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Title: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on February 14, 2020, 12:42:02 PM
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This Time With Alan Partridge is to return to BBC One for a second series.

Steve Coogan revealed the news whilst speaking on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show with host Zoe Ball.

When asked, "Is Alan returning to our screens any time soon?", the comedy star replied: "Uh, he will, there'll be another series of This Time in the next 12 months, but there's a podcast starting next month so."

Prompted further about the podcast, Coogan said: "It's called From The Oast House."

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5658/alan_partridge_series_2/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: beanheadmcginty on February 14, 2020, 12:48:51 PM
That's such a perfect Partridge-style name for the podcast.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 14, 2020, 12:54:55 PM
I won't hold my breath. Things seem to take so long in the Partridge universe. I thought that Coast style programme was due to be aired around Christmas?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Autopsy Turvey on February 14, 2020, 01:52:31 PM
That's such a perfect Partridge-style name for the podcast.

There aren't any oast houses in Norfolk... has he moved to Kent?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: SteK on February 14, 2020, 02:21:17 PM
There aren't any oast houses in Norfolk... has he moved to Kent?

The an Oast House in Bolton. It's a name of pub....
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on February 14, 2020, 02:59:53 PM
Looking forward to this. The podcast especially.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on February 14, 2020, 03:01:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LQ5aqjC.gif)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cuellar on February 14, 2020, 03:02:25 PM
There aren't any oast houses in Norfolk... has he moved to Kent?

I genuinely don't think that would stop him using the name for his 'house' (probably the shed).

He wanted to call his new build 'The Old Rectory'
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Autopsy Turvey on February 14, 2020, 05:18:12 PM
I genuinely don't think that would stop him using the name for his 'house' (probably the shed).

It's no Ye House. Ideally the podcast would change its name every week, as he keeps changing his mind about what the house is called.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: petrilTanaka on February 14, 2020, 05:53:59 PM
hope his autograph gets bigger on every podcast episode
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 14, 2020, 05:58:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LQ5aqjC.gif)

Not sure about you mate, but: OOOOH IN OFF THE RED
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on February 15, 2020, 03:45:09 PM
18 episodes of From The Oast House.

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In a separate interview with Absolute Radio, he clarified further to host Dave Berry: "There is going to be more Partridge in 2020. There'll be another This Time though that won't be this year, that'll be probably next year. Then there might be a documentary series with Alan roving around Britain.

"But the next thing that's coming out is a podcast, which is out next month, called From The Oast House, With Alan Partridge. There's 18 of those and they're about 20 minutes each. They're very sort of one-on-one. If anyone wants Alan up close and personal in their own space then the podcast is an opportunity."

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: markburgle on February 15, 2020, 08:46:26 PM
Gotta say the wealth of new Partridge in the last few years and the further deluge of stuff upcoming is one of the only things that makes me feel lucky to be alive.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: chveik on February 15, 2020, 08:49:20 PM
this is exciting. 18 episodes is really a lot of Partridge, I wonder what kind of format it will be.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on February 15, 2020, 08:50:42 PM
Could this actually overtake Mince as funniest podcast going?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: McChesney Duntz on February 15, 2020, 09:02:29 PM
Could be. Partridge on or about the radio (or whatever audio equivalents there are) is about the best Partridge there is. Pretty excited at the prospect...
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 16, 2020, 12:37:41 AM
Not enough time in the world
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Beagle 2 on February 17, 2020, 03:47:12 PM
For me, they should have left This Time at one series, but the podcast is absolutely incredible news.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dewt on February 17, 2020, 04:12:51 PM
Maybe they will figure out how to make This Time less sterile.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ja'moke on February 17, 2020, 07:26:41 PM
Partridge in podcast form sounds perfect to me.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on February 17, 2020, 07:33:27 PM
Maybe they will figure out how to make This Time less sterile.

All they need to do is add a smattering of laughter from the studio crew a la The One Show. Even if the crew were laughing at Alan rather than with him, it would add a bit of atmosphere and verisimilitude.

Anyway, an Alan podcast. Yes. That sounds marvelous.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on February 17, 2020, 08:54:11 PM
Maybe they will figure out how to make This Time less sterile.
Just make it funny, please.
I imagine the podcast will be excellent as it will allow Alan to enter places where his thoughts have formally been, but never articulated.
As for TTWAP, I just want the writers to add a hint of verisimilitude and dial down the ridiculous.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: notjosh on February 17, 2020, 09:33:07 PM
Maybe they will figure out how to make This Time less sterile.

The constant cutting between different takes was one of the main culprits. They should do it Knowing Me Knowing You style - 'as live' with a real studio audience.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on February 27, 2020, 01:44:52 PM
I bet it only got a second series because Coogan threatened to kill himself if Piers Morgan got to say "Did you get a second series Steve?" on Twitter.

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ToneLa on March 04, 2020, 09:39:18 PM
Can't wait to stoically watch it, with pencil & pad at ready to clinically delineate what "works" and what does not "work"

And like, revisit it a few months later on a sick day and find myself chuckling along willynilly with my critical faculties disabled, just hooting and guffawing at the funny man saying a-ha
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on March 04, 2020, 10:12:54 PM
Is there a launch date for this? He said “next month” back in Feb so assuming it is soon
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bazooka on March 04, 2020, 10:21:41 PM
Is there a launch date for this? He said “next month” back in Feb so assuming it is soon

It's already been on mate, you missed us banging on about it for ages.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on March 16, 2020, 09:09:22 AM
The lack of info coming about the podcast is weird. Hopefully they are just planning to bang it out without much fanfare. It better come out soon, I can only take so many football podcasts joking about how they have no football to talk about.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 16, 2020, 12:13:25 PM
Partridge time seems to work differently to normal time. The Gibbons (& Coogan I think) stated that he was shooting that travelog series last Spring and the second series of MMM was filmed fucking ages before it aired.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 16, 2020, 12:20:43 PM
The constant cutting between different takes was one of the main culprits. They should do it Knowing Me Knowing You style - 'as live' with a real studio audience.

Agreed, I'm amazed it didn't have a Big Breakfast/One Show/TFI Friday style set up with a standing audience for Alan to interact with.

One of the bits that worked well in the first series was the section when there was an audience and that person fell off the end.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Puce Moment on March 16, 2020, 01:03:46 PM
Patridge and Podcasts - a marriage made in heaven. Given that I think the greatest thing ever done with that character is his audiobok with its head-spinning volume of LOLZ, I couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on March 17, 2020, 02:10:20 AM
I just loaded up the Nomad audio book on the Audible app for yet another listen and the "condemnations" section at the start has been removed! I didn't even know that could happen, I assume there's an auto-update function, but anyone know why? Guessing one of the names has recently become controversial?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Kryton on March 17, 2020, 02:14:27 AM
I just loaded up the Nomad audio book on the Audible app for yet another listen and the "condemnations" section at the start has been removed! I didn't even know that could happen, I assume there's an auto-update function, but anyone know why? Guessing one of the names has recently become controversial?

I believe this has been mentioned previously, possibly in another thread. I too would assume someone has taken offence, but have nothing to base that on, besides it being an odd move.

Can you remember who was mentioned? Been a while since I read/listened.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dewt on March 17, 2020, 02:47:35 AM
here you go: https://vocaroo.com/9esGCsVcLX3
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Kryton on March 17, 2020, 02:59:27 AM
here you go: https://vocaroo.com/9esGCsVcLX3

My money is on ISIS or BBC's good food magazine.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dewt on March 17, 2020, 03:03:55 AM
I bet it's the last name he mentions. Although that would have been easy to edit out.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: batwings on March 17, 2020, 09:47:58 AM
Is it because Peter Sissons died?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on March 17, 2020, 11:31:40 AM
Is it because Peter Sissons died?

More likely to be Timpsons in Norwich, as the Chapelfield branch actually exists.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on April 03, 2020, 02:24:09 PM
No word on this yet?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on April 03, 2020, 02:29:52 PM
No word on this yet?

Was just wondering about this the other day. Coogan has played us, “next month” indeed.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: notjosh on April 03, 2020, 02:35:36 PM
The BBC has been showing the clip from IAP S2 where he plans his Bond marathon, as a sort of "Stay Indoors" public information film between programmes. So there's that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on April 07, 2020, 12:06:50 PM
WHERE THE FUCK IS MY FUCKING PODCAST
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on April 07, 2020, 02:39:55 PM
Yeah, give us the podcast you shit!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on April 23, 2020, 02:48:38 PM
SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK BRO.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on April 23, 2020, 03:15:04 PM
It's not been mentioned again since that interview.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on April 23, 2020, 03:16:59 PM
What baffles me is that he said it had all been recorded already, so I'm not really sure why the lockdown would prevent it coming out - if anything you'd think it would be the perfect time to put it out.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dewt on April 23, 2020, 03:44:35 PM
Post production, editing, scouring it for things that suddenly became controversial, waiting for the most profitable time to release it
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Thomas on April 23, 2020, 03:46:37 PM
Could be that it's supposed to be set in the present day, aired week to week like This Time and and KMKYWAP, and that the content doesn't make sense right now as life's gone topsy and everybody's stuck indoors. Dunno. Big fat guess.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dewt on April 23, 2020, 03:50:00 PM
It's actually a real bummer that this wasn't created after 'rona hit, because an isolated Partridge would be glorious. Like Basic Alan stretched out to four months.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bazooka on April 23, 2020, 05:04:34 PM
I can see Alan ignoring many of the rules, especially traveling, he would be driving all over East Anglia.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: cliggg on April 23, 2020, 05:13:10 PM
https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/best-podcasts-may-2020-new-return-alan-partridge-secret-life-prisons-from-the-oast-house-steve-coogan-uk (https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/best-podcasts-may-2020-new-return-alan-partridge-secret-life-prisons-from-the-oast-house-steve-coogan-uk)
According to Prospect Magazine we'll get it in May.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 23, 2020, 05:20:46 PM
I can see Alan ignoring many of the rules, especially traveling, he would be driving all over East Anglia.

Carefully observing and reporting others for it but making exceptions for himself.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on April 23, 2020, 08:30:02 PM
https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/best-podcasts-may-2020-new-return-alan-partridge-secret-life-prisons-from-the-oast-house-steve-coogan-uk (https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/best-podcasts-may-2020-new-return-alan-partridge-secret-life-prisons-from-the-oast-house-steve-coogan-uk)
According to Prospect Magazine we'll get it in May.

Odd that the article would state May then add a line that it hadn't been released at the time of writing. Duh!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 05, 2020, 01:22:53 AM
Podcast released September 3rd.

“Next month” my arse, Steve.

https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2020/06/04/46248/its_official:_alan_partridge_podcast_coming_soon
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on June 05, 2020, 08:07:19 AM
Also it's going to cost £19.99 without an Audible subscription. But apparently if you've got an Alexa (or can bear to install the Alexa app) you can get an episode for free, now, by telling it to read from The Oasthouse.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on June 05, 2020, 08:28:56 AM
Podcast released September 3rd.

“Next month” my arse, Steve.

https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2020/06/04/46248/its_official:_alan_partridge_podcast_coming_soon

"North Norwich Digital"

Big comedy fans there
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on June 05, 2020, 08:39:56 AM
Somehow I've ended up with enough free trials to give me 7 books in my Audible account without ever paying a penny, hoping that another one turns up in time for this.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: buntyman on June 05, 2020, 09:08:55 AM
18 episodes! Great news, I'd gladly pay £20 for that* if it's anything like as good as the audio books. It seems like theyre probably already recorded so it's a shame there's such a long wait for them. Now seems the time to be making the most of the captive podcast audience.

* I'll definitely be exploiting audible trial promotions
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on June 05, 2020, 10:48:00 AM
Asked Alexa to play the first episode and it told me go to Audible. Fuck it. Ill just wait until it comes out and buy it. September is a fair bit away though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Gurke and Hare on June 05, 2020, 11:05:57 AM
Is there any indication of what you'll get for your £20? If it's 18 DRM free MP3 files (other formats are available) then fine. If it's some shitty thing that you can only listen to in Audible forget it, I'll find a pirated version somewhere.

I wish they wouldn't call things that aren't podcasts podcasts though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ImmaculateClump on June 05, 2020, 11:53:41 AM
Yeah, it's got DRM up the wazoo and they'd much rather you streamed the content you've bought, but there are ways to download the aax files and convert them to mp3s.
It's one of the many reasons I would never pay a single penny for the service. I've got a token or whatever left over from a free trial so I'll just use that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jake thunder on June 05, 2020, 12:35:04 PM
Someone please upload this. You could just record it on your phone or sutin. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 05, 2020, 12:59:09 PM
It seems like theyre probably already recorded so it's a shame there's such a long wait for them. Now seems the time to be making the most of the captive podcast audience.

Yeah that seems a ‘90s throwback - why wait for 3 months to release them if they were almost done in February?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on June 05, 2020, 01:00:57 PM
Yeah, it's got DRM up the wazoo and they'd much rather you streamed the content you've bought, but there are ways to download the aax files and convert them to mp3s.

I'm shit at tech stuff but have downloaded various things and still haven't managed to convert aax files into mp3s.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: billiabus cricketeer on June 05, 2020, 01:39:12 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ImmaculateClump on June 05, 2020, 01:42:12 PM
Ooh, thank you!

This is the convertor I used most recently and it worked great - https://github.com/audiamus/AaxAudioConverter
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jake thunder on June 05, 2020, 01:57:36 PM
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: veletision on June 05, 2020, 02:16:33 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: batwings on June 05, 2020, 02:20:34 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Ka-ha-ma+
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on June 05, 2020, 03:11:31 PM
Yes, thanks!

So it's just this one for now and they're saving the rest until September?

Edit: This is great. I think I have done precisely that rant about weekend cyclists in their aerodynamic lycra. I'm 43 next week.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 05, 2020, 06:08:34 PM
Enjoying it.

The Queen Latifah/Halle Berry gag got a laugh out of me, even if it was a bit signposted
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on June 05, 2020, 07:12:32 PM
Does using Alexa for this actually fucking work for anyone? When I try it Alexa gives me google search results.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 05, 2020, 07:34:24 PM
Does using Alexa for this actually fucking work for anyone? When I try it Alexa gives me google search results.

Wouldn’t want to download alexa and find out. Get yer grubby mitts off my data
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on June 05, 2020, 07:43:55 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Thank you
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on June 05, 2020, 07:47:37 PM
Wouldn’t want to download alexa and find out. Get yer grubby mitts off my data

We've all got your data Ferris.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 05, 2020, 07:53:12 PM
We've all got your data Ferris.

ferris_private_tape_leak_FULL_rip.mp4 ??
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mango Chimes on June 05, 2020, 08:15:57 PM
Edit: This is great. I think I have done precisely that rant about weekend cyclists in their aerodynamic lycra. I'm 43 next week.

It's concerning. Is Partridge becoming more correct, or am I becoming more Patridge? I thought the same about pre-ordering. Yes, Alan! It does mean the same thing as ordering!

Oh dear.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dyl Spinks on June 05, 2020, 11:02:37 PM
Thanks billiabus. Looking forward to listening to this.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on June 05, 2020, 11:22:15 PM
Thinking about people not wanting to shell out £20 to Audible reminded me of Partridge's old Twitter rant when the e-book of Nomad was reduced to £1.99. (The Chomp line is perfect.)

Read from the bottom up.

(https://i.imgur.com/zNRgAPF.png)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paddy72 on June 06, 2020, 01:09:55 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Thanks!

See, now that's getting back to peak Alan.

For me, he's at his absolute best on a smaller scale, as with MMM. Like many on here, I wasn't crazy about This Time.

Can't wait for the rest of the series.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on June 06, 2020, 02:47:24 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Thanks so much for this, it's enormously appreciated.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: PeasOnSticks on June 06, 2020, 03:57:46 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Thank you! Loved it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on June 06, 2020, 04:19:06 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Thank you! That's very kind.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on June 06, 2020, 04:25:54 PM
So Partridge is married now? That line was oddly thrown in, with no mention of his wife beyond that brief moment....pretty sure he was single during This Time?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on June 06, 2020, 05:06:14 PM
I assumed he was referring to Carol, but could be wrong.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on June 06, 2020, 05:55:34 PM
I assumed he was referring to Carol, but could be wrong.

I also assumed that.

He’s also moved out of Denton Abbey (although did he ever live there in the first place??) which, considering paying the mortgage crippled him, seems out of character.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Tony Tony Tony on June 06, 2020, 08:13:15 PM
Loved it thanks to Billabus. Couldn’t get Alexa on board no matter how I pronounced oasthouse.

Deffo up with peak Partridge with several snort out moments.

Anyone else think there were quite a few nods to Buckles podcast?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mango Chimes on June 06, 2020, 09:17:01 PM
Anything specific? There's a similarity with it being a man recording a podcast whilst walking around a field in Norfolk, but Alan was there first.

The theme song made me laugh every time. Nice continuation from Scissored Isle.

Having typed that, I realise a self-sung theme tune is an Adam thing too, but I only took it as a nod to Alan's previous work whilst listening.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Tony Tony Tony on June 06, 2020, 10:10:55 PM
Nods in that the podcast starts with a commentary on a dog walk, the Norfolk countryside (obvs), self recorded jingles, references to 'my wife' and a fair bit of shouting. 
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: The Lurker on June 07, 2020, 12:47:36 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Thanks for this
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utterdrivel on June 07, 2020, 01:49:29 PM
It's also on the 'Tube if you're down with the kids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylg3HAOue1M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylg3HAOue1M)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on June 07, 2020, 03:28:21 PM
First 20-odd seconds are missing from that YouTube version.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sutin on June 07, 2020, 07:56:55 PM
Here's an mp3 version...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1swSQdBJK06PD5G1l5Mw6x-El6GVAE42Q/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dewt on June 07, 2020, 08:05:54 PM
Without wanting to reduce appreciation for the MP3, the YouTube version is a lot easier to hear if there's background noise. The MP3 loses a lot of high-end in the voice.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: buttgammon on June 07, 2020, 09:04:58 PM
Thanks to everyone who has provided links! I really enjoyed this, especially the phone call towards the end.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mobius on June 07, 2020, 09:55:14 PM
https://mega.nz/file/YSx2TAKI#3gh6Jw99xKYOx0Roq1X98bsRJbqyWflsZ7nyAAwuHYM

Here go

Top one!

edit - the mp3 one Sutin posted works on your phone if you press the download button on that page, it'll open in a new window so you can play it without having to 'save' it
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mobius on June 07, 2020, 11:05:50 PM
About a minute in and laughing already. So good to have new Partridge...
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: the on June 08, 2020, 01:33:07 AM
Without wanting to reduce appreciation for the MP3, the YouTube version is a lot easier to hear if there's background noise. The MP3 loses a lot of high-end in the voice.

I think billiabus cricketeer recorded their copy ambiently, whereas the YT version sounds like a direct copy of the audio stream (minus the first 20 seconds).

Here's an mp3 (https://we.tl/t-Lyr0K7Fjoh) made from the YT audio, but with the first 20 seconds reinstated using billiabus cricketeer's recording.

