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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1410 on: June 10, 2021, 03:16:04 PM »
Plan with makeup lady accepted.
Jennie asks to use the cottage.
Alan accepts for career advancement, but adds caveats.
Jennie accepts.
Alan cancels plans with make-up lady.
Jennie recants.
Alan returns to make-up lady.

He didn't anticipate Jennie putting up with his caveats, nor give her more than a few minutes to realise what she'd agreed to.

Alan looks silly.

Make up lady and Alan do unspeakable things anyway.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1411 on: June 10, 2021, 03:36:39 PM »
Tiff! Tiff! Tiff! Tiff! Tiff! Tiff! Tiff!

It's Tiff.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1412 on: June 11, 2021, 07:39:04 AM »
Wait, when Alan says "cottage" he's referring to the oasthouse, right? That is, he mentions his cottage/oasthouse, which Jennie takes to mean he is rich enough to have a spare cottage to lend out (as Sam and people like him presumably would) - the joke therefore being that Alan is so proud he would rather stay in his caravan in the garden with no toilet than admit that his cottage is his primary residence?


Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1413 on: June 11, 2021, 08:18:22 AM »
Wait, when Alan says "cottage" he's referring to the oasthouse, right? That is, he mentions his cottage/oasthouse, which Jennie takes to mean he is rich enough to have a spare cottage to lend out (as Sam and people like him presumably would) - the joke therefore being that Alan is so proud he would rather stay in his caravan in the garden with no toilet than admit that his cottage is his primary residence?

The cottage is in Cornwall and the Oasthouse is in Norwich, so no.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1414 on: June 11, 2021, 08:27:24 AM »
Didn't Alan have to downsize for financial reasons when he bought the oasthouse? Maybe mentioned in the podcast.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1415 on: June 11, 2021, 08:32:30 AM »
The cottage is in Cornwall and the Oasthouse is in Norwich, so no.

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Didn't Alan have to downsize for financial reasons when he bought the oasthouse? Maybe mentioned in the podcast.

Whether I heard it or not, I presumed that the oasthouse was him downsizing for financial reasons. It's weird to me that he would have a legitimate posho Cornwall cottage retreat suddenly after a couple of series on the BBC. Perhaps it's supposed to be an indication he's spending beyond his means.

Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1416 on: June 11, 2021, 09:17:10 AM »

Whether I heard it or not, I presumed that the oasthouse was him downsizing for financial reasons. It's weird to me that he would have a legitimate posho Cornwall cottage retreat suddenly after a couple of series on the BBC. Perhaps it's supposed to be an indication he's spending beyond his means.

Yes - it was pretty explicit from my memory. And done with the help of Darryl Flench.

I assumed that (although it isn't a parody) This Time was the in-universe equivalent of The One Show so Alan would be getting a 6 figure income. He's very likely to have spunked that on a 2nd property mortgage somewhere it's way too expensive to buy.   

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1417 on: June 11, 2021, 10:06:40 AM »
Yeah if he was signing contracts for 200 grand a year back in the 90s it's not unfathomable that he has enough cash from the This Time gig for a little cottage retreat. Although it wouldn't suprise me if he had it on a timeshare.

Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1418 on: June 11, 2021, 06:24:45 PM »
The cottage is in Cornwall and the Oasthouse is in Norwich, so no.

That's a 6 and a half hour drive.  Unless he goes straight from the 'This Time' filming.

I find myself oddly invested in the practicalities concerning a fictional holiday cottage.

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Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1419 on: June 11, 2021, 08:20:47 PM »
Back when Alan was a mid-roster host on North Norfolk Digital. He’s gone up in the world, as has his snobbery.

There's also the fact that Angela was intelligent and well read, which gave him outs as far any dating-beneath-himself anxiety went.

Fact is though, Alan's fragile ego means he has to date beneath himself in some regard. Whether it's looks, intelligence, or class, if he doesn't have some way to feel superior to a woman she'd terrify him

Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1420 on: June 13, 2021, 12:38:11 AM »
Didn't feel this week's episode helped the character progression at all.

Re: This Time with Alan Partridge series 2
« Reply #1421 on: June 13, 2021, 02:11:43 PM »
Alan’s been doing pretty well these two series, so the whole Princess Anne thing - I’m not saying it came out of nowhere but it seemed kind of contrived to give Alan a meltdown.

Don't know if this has already been mentioned but there was a bit of a set-up of this in the first series; I'd forgotten it until I rewatched the other night.  In the 'sexism' programme in the first series, Alan and Jennie are interviewing a woman about harrassment and Alan hijacks the whole discussion to talk about a boss of his in radio who made him brush her hair and feel uncomfortable... he goes into some other detail but then the upshot is that as part of the fall-out, he was excluded from meeting Princess Anne.  And his final comment is 'And to this day, I have never met Princess Anne', delivered in a way that makes it clear that this was a very very big deal to him.

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