 17:33:49 1,397 posts
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    I thought it was amazing.

    I just wish they could have done more with Sidekick Simon and Lynn.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 17 Jun 2020 18:06:34 17,465 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I liked This Time, but didn't finish it before it was taken off iPlayer. I thought it over egged Alan a bit and made him a bit of a caricature.
    The closer it got to being The One Show the funnier it was for me. Some stuff got a bit cartoony
  • muddyyfunster 18 Jun 2020 12:55:55 1,069 posts
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    The sample episode of Alan's pod is sensational.

    This description of the pod (seemingly written by Alan) on the audible page had me in tears:

    "For the first time, this famously private man welcomes us into his home and audibly deshrouds himself for a fascinating series of podcasts. Over the course of 18 generously-durated episodes, Partridge grants us full and unfettered access to his off-screen life (within reason). In exchange for a series of payments from Audible, he promises an access-all-areas pass to the nooks and crannies of his hinterland, to reveal a wiser, cleverer, more reflective Alan than many of his more vaunted peers have given him credit for. He then sends the resultant podcasts to Audible ensuring they meet the technical specifications laid down in the contract."
  • Tomo 18 Jun 2020 13:09:32 19,303 posts
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    I also thought This Time was great.
  • jimnastics 18 Jun 2020 13:18:52 1,869 posts
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    Yep loved This Time. Maybe not his best work but, when you've been the host of Skirmish, that's a tough act to follow.
  • Kay 18 Jun 2020 15:29:18 21,098 posts
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    So he's just going to be talking about himself on the podcast? I sort of assumed he would be interviewing celebrities (real or fake) on there.
  • Nexus_6 2 Sep 2020 11:53:11 6,002 posts
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    JACKA-NACKA-NORY
  • theguy 2 Sep 2020 12:55:47 1,026 posts
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    Lovely stuff

    Funnily enough, this showed up on my Youtube the other day

    I hadn't heard it before. That little bit in the interview about the Grandstand theme is lifted from there. He also calls back to his morning rambles, which is a nice touch

    I may or may not have binged some Partridge during the lockdown. :D

    Edited by theguy at 12:56:35 02-09-2020
  • Trowel 14 Apr 2021 23:59:06 24,355 posts
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    The BBC has given him a second series!

    This Time returns on 30th April \o/

    https://twitter.com/bbcpress/status/1382332770853261325
  • Nanocrystal 15 Apr 2021 01:39:32 2,402 posts
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    Great! Recently listened to the Oasthouse podcast and loved it.
  • Trafford 15 Apr 2021 07:04:04 9,202 posts
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    Back of the net!
  • richardiox 15 Apr 2021 07:29:27 9,671 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    The BBC has given him a second series!

    This Time returns on 30th April \o/

    https://twitter.com/bbcpress/status/1382332770853261325
    Praise the lord (of the dance). On my birthday too.
  • wuntyate 15 Apr 2021 09:59:12 16,956 posts
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    Kiss my face!
  • Psiloc 15 Apr 2021 10:09:03 6,165 posts
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    Any idea if the same co-star is back? Thought she was great.

    Really liked the contrast between the on air moments and the unabashed hatred when the cameras weren't rolling
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