(Nb. This link only lasts a week.)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mr Faineant on June 08, 2020, 03:27:42 AM
Diddly-dit-di-dee...I liked it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: buttgammon on June 08, 2020, 09:41:38 AM
Can't get the jingle out of my head, and I keep thinking about the Murray mints too. Roll on September!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on June 08, 2020, 06:41:55 PM
“I hope he’s washing himself.”

Lovely stuff!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: PeasOnSticks on June 08, 2020, 09:13:14 PM
I assumed he was referring to Carol, but could be wrong.

Me too, but on a re-listen I noticed he refers to his 'ex-wife' later in the podcast, after the 'wife' reference.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: amateur on June 09, 2020, 07:04:17 PM
Thought this was a lovely bit of business.

The little moments of physical comedy were very nicely done, and I particularly enjoyed Alan occasionally getting out of breath. As you would on a right old ramble.

Pronunciation of "online" also raised quite a titter.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 09, 2020, 10:09:00 PM
I did enjoy this (thanks for the links!) but let's start uncharitably with some mild to moderate criticism:

I thought it would have been best at first if there had been someone in the house and he'd backed off but still had the brass neck to poke around the garage or garden, or try to keep on looking at it from a stupid distance away. As a result the getting caught bit felt a bit overdue when it happened.

I also felt the rambling segment was a little bit bleh-bleh-bleh other than the predictable (yet funny) falling over bit and the predictable (yet funny) overstep (I can't remember the line but he really leant on it as he went off balance) parts. The poem was good, the delivery of the oh-so-smug AUTUMN LEEEEAVES final line was Partri-fection, Perfecpartiction, Perftrictgian.

It was relieving when it wasn't just Partridge all the way through and there were other characters for him to bounce off. The theme is a bit overfamiliar for me too. We've had A Rambling Alan, Places of My Life, Nomad etc before when he's been walking around.

So yes, nice to have new material, it wasn't outstanding but it has some laugh out loud bits and I'm hoping the rest of the series will develop upon the concept as MMM ended up doing (can't we just have more MMM? Would that hurt?)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on June 09, 2020, 10:10:39 PM
It was fine, a few hearty chuckles.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on June 10, 2020, 06:56:10 AM
I love the wise tone he takes after he decides that the man in the house is divorced. It all becomes very "Been there, done that son" like a reformed alcoholic sagely pointing out the habits of drinker, where the booze is hidden etc.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: SteveDave on June 10, 2020, 09:43:17 AM
I laughed in the street at the "Buy some fat socks and just put them in the drawer...love it"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dave The Triffids on June 10, 2020, 11:15:23 AM
I loved it - I'm always nervous when new Partridge stuff comes along but this allayed my fears - some great moments. 
"Trees are my porn!"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on June 10, 2020, 02:23:45 PM
a solid distribution of big laughs interspersed with chuckles and a side flap of attention holding.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on June 10, 2020, 08:21:58 PM
Can't get the jingle out of my head

It's the slightly manic sound of his voice as he tries to hit the notes and then the out of breath tail off "...with Alan Partridge"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: amateur on June 10, 2020, 10:07:00 PM
Real sadness in his timbre.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on June 10, 2020, 10:10:00 PM
Last year there was a bbc2/bbc4 series called Yorkshire Walks which was shot with a mix of go-pro and drone footage. The sole rambler occasionally interspersed the countryside scenes with selections of poetry and they always filmed shots of her bumping into other people and stopping for a chat (at rather convenient moments). I am pretty sure the Autumn Leaves section was inspired by that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on June 11, 2020, 10:31:34 AM
Alan: (joking but not joking) "why can't you just admit the fact that I have a better house than you?"
...chuckle it out and they can't take offence. 09:57



I liked this joke, but thought it odd how it ended with a joke about "knifing" this person and, if that wasn't enough, stabbing his ex wife. Is that canon?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: amateur on June 11, 2020, 10:39:57 AM
Alan: (joking but not joking) "why can't you just admit the fact that I have a better house than you?"
...chuckle it out and they can't take offence. 09:57



I liked this joke, but thought it odd how it ended with a joke about "knifing" this person and, if that wasn't enough, stabbing his ex wife. Is that canon?

I assumed from the context and follow up it was a verbal knifing, which is the sort of joke Alan might make, but it wasn't unambiguous.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on June 11, 2020, 11:14:25 AM
Autumn Leaves
by Alan Partridge



How sad the falling of leaves of autumn.

How melancholic the passing, autumn,
Half 'twixt summer and winter.
How melancholic the brown sludge of fallen autumn leaves;

Gone the crunch underfoot;
Now the squelch of rain-sodden brown.
How sad;
How triste:
This season 'twixt summer,
Not yet winter.

And yet it is not bleak like the mid-winter;
It is not unforgiving.

So let us stay a while here.
Replete in the clemency of autumn;
Swaddled in coat but not too big;
Replete in jumper-chunky socks.

My hair grows longer now
Warm strands of my lower hair
To keep warm my neck.
Heck it's cold.


But now winter comes

And autumn




leaves.

(15:09)



"Jumper-chunky (socks)" is my new favourite adjective. Also I love the doubled use of "replete" and "'twixt" (the second time incompletely) and the worthy-sounding syntax of "hair to keep warm my neck" / "the squelch of brown" / "swaddled in coat" / "the mid-winter". "Warm strands of my lower hair" is also a hilarious piece of bad poetry.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on June 11, 2020, 11:30:26 AM
Hold up, this is actually the best part: (https://i.imgur.com/7JgO7Rs.png) (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NL2AcM976-EOh5VXlYS_L5mX0BUpcceR/view?fbclid=IwAR0BjcY0KAV29Vg4V6Nw9UW23YUK3_mmYxSL6QpjQ1I43B_SVFnjttm5fIc)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ImmaculateClump on June 11, 2020, 11:40:14 AM
jumper-chunky socks.

Oh, I like that! My shit brain just assumed a comma.
I've got a few pair of those, best thing in the world on a cold day.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on June 11, 2020, 02:07:26 PM
Yes it's a verbal knifing, something about going to the gym
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on June 11, 2020, 02:08:10 PM
Which is obviously where she would go to drink yellow stuff in tins and do heavy french kissing, come on Carol!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on June 11, 2020, 02:11:21 PM
Is there any indication of what you'll get for your £20? If it's 18 DRM free MP3 files (other formats are available) then fine. If it's some shitty thing that you can only listen to in Audible forget it, I'll find a pirated version somewhere.

I wish they wouldn't call things that aren't podcasts podcasts though.

It's an Audiobook, it's only a podcast in-world
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on June 11, 2020, 02:12:28 PM
It's an Audiobook, it's only a podcast in-world

Bit of a shame that though isn't it? This Time With Alan Partridge is a TV show and I'm Alan Partridge is a book.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on June 11, 2020, 02:19:42 PM
Yes it would have been nice to get this free via the usual podcast channels rather than pay them for it
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on June 11, 2020, 02:23:19 PM
Yes it would have been nice to get this free via the usual podcast channels rather than pay them for it

Don't be a twat. I'm saying it's a slightly less elegant format than books or TV for that reason, not demanding I get free content

(There is a part of me that wonders if he could have done an actual podcast with ads, so Alan would be advertising SquareSpace with the rest - I think that might have been brilliant actually.)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on June 11, 2020, 02:30:03 PM
You seem very angry
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on June 11, 2020, 02:36:18 PM
You seem very angry

If someone can think of a way for me to respond to this post and win please PM me.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on June 11, 2020, 03:30:38 PM
Yes it's a verbal knifing, something about going to the gym

aaah this is it  - he says "(verbal) knifing... I did that with my ex-wife... (chuckling) "don't you go to the gym anymore?" ... things like that"

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: amateur on June 11, 2020, 03:31:37 PM
If someone can think of a way for me to respond to this post and win please PM me.

Have you got any anecdotes about besting Peter Purves?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on June 11, 2020, 05:58:39 PM
Enjoyed and will more than likely buy when released.

Couple of jarring bits like the wife/ex-wife thing and I also did not care for the two SAS jokes so close together. Seemed a little forced.

Very much liked his snooping - lots of nice touches in that bit not least how Alan's deductions are proved correct - seemed a much better choice than him being wrong.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 11, 2020, 06:22:48 PM
Alan's been trawling the forum for talented poets.

Autumn Leaves
by Alan Partridge
AUTUMN
by
shiftwork2

Leaf dies
And falls
Gone brown like shit
Leaf is you
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bobloblawslawbomb on June 14, 2020, 04:19:24 PM
https://youtu.be/ylg3HAOue1M

Teaser ep on YouTube now for those not yet heard it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on June 14, 2020, 04:20:46 PM
It's also on the 'Tube if you're down with the kids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylg3HAOue1M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylg3HAOue1M)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on June 14, 2020, 04:22:19 PM
Will people be uploading these shit drm'd audible shits onto soundcloud/youtube?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jofo on June 19, 2020, 11:10:06 AM
flippin' youtube links are down. I've pre ordered it but cant wait to september to hear this again.

Does anyone have a link?

 
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on June 19, 2020, 11:47:34 AM
AlanPartridge-FromTheOasthouse_s1e01.mp3 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p-JKhFLPikTCZLnb8HYTL2g5QrNfolLJ/view?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bence Fekete on June 19, 2020, 10:05:42 PM
You're a good person.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jofo on June 20, 2020, 02:01:45 PM
AlanPartridge-FromTheOasthouse_s1e01.mp3 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p-JKhFLPikTCZLnb8HYTL2g5QrNfolLJ/view?usp=sharing)

Thank you so much, I was saving it for a more peaceful time when the kids were in bed and I could listen to it in all it's glory. Then Audible ripped it down from YT.

Jurassic park!

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on June 23, 2020, 10:15:31 AM
Is the big bastard house Alan was living in in Alpha Papa not canon any more, or did he have to downsize to an oast house? I've probably missed something from one of the audiobooks there...
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on June 23, 2020, 10:28:19 AM
Do they have oast houses in Norfolk. I thought they were exclusive to us here in KENT.

Train loads of happy smiling cockneys didn't use to go to Norfolk to pick hops for exploitative farmers as a holiday did they?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: buttgammon on June 23, 2020, 10:31:14 AM
Is the big bastard house Alan was living in in Alpha Papa not canon any more, or did he have to downsize to an oast house? I've probably missed something from one of the audiobooks there...

He says something in one of the TV programmes (Scissored Isle I think) about how the mortgage repayments crippled him, so maybe there's a financial reason.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on June 23, 2020, 10:40:55 AM
Do they have oast houses in Norfolk. I thought they were exclusive to us here in KENT.

Train loads of happy smiling cockneys didn't use to go to Norfolk to pick hops for exploitative farmers as a holiday did they?

One quick google (http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?MNF12611-19th-century-game-larder-or-oast-house&Index=11807&RecordCount=57338&SessionID=e625174b-0dc1-4ad8-9929-8525d9b6eeac) now has me imagining that Alan's been sold a hovel to live in under the guise it's "possibly Norfolk's only surviving oast house".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dewt on June 24, 2020, 01:25:30 AM
Is the big bastard house Alan was living in in Alpha Papa not canon any more, or did he have to downsize to an oast house? I've probably missed something from one of the audiobooks there...
Isn't it more likely that Alan has named his shed The Oasthouse?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on June 24, 2020, 08:04:01 AM
In Scissored Isle as he is getting into the Land Rover for the first time you he comes out of Denton Abbey and says something like "This is my house where I definitely live. I live here" and looks really shifty. I never quite got that bit - was the joke that he'd lost the house or was filming in front of a stand-in property (like Siralan's plane on The Apprentice)?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: zomgmouse on June 28, 2020, 01:47:16 PM
Everyone writing about Alan Partridge invariably sounds like Alan Partridge.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on July 07, 2020, 10:12:24 AM
Trailer for the Podcast.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=V0m0KuJLnvY
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on July 07, 2020, 03:53:14 PM
Trailer for the Podcast.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=V0m0KuJLnvY

"Blogger... dogger..."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on July 13, 2020, 10:25:07 AM
New clip: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A5Fk8IHlay8P9sRVLlCzKu6fbr96yGq5/view?usp=sharing
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 13, 2020, 10:54:58 AM
Heh! That's great.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on July 13, 2020, 11:35:04 AM
That's a really long clip, has that leaked?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on July 13, 2020, 11:39:06 AM
Is it my fault if the survey didn't bother to include a warning about not sharing the content?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on July 13, 2020, 11:48:14 AM
Ooh that sounds like a good survey. I want to take that survey.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on July 14, 2020, 05:07:49 PM
This sounds great, thanks for that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on July 14, 2020, 05:13:32 PM
Is it an impingement of the rotator cuff?
Might be.
But I ain’t gonna tell you, boy!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ImmaculateClump on July 15, 2020, 12:56:42 AM
Thank you very much for sharing! That works much better as a taster for the show in general than the outside episode they shared.
"Is there a sissy hotline?" :D Looking forward to this.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: quinlad on July 18, 2020, 12:20:57 AM
New clip: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A5Fk8IHlay8P9sRVLlCzKu6fbr96yGq5/view?usp=sharing

Cheers! What a find.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Toxteth OGrady on July 18, 2020, 02:00:43 PM
Thanks for that, the ending was fantastic
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on July 18, 2020, 02:56:52 PM
Fucking brilliant. Can't wait for this.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on July 18, 2020, 03:03:10 PM
I tried my best to not listen to it, but I couldn't resist. Very strong, I'm very excited to get the full series.

Loved the sudden swerve into a youth-oriented update. "He's not a confident lad, but his mum will be there."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: markburgle on July 18, 2020, 09:50:03 PM
Best AGP in ages. So he's off North Norfolk Digital now?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: spaghetamine on July 18, 2020, 10:45:20 PM
"He's not a confident lad, but his mum will be there."

thought that was very sweet, excited for this
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Kryton on July 18, 2020, 11:19:22 PM
The intro is fucking brill too. Do we reckon Alan will get some kind of consequence for his phone call?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: DrGreggles on July 18, 2020, 11:41:26 PM
That clip is terrific.

How has Homes & What's On not already existed?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dave The Triffids on July 20, 2020, 03:01:58 PM
New clip: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A5Fk8IHlay8P9sRVLlCzKu6fbr96yGq5/view?usp=sharing

I can't remember the exact quote but I loved the bit where it mentions someone spotting Alan in the swimming baths and he was doing widths.  What a fantastically understated insult. 
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 20, 2020, 03:59:40 PM
I can't remember the exact quote but I loved the bit where it mentions someone spotting Alan in the swimming baths and he was doing widths.  What a fantastically understated insult.

As is seeing him in Asda and Argos.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on July 22, 2020, 08:47:12 PM
As is seeing him in Asda and Argos.

Damaging his brand.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on July 23, 2020, 02:02:54 PM
GET IN LANE

Yes! Laughed more in that 10 minutes than the rambling episode released.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on July 23, 2020, 02:38:51 PM
"Maim my brand"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on July 23, 2020, 02:43:39 PM
Taiwan tech giant Superbest
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on August 06, 2020, 04:00:19 PM
Don't know if any of this is new but saw it earlier.

Quote from Partridge and a clip. Didnt listen to the clip since I'm waiting for it to be released.

Quote
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.”

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2020-08-05/alan-partridge-podcast-preview/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on August 06, 2020, 05:09:54 PM
Yeh that’s a new clip.. nice one!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: quinlad on August 06, 2020, 06:26:32 PM
Another clip here.

https://youtu.be/XbHgSpqI8Uk
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 06, 2020, 08:29:38 PM
That idea could have been slightly trimmed down I think.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on August 07, 2020, 07:22:12 PM
That idea could have been slightly trimmed down I think.

Wasn't keen. Felt more like a bit from The Trip (first series - I haven't seen the others) with the two of them talking about VO work.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 07, 2020, 07:32:31 PM
Rubbish. Was the Coogan or Partridge?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Annie Labuntur on August 08, 2020, 01:28:58 AM
The "refreshing" callback at the end was pretty weak.

Is part of the conceit that Alan is reading a script for his podcast, thereby misunderstanding what a podcast is? If not, I don't want it to feel like it's Coogan reading as Alan, which some of this does. The bits where it sounds like Alan's winging it are the best.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on August 08, 2020, 07:58:14 AM
The "refreshing" callback at the end was pretty weak.

Is part of the conceit that Alan is reading a script for his podcast, thereby misunderstanding what a podcast is? If not, I don't want it to feel like it's Coogan reading as Alan, which some of this does. The bits where it sounds like Alan's winging it are the best.

It sounds so far like a mixture of both. The ramble from the first clip at least suggests it’s not just gonna be a script reading..
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on August 11, 2020, 02:20:32 PM
https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/news/5886/new-alan-partridge-live-stage-tour/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on August 11, 2020, 02:33:16 PM
I liked that clip, it was amusingly pedantic, the pay-off wasn't exactly I said ping pong balls not king kong's balls but there were several small titters along the way.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: notjosh on September 02, 2020, 07:32:31 AM
Reminder that the podcast is released tomorrow.

How are you all planning to listen? I'm going to resist a binge and do one an evening for the next few weeks. Which means I'll probably stay out of this thread till it's all done.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 02, 2020, 07:35:22 AM
Bit in the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/02/alan-partridge-podcast-interview-boris-johnson-oasthouse?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Quote
After the year we’ve been through, there are more important things than how much you earn or what racquets club you’re a member of or how sweet your wheels are. And people say, ‘That’s the Insignia GSi, isn’t it? Nine-speed automatic with paddle shift? Keyless entry, e-boost hydraulic brakes, heated front seats with massage functionality?’ And I just chuckle. Some even peer through the window and say, ‘Tell you what, Alan, for a 40k car, this is specced to absolute buggery.’ And I just shrug and, again, chuckle.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bingo Fury on September 02, 2020, 09:42:17 AM
Bit in the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/02/alan-partridge-podcast-interview-boris-johnson-oasthouse?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other


Includes exciting link to a CaB thread from 2006!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 02, 2020, 11:03:44 AM
That interview is amazing. So much in there. I just hope it's not too much stuff repeated from the "podcast".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on September 02, 2020, 11:12:20 AM
Do you reckon Lynn really crashed the car, or has Alan made her take the blame?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 02, 2020, 11:30:52 AM
Includes exciting link to a CaB thread from 2006!

Where's the Cab link? That's like seeing somewhere you know on the news. So exciting.

Quickly scrolled down to the comments. No one had typed "Dan!" 20 times as a stand alone comment within 2 pages so v. disappointed.

Very good interview indeed. Top foreskin innuendo beautifully hidden. Always a plus.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on September 02, 2020, 11:41:30 AM
Filming series 2 of This Time at the end of the year for a spring broadcast hopefully.

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a33864574/steve-coogan-bbc-series-this-time-renewed/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on September 02, 2020, 12:12:03 PM
Where's the Cab link? That's like seeing somewhere you know on the news. So exciting.

Hyperlink behind "Fuck Off, I'm Fat".

Great article, pity about the comments.

Quote from: Guardian comments
I love that I can read all his words in his voice with his mannerisms. It’s like Partridge is inside my head, a metaphorical head of course, he’s not literally inside my head, that would be crazy, and also dangerously unhygienic.
Over a hundred likes for that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 02, 2020, 12:53:33 PM
Hyperlink behind "Fuck Off, I'm Fat".

Great article, pity about the comments.
Over a hundred likes for that.

Cheers. Thought I'd hit that one but obvs not.

I think I hate comments on Partridge articles more than any other.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 02, 2020, 12:58:07 PM
Includes exciting link to a CaB thread from 2006!

The grauniad have form - their bizarre scattershot links to CaB are how I found the place.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: boundformumuland on September 02, 2020, 01:28:14 PM
Seems like the house in question is available for holiday lets:

https://www.oasthouseloft.co.uk (https://www.oasthouseloft.co.uk)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on September 02, 2020, 03:06:49 PM
That article is great. I'd love to know the truth behind it - it reads as though the writer actually met Coogan in character, buit that's unlikely isn't it?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 02, 2020, 03:12:57 PM
I originally presumed the Gibbons' had written it, but there are a few canonical errors in there which they'd never let slide, so I presume they've supplied answers to pre-baked questions and the journo has massaged it into an "interview".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 02, 2020, 03:24:15 PM
I originally presumed the Gibbons' had written it, but there are a few canonical errors in there which they'd never let slide, so I presume they've supplied answers to pre-baked questions and the journo has massaged it into an "interview".

Yeah I reckon it’s this - I noticed a few recycled lines in there and all.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: chveik on September 02, 2020, 04:49:46 PM
Includes exciting link to a CaB thread from 2006!

wow there's some horrible stuff in that thread
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on September 02, 2020, 06:50:50 PM
Partridge now has a Linkdin account.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-real-alan-partridge/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 02, 2020, 07:17:16 PM
did enjoy that Partridge "interview" but also worried about standards slipping when an article can be written that is just lockstep in the world and voice of the subject it is covering? like it is essentially advertorial content.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 02, 2020, 08:58:15 PM
Partridge now has a Linkdin account.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-real-alan-partridge/

That profile has an end date on his employment with the BBC/This Time of Jan 2020.

Did he not get the 2nd series?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mobius on September 02, 2020, 10:51:35 PM
So many funny bits in that article. Partridge is such a rich longstanding character, you just read everything in his intonation and it's all so easy to visualise. Telly, radio, written down .. it just works. It's good
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sutin on September 03, 2020, 12:13:58 AM
Thought the podcast would be available from midnight dammit.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: zomgmouse on September 03, 2020, 02:03:16 AM
Partridge now has a Linkdin account.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-real-alan-partridge/

Can anyone provide screenshots? I can't see them unless I have an account.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mister Six on September 03, 2020, 05:53:37 AM
I originally presumed the Gibbons' had written it, but there are a few canonical errors in there which they'd never let slide, so I presume they've supplied answers to pre-baked questions and the journo has massaged it into an "interview".

Also it's written by former Your Sinclair tips page editor and subsequent Amiga Power staffer Rich Pelley, who actually exists in real life.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 03, 2020, 06:52:05 AM
Thought the podcast would be available from midnight dammit.

Yeh me too. Still nothing..
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 03, 2020, 08:25:55 AM
Listening to it now. It’s ruddy marvellous!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 03, 2020, 09:38:09 AM
What's the score with Audible? Is it like a streaming thing or can you get the free trial, download and then cancel? I'm sure I legitimately managed to do the latter with I, Partridge.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sutin on September 03, 2020, 09:43:45 AM
What's the score with Audible? Is it like a streaming thing or can you get the free trial, download and then cancel? I'm sure I legitimately managed to do the latter with I, Partridge.
Yeah, i've just done that. I'm sorry but it's not really a podcast if it's distributed like this!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 03, 2020, 09:45:09 AM
What's the score with Audible? Is it like a streaming thing or can you get the free trial, download and then cancel? I'm sure I legitimately managed to do the latter with I, Partridge.

It’s both. You can start a free trial after which they charge you each month, I’m not sure whether you get unlimited downloads for that? But if you’ve already done it and cancelled then I assume you’d need a different email address etc
Or you can just use it as a streaming service and pay for things as you listen.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 03, 2020, 10:05:04 AM
They are also doing an offer where you can pay £3.99 for three months.

https://www.audible.co.uk/ep/399_membership

You can stream everything as part of that and can select one book per month to "keep" (ie, if/when you cancel your subscription, you retain access to it).
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 03, 2020, 10:59:45 AM
What's the easiest way to convert these shitty .aax files into .mp3?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: the on September 03, 2020, 11:04:03 AM
Give this (https://audio.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp3) a try.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 03, 2020, 11:04:31 AM
Yeah, i've just done that. I'm sorry but it's not really a podcast if it's distributed like this!

Yeah I agree, it might feel like a daft complaint but somehow the delivery as an audiobook feels like it spoils the idea of it being a podcast.

I understand why it happened - is there any way to monetise podcasts without ads? I still want to pay for it, I just want it in my podcast app! I want the experience !!! I WANT THE FIDELITY
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 03, 2020, 11:25:45 AM
Yeah I agree, it might feel like a daft complaint but somehow the delivery as an audiobook feels like it spoils the idea of it being a podcast.

I understand why it happened - is there any way to monetise podcasts without ads? I still want to pay for it, I just want it in my podcast app! I want the experience !!! I WANT THE FIDELITY

Yeah it’s essentially another audiobook, but in episode form.

It is still new audio partridge so I am absurdly excited to listen to it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on September 03, 2020, 11:42:28 AM
Yeah I agree, it might feel like a daft complaint but somehow the delivery as an audiobook feels like it spoils the idea of it being a podcast.

I understand why it happened - is there any way to monetise podcasts without ads? I still want to pay for it, I just want it in my podcast app! I want the experience !!! I WANT THE FIDELITY

A lot of podcasts have paid versions via Patreon, but all that normally entails is sending subscribers an exclusive RSS feed to paste into their podcast client and crossing their fingers that nobody leaks it.

There's also the Spotify route if you think they'll cut you an exclusivity deal, but they are looking for proven podcasts like Joe Rogan who gets nearly 200m listens a month. But you'd still get ads and you'd still be forced to use a specific app.

This is as about as good an option as you'll get.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 03, 2020, 11:43:38 AM
A lot of podcasts have paid versions via Patreon, but all that normally entails is sending subscribers an exclusive RSS feed to paste into their podcast client and crossing their fingers that nobody leaks it.

There's also the Spotify route if you think they'll cut you an exclusivity deal, but they are looking for proven podcasts like Joe Rogan who gets nearly 200m listens a month. But you'd still get ads and you'd still be forced to use a specific app.

This is as about as good an option as you'll get.

Until someone swipes it and puts it on fourble and we can all do the RSS subscription routine.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 03, 2020, 12:09:10 PM
**spoilers**

“Everywhere you look it’s Spider Guy or Super Cloaked Flying Guy. Man With Claws For Fingers. Y’know, a sword for a head! Anyway, the heroes I like are The Milk Tray Man or George Lazenby as Bond. They didn’t need super powers, they just kept fit, sprinted everywhere, had a grappling hook. That’s all they needed to er, get into a woman’s bedroom.”

Very much enjoying this..
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 03, 2020, 12:12:18 PM
Well this landed overnight and I'm trying to muster the self-discipline to keep it for my week off.  6h 44m, lovely.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 03, 2020, 12:29:00 PM
I beg one or all of you to PM me with an upload

No actually please remain largely within the confines of the law
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on September 03, 2020, 12:33:58 PM
I beg one or all of you to PM me with an upload

No actually please remain largely within the confines of the law

I would like to importune you all to remain equally within the confines of the law as Shoulders has.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on September 03, 2020, 12:35:53 PM
Somehow ended up with yet another Audible free trial (9 books now and never paid a penny) so got this on the DL, but will be avoiding the thread for a while until I've listened to it all. May I suggest spoilers if you're going to quote stuff, for the benefit of those dropping in to see how to obtain it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: boundformumuland on September 03, 2020, 01:05:47 PM
From Episode 5:

'Tom Cruise; he exercises a lot because he can't form personal relationships, unless it's with Simon Pegg'...


The first time an actor from Partridge's past is name-checked?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sutin on September 03, 2020, 01:45:21 PM
Bloody Audible app won't install on my iPhone 6.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 03, 2020, 01:46:22 PM
Signed up for yet another free Audible trial (last one was when Nomad came out), downloaded this for free, cancelled my account and as I was doing so was offered another free credit to stay. Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: dr_christian_troy on September 03, 2020, 02:06:05 PM
I've listened to the first episode and thoroughly enjoying it so far. Wonderful moments which I'm looking forward to seeing being discussed when more folks have listened. What I like about the podcast format is the unpredictably of field reporting, which with a well-shaped comedy character like Alan, allows for an audio equivalent of Kevin Turvey - The Man Behind The Green Door in many respects.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: spaghetamine on September 03, 2020, 02:15:47 PM
Just copped this, will report back once I've listened, if it's anywhere near as quotable as I Partridge and Nomad I'll be a happy chap indeed
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mister Six on September 03, 2020, 02:34:19 PM
Signed up for yet another free Audible trial (last one was when Nomad came out), downloaded this for free, cancelled my account and as I was doing so was offered another free credit to stay. Lovely stuff.

How do those free trial offers appear? Email? The app itself?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 03, 2020, 02:44:50 PM
How do those free trial offers appear? Email? The app itself?

If you look up the audiobook you want on amazon you can do it through there.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 03, 2020, 03:50:02 PM
What's the easiest way to convert these shitty .aax files into .mp3?

Give this (https://audio.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp3) a try.

The file is too big, that one only goes up to a certain limit. Just tried OpenAudible and that will only transfer to MP3 on the paid version. Anything else?

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 03, 2020, 04:18:50 PM
The file is too big, that one only goes up to a certain limit. Just tried OpenAudible and that will only transfer to MP3 on the paid version. Anything else?

I ended up using this - https://github.com/audiamus/AaxAudioConverter which did the job nicely, even split the file into it's chapters so each episode is it's own mp3.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 03, 2020, 04:48:07 PM
Started the trial and they've given me two free books. Anyone got any good comedy recs? I see I previously downloaded Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme, something in that or the Partridge vein would be good.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on September 03, 2020, 05:08:40 PM
Assuming you have the other two Partridge books, then Coogan's own autobiog 'Easily Distracted' is very good. As is Limmy's 'Surprisingly Down To Earth'. Other books I've downloaded:

Limmy - Daft Wee Stories
Limmy - That's Your Lot
Steven Toast - Toast On Toast
Mortimer & Whitehouse - Gone Fishing
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 03, 2020, 05:21:05 PM
Cheers Captain Z, Toast on Toast is looking very appealing!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 03, 2020, 05:53:18 PM
Adam Buxton's new one is on there, I think
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 03, 2020, 06:15:16 PM
Can't find a free converter for Mac, blech

(thanks for the recco, hzj)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on September 03, 2020, 06:20:21 PM
If anyone wants to PM me for any reason whatsoever that would be nice.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 03, 2020, 06:21:37 PM
Same here. Technically I have it legitimately, I just can't play the fucker.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 03, 2020, 06:33:16 PM
if someone sent me mp3s of this via PM i would be livid for days
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 03, 2020, 06:41:05 PM
I've got some Amazon vouchers but I don't think you can use them for Audible, which is a bit silly.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 03, 2020, 07:42:54 PM
This would be the only thing I'd listen to if I had audible, I don't like audio books.
Now if someone took it upon themselves to PM me with mp3s of this I'd give them a piece of my mind!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: SteveDave on September 03, 2020, 08:08:57 PM
This would be the only thing I'd listen to if I had audible, I don't like audio books.
Now if someone took it upon themselves to PM me with mp3s of this I'd give them a piece of my mind!

I too would be really angry.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kitsofan34 on September 03, 2020, 08:14:18 PM
Don't you fucking DARE send me, or any of these other guys, links.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Special K on September 03, 2020, 08:32:01 PM
Google "alan tomorrows release reddit"

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: chveik on September 03, 2020, 08:50:05 PM
I've listened to half of it. its very funny
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 03, 2020, 10:48:27 PM
Seldom's put on a lot of weight.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 03, 2020, 11:17:53 PM
Don't EVER send me this. EVER.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Special K on September 03, 2020, 11:49:40 PM
Don't EVER send me this. EVER.

DON'T read my previous post
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 04, 2020, 04:30:17 AM
DON'T read my previous post

I never will you cunt!!!!! How dare you help!!!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 04, 2020, 06:51:13 AM
It might be because I've spent the night drinking heavily, but as a MILLENIAL of the ZOOMER PERSUASION this is a very "comfy" Partridge work. I've had it on while playing Killing Floor 2 and doing some game modding idly, and it's quite pleasant to just listen to, occasionally tune in/out of, and the like. Probably heresy to those of you who will analyze every single word Alan says, but I think the sheer volume of time here means it's well worthy of being decent background to doing something more productive (like shooting shitty zombies.)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 04, 2020, 09:03:08 AM
It might be because I've spent the night drinking heavily, but as a MILLENIAL of the ZOOMER PERSUASION this is a very "comfy" Partridge work. I've had it on while playing Killing Floor 2 and doing some game modding idly, and it's quite pleasant to just listen to, occasionally tune in/out of, and the like. Probably heresy to those of you who will analyze every single word Alan says, but I think the sheer volume of time here means it's well worthy of being decent background to doing something more productive (like shooting shitty zombies.)

I’ve always done this with the audiobooks, giving them great replay value! Cash back!!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: SteveDave on September 04, 2020, 09:03:53 AM
In episode 3- RE the sexless relationship he was in, are we meant to think it was with a pre-op trans woman? Or am I reading too much into it?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sutin on September 04, 2020, 09:14:12 AM
Looking forward to getting stuck into this today!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: mrapollo on September 04, 2020, 10:23:29 AM
So many incredible bits in it, absolutely loving it. Hard to pick out a favourite moment but I was just utterly ruined by:

"Get me out of here, these people are cunts"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on September 04, 2020, 12:08:43 PM
Not listened to it yet, but here's a thing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000m6c4 (Coogan discussing the podcast)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: veletision on September 04, 2020, 04:54:52 PM
This is good
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jamiefairlie on September 04, 2020, 05:27:37 PM
So many incredible bits in it, absolutely loving it. Hard to pick out a favourite moment but I was just utterly ruined by:

"Get me out of here, these people are cunts"

Yeah me too.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 04, 2020, 05:48:29 PM
I realize my post earlier today may have come across as me implying CAB are all sad wankers who sit there analyzing Alan Partridge like it's Enigma code. I apologize, that wasn't my intention.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BritishHobo on September 04, 2020, 05:59:16 PM
Running through this thread with my fingers in my ears to avoid spoilers, but I'm on episode 4 and adoring this. I've loved all the new Partridge stuff, but this feels like they've really figured out a perfect format for him. The scope this opens up for them in terms of exploring Alan's everyday life while still sticking to the real-world media format is huge. Already the ramble/Lynn's house episodes have been major highlights. Great opportunities to do I'm Alan Partridge-style stuff while staying true to the FUCKIN ALAN PARTRIDGE CANON. And also being much less wacky. Just the perfect marriage of radio-Partridge rambling on (pure not giving a shit, without radio constraints) and 'behind the scenes' stuff.

I can forgive the shonky 'is it a podcast, is it an audiobook?' thing with it being of this quality.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 04, 2020, 06:19:18 PM
I agree, the format is perfect. Nomad didn’t work because it was beholden to its gimmick. The film also suffered a little from having to fit the constraints of its format. This is just Alan, living. It is perfect for the character. He doesn’t need do be doing something ridiculous like walking across the country. He doesn’t need to be doing anything at all.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 04, 2020, 06:34:08 PM
Am I the only one who, after he sings “from the Oasthouse” keeps adding “with the most-house”?
I bet I am.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: McDead on September 04, 2020, 07:39:56 PM
Episode 4 is absolutely fantastic, so many funny little details. Loved the secret of Lynn's room . This is my favourite Partridge in years, love the gentle, Shuttleworth-y mundanity of it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jamiefairlie on September 04, 2020, 07:51:24 PM
Am I the only one who, after he sings “from the Oasthouse” keeps adding “with the most-house”?
I bet I am.

No, not that, but the tune has lodged in my brain and I’m singing it on repeat constantly.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 04, 2020, 09:14:39 PM
Yeah, dead good this.

Felt a right twat noticing the recycled “boot scraper/general election” line. I’m sure less obsessive nerds will think it’s fine.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 04, 2020, 10:16:43 PM
Fucking barked a HAH! out walking down the street at him falling over in the countryside. Turns out he's really good at physical comedy even in audio form.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 04, 2020, 11:52:04 PM
Nearly crashed the car with his homemade aftershave Robust. "Start with Davidoff in a gravy boat."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 04, 2020, 11:54:07 PM
Fucking barked a HAH! out walking down the street at him falling over in the countryside. Turns out he's really good at physical comedy even in audio form.
God, yes, that was a brilliant moment.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 05, 2020, 12:42:28 AM
Love the way he lowers his voice into a rumble at the end of sentences where he's being a complete dick. Used to great effect in the audiobooks as well. Patronising out of the top drawer.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 05, 2020, 01:23:26 AM
I like the new thing he's started doing, when his voice goes higher and he starts talking faster when he's upset.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: amoral on September 05, 2020, 01:42:30 AM
I would probably kill myself if anyone sent this to me.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: clingfilm portent on September 05, 2020, 01:43:55 AM
And if someone sends this to me, I won't kill myself. Tonight anyway.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 05, 2020, 01:48:40 AM
And if someone sends this to me, I won't kill myself. Tonight anyway.

^Dickhead^



Don't you fucks read any of the rest of the thread?



Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: amoral on September 05, 2020, 02:22:32 AM
^Dickhead^



Don't you fucks read any of the rest of the thread?

Yes, but got no results from googling. Also it’s fun to play along.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Special K on September 05, 2020, 07:47:47 AM
I was OUTRAGED when I Googled "Tomorrows Release r/AlanPartridge" How DARE DropBox condone this action?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 05, 2020, 08:33:45 AM
Google "alan tomorrows release reddit"

Oh no, this information makes it tougher to stay fully in the confines of the law
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on September 05, 2020, 01:52:56 PM
Listened to the first one and thought it was great. Tried to split it up in Audacity but it just kept crashing.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 05, 2020, 03:10:11 PM
I really did like the bit where he gets audibly depressed and miserable at going through his loft and finding out he hasn't done much with his life, only for his grandkids to make a surprise appearance and him to, at least implicitly, spend the rest of his day having a great time with them, getting to know them, and reconnect with them. Including the implication (because they have a nanny) that Fernando has done good for himself. A true heartwarming bit.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: mjwilson on September 05, 2020, 04:17:43 PM
Is this all up on Audible right now? I don't have to sign up and wait week by week?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on September 05, 2020, 04:20:22 PM
Full thing, 6hrs 44mins. Joyous
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: mjwilson on September 05, 2020, 04:45:19 PM
Thank you for your service
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mr Faineant on September 05, 2020, 07:04:16 PM
Great stuff, really enjoying it.

I don’t buy into the audiobook/podcast thing though. When people hear “podcast” they, quite reasonably, think of a free thing. But, the Alan Partridge world is fiction, so I think of it as just like any other Peartree Production. This is a podcast inside of Alan’s world, but we must buy a ticket to gain entry into this world. It’s really no different to KMKYWAP, MMM, APSI, etc, just another format.

Edit: Also KKBYT, my favorite of all.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 05, 2020, 08:25:00 PM
Also KKBYT, my favorite of all.

???
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 05, 2020, 08:26:38 PM
I greedily gobbled this down in a few sittings like a hungry bum. Fucking brilliant.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 05, 2020, 08:28:37 PM
Towards the end did anyone else think High Noon would turn out to be Bill Oddie, or maybe Chris Packham? I think they might have wanted us to think so as they were both referenced earlier.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: mjwilson on September 05, 2020, 09:13:56 PM
Great stuff, really enjoying it.

I don’t buy into the audiobook/podcast thing though. When people hear “podcast” they, quite reasonably, think of a free thing. But, the Alan Partridge world is fiction, so I think of it as just like any other Peartree Production. This is a podcast inside of Alan’s world, but we must buy a ticket to gain entry into this world. It’s really no different to KMKYWAP, MMM, APSI, etc, just another format.

It should at least be weekly, if it wants to mimic being a podcast.
(I haven't heard any of it yet, just commenting on the format stuff.)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: royce coolidge on September 05, 2020, 09:53:43 PM
Tried the free trial on Audible on Amazon but when I try to get the app to listen to it,it just says currently unavailable. Anyone else had this problem ?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: oy vey on September 05, 2020, 11:07:58 PM
Loving the bloody fuck out of this. The jingle, the ads oh the ads next, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ireland. How many years have I waited for Alan to once again utter the word garrotted. Yes, I'm convinced this is my favourite Partridge.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: trabuch on September 06, 2020, 01:25:33 AM
Tried the free trial on Audible on Amazon but when I try to get the app to listen to it,it just says currently unavailable. Anyone else had this problem ?

No. I had an absolutely straightforward free audible double credit experience. I don't know what you lot are on about. This country.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 06, 2020, 09:58:26 AM
Haha this is great so far.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on September 06, 2020, 12:19:21 PM
Tried the free trial on Audible on Amazon but when I try to get the app to listen to it,it just says currently unavailable. Anyone else had this problem ?

I used up my free trial earlier this year, but someone on Reddit has uploaded the whole thing: https://www.reddit.com/r/AlanPartridge/comments/ilea1f/tomorrows_release/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: spaghetamine on September 06, 2020, 03:38:09 PM
I thought it was ace, one of my favourite things to have ever come out of the partridge universe. I love how developed the character is by this point, he's such a beguiling mix of strangely sympathetic and a total git. Love it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: chveik on September 06, 2020, 03:40:49 PM
cleaners are people
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 06, 2020, 04:01:52 PM
Already on my second listen through and wouldn't be surprised if I did a third straight after. Can't fathom how people would be too tight to pay for this, given that if you get the half price trial, you can also get the previous two audio books as well.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 06, 2020, 05:08:27 PM
I really did like the bit where he gets audibly depressed and miserable at going through his loft and finding out he hasn't done much with his life, only for his grandkids to make a surprise appearance and him to, at least implicitly, spend the rest of his day having a great time with them, getting to know them, and reconnect with them. Including the implication (because they have a nanny) that Fernando has done good for himself. A true heartwarming bit.

Yeah, nice moment.

Just finished it, absolutely brilliant.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 06, 2020, 05:59:59 PM
So many incredible bits in it, absolutely loving it. Hard to pick out a favourite moment but I was just utterly ruined by:

"Get me out of here, these people are cunts"

just got to this and spat out my tea
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: royce coolidge on September 06, 2020, 09:29:44 PM
I used up my free trial earlier this year, but someone on Reddit has uploaded the whole thing: https://www.reddit.com/r/AlanPartridge/comments/ilea1f/tomorrows_release/

Thanks a lot SMBH,you've made a middle aged man very happy !
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: royce coolidge on September 06, 2020, 09:34:15 PM
Only done the first episode,placating Seldom made me laugh,a mates psychotic Alsatian used to run his house in a similar manner.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mr Faineant on September 07, 2020, 03:37:46 AM
”In the kingdom of the one eyed man, the two eyed man is king BECAUSE HE’S GOT DEPTH OF FIELD’” was fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on September 07, 2020, 12:01:32 PM
Already on my second listen through and wouldn't be surprised if I did a third straight after. Can't fathom how people would be too tight to pay for this, given that if you get the half price trial, you can also get the previous two audio books as well.

I'm just as bad, but people are just like that. You can have something fantastic for sale for less than the price of a cup of coffee (or about 1/50 the cost of a night out drinking) but people will still spend an hour looking for a way to get it for free.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Tony Tony Tony on September 07, 2020, 12:20:34 PM
I'm just as bad, but people are just like that. You can have something fantastic for sale for less than the price of a cup of coffee (or about 1/50 the cost of a night out drinking) but people will still spend an hour looking for a way to get it for free.

Lets say £2.50 for a coffee so 50 x 2.50 is a night out at £125!

Dom Perignon all round, the drinks are on moneybags.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on September 07, 2020, 12:26:52 PM
Yeah my calculations were off. Although a night out can easily get close to 100, factoring in drinks, taxis, club entry, kebab..
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: SteveDave on September 07, 2020, 01:22:36 PM
Must do stand-up...I must do stand-up
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 07, 2020, 01:46:54 PM
Already on my second listen through and wouldn't be surprised if I did a third straight after. Can't fathom how people would be too tight to pay for this, given that if you get the half price trial, you can also get the previous two audio books as well.

It would help if they integrated Audible with Amazon better. Like I said I was surprised not to be able to use my Amazon gift voucher.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: SteveDave on September 07, 2020, 02:09:43 PM
Has this been mentioned? https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a33930955/steve-coogan-alan-partridge-tour/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sutin on September 07, 2020, 03:24:21 PM
It would help if they integrated Audible with Amazon better. Like I said I was surprised not to be able to use my Amazon gift voucher.

I wouldn't mind paying for it if it was released as a podcast, an episode per week, through regular podcast hosts. Releasing all the 'episodes' in one big file, in a weird file format I can't even play on my 5 year old iPhone, is not something I want to support.

Having said all that, this is one of the best Partridge things ever.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 07, 2020, 04:42:20 PM
Ok, 30 mins in, I'm struggling a bit. This rambling stuff is fucking boring. Does it improve?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on September 07, 2020, 04:50:00 PM
Ok, 30 mins in, I'm struggling a bit. This rambling stuff is fucking boring. Does it improve?

Yes. It is, as sutin says, one of the best Partridge vehicles yet.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 07, 2020, 05:01:33 PM
I remembered Alan’s jet lag earlier “...around 4.45am, I’d be ready for lunch” which really made me laugh.

Looking forward to everyone having listened to it so I can remove spoilers.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Lord Mandrake on September 07, 2020, 05:31:40 PM
Since 'We need to talk about Alan' I'm convinced audio books are the way forward for Alan, Nomad was not in the same league but both made me laugh harder than anything, basically ever. This is easily as good as. "Nothing refreshes like an ice cold glass of milk".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 07, 2020, 06:20:22 PM
I haven't nailed down what happens on which episodes but one of them starts with 3 or 4 minutes as good as anything in the Partridge canon, it's the one that mentions Anton du Beke doing a corporate at a car show.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 07, 2020, 06:31:18 PM
I haven't nailed down what happens on which episodes

I've set the audible sleep function to pause at the end of a chapter to split the episodes up.  It was just running into one big long thing otherwise.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 07, 2020, 06:32:29 PM
That's the only problem having them all released at once, there's so much going on, so much good stuff in each episode, it would have been nice to have a week inbetween episodes to relisten and take it all in. It's easy to zone out a bit when listening to it in one big chunk and lose track of what's happened, especially when there are narrative elements that run through the series.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 07, 2020, 06:45:23 PM
Yeah I still say if this had magically been released as a "normal" podcast, with a week or so between episodes, it would have strengthened both the premise and the execution, with a sense of real time passing between Alan's recordings.

Still it's lovely stuff - I'm so glad we've got it. Really enjoying it and still not finished.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 07, 2020, 07:24:01 PM
Christ, "James and Bond" was just brilliant.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 07, 2020, 07:39:50 PM
Have only listened to the pre-release clips so far - does it have in-universe adverts like a real podcast? If so I wonder one reason for releasing it via audible as an audio book is that they wouldn't be able to monetize it as a real podcast using real ads.

I've been wondering if it would have been more lucrative as a podcast with sponsors and less open to piracy (if not completely immune) but suspect Amazon pay a shit load more (and for as long as it is sold).
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 07, 2020, 07:56:37 PM
Have only listened to the pre-release clips so far - does it have in-universe adverts like a real podcast?
Yes, brilliant ones.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 07, 2020, 07:57:51 PM
Since 'We need to talk about Alan' I'm convinced audio books are the way forward for Alan, Nomad was not in the same league but both made me laugh harder than anything, basically ever. This is easily as good as. "Nothing refreshes like an ice cold glass of milk".
I don't understand why anyone would read the books instead of listening to them. Like you say, some of the funniest stuff ever.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 07, 2020, 08:00:38 PM
My quick summary so far

Ep 1/intro - Extremely good
Ep 2 - Rambling - funnier 2nd time around but not great
Ep 3 - Dating - Ok but felt it missed several opportunities to have taken the idea further.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 07, 2020, 08:01:25 PM
Surely only Steve Coogan can make the name ‘WD-40’ sound so funny?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BritishHobo on September 07, 2020, 09:06:51 PM
I'm onto chapter/episode ten, and much like an idiot, I've actually cried at his grandkids turning up. The start of the episode was making me want to post in here about the fact that the one thing I don't really like in Partridge is the whole thing with his kids not seeing him, because the longer it goes on, the more it just feels bleak in a nasty way. It was a funny and believable detail in the earlier stuff, but after this long it just seems a bit much, all the stuff about not being invited to their weddings or whatever. Of course he's a ballache but he's not an evil cunt, we're meant to have affection for him, so it just never worked for me. And the opening of episode ten, with all the stuff about him just being a spectator on Instagram, while Carol is fully involved, felt quite cruel, felt like the gag past its limit. I always thought they missed a bit of a trick by not ending Nomad with a reunion of sorts with Fernando, given that the book was all about him and his dad. I wasn't expecting a big Oscar moment set to Cat Stevens, but just something in that nice small, muted way they usually do in Partridge. So I really really really loved the way they ended episode ten. And I cried, ALRIGHT?!

Fucking hell, I just remembered they opened the episode with that bit about crying at podcasts, making you think he was going to engineer some unearned bit of emotion at the end, because they know they've deliberately written it to get you at the end.

Cunts.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 07, 2020, 09:21:04 PM
Yes, brilliant ones.

The vegan chips ad made me chuckle.

The bit in chapter 7 where he talks about threatening the farmer with informing the EFA that he used EEC funding to buy a Jag had me doubled over on my walk.

All in all, another absolute triumph by the Partridge people.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 07, 2020, 09:22:59 PM
^ On a sort of similar note I liked the mention of Grandad Graham, a deft little touch from very recent TV Alan.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 07, 2020, 10:21:13 PM
Just set up me mam with Audible so she can enjoy Alan.

Does anyone know why you can't just buy stuff on the Audible app? It's really annoying how you have to do it right off Amazon.

edit: since nobody bothered to answer this in the 45 seconds after I posted it I googled it and immediately found the answer: "On iOS at least, Amazon doesn't allow in-app purchases because Apple would take a cut of the money. By forcing you to go to the web, Amazon retains all of the money from each sale." Thanks everyone!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 07, 2020, 10:43:45 PM
This is true of Comixology too, which now that I think about it is also owned by Amazon.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 07, 2020, 11:47:23 PM
I'm onto chapter/episode ten, and much like an idiot, I've actually cried at his grandkids turning up. The start of the episode was making me want to post in here about the fact that the one thing I don't really like in Partridge is the whole thing with his kids not seeing him, because the longer it goes on, the more it just feels bleak in a nasty way. It was a funny and believable detail in the earlier stuff, but after this long it just seems a bit much, all the stuff about not being invited to their weddings or whatever. Of course he's a ballache but he's not an evil cunt, we're meant to have affection for him, so it just never worked for me. And the opening of episode ten, with all the stuff about him just being a spectator on Instagram, while Carol is fully involved, felt quite cruel, felt like the gag past its limit. I always thought they missed a bit of a trick by not ending Nomad with a reunion of sorts with Fernando, given that the book was all about him and his dad. I wasn't expecting a big Oscar moment set to Cat Stevens, but just something in that nice small, muted way they usually do in Partridge. So I really really really loved the way they ended episode ten. And I cried, ALRIGHT?!

Fucking hell, I just remembered they opened the episode with that bit about crying at podcasts, making you think he was going to engineer some unearned bit of emotion at the end, because they know they've deliberately written it to get you at the end.

Cunts.

Completely agree with all of this. An earned moment.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 08, 2020, 01:28:35 AM
Figured I'd put this here, from the AP Reddit. Some (apparently well-known) car reviewer bloke's in-depth review of a "luxury camper" vehicle (which he was supposedly living in on the Walsall ringroad whilst visiting his mum).

That doesn't sound interesting, I know, but it's a wonderful example of real-life Partridge: https://youtu.be/tKBBYeZD0po
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 08, 2020, 01:35:03 AM
Hahaha one of the related videos is I, Partridge.

"Smash your head in." was pure Alan.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 08, 2020, 01:42:01 AM
Hahaha one of the related videos is I, Partridge.

"Smash your head in." was pure Alan.

The kitchen segment from around 2 mins in genuinely wouldn't have been out of place in a Partridge thing.

There's a good "Yes, it's an extender!" moment with the backseats too.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 08, 2020, 01:44:20 AM
Yeah and the moment at 10:57 was great as well.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 08, 2020, 01:51:49 AM
Yeah and the moment at 10:57 was great as well.

Haha yes. It's confusing because he looks a bit like Rob Brydon as well.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 08, 2020, 01:56:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vNumEJo_fc&ab_channel=carwow

This one is funny as well because he clearly isn't a fan of the van and does not camp at all. So many little partridge moments like the voice pitch changes etc.

He even references Partridge.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 08, 2020, 02:13:00 AM
Figured I'd put this here, from the AP Reddit. Some (apparently well-known) car reviewer bloke's in-depth review of a "luxury camper" vehicle (which he was supposedly living in on the Walsall ringroad whilst visiting his mum).

That doesn't sound interesting, I know, but it's a wonderful example of real-life Partridge: https://youtu.be/tKBBYeZD0po

Does Walsall have a ringroad?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on September 08, 2020, 09:00:12 AM
"Mmm, expensive sounding."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on September 08, 2020, 10:56:46 AM
"How do you celebrate Rummadum?"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 08, 2020, 11:14:26 AM
"I saw the Handmaid's Tale recently. Gotta say....bit one-sided."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bereft Isabella on September 08, 2020, 12:54:50 PM
I'm onto chapter/episode ten, and much like an idiot, I've actually cried at his grandkids turning up. The start of the episode was making me want to post in here about the fact that the one thing I don't really like in Partridge is the whole thing with his kids not seeing him, because the longer it goes on, the more it just feels bleak in a nasty way. It was a funny and believable detail in the earlier stuff, but after this long it just seems a bit much, all the stuff about not being invited to their weddings or whatever. Of course he's a ballache but he's not an evil cunt, we're meant to have affection for him, so it just never worked for me. And the opening of episode ten, with all the stuff about him just being a spectator on Instagram, while Carol is fully involved, felt quite cruel, felt like the gag past its limit. I always thought they missed a bit of a trick by not ending Nomad with a reunion of sorts with Fernando, given that the book was all about him and his dad. I wasn't expecting a big Oscar moment set to Cat Stevens, but just something in that nice small, muted way they usually do in Partridge. So I really really really loved the way they ended episode ten. And I cried, ALRIGHT?!

Fucking hell, I just remembered they opened the episode with that bit about crying at podcasts, making you think he was going to engineer some unearned bit of emotion at the end, because they know they've deliberately written it to get you at the end.

Cunts.

Have always felt the same way on that point. Although Partridge has often comically made out Carol to be someone who didn't appreciate his brilliance, that she cheated on *him* and then turned his children against him means she is genuinely the villain in that relationship. Maybe it's deliberate so his obvious pining for her still is funnier (I don't find that aspect funny personally).

I am loving this but Partridge is my bedtime listening material and the jingles keep shocking me awake thinking I'm being attacked.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: cakeinmilk on September 08, 2020, 01:02:18 PM
This is true of Comixology too, which now that I think about it is also owned by Amazon.

Believe it’s because they’d have to give a share of the money to Google/Apple
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Rizla on September 08, 2020, 05:04:13 PM
Figured I'd put this here, from the AP Reddit. Some (apparently well-known) car reviewer bloke's in-depth review of a "luxury camper" vehicle (which he was supposedly living in on the Walsall ringroad whilst visiting his mum).

That doesn't sound interesting, I know, but it's a wonderful example of real-life Partridge: https://youtu.be/tKBBYeZD0po

Fucking hell! This guy deserves his own thread. The Rolls Royce review is astonishing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu0UhBrzd8k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu0UhBrzd8k) WTF.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 08, 2020, 05:32:36 PM
Hahahaha 20:30 "She doesn't half get a move on when you put your foot down." said with the exact Partridge intonations. Its bloody brilliant!

I second a new thread motion.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: græskar on September 08, 2020, 06:13:54 PM
I'm absolutely loving it, what a treat. As others have said, it feels like the perfect format. Very cosy, I think it's also Alan at his most likable.

"I opted for a tough love approach, minus the love."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Rizla on September 08, 2020, 06:25:06 PM
Hahahaha 20:30 "She doesn't half get a move on when you put your foot down." said with the exact Partridge intonations. Its bloody brilliant!

I second a new thread motion.
There's too much gold in this one. "The Spirit of MDMA". Unreal. https://youtu.be/Bu0UhBrzd8k?t=669 (https://youtu.be/Bu0UhBrzd8k?t=669) "and down...for a very long time"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 08, 2020, 08:00:59 PM
There's too much gold in this one. "The Spirit of MDMA". Unreal. https://youtu.be/Bu0UhBrzd8k?t=669 (https://youtu.be/Bu0UhBrzd8k?t=669) "and down...for a very long time"

Haha! Again, pure Partridge. "Heroin, smack and gear."
I don't know what the protocol is for starting a new thread and I'd probably fuck it up somehow.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 08, 2020, 08:44:29 PM
Glad I stuck with it - my main criticism of the first hour is that Alan is nowhere near as funny when he's just wandering round outside chuntering to himself as he is when talking to the microphone in his broadcasting voice (imo). It's too close to the line between pretending to be a boring man and just being a boring man.

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 08, 2020, 08:55:16 PM
Glad I stuck with it - my main criticism of the first hour is that Alan is nowhere near as funny when he's just wandering round outside chuntering to himself as he is when talking to the microphone in his broadcasting voice (imo). It's too close to the line between pretending to be a boring man and just being a boring man.
I don't know. I loved the rambling and how Coogan makes trying to talk when running so incredibly funny is amazing.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 08, 2020, 08:58:20 PM
Listened to the first twenty minutes walking back from school run this morning. Looked a bit of a plum laughing away to myself.

Are you being served?

Are you being served?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 08, 2020, 09:02:40 PM
Listened to the first twenty minutes walking back from school run this morning. Looked a bit of a plum laughing away to myself.

Are you being served?

Are you being served?

Oh actually yeah, I'd forgotten that, that's genius. Also the Milk Tray anecdote.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 08, 2020, 09:21:51 PM
I don't know. I loved the rambling and how Coogan makes trying to talk when running so incredibly funny is amazing.

Maybe I'm just not on the right wavelength for it. I had the same problem with Nomad - I just don't find "Alan in the great outdoors" a very rewarding setup.

The SECOND he started talking to Lynn my heart leapt. "Ah, the kraken wakes!"

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on September 09, 2020, 12:11:23 AM
Haha! Again, pure Partridge. "Heroin, smack and gear."

I once worked with a man who looked and sounded exactly like this. Our working relationship ended when, on the verge of a nervous breakdown after being shackled to the cunt for a year, I snapped and told him to go fuck himself. He will never understand why I did that.

Coogan and the Gibbons' have revived Alan to spectacular effect in the last ten years, but I sympathise with Iannucci when he said that he could no longer be in the same room as that character. The older, slightly warmer Alan must be so much easier for Steve, Rob and Neil to deal with.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 09, 2020, 01:08:14 AM
Coogan and the Gibbons' have revived Alan to spectacular effect in the last ten years, but I sympathise with Iannucci when he said that he could no longer be in the same room as that character. The older, slightly warmer Alan must be so much easier for Steve, Rob and Neil to deal with.

I was initially uncertain about the Gibbons-led "revival" starting with Mid-Morning Matters, but I'm now convinced this past 10 years or so has been the best iteration of Partridge yet. IAP will always be the most beloved, but there's just so much more depth to the character now.

I imagine that the Gibbonses can write with "that voice" in their head, established and refined as it is, so there's no need to be stuck in a writer's room with Coogan actually doing it. Probably best for everyone's sanity. I, Partridge might be my favourite piece of audio comedy ever, but I'm one episode into the Oast House podcast and it's fucking great as well. I need to give This Time another go.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on September 09, 2020, 01:17:19 AM
the Gibbonses
Thank fuck!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Paul Calf on September 09, 2020, 06:56:52 AM
The Oast House is great. So far (I'm on E2) it's been just Alan with very little interaction with anyone else and it paints quite a bleak picture of his life as he progresses into old age and the occasional references to his friends only serve to reinforce it.

I'm worried about Alan. I wonder if there's going to be a tragic/bathetic end at some point. Perhaps that's what we're seeing now. He seems happier now than he's ever been though.


EDIT: telephone interaction with Lynn. That's kind of comforting.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 09, 2020, 08:00:08 AM
The Oast House is great. So far (I'm on E2) it's been just Alan with very little interaction with anyone else and it paints quite a bleak picture of his life as he progresses into old age and the occasional references to his friends only serve to reinforce it.

Finally started this last night. Thought the glancing anecdote about how he came to buy the oast-style house was a bit worrying and bleak but nicely ludicrous to take the edge off.  Did he have it built too? Problem with listening and driving is you have to keep switching your attention back to the road now and then.

It also struck me as a bit of a canonical error - but it's a bit too much to discuss with spoilers. Might start a thread to discuss that kind of thing with a spoiler heading when I've listened to more / because I have too much spare time at the mo.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 09, 2020, 11:11:46 AM
My enjoyment of From the Oasthouse was slightly hindered by the fact that I've never known that bloke off TV was called Eamonn Holmes. I never knew who Alan was talking about.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: frajer on September 09, 2020, 12:12:56 PM
Fucking hell this is glorious isn't it. I'm only a third of the way through and already know I'm going to miss it when it's finished.

Just listening at work and snorted uncontrollably at his unsent letter to Ainsley Harriott which ends with Alan telling him to "ready, steady, fuck off".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Paul Calf on September 09, 2020, 12:16:52 PM
Every detail is superb. The theme tune has exactly the right degree of beige pomp and he sings it with such banal pathos. It’s like fado for wankers. 
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 09, 2020, 12:34:36 PM
I suppose one thing in favour of earlier Partridges were that other people got good lines - I know this happens in MMM and a couple of times in Oasthouse - but not to the extent of KMKYWAP or IAP. Even TTWAP was basically a load of stooges and Alan. Gibbons Uno & Dos have nailed the voice but you could make the argument that the character has increasingly narrowcast to ardent fans. Which I don't mind as such, but you won't get any more 'head slapping?' or stories about macaques.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 09, 2020, 12:45:43 PM
Good point - although Partridge has never been a mass audience thing anyway, has it?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: frajer on September 09, 2020, 12:57:51 PM
I suppose one thing in favour of earlier Partridges were that other people got good lines - I know this happens in MMM and a couple of times in Oasthouse - but not to the extent of KMKYWAP or IAP. Even TTWAP was basically a load of stooges and Alan. Gibbons Uno & Dos have nailed the voice but you could make the argument that the character has increasingly narrowcast to ardent fans. Which I don't mind as such, but you won't get any more 'head slapping?' or stories about macaques.

That's interesting. I think you're right and I think that's exactly why I'm loving it so much. The Partridge timeline is such an intricate medium-jumping decade-spanning thing by this point that it could in theory feel restrictive and precious, but instead Coogan and the Gibbonses are reaping the benefits of years of countless seeds being sewn and exploring every crevice of the character.

I've seen people arguing this is Partridge Lite compared to the I'm Alan Partridge era but for me it's the complete opposite. I think there's still plenty of surface-level humour for the casual fans but for the Partridge Hardcore this is majestic stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Paul Calf on September 09, 2020, 03:41:59 PM
Episode 3 is full of treasures.

Reviewing the Stannah stairlift at Lynn's house as though it were a car, with genuine appreciation and pleasure was lovely stuff. And the way he says "In the Oasthouse" in the title sequence is masterful - smug, preening, deep and rich and with a touch of fake magnanimity because his house is better than yours and YOU KNOW IT. And the way he almost makes you think there's going to be a human moment of self-awareness with Lynn's next-door neighbour before yanking the rug away and reverting to type. It's vintage, classic stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on September 09, 2020, 03:49:53 PM
I used up my free trial earlier this year, but someone on Reddit has uploaded the whole thing: https://www.reddit.com/r/AlanPartridge/comments/ilea1f/tomorrows_release/

Cheers for that handy link SMBH! I'm enjoying what I've heard so far on the whole.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on September 09, 2020, 03:58:01 PM
I do not want a 2 bedroom flat in Walsall thank you *click*
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 09, 2020, 03:59:50 PM
I'm onto chapter/episode ten, and much like an idiot, I've actually cried at his grandkids turning up. The start of the episode was making me want to post in here about the fact that the one thing I don't really like in Partridge is the whole thing with his kids not seeing him, because the longer it goes on, the more it just feels bleak in a nasty way. It was a funny and believable detail in the earlier stuff, but after this long it just seems a bit much, all the stuff about not being invited to their weddings or whatever. Of course he's a ballache but he's not an evil cunt, we're meant to have affection for him, so it just never worked for me. And the opening of episode ten, with all the stuff about him just being a spectator on Instagram, while Carol is fully involved, felt quite cruel, felt like the gag past its limit. I always thought they missed a bit of a trick by not ending Nomad with a reunion of sorts with Fernando, given that the book was all about him and his dad. I wasn't expecting a big Oscar moment set to Cat Stevens, but just something in that nice small, muted way they usually do in Partridge. So I really really really loved the way they ended episode ten. And I cried, ALRIGHT?!

Fucking hell, I just remembered they opened the episode with that bit about crying at podcasts, making you think he was going to engineer some unearned bit of emotion at the end, because they know they've deliberately written it to get you at the end.

Cunts.

I made weird cat-like mewing noises of happiness imagining the Partridge family Christmas this year, with Alan awkwardly showing up to Fernando's for a little bit to give the grandkids their inevitably vastly expensive and overcompensating presents, while he stands in the corner awkwardly stuffing in his hands in his pockets trying not to look like a near-60-year-old, trying his best to talk to Fernando who's just giving him sharp but polite non-leading responses in return. Sort of bleak but the mere fact he's getting to be involved infinitely better than dying alone in a faux-Oast with nobody but Lynn to know.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 09, 2020, 04:40:47 PM
Has there ever been anything else even remotely like AP in a conceptual sense? A fictional character whom/who we see move through various life stages via various platforms? I love how the character has been revived and fleshed out, and I want it to keep going basically until the day Coogan pops his clogs. What would 80 year old Partridge be like?

Also, I love the bits in this that are basically Coogan airing his own views and grievances, eg about the royals, tories, the press, big business etc.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on September 09, 2020, 04:59:43 PM
He says "grab a shower" despite previously making fun of Sidekick Simon's "grab a coffee", and pronounces schedule the American way, which I don't think Alan actually approves of. I'm not going to lose another night's sleep over it though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 09, 2020, 05:21:06 PM
Also, I love the bits in this that are basically Coogan airing his own views and grievances, eg about the royals, tories, the press, big business etc.

And grammar too, correcting grammatical errors is creeping into Alan a lot lately. And the film  was, what, 2013? And he's still going on about people complaining about Alans haircut, that clearly bothered him a lot.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bleeding Kansas on September 09, 2020, 05:24:41 PM
He says "grab a shower" despite previously making fun of Sidekick Simon's "grab a coffee", and pronounces schedule the American way, which I don't think Alan actually approves of. I'm not going to lose another night's sleep over it though.

Can I just shock you? Alan likes saying those things. Despite what he said earlier.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on September 09, 2020, 05:25:35 PM
Can I just shock you? Alan likes saying those things. Despite what he said earlier.

Laughed.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 09, 2020, 05:57:01 PM
Can I just shock you? Alan likes saying those things. Despite what he said earlier.

I wonder about it though - is it done deliberately by Coogan and co, in which case it says something about his character and development? Or is it done deliberately but they don't care? Or is it just an oversight? I don't think it's completely clear!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 09, 2020, 06:08:19 PM
at some point in Oasthouse he is asked to grab a coffee and he has no problem with it; i think in that scene in IAP it was more an utterly minor adversarial thing that he could use.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 09, 2020, 07:19:34 PM
at some point in Oasthouse he is asked to grab a coffee and he has no problem with it; i think in that scene in IAP it was more an utterly minor adversarial thing that he could use.

This is a stout defence, and usually I'd be at the vanguard too, but I think it's probably that they had an absolute shitload to write and slipped character, in a very minor way.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 09, 2020, 09:33:57 PM
Tim Heidecker is listening too

(https://i.imgur.com/oB9rbc6.png)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 09, 2020, 09:37:20 PM
As is Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: oy vey on September 09, 2020, 09:40:39 PM
Positive comments coming in thick and fast on the "From the Oast House" delivery. Sounds like Coogan's Terry Wogan to me when I hear it. And all the better for it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mobius on September 09, 2020, 09:41:53 PM
Yeah I am a bit obsessed with how he says it. It's maudlin and arrogant, and full of melancholy... He sort of doesn't pronounce the 'from' it's just a noise. It's beautiful.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 09, 2020, 09:56:13 PM
Agreed. It was when I tried to replicate it - and I'm not awful at impressions - that I realised it was a work of art.

I wonder how many takes?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Tony Tony Tony on September 09, 2020, 09:57:23 PM
Loving this already and am currently approx half way through. Early highlight had me at I'm not drinking tramp soup particularity the venom with which he says it. 
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 09, 2020, 10:31:02 PM
"8 external cameras and one internal camera."
And he then goes into wonderful detail about how he would spy on someone in his shower. Love how later he finds the cameras are all trained on his lawn ("a crow with a crisp packet on it's head") so he has to deduce from the legs he can see. "Someone aged between 10 and...70."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 09, 2020, 10:44:08 PM
In the promo video they get Coogan in front of an oasthouse, but doesn't Alan say it actually isn't one
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 09, 2020, 10:45:50 PM
Positive comments coming in thick and fast on the "From the Oast House" delivery. Sounds like Coogan's Terry Wogan to me when I hear it. And all the better for it.

Also the broken-little-boy voice he uses for the final bit of the jingle - marvellous
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: neveragain on September 09, 2020, 10:52:41 PM
Has there ever been anything else even remotely like AP in a conceptual sense? A fictional character whom/who we see move through various life stages via various platforms?

The only example I can think of is Dame Edna Everage but there must be others.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 09, 2020, 10:55:50 PM
Has there ever been anything else even remotely like AP in a conceptual sense? A fictional character whom/who we see move through various life stages via various platforms? I love how the character has been revived and fleshed out, and I want it to keep going basically until the day Coogan pops his clogs. What would 80 year old Partridge be like?

Not the same, as they're only novels (plus adaptations), but recent Partridge has reminded me of the Adrian Mole books. The sense of a character ageing in real time, and the canon gradually building and the circumstances changing as the years go on, becoming richer and more complex.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Urinal Cake on September 09, 2020, 11:05:57 PM
It's alright this.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ColinPopshed on September 09, 2020, 11:06:29 PM
I just love modern Partridge and this just keeps the standard barreling along.

The shift in his character since MMM is so beautifully pitched. The endless, satisfying minutiae makes him so real without being less of a character.

He can still make forays into slightly more grotesque territory of his earlier incarnations, yet command so much pathos. His stance on things is just that little less easy to predict but always makes sense; it really brings him more to life. It’s all just rather lovely.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 09, 2020, 11:45:29 PM
His stance on things is just that little less easy to predict but always makes sense; it really brings him more to life. It’s all just rather lovely.

Yeah I’ve mentioned it on here previously, but Alan getting annoyed at supermarket self checkouts from MMM is a good example of this. He doesn’t get frustrated at them when they don’t work (which would be the obvious move), he gets frustrated at people for not using them correctly and causing them not to work.

It’s a tiny detail but it adds a lot.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 09, 2020, 11:50:46 PM
Has there ever been anything else even remotely like AP in a conceptual sense?

I think there's a case to be made that the On Cinema version of "Tim Heidecker" is something of an American compratriot.

Both have been running for over a decade. Both have fictional careers running in real time alongside the careers of the men playing them. Both have private lives which overtake their careers. Both are satirizing the little Englander type (and whatever the American equivalent is). Petty, selfish and somewhat mean-spirited, but not without their redeeming aspects. "Tim" is definitely more overtly awful than Alan, but you could say that's appropriate given the culture difference. Both murdered people.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 10, 2020, 02:12:13 AM
I was going to mention Tim/On Cinema too, but it's honestly nowhere near as good or intelligent. There's significantly less depth or nuance with that character, he's basically just a vehicle to parody anything the real Tim Heidecker thinks "sucks". I think one of the main things that separates the two is that it feels like Coogan et al. have a genuine fondness for Partridge, despite his buffoonery, and that definitely comes across - especially as he grew further away from just being a parody of a naff talkshow host and into a fully-developed character with a full and carefully-developed biography that makes him just as "real" as any other celebrity in my eyes.

After Mister America, I really don't have much interest in anything else Tim does with that character, which is a shame because I really loved On Cinema for a good while there.[1]
 1. Gregg, on the other hand, is an amazing character (albeit inherently limited), and Turkington is easily the more tasteful and thoughtful of the two. I wish he'd do more of his own stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Paul Calf on September 10, 2020, 07:24:09 AM
Yeah I’ve mentioned it on here previously, but Alan getting annoyed at supermarket self checkouts from MMM is a good example of this. He doesn’t get frustrated at them when they don’t work (which would be the obvious move), he gets frustrated at people for not using them correctly and causing them not to work.

It’s a tiny detail but it adds a lot.

Alan would make an excellent software developer. PEBKAC.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 10, 2020, 08:34:16 AM
Not the same, as they're only novels (plus adaptations), but recent Partridge has reminded me of the Adrian Mole books. The sense of a character ageing in real time, and the canon gradually building and the circumstances changing as the years go on, becoming richer and more complex.
Yep, good call.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: turnstyle on September 10, 2020, 08:55:31 AM
One of my favourite themes of From the Oassssthouseeee is Alan clearly reading out Wikipedia entries on complicated topics and passing them off as his own, off the cuff, thoughts.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 10, 2020, 11:23:17 AM
One of my favourite themes of From the Oassssthouseeee is Alan clearly reading out Wikipedia entries on complicated topics and passing them off as his own, off the cuff, thoughts.

Not got to that bit yet but it sounds similar to Alan doing the same when explaining the difference between digital and analogue radio on I, Partridge.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on September 10, 2020, 01:49:04 PM
Possibly his funniest use of extended repetition yet, when he's trying to calm Lynn down on the phone.

Pressed pause I was laughing so hard, then listened a second time and had to press pause again.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 10, 2020, 04:37:55 PM
Fucking hell the dream episode had me laughing in the street like an actual madman.

Everything from feeding Seldom 16 boiled eggs to his Noel Edmonds transition dream to his utter smugness in explaining the difference between trams and cable cars to Lynn.

Perfection.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 10, 2020, 05:03:17 PM
Need to give this another listen, but is there a slight dig at David Baddiel with all the trolling stuff or am I reading too much into it? I only say that because of the stuff about people doing children's books for maximum money for minimum effort too.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Chollis on September 10, 2020, 05:29:47 PM
cannot get the jingle out of my head
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 10, 2020, 06:53:59 PM
Need to give this another listen, but is there a slight dig at David Baddiel with all the trolling stuff or am I reading too much into it? I only say that because of the stuff about people doing children's books for maximum money for minimum effort too.
That's just aimed at all the celebs who write children's books isn't it? There's enough of them.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 10, 2020, 07:00:25 PM
Probably a dig at Walliams above all else since he's been the most insufferably marketed. His books might be great for all I know, but they're in your face so much I never want to find out.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 10, 2020, 07:12:43 PM
Just listened to the episode where he goes round to Lynn's. General uptick in quality there.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 10, 2020, 07:19:34 PM
That's just aimed at all the celebs who write children's books isn't it? There's enough of them.

True, it's just coupled with the troll stuff it sounds a bit like Baddiel and what he's been doing recently. I don't know, this might have been recorded before he announced his Troll show.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 10, 2020, 07:24:48 PM
Coogan's performance as Partridge might be the best comedy character of all time. It's perfect.

But I swear to god his accent slips twice saying 'mum' and goes a bit Mancunian.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 10, 2020, 07:46:48 PM
Yes but he says he's changed his original Norfolk accent on purpose, then doing 100% accurate Norfolk accent to prove it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 10, 2020, 08:48:09 PM
So far, episode 7 (the run/ storm) has been the standout for me. Absolutely perfect.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 10, 2020, 09:17:49 PM
Coogan's performance as Partridge might be the best comedy character of all time. It's perfect.

I've been I'd this view for years. Incredible character with real depth.
"Rehabilitates ex-offenders, not rehabilitate sex-offenders."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 10, 2020, 09:20:17 PM
I've been I'd this view for years. Incredible character with real depth.
"Rehabilitates ex-offenders, not rehabilitate sex-offenders."

His delivery is so good, I saw that joke coming a mile off and still pissed myself.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Rizla on September 10, 2020, 09:36:56 PM
Coogan's performance as Partridge might be the best comedy character of all time. It's perfect.

concur, indeed I reckon he became so around MMM. Scratch that, it was "Open Books" that sealed it for me.

Did most of oasthouse on the plane, left myself an hour's worth for the journey home. It's just sublime innit. Seldom is a genius addition to the Partridgeverse.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 10, 2020, 10:25:55 PM
His delivery is so good, I saw that joke coming a mile off and still pissed myself.
When he mentioned a mispronunciation I thought he was going to talk about saying codpast instead of podcast. These tiny little moments just emphasize how mixed up and on edge he is all the time.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on September 10, 2020, 10:49:13 PM
I think my favourite moment so far (I'm up to episode 10) is when he lists the corporate training videos he's been involved with, and one of them is "So you say you've been sexually harassed".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Mr Faineant on September 10, 2020, 11:52:07 PM
A few of my favorite bits:

I’m Partridge, I’m game.
I want to be lower down.
One of the broom women.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on September 11, 2020, 12:00:51 AM
There's no mention of Sidekick Simon, is there? Not that there needs to be, but I like to imagine that Alan severed contact with him following the This Time fiasco. He was of no further use. The bantankerous youngish bloke who initially made Alan feel like he was in tune with modern broadcasting became instantly expendable. Dead to him now.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: markpaterson on September 11, 2020, 02:58:04 AM
There's no mention of Sidekick Simon, is there? Not that there needs to be, but I like to imagine that Alan severed contact with him following the This Time fiasco. He was of no further use. The bantankerous youngish bloke who initially made Alan feel like he was in tune with modern broadcasting became instantly expendable. Dead to him now.

Coogan is a huge fan of Tim Key. I'm sure he'll be back for TTWAP series 2.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: markpaterson on September 11, 2020, 03:22:58 AM
I've listened to it twice through now. Truly great.

Is it just me, or does anybody get a slight "On The Hour" vibe from some of self contained "pre-recorded" bits and pieces? I don't mean sports reporter Alan – I just mean it puts me in mind of the Iannucci-esque ensemble stuff that Coogan was involved in. Definitely harked back to that era, in my opinion. Obviously this is not a bad thing! While I adored the previous two audiobooks, I feel that the variety of pace and tone that these segments bring to the table really help elevate it beyond just Alan talking for 7 hours.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 11, 2020, 07:05:28 AM
There's no mention of Sidekick Simon, is there? Not that there needs to be, but I like to imagine that Alan severed contact with him following the This Time fiasco. He was of no further use. The bantankerous youngish bloke who initially made Alan feel like he was in tune with modern broadcasting became instantly expendable. Dead to him now.

He is mentioned I think, quite early on. Doesn't Alan day he's not on the radio any more as well in one of the first few episodes?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ZoyzaSorris on September 11, 2020, 07:35:19 AM
Been loving this, about halfway through so will try and say something more useful when I’ve finished.

As an aside, turned on TV last night to immediately stumble across some great accidental partridge from a clarkson-hosted ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ last night.

Jezza said something like;
 ‘so before you became a science teacher you used to be a scaffolder, is that right’
‘Yes’
‘What made you give up scaffolding?’
‘I fell five metres and shattered me hands’
Clarkson dealt with it as inexpertly as I imagine Alan doing.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2020, 09:00:09 AM
Race/Bapt - ist
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Harry Badger on September 11, 2020, 09:38:35 AM
Did the whole thing in two sittings. It's magnificent.

Is this the first confirmation we've had that Denise Partridge is a lesbian?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on September 11, 2020, 10:39:20 AM
Oh God that's another great moment. Paraphrased: "My daughter Denise doesn't have any children, it's a lifestyle choice. Some people say "well, you never know", but I do know, it's a lifestyle choice".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Harry Badger on September 11, 2020, 10:40:21 AM
Oh God that's another great moment. Paraphrased: "My daughter Denise doesn't have any children, it's a lifestyle choice. Some people say "well, you never know", but I do know, it's a lifestyle choice".

"She lives in Hebden Bridge"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on September 11, 2020, 10:43:10 AM
I didn't get that reference, is it a famously gay-friendly area?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Harry Badger on September 11, 2020, 10:54:22 AM
I didn't get that reference, is it a famously gay-friendly area?

I believe it has a large lesbian population
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: robhug on September 11, 2020, 12:17:49 PM
Have you parked your car nearby and watched them come and go?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on September 11, 2020, 12:33:26 PM
I'm going to have to pay for Audible to get this aren't I? Sounds great, need more Alan.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 11, 2020, 12:46:17 PM
Got to say after two hours it does feel like the material's a bit thinly spread. I know it gets better.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2020, 12:56:44 PM
The Mr Kipling line is very Saxondale.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 11, 2020, 01:28:08 PM
I didn't get that reference, is it a famously gay-friendly area?

very
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 11, 2020, 01:35:08 PM
I'm going to have to pay for Audible to get this aren't I? Sounds great, need more Alan.

Nope - free trial!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 11, 2020, 01:45:38 PM
I'm going to have to pay for Audible to get this aren't I? Sounds great, need more Alan.

If you have an Amazon account, and haven't used Audible before you get either one or two free books.

If you've already used them up, you can join Amazon with different details, and a debit or credit card you haven't used on the first account, and hey presto, you have another Amazon account, and can get your free audible book.

That's what a criminal told me anyway, it's certainly not something I did.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 11, 2020, 01:56:55 PM
If you have an Amazon account, and haven't used Audible before you get either one or two free books.

If you've already used them up, you can join Amazon with different details, and a debit or credit card you haven't used on the first account, and hey presto, you have another Amazon account, and can get your free audible book.

That's what a criminal told me anyway, it's certainly not something I did.

I've used 4 free Audible trials so far, all on the same account. Last time was for the Nomad audiobook so it's been a while, but they definitely give you recurring offers.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 11, 2020, 01:59:34 PM
I've used 4 free Audible trials so far, all on the same account. Last time was for the Nomad audiobook so it's been a while, but they definitely give you recurring offers.

I think it must be one or two a year because every time something comes out I’m interested in (but not interested enough to just buy on itunes) audible give it to me for free.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 11, 2020, 02:05:33 PM
I think I'm the only sucker paying for Audible at this point. And I have about 500 unused credits. I just can't find enough mediocre music memoirs
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 11, 2020, 02:19:36 PM
That ending was a little bit of a heartstrings tugger. Sad it's over now, will definitely have to go back through it again.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Better Midlands on September 11, 2020, 07:53:47 PM
The Mr Kipling line is very Saxondale.

There's several times I've felt this could be Saxondale speaking, not complaining though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 11, 2020, 08:06:50 PM
Just pay for it for fucks sake lads because if enough people stop paying for things we like then the people we like will stop making them :-(
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2020, 08:08:00 PM
There's several times I've felt this could be Saxondale speaking, not complaining though.

Me neither
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 11, 2020, 08:15:18 PM
Just pay for it for fucks sake lads because if enough people stop paying for things we like then the people we like will stop making them :-(

Exactly. It's only £8 ffs.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 11, 2020, 08:16:58 PM
"Computer enhance! I don't know why I just said that."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 12, 2020, 12:09:39 AM
Alan is in fact wrong when he says Wikipedia shows the IP of all users who edit pages. It's only ones that don't log in!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 12, 2020, 12:18:58 AM
He's also wrong when he describes 'As Time Goes By' as an '80s sitcom'.

I was fucking fuming when I heard that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 12, 2020, 12:22:30 AM
He's also wrong when he describes 'As Time Goes By' as an '80s sitcom'.

I was fucking fuming when I heard that.

Don't ponce in here with your fucked avatar giving it all pedantic. Sort yourself out.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 12, 2020, 12:25:39 AM
It's exactly how I want it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 12, 2020, 12:57:20 AM
I retract my complaint.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 12, 2020, 01:11:14 AM
For the record, your honour, my browser was displaying a broken link.
Stay safe everyone. o7
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 12, 2020, 05:29:34 AM
For the record, your honour, my browser was displaying a broken link.
Stay safe everyone. o7

No, no. It was broken. But you shamed me into getting a new one. Thank you.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: wooders1978 on September 12, 2020, 06:41:31 AM
The podcast might be my fave partridge thing yet
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dusty Substance on September 12, 2020, 11:10:43 AM

Is APFTO the first time in the Partridge canon where Alan has said "cunts"?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 12, 2020, 11:13:18 AM
Is APFTO the first time in the Partridge canon where Alan has said "cunts"?

Shocked me a bit, that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dusty Substance on September 12, 2020, 11:15:36 AM
Shocked me a bit, that.

Really caught me off-guard but, bloody hell, it made me laugh.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 12, 2020, 12:05:44 PM
Is APFTO the first time in the Partridge canon where Alan has said "cunts"?

I'm sure he's said it before. There's a bit in one of the Sky mocumentaries where he encounters an old teacher and calls him a cunt but I think it might have been slightly obscured by the voiceover.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on September 12, 2020, 12:07:32 PM
The Elba/Hiddleston James/Bond pitch is fucking gold.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ZoyzaSorris on September 12, 2020, 01:15:39 PM
So good, will have to listen again soon. One bit of many faves that comes to mind is when he is talking about the young offender and talks about getting high off nature instead of drugs, with the specific example of seeing a diving kingfisher that 'almost made my eyes roll back into my skull' or words to that effect.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on September 12, 2020, 03:21:42 PM
Cracked up at the Steve Miller Band/Dave Miliband mix-up. Also when he says a lower case "audible" and the Audible sting appears.

I'm sure he's said it before. There's a bit in one of the Sky mocumentaries where he encounters an old teacher and calls him a cunt but I think it might have been slightly obscured by the voiceover.

It's actually pretty clear, at 37:00 https://vimeo.com/117772481.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 12, 2020, 03:29:01 PM
Really caught me off-guard but, bloody hell, it made me laugh.

Same. Have to say on here (and generally) it's a pretty meaningless insult now. Prick seems to be more vitriolic.

Thought this was the perfect use.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: vainsharpdad on September 12, 2020, 07:21:47 PM
Just started on Ep1 - the mention of leaving the BBC under a cloud does that mean that he was sacked from this Time?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 12, 2020, 07:27:05 PM
I thought he meant leaving NN Digital/Shape(?) - the radio station is what I am trying to say.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 12, 2020, 07:31:13 PM
Whole thing has been ruined by the bit where he talks about looking good in a backless dress because as we all know Alan famously has a fat back.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 12, 2020, 08:37:41 PM
I do like the ending a lot. It shows, as Coogan has always said, that Alan is ultimately decent at his core. As puffed-up and foolish as he can be, he knows when to do the right thing.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 12, 2020, 08:40:29 PM
I think I'm going to put all the Partridge stuff I have in a chronological audio playlist. It might send me mad working through that but fuck it, it's good stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 12, 2020, 09:42:01 PM
No, no. It was broken. But you shamed me into getting a new one. Thank you.

Not at all. You have behaved impeccably throughout this whole imbroglio. I shall rest tonight a better man. Thank you.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 13, 2020, 03:49:52 AM
Not at all. You have behaved impeccably throughout this whole imbroglio. I shall rest tonight a better man. Thank you.

It's exactly how I want it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on September 13, 2020, 11:55:55 AM
I don't care what the sat-nav says, it's not your Dad
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on September 13, 2020, 12:36:28 PM
Whole thing has been ruined by the bit where he talks about looking good in a backless dress because as we all know Alan famously has a fat back.

Seems like old Alan's in a bit better shape than the fat back days now, as he uses every opportunity to tell the listener.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 13, 2020, 01:06:13 PM
When he slips in to that deep South accent to describe Seldom hiding from the storm. "That dog aint no pussy, don't not scare for not nobody."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: TheMonk on September 13, 2020, 01:13:35 PM
The theme tune is haunting me. I can not shake it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on September 13, 2020, 01:29:01 PM
So I signed up for the free Audible trial cos I haven't found the full thing available elsewhere. Gonna give it a proper listen.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 13, 2020, 01:40:13 PM
The theme tune is haunting me. I can not shake it.

Same here, it's doing my head in
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 14, 2020, 01:04:58 PM
PRELIMINARY RANKINGS

MMM1 > IAP 1 > I, Part > KMKYWAP (inc. Xmas) > Oasthouse [new entry!] > MMM2 > TTWAP > KMYWAP radio > Day Today bits > Scissored Isle > Nomad > IAP2 > On The Hour bits  > Open Books With Martin Bryce > Alpha Papa > Places of my Life > stand-up bits live as part of those Coogan shows > Anglian Lives
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on September 14, 2020, 01:21:46 PM
Anyone else have problems using the Audible cloud player in Windows? It would only play the first episode for me, but I've been able to use the Audible Download Manager to play it in Windows Media Player so that's okay.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 15, 2020, 03:14:30 AM
PRELIMINARY RANKINGS

MMM1 > IAP 1 > I, Part > KMKYWAP (inc. Xmas) > Oasthouse [new entry!] > MMM2 > TTWAP > KMYWAP radio > Day Today bits > Scissored Isle > Nomad > IAP2 > On The Hour bits  > Open Books With Martin Bryce > Alpha Papa > Places of my Life > stand-up bits live as part of those Coogan shows > Anglian Lives

I'm interested in your distinction between MMM1 and MMM2. In my mind they all merge into one long season of 12 episodes. I'm not sure I could tell you which eps were in which season(apart from a couple). In what way is S2 noticeably worse than S1?

Actually this reminds me of one of my friends - a big fan of post-2008 Partridge (slightly too young for the TV stuff) who insists he can't tell the difference between S1 and S2 of IAP. I mean, honestly. That's just blindness.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 15, 2020, 05:28:55 AM
I'm interested in your distinction between MMM1 and MMM2. In my mind they all merge into one long season of 12 episodes. I'm not sure I could tell you which eps were in which season(apart from a couple). In what way is S2 noticeably worse than S1?

I have the DVD of series 1 only, so I don't merge them together. They are distinct entities, and while I really like MMM2 (everything from IAP2 up is gold to me) I just felt like it was a slightly less-successful retread and slightly broader (particularly Julian Barratt and the kids at the end). Lines from the first series have become braintape whilst few from the second have. Splidding hairs though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 15, 2020, 06:08:54 AM
My favourite one is when he stands in for Eddie Shadow(Shepherd) on the Breakfast show. I think that's S2(EDIT - It's not). I find the one with the younger woman at the end of S1 just too awkward. So I swerve that one. I also find the wine woman/book club/welsh cook ones not as rewarding for multiple viewings.

Oh man, I just checked the episode synopsises. I forgot the radio play! That's the best.

After checking, I think my selections seems to veer across the two seasons, which is kinda what I thought to begin with.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 15, 2020, 10:00:31 AM
Are the Fosters ones same as MMM1? I watch MMM in random order from downloads I got so never really know which is which and can only vaguely remember watching the Fosters ones as they were released.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: wooders1978 on September 15, 2020, 12:53:48 PM
Series 1 of MMM is the fosters content
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 15, 2020, 12:54:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/84TtJeq.png) theirsilence.mp3 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1beExwogPu-ASO87GYyNK1PZtIQ83hhIT/view?usp=sharing)

Quiz: which episode?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on September 15, 2020, 01:21:17 PM
Actually this reminds me of one of my friends - a big fan of post-2008 Partridge (slightly too young for the TV stuff) who insists he can't tell the difference between S1 and S2 of IAP. I mean, honestly. That's just blindness.

Obviously as a fan I would be able to tell the difference as I know all the episodes more or less by heart, but I don't think there's a huge difference in quality at all. I've always wondered whether those who saw the first series had really high expectations for the second series and so felt the dip in quality more strongly. As someone who came a bit later (in fact I think the first run of the second series was my introduction to the character beyond a vague awareness of him from The Day Today), I'd say the first is probably better, but there isn't much in it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Chollis on September 15, 2020, 01:22:43 PM
PRELIMINARY RANKINGS

MMM1 > IAP 1 > I, Part > KMKYWAP (inc. Xmas) > Oasthouse [new entry!] > MMM2 > TTWAP > KMYWAP radio > Day Today bits > Scissored Isle > Nomad > IAP2 > On The Hour bits  > Open Books With Martin Bryce > Alpha Papa >Places of my Life > stand-up bits live as part of those Coogan shows > Anglian Lives

are you on an E!?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 15, 2020, 01:23:24 PM
I find the difference between 1 and 2 almost jarring.

Anyway fuck me this is so fucking funny, even on immediate second listen through. Life post-partridge sure will suck balls. I'd put Anglian Lives higher up on that list though! "300k! 300k or we take it to Sky!"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: robhug on September 15, 2020, 01:27:12 PM
I'd put Anglian Lives higher up on that list though! "300k! 300k or we take it to Sky!"

That was the Xmas KMKYWAP
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on September 15, 2020, 01:27:21 PM
At this point the introspective, melancholic, slightly paranoid side of Partridge is so canon for me that the idea of watching him with a laugh track seems jarring. I'm sure it won't be the case when I rewatch IAP again but still...
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 15, 2020, 01:29:39 PM
That was the Xmas KMKYWAP

Dunno why I thought it was Anglian Lives.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: McDead on September 15, 2020, 01:56:24 PM
Dunno why I thought it was Anglian Lives.

Must've dreamt it
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 15, 2020, 02:00:19 PM
Dunno why I thought it was Anglian Lives.

I think they use that clip in Anglican Lives.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 15, 2020, 02:07:50 PM
Doesn't the deleted scenes section from Anglian Lives have the Melanie Hudson/hawk stuff though? And isn't creepy Mary in there as well?

Can 'Anglian Lives deleted scenes' be counted as its own entity and inserted into above ranking?

The IAP deleted scenes rolls are great as well.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ja'moke on September 15, 2020, 02:34:58 PM
I laughed out loud during a walk yesterday listening to the bit where Alan says he has to wash the KFC stench from his hands because his dog Seldom would be furious if he found out he went to KFC without him.

Immediately conjured the image of Alan at the KFC drive-thru with Seldom in the passenger seat, his head in a bucket of chicken.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: frajer on September 15, 2020, 03:12:13 PM
Yeah his relationship with Seldom is such a joy throughout. The potentially hacky "Alan gets a temperamental dog" is turned into such an unusual and rich seam of comedy because of course it's never as simple as that.

Alan's distressed pleading for Seldom to be quiet after he returns from his holiday, overlaid with Alan's voiceover explaining at length that he has to pretend to be a beta male in all interactions, to ensure the "insecure" Seldom believes he remains top dog, is brilliant character stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: ASFTSN on September 15, 2020, 03:19:38 PM
I think him boiling 16 eggs for a single one of Seldom's meals and then explaining that an egg based diet "comes at a price" is one of the most subtly disgusting things I've heard from a piece of comedy in a while.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 15, 2020, 03:30:45 PM
Yeah too right. I immediately imagined the eggy fart smells but then imagined the state of the egg shits. Good god it made me cold.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on September 15, 2020, 03:30:52 PM
Anglian Lives is one of my favourite things.

"to any nine people?"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 15, 2020, 03:34:21 PM
I have the DVD of series 1 only, so I don't merge them together. They are distinct entities, and while I really like MMM2 (everything from IAP2 up is gold to me) I just felt like it was a slightly less-successful retread and slightly broader (particularly Julian Barratt and the kids at the end). Lines from the first series have become braintape whilst few from the second have. Splidding hairs though.

Thank God! I was beginning to think I was the only person to think this.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: neveragain on September 15, 2020, 04:41:28 PM
I love Julian Barratt's bit, even the song titles are superb. His reference to a comical song about a shepherd who comes to the big city called 'Boomtown', just perfectly drab. The question-and-answer bit at the end is fab too.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: frajer on September 15, 2020, 04:48:12 PM
On the subject of MMMM (Mid-Morning Matters Music), I absolutely bloody love Alan, Simon and Dave Clifton's accordion-backed singsong of "Are Friends Electric."
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: robhug on September 15, 2020, 05:00:10 PM
On the subject of MMMM (Mid-Morning Matters Music), I absolutely bloody love Alan, Simon and Dave Clifton's accordion-backed singsong of "Are Friends Electric."

On the subject of MMMJ, the best jingle on any show ever is the 8 seconds of "Sidekick Simon, Sidekick Simon, Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sidekick Simon, Sidekick Simon, duu-duu-du-du-da-daa" to the sound of marching jackboots.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: frajer on September 15, 2020, 05:04:27 PM
On the subject of MMMJ, the best jingle on any show ever is the 8 seconds of "Sidekick Simon, Sidekick Simon, Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sidekick Simon, Sidekick Simon, duu-duu-du-du-da-daa" to the sound of marching jackboots.

That is ace. Also enjoy the reaaaaalllllly slowed-down version that lasts forever and highlights how desperate and contrived all the wacky "boing" and "parp" effects are.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ja'moke on September 15, 2020, 05:42:00 PM
There's also a great bit in MMM where Simon tells a joke that lands flat and Alan lets the awkward silence linger for a few seconds before hitting the "Sidekick Simon, sidekick Simon" jingle.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Rizla on September 15, 2020, 05:49:16 PM
On the subject of MMMJ, the best jingle on any show ever is the 8 seconds of "Sidekick Simon, Sidekick Simon, Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sidekick Simon, Sidekick Simon, duu-duu-du-du-da-daa" to the sound of marching jackboots.
Up there with the distressing sweary traffic report one from IAP
 
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 15, 2020, 05:53:08 PM
Alan on Alan on I on I on Partridge on Partridge on Alan on Alan on I on I on Partridge on Partridge on Alan on Alan on I on I on Part<gulp>ridge on Partrige
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Chollis on September 15, 2020, 06:32:30 PM
nnnngghhHappy valentines
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: I.D. Smith on September 15, 2020, 06:34:17 PM
Obviously as a fan I would be able to tell the difference as I know all the episodes more or less by heart, but I don't think there's a huge difference in quality at all. I've always wondered whether those who saw the first series had really high expectations for the second series and so felt the dip in quality more strongly. As someone who came a bit later (in fact I think the first run of the second series was my introduction to the character beyond a vague awareness of him from The Day Today), I'd say the first is probably better, but there isn't much in it.

I agree that I think possibly the hype of waiting for S2 after the highs of S1 meant it was never going to live up to the first series in my eyes. I'd also really enjoyed The Office UK in the interim years which, at the time, raised the bar even higher for new series of IAP, as far as I was concerned. I didn't dislike IAP S2 but it felt more disjointed and broad than S1, at least at the time. Some of the editing felt off and some of the characters felt a bit last-minute (mainly thinking of the Dante's Fires rep he has a meeting with). However, I have warmed to the series over the years and there is some funny stuff in there, so I think the hype was probably a factor.

Still prefer S1 though. I think it's the loneliness and boredom from S1 of that still puts it higher than S2, for me. S2 seems like Alan has a more manic, hectic life, with more people involved and more engagements to attend, whereas S1 is largely him in that Travel Tavern, lost in life. But that's just personal preference for me.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Chollis on September 15, 2020, 06:40:04 PM
his grandma: "She used to stare me out"

i don't want this to end
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: AllisonSays on September 15, 2020, 07:06:59 PM
Fuck me the bit about the Norfolk accent at the end of episode 4 was funny. 'I keep trying, but it's just footile'.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 15, 2020, 08:28:05 PM
Thought episode 9 (the 'burglar' one) was awful, by far the worst Alan in years. Felt like it was written by different writers, just really silly with loads of daft voices. Definitely a different tone to it, kind of sub-Iannucci.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: JamesTC on September 15, 2020, 10:31:28 PM
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Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 15, 2020, 11:00:57 PM
I haven't read most of this (I'm only about halfway through, avoiding spoilers) so sorry if this has already been mentioned, but has anyone else noticed some lines or sentiments repeated from other Partridge things? I've noticed a lot of them, but the first that springs to mind is the Catherine Zeta-Jones/Michael Douglas "looks like a gray crow" line from I, Partridge. There have been plenty of others though.

Either way, it's wonderful to have so much of "that voice", and the gag rate is still astronomically high which is quite astonishing given there's been around 18 hours of audiobook material alone in the past decade. Some bits did lose my attention, as I tend to only be able to listen whilst driving or running errands, so I'm probably going to have to listen through it all again at some point soon. Not sad about it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 16, 2020, 08:47:44 AM
I think this, and much of Partridge will still be enjoyed in a hundred years.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 16, 2020, 10:16:55 AM
The only thing about IAP2 that decisively puts it beneath IAP1 on sight is the Bono episode, which is pretty bad. The rest is just a judgement call that it's not quite firing as strongly, but there are several great moments per episode.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 16, 2020, 10:31:11 AM
Just finished putting all the Partridge stuff I have into a playlist, it clocks in a 60 hours, didn't realise there was quite so much stuff until I tried looking at it all. Seriously, how fucking good is Steve Coogan?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bleeding Kansas on September 16, 2020, 12:27:25 PM
I haven't read most of this (I'm only about halfway through, avoiding spoilers) so sorry if this has already been mentioned, but has anyone else noticed some lines or sentiments repeated from other Partridge things? I've noticed a lot of them, but the first that springs to mind is the Catherine Zeta-Jones/Michael Douglas "looks like a gray crow" line from I, Partridge. There have been plenty of others though.

Yes, I have noticed some repeated lines. The only other example that I can recall right now though is "trainers in a washing machine" but I think that is deliberate callback given the joke of its repetitive use in 'I, Partridge'. 

Given the enormous amount of fresh material, part of me thinks they are just jokes which they have forgotten they had used already.

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: SteveDave on September 16, 2020, 12:38:24 PM
his grandma: "She used to stare me out"

i don't want this to end

That bit caused me to laugh out loud (L.O.L.) in the street and have to take a moment to compose myself. Normally I'd hide it with a cough but you can't do that now.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on September 16, 2020, 01:27:56 PM
On the subject of NMMMJ (non-mid morn mat jingles) how did Chris Morris ever get away with 'Hi I'm Bruno Brooks... nnnngggcunt' on Radio One
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on September 16, 2020, 01:36:35 PM
IAP2 feels silly and pantomimey like he's doing his hammiest Partridge impression, he's not the straight man anymore, and his old man makeup looks terrible on modern tellies but it's still 9/10 even with that being said
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on September 16, 2020, 01:53:35 PM
The only thing about IAP2 that decisively puts it beneath IAP1 on sight is the Bono episode, which is pretty bad.

That's my favourite episode!

The idea of Alan thinking a giant bowl of Alpen is the height of rich rock star decadence alone makes it worthwhile.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: rude soil on September 16, 2020, 01:57:03 PM
Going to Remembrance Sunday dressed as a poppy is one of the silliest things he's done.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 16, 2020, 02:02:52 PM
On the subject of NMMMJ (non-mid morn mat jingles) how did Chris Morris ever get away with 'Hi I'm Bruno Brooks... nnnngggcunt' on Radio One

One of the oldest things I remember from the internet. Do you have a link to it?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on September 16, 2020, 02:03:44 PM
Going to Remembrance Sunday dressed as a poppy is one of the silliest things he's done.

That stuck out to me as something Coogan or Gibbonses clearly wanted to take a dig at via Alan. Can't remember it specifically now but there's a political bit in FTO where Alan's words are clearly the exact opposite of what Steve really thinks.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 16, 2020, 02:07:02 PM
That stuck out to me as something Coogan or Gibbonses clearly wanted to take a dig at via Alan. Can't remember it specifically now but there's a political bit in FTO where Alan's words are clearly the exact opposite of what Steve really thinks.

There’s a few of those - Alan’s thoughts on Top Gear and Piers Morgan come to mind.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: PeasOnSticks on September 16, 2020, 02:18:15 PM
I hear a lot more echoes of early Partridge in Coogan's performance this time, in terms of intonation and vocal timbre, which makes this one really feel like we're hearing the original character having aged.

It's a complete delight - Alan being Alan in a low-key way, and Coogan is just so fucking good: countless instances of sublime delivery.

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Pancake on September 16, 2020, 02:22:55 PM
One of the oldest things I remember from the internet. Do you have a link to it?

No but I downloaded them from here back in like... 2004 or something. Someone must have stuck them YT
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on September 16, 2020, 04:09:09 PM
"See you fucking later, nutbag!"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Joe Oakes on September 16, 2020, 04:15:42 PM
I would encourage anyone who can afford to pay for this, to do so. It’s great.

But if you are broke, have technical difficulties or a valid ethical reason for not giving Audible money (i like to imagine that they were involved in some sort of powered baby seal milk scandal in the 80s), then the whole thing is available on the Alan Partridge subreddit.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 16, 2020, 04:29:47 PM
or a valid ethical reason for not giving Audible money (i like to imagine that they were involved in some sort of powered baby seal milk scandal in the 80s)

Well, they're owned by Amazon.

I know this has been said a lot already but you can get the entire thing free by installing Audible as a free trial and then cancelling the subscription. This is so much easier than playing it as a long unsegmented mp3 off your phone (or whatever), it's free, and will still count as a purchase from Audible's perspective, thereby helping Coogan and Co.

So get it on Audible unless you have the moral objection to Amazon, which is fair enough
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: chveik on September 16, 2020, 06:28:34 PM
I was expecting a slight dig at Jeff Bezo from Alan
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 16, 2020, 06:51:36 PM
There’s a few of those - Alan’s thoughts on Top Gear and Piers Morgan come to mind.

Yes, the email from ‘red star’ was an example of this - a long rant about big tax-dodging corporations.
Alan’s reaction gives insight into how the writers think. Contrast his “ooh he’s got a bee in his bonnet” or words to that effect, not downplaying or satirising the message, with his reaction to more right wing characters or messages, like Reece Shearsmith in mmm2 saying that people who strike should be shot in front of their wife and kids.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 16, 2020, 07:57:01 PM
Seriously, how fucking good is Steve Coogan?
I just said to my wife that I was amazed at how good Coogan is at physical comedy through the medium of sound. The sound he makes bending over to pick up the towel in the spa episode is sublime.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on September 16, 2020, 09:05:42 PM
I love his mad voice changes when he's rummaging in the attic.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Rich Uncle Skeleton on September 16, 2020, 09:48:14 PM
Well, they're owned by Amazon.

I know this has been said a lot already but you can get the entire thing free by installing Audible as a free trial and then cancelling the subscription. This is so much easier than playing it as a long unsegmented mp3 off your phone (or whatever), it's free, and will still count as a purchase from Audible's perspective, thereby helping Coogan and Co.

So get it on Audible unless you have the moral objection to Amazon, which is fair enough

Plus when you cancel they try and get you to stay with an extra credit, so got limmys autobiography too on the way out...back of the net

Yeah too right. I immediately imagined the eggy fart smells but then imagined the state of the egg shits. Good god it made me cold.

Maybe already mentioned but that egg slogan made me very uncomfortable with the extra breathy emphasis on "they're happy, because they eat eggs!"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 16, 2020, 10:07:45 PM
Okay, I'm going to have to be That Guy, because I'm really struggling with this. I'm at 2hr35 and I've turned it off a good few times out of boredom. Wherever this "best Partridge ever" is I haven't hit it yet.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: PaulTMA on September 16, 2020, 10:43:43 PM
I've been pretty miserable this week and have only just realised it's a post-Oasthouse emptiness
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: oy vey on September 16, 2020, 11:13:00 PM
Okay, I'm going to have to be That Guy, because I'm really struggling with this. I'm at 2hr35 and I've turned it off a good few times out of boredom. Wherever this "best Partridge ever" is I haven't hit it yet.

Wait around for the oboe. It's useful.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 16, 2020, 11:25:12 PM
Okay, I'm going to have to be That Guy, because I'm really struggling with this. I'm at 2hr35 and I've turned it off a good few times out of boredom. Wherever this "best Partridge ever" is I haven't hit it yet.

It's really dense. I find that I lose concentration sometimes because of listening to it in the car or when otherwise occupied, but it's really solid when you're able to properly pay attention - as people have recently said, even just minor inflections or pronunciations that you'd miss if your ears blinked for a second. I can't imagine the amount of effort that must've gone into writing/performing/recording it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 01:59:54 AM
That is ace. Also enjoy the reaaaaalllllly slowed-down version that lasts forever and highlights how desperate and contrived all the wacky "boing" and "parp" effects are.

Yes I'd forgotten that. Very funny.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 02:04:21 AM
Well, they're owned by Amazon.

I know this has been said a lot already but you can get the entire thing free by installing Audible as a free trial and then cancelling the subscription. This is so much easier than playing it as a long unsegmented mp3 off your phone (or whatever), it's free, and will still count as a purchase from Audible's perspective, thereby helping Coogan and Co.

So get it on Audible unless you have the moral objection to Amazon, which is fair enough

And just a reminder that even if you've used up all your free trials, this brilliant 8 hour Partridge MEGAPODCAST is only £8 ffs. It's definitely worth £8. It will last the rest of your life. Just pay it ffs.  So they might make more.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 17, 2020, 08:03:49 AM
PILE ON!

Aye fucking PAY FOR IT, for fuck sake. Use whatever rationale you need to, it's a few cups of coffee, it's 800 penny chews, whatever, just fucking pay for it so they make more, pay for the things in life that are good and stop expecting other people to do it for you.

Even if you CAN'T afford it, even if you live in an Alan Clarke film, even if you don't like Alan Partridge, laughing, spoken language or have ears or a brain, pay for Alan Partridge From The Oasthouse, now, got it?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 17, 2020, 08:08:30 AM
edit: Pay for it? If we do the audible trial scam, surely Amazon is paying him for the "token" we use regardless

Random thought: somewhere 2/3 through (sorry I didn't check the episode number) we got more info than ever about Fernando and Denise. Would it ruin it if we actually got to "meet" Fernando or Denise in a future TV show? Would "meeting them" have any more comic potential than the mere idea of them being absent in his life? It might just be too sad if they actually interacted with him on screen. What do you think?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Lemming on September 17, 2020, 08:23:52 AM
The way he pronounces "Are You Being Served?" as a question nearly fucking killed me. That is all.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 17, 2020, 08:24:31 AM
PILE ON!

Aye fucking PAY FOR IT, for fuck sake. Use whatever rationale you need to, it's a few cups of coffee, it's 800 penny chews, whatever, just fucking pay for it so they make more, pay for the things in life that are good and stop expecting other people to do it for you.

Even if you CAN'T afford it, even if you live in an Alan Clarke film, even if you don't like Alan Partridge, laughing, spoken language or have ears or a brain, pay for Alan Partridge From The Oasthouse, now, got it?

Where does the £8 figure come from? Isn't that how much Audible is a month? To buy it outright is £17.49
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bleeding Kansas on September 17, 2020, 09:00:57 AM
Yes, that's the monthly subscription which gives you one credit to purchase any book.  You can cancel the subscription as soon as you have bought it as you don't need to be subscribed in order to listen to any books you have purchased. I don't know why you would ever need to pay full price on audible.

One inconsequential thing in the podcast that stood out for me. If I remember correctly, there was a bit where Lynn sends an erroneous text messages to Alan in 1994. Firstly, is this conceivably a bit to early for text messaging? Secondly, this means that Lynn, despite using mobiles since the mid nineties, still struggles to send coherent text messages  (I believe her bad text messaging skills are mentioned in other Partridge audio books). I suppose it is funny that she hasn't improved over 25 years.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 17, 2020, 10:15:49 AM
edit: Pay for it? If we do the audible trial scam, surely Amazon is paying him for the "token" we use regardless


Nice one, tell you that to the ones scouring the Internet for a free download of which Amazon has no awareness like the upthread Reddit discussions.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 17, 2020, 10:47:44 AM
I haven't been paid since May and am ineligible for benefit, and seeing as Coogan and presumably the Gibbons and all audio techs were paid a flat fee up front, and Audible is owned by the world's richest company, I feel no sorrow at stealing this. I realise this isn't a perfect moral argument, but I look on Soulseek now and there are dozens of people who have albums I made.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 17, 2020, 10:58:56 AM
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pay for the things in life that are good and stop expecting other people to do it for you.

This is a particularly flimsy argument to apply to a podcast, a medium people on low incomes and without major funding can create and publish work of artistic value, but the fact is the product has emerged in a certain form which is infinitely duplicatable at no cost and such a product has a market value of zero. Audible have also decided this specific product should be released for free for a time as a hook to attract people to their wider service. The creators have also consented to this and they have been paid for their work. Someone not paying to hear this is not depriving them of their livelihoods. It is up to Audible/Amazon whether they commission work to be done and whether they decide to use it as a loss leader and whether they choose to protect the copyright of that work adequately, or whether they let it escape to a format that is infinitely duplicatable and has a market value of zero. If they found piracy morally abhorrent enough then they would have protected this art. As it happens, they have most likely accepted archival and sharing will occur and will budget accordingly. They accepted the risk, they took the risk. Everything else is extraneous.

(Never mind the fact that Partridge wouldn't be half as popular or well known had it not been for the freely accessible content that has been shared. Word of mouth is, as it has always been, free advertising.)

sevendaughters doesn't need to justify why they haven't paid for this in the way they have done.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 17, 2020, 11:09:28 AM
I didn't feel I needed to justify, I just wanted to put out a statement of where I am. If it is justified or remains a crime to anyone then that's down to them.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on September 17, 2020, 11:17:10 AM
Consider my understanding of the matter broadened lads. I am guilty of overreaction often and certainly in this case and it is unfair of me to presume that everyone who makes the choice not to pay for something which isn't free is at all like the small number of entitled assholes I know in the 'real world'. That is not intended to sound like a backhand, even it reads that way.

I'm sorry to hear about your circumstances sevendaughters.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 17, 2020, 11:18:50 AM
If there was a way for the money to go directly to the creators, a la Patreon, with none of the pointless middle men getting any, i'd urge paying for it, but fuck it they're getting paid by Bezos.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 17, 2020, 11:44:14 AM
Nice one, tell you that to the ones scouring the Internet for a free download of which Amazon has no awareness like the upthread Reddit discussions.

This thread moves so fast. I thought you were referring to the post above yours, which regards using Amazon to get the podcasts for "free".

I'm with you, though: if you are thinking of  pirating this, just jump through the hoops and get your free audible trial. It's probably, like, one hoop. Presuming you're normal and you already have an Amazon account.

Personally, upon getting access to it on Audible, I used a second PC to play the entire 6 hours through, meanwhile recording the speaker output in Audacity so I wouldn't lose possession of the series even after I cancelled the free Audible subscription.

(It strikes me that what I just wrote could be easily read in Partridge's voice. Welp.)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 17, 2020, 11:49:48 AM
Personally, upon getting access to it on Audible, I used a second PC to play the entire 6 hours through, meanwhile recording the speaker output in Audacity so I wouldn't lose possession of the series even after I cancelled the free Audible subscription.

An Audible subscription just gives you monthly credits to buy new books with. You don't lose audiobooks after you cancel your Audible subscription. They remain in your Audible app.

You also don't lose any unused Audible credits if you pause or cancel your subscription.

You can also return completed books and get the credit refunded. You can do this a surprising number of times before they stop letting you.

Again, Amazon is an evil company so I would understand not supporting them on that basis. But from a consumer perspective Audible is an unbelievably flexible, generous service that will literally give you the books you want free with no strings attached. I am slightly alarmed by the hoops people are jumping through to circumvent using it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 12:07:10 PM
This is a particularly flimsy argument to apply to a podcast, a medium people on low incomes and without major funding can create and publish work of artistic value, but the fact is the product has emerged in a certain form which is infinitely duplicatable at no cost and such a product has a market value of zero.


Sorry, but your entire argument is flimsy. People on low incomes and without major funding can make movies, or make music, or paint pictures, or write books, or any other number of other ways of artistic expression, podcasts are not alone in this. All those other forms of art can also be reproduced digitally at no cost and shared freely, does that mean no one should have to pay for any of that stuff either because it has a market value of zero? The only difference I can see is that people are used to getting podcasts for free so balk at the idea of paying for them.

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Audible have also decided this specific product should be released for free for a time as a hook to attract people to their wider service.

No, they haven't. You can get it for free if you sign up for a free trial, otherwise you have to pay for it, it hasn't been made specifically free.

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Someone not paying to hear this is not depriving them of their livelihoods.

Not for this project, but if everyone pirates it and Audible see that no one is buying it from them, why on earth would they pay to recommission Coogan for any more?

If you want to pirate it, fine, we all do it, just stop trying all this fancy rationalization. It was just suggested that it might be nice if you can't afford to buy it to do the free trial thing so it registers as a sale (which is what I did as I can't afford it) so we might get some more, rather than pirate it elsewhere.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 17, 2020, 12:12:08 PM
Audible have also decided this specific product should be released for free for a time as a hook to attract people to their wider service. The creators have also consented to this and they have been paid for their work. Someone not paying to hear this is not depriving them of their livelihoods.

A have a tiny nitpick about this.

Clearly whether a few thousand people pirate Oasthouse will have no meaningful impact on the livelihoods on Coogan and co. But the number of people who download it on Audible is a number that will influence the terms of any future Audible-Partridge deal.

I also question your assumption that they have been paid for their work (the implication being that the transaction is already finished); it's normal for writers to receive royalties based on book sales, so I expect this is true of audiobook sales too. When Audible give the book away free with trial subscriptions etc, it's unlikely that this results in a different result for the authors, in terms of royalties or whatever.

None of this is an attack on piracy, by the way. I watch Partridge clips on YouTube instead of streaming them on Amazon or whatever it is you're supposed to do. I'm just pointing out that it's not correct to say that choosing to pirate the podcast has no impact at all on its creators.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 12:19:18 PM
(Never mind the fact that Partridge wouldn't be half as popular or well known had it not been for the freely accessible content that has been shared. Word of mouth is, as it has always been, free advertising.)


I'd dispute that too. Partridge is mainstream, and has been for over 20 years, well before the popularity of the internet. That's why he kept coming back, not because a few people on the internet were sharing clips.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: sevendaughters on September 17, 2020, 12:39:39 PM
it's the third Audible-Coogan deal so I think it's fair to assume people are happy with the proceeds.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 17, 2020, 01:55:56 PM
it's the third Audible-Coogan deal so I think it's fair to assume people are happy with the proceeds.

It's not that simple though is it.

We have no idea what their deal is. If they can point to the Oasthouse and go look, this got 100,000 downloads or generated 6,000 new subscriptions or whatever, so give us 14% for the next book instead of 12%, then that's an example of a real impact.

Again, I don't actually care about how many more classic cars Coogan can buy, I don't blame any individual for pirating anything and I have torrented terabytes of stuff over the years, it just isn't correct to say it has no effect at all on anything.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 17, 2020, 02:28:25 PM
I'd dispute that too. Partridge is mainstream, and has been for over 20 years, well before the popularity of the internet. That's why he kept coming back, not because a few people on the internet were sharing clips.

Did I say it was one or the other?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 17, 2020, 02:32:21 PM
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I'm just pointing out that it's not correct to say that choosing to pirate the podcast has no impact at all on its creators.

Not an argument I was making.

Again, I argued it was not depriving them of their livelihoods which is a different, and I think more important moral threshold. Furthermore, as has not been dealt with yet, media business models will almost certainly factor a level of unapproved archiving and sharing online when making budgeting decisions and by doing this they have tacitly accepted this will happen when they release art in a form that doesn't adequately protect the copyright of the owner, rather than taking enhanced steps to protect it that would invariably come at a far more major loss of income.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 03:41:43 PM
Did I say it was one or the other?

(Never mind the fact that Partridge wouldn't be half as popular or well known had it not been for the freely accessible content that has been shared. Word of mouth is, as it has always been, free advertising.)

Well, that does sound like you're saying Partridge wouldn't be as popular as he is if it wasn't for piracy on the internet, when in reality he was a mainstream star before file-sharing was a thing. Piracy has nothing to with Partridge's popularity, at all.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 17, 2020, 03:46:56 PM
Is it as bad as nicking a torch from Tesco?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 17, 2020, 03:53:18 PM
Is it as bad as nicking a torch from Tesco?

It's fine to nick a torch from Tesco because Tesco have factored shoplifting into their projected costs. They expect a number of people to steal torches so why not be one of them? The torch manufacturer understood this risk when they allowed Tesco to sell their torches.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 03:54:14 PM
Not an argument I was making.

Again, I argued it was not depriving them of their livelihoods...

Only it is. Because you're lowering Coogan's chances at doing some more, or lowering the price he gets offered to make more.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 04:25:35 PM
This is a particularly flimsy argument to apply to a podcast, a medium people on low incomes and without major funding can create and publish work of artistic value, but the fact is the product has emerged in a certain form which is infinitely duplicatable at no cost and such a product has a market value of zero. Audible have also decided this specific product should be released for free for a time as a hook to attract people to their wider service. The creators have also consented to this and they have been paid for their work. Someone not paying to hear this is not depriving them of their livelihoods. It is up to Audible/Amazon whether they commission work to be done and whether they decide to use it as a loss leader and whether they choose to protect the copyright of that work adequately, or whether they let it escape to a format that is infinitely duplicatable and has a market value of zero. If they found piracy morally abhorrent enough then they would have protected this art. As it happens, they have most likely accepted archival and sharing will occur and will budget accordingly. They accepted the risk, they took the risk. Everything else is extraneous.

(Never mind the fact that Partridge wouldn't be half as popular or well known had it not been for the freely accessible content that has been shared. Word of mouth is, as it has always been, free advertising.)

sevendaughters doesn't need to justify why they haven't paid for this in the way they have done.

Jesus. It's £8, mate. For a really good product.  And presumably you don't steal from shops? Look, I'm on ESA and I have to pick and choose very carefully what I can afford to spend my money on. I have no qualms about spending it on something I know will bring me happiness (literally for the rest of my life) and which I'd want the producers to go on producing.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 04:28:22 PM
If there was a way for the money to go directly to the creators, a la Patreon, with none of the pointless middle men getting any, i'd urge paying for it, but fuck it they're getting paid by Bezos.

This is such a bad argument. If you saw it through logically you'd probably not pay for anything. You wouldn't steal from shops and you shouldn't steal from artists. Especially if their work has brought you much joy, which it clearly has.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 17, 2020, 04:29:12 PM
It's fine to nick a torch from Tesco because Tesco have factored shoplifting into their projected costs. They expect a number of people to steal torches so why not be one of them? The torch manufacturer understood this risk when they allowed Tesco to sell their torches.

Wise words.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 17, 2020, 04:30:11 PM
This is such a bad argument. If you saw it through logically you'd probably not pay for anything. You wouldn't steal from shops and you shouldn't steal from artists. Especially if their work has brought you much joy, which it clearly has.

I mean I do pay, just saying.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 04:31:23 PM
It's fine to nick a torch from Tesco because Tesco have factored shoplifting into their projected costs. They expect a number of people to steal torches so why not be one of them? The torch manufacturer understood this risk when they allowed Tesco to sell their torches.

Quite.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 04:32:30 PM
I mean I do pay, just saying.

Oh right. Sorry, man.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 17, 2020, 04:54:38 PM
Menu, do you realise how absurd you look giving (admittedly quite wise advice) while sporting such a hilarious avatar?

those not in the know (NSFW)
https://i.imgur.com/hB9IoOq.png don't click
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 04:58:29 PM
Menu, do you realise how absurd you look giving (admittedly quite wise advice) while sporting such a hilarious avatar?

those not in the know (NSFW)
https://i.imgur.com/hB9IoOq.png don't click

It was literally the first image I could think of when another CABber shamed me into getting an avatar. I mean, even now I can't really think of any alternatives.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 17, 2020, 04:59:28 PM
I do like the idea that people might think I am him.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 17, 2020, 05:06:28 PM
The moralism about pirating this is actually laughable considering how openly this forum pirates TV programmes and the likes. Please pack your E-wang away and understand that people are going to pirate content regardless of what you say or how you try to shame them.

Before you start, I actually did buy this off Audible -- after pirating it first because the pirate format is easier for me to transfer about. Yes, I'm probably a minority. No, I don't care about that, nor the purported moral quandry you're going to use to shame people for pirating something purely because you like it. If they were downloading the entire series of Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps over and over you would give nae fucks.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 17, 2020, 05:08:45 PM
Before you start, I actually did buy this off Audible -- after pirating it first because the pirate format is easier for me to transfer about. Yes, I'm probably a minority.

I'm definitely going to do that myself actually.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 17, 2020, 05:20:02 PM
I do like the idea that people might think I am him.

It's not so much I think you are him... I just can't not think you are him.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 17, 2020, 05:25:30 PM
I wish there really was 7 hours of Alan's true crime podcast to listen to, even though it's poor and doesn't work on any level.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 05:26:43 PM
The moralism about pirating this is actually laughable considering how openly this forum pirates TV programmes and the likes. Please pack your E-wang away and understand that people are going to pirate content regardless of what you say or how you try to shame them.

Before you start, I actually did buy this off Audible -- after pirating it first because the pirate format is easier for me to transfer about. Yes, I'm probably a minority. No, I don't care about that, nor the purported moral quandry you're going to use to shame people for pirating something purely because you like it. If they were downloading the entire series of Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps over and over you would give nae fucks.

That wasnt really the discussion though, it was more about getting it for free from Audible versus getting it for free from elsewhere, until Shoulders made that post about how pirating podcasts is fine and hurts no one, which was just wrong from top to bottom, really. If you think about the reasons why you bought it after pirating it, those are the reasons why people are saying get it for free from Audible instead of elsewhere.

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 17, 2020, 05:32:20 PM
That wasnt really the discussion though, it was more about getting it for free from Audible versus getting it for free from elsewhere, until Shoulders made that post about how pirating podcasts is fine and hurts no one, which was just wrong from top to bottom, really. If you think about the reasons why you bought it after pirating it, those are the reasons why people are saying get it for free from Audible instead of elsewhere.

If you get it for free from Audible then don't renew you are actually doing more harm than pirating it, though. That sort of thing adds a major disincentive to investors, who DO look at the metric for releases-to-free-trials-to-cancellations. Not only that but Audible's files is shite. If you really want to get it for free just pirate it, becuase that does far less investor-visible harm. I don't care about investors but they are the people who determine whether or not stuff like this continues to get made.

And yes I can safely say this is fact, as I have spoken to people in this industry.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 17, 2020, 05:37:20 PM
And yes I can safely say this is fact, as I have spoken to people in this industry.

I don't think it is a fact, though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 17, 2020, 05:39:37 PM
I don't think it is a fact, though.

There's no evidence for it, but it is fiscal fact.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 05:43:31 PM
If you get it for free from Audible then don't renew you are actually doing more harm than pirating it, though. That sort of thing adds a major disincentive to investors, who DO look at the metric for releases-to-free-trials-to-cancellations. Not only that but Audible's files is shite. If you really want to get it for free just pirate it, becuase that does far less investor-visible harm. I don't care about investors but they are the people who determine whether or not stuff like this continues to get made.

And yes I can safely say this is fact, as I have spoken to people in this industry.

Gonna need to offer a bit more evidencefor than that for it to be fact, as it makes no sense. Pirating it so they get nothing and so think its not popular and wont make any more is better than someone signing up to their service, getting it, letting them know there is a demand for it, and then cancelling?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 17, 2020, 05:44:22 PM
Quote from: BeardFaceMan
Shoulders made that post about how pirating podcasts is fine and hurts no one, which was just wrong from top to bottom, really.

If you are going to keep failing to comprehend explicitly caveated arguments could you leave me out of it so I don't have to keep popping in here to respond "I never said that, please stop misrepresenting me" every 2 hours.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 05:47:00 PM
If you are going to keep failing to comprehend explicitly caveated arguments could you leave me out of it so I don't have to keep popping in here to respond "I never said that, please stop misrepresenting me" every 2 hours.

Only you did say that, as evidenced by the bits of your post I quoted. Feel free to not pop back and repeat yourself though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: H-O-W-L on September 17, 2020, 05:58:02 PM
Gonna need to offer a bit more evidencefor than that for it to be fact, as it makes no sense. Pirating it so they get nothing and so think its not popular and wont make any more is better than someone signing up to their service, getting it, letting them know there is a demand for it, and then cancelling?

Investors literally do not see the figures for pirate websites -- they aren't particularly known for record-keeping... but they see the figures for people who have registered, downloaded X podcast, then not renewed at the end of their free trial. Can you see the chain here?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 17, 2020, 06:07:34 PM
I know nothing whatsoever about bookselling and I'm not a data scientist. But I do work in the field of data metrics bollocks. I will now speculate from my anus. Behold:

Amazon know that when people create a free Audible subscription and get a free book many will cancel the subscription. But from Amazon's perspective, that's not a loss. It's a win, when compared to the starting position, which is that you didn't have an Audible account (and might not even have had an Amazon account).

For the cost of giving you a free book, they have got your email address, put Audible on your phone, and hoovered up some other data about you that you probably didn't notice. You now know what Audible is and you know its potential value to you, leading to a vastly improved odds of one day paying for something. They have also gathered a few extra morsels of data points they can use to sharpen their algorithms and publishing strategies. Amazon have won. They are in this for the long term.

I would find it incredibly surprising if there were some category of books Amazon was devaluing internally (and therefore paying Coogan less for) because they triggered a high proportion of free subscriptions that did not immediately lead to paid subscriptions. Those are still high-value propositions for Amazon.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 06:08:59 PM
Investors literally do not see the figures for pirate websites -- they aren't particularly known for record-keeping... but they see the figures for people who have registered, downloaded X podcast, then not renewed at the end of their free trial. Can you see the chain here?

That's what I mean though, they don't see the figures for pirate sites so they have no idea if its being downloaded or not or how popular it is, so why would they make more? But if they can see that people have got it from them then they can see its popular and theres more chance of more getting made.

I know nothing whatsoever about bookselling and I'm not a data scientist. But I do work in the field of data metrics bollocks. I will now speculate from my anus. Behold:

Amazon know that when people create a free Audible subscription and get a free book many will cancel the subscription. But from Amazon's perspective, that's not a loss. It's a win, when compared to the starting position, which is that you didn't have an Audible account (and might not even have had an Amazon account).

For the cost of giving you a free book, they have got your email address, put Audible on your phone, and hoovered up some other data about you that you probably didn't notice. You now know what Audible is and you know its potential value to you, leading to a vastly improved odds of one day paying for something. They have also gathered a few extra morsels of data points they can use to sharpen their algorithms and publishing strategies. Amazon have won. They are in this for the long term.

I would find it incredibly surprising if there were some category of books Amazon was devaluing internally (and therefore paying Coogan less for) because they triggered a high proportion of free subscriptions that did not immediately lead to paid subscriptions. Those are still high-value propositions for Amazon.

That does make sense, though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 17, 2020, 06:12:29 PM
They are advertising Partridge on telly mind, might be a first for an audible show (I remember an Alien book had little youtube ads but thats it), so I think they value the show quite highly.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: mr. logic on September 17, 2020, 06:12:47 PM
Actually, that’s a point. Is there any chance of them releasing this in print form too?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Noodle Lizard on September 17, 2020, 06:14:27 PM
Amazon know that when people create a free Audible subscription and get a free book many will cancel the subscription. But from Amazon's perspective, that's not a loss. It's a win, when compared to the starting position, which is that you didn't have an Audible account (and might not even have had an Amazon account).

For the cost of giving you a free book, they have got your email address, put Audible on your phone, and hoovered up some other data about you that you probably didn't notice. You now know what Audible is and you know its potential value to you, leading to a vastly improved odds of one day paying for something. They have also gathered a few extra morsels of data points they can use to sharpen their algorithms and publishing strategies. Amazon have won. They are in this for the long term.

That's true. A lot of people also forget to cancel their free trials, sometimes not noticing for months. I don't think there's a good reason for pirating something that's technically available for free (especially something as good as this) - unless you're really against Amazon and never use their services, which is understandable. The numbers absolutely count when it comes to future deals, and how much the creators get paid for them.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: solidified gruel merchant on September 17, 2020, 06:22:58 PM
I paid the full £17.99 retail price. Happy to do it. It’s fine.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 17, 2020, 06:24:19 PM
I paid the full £17.99 retail price. Happy to do it. It’s fine.

You got absolutely robbed, mate.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2020, 06:26:27 PM
Actually, that’s a point. Is there any chance of them releasing this in print form too?

It did seem to be mostly scripted, so that would be lovely.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on September 17, 2020, 06:31:01 PM
Pirates, Oscar Pistorius and Davros.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 17, 2020, 08:17:21 PM
I'm surprised they've not done an Encyclopedialan. They could basically rip off stuff he says in this and the other two audio books/ novels and have an a to z of Alan's thoughts and opinions.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 17, 2020, 08:43:24 PM
I'm surprised they've not done an Encyclopedialan. They could basically rip off stuff he says in this and the other two audio books/ novels and have an a to z of Alan's thoughts and opinions.

From your lips to Coogan's ear.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 18, 2020, 12:46:27 AM
It's not so much I think you are him... I just can't not think you are him.

Haha!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 18, 2020, 12:53:45 AM
If you get it for free from Audible then don't renew you are actually doing more harm than pirating it, though. That sort of thing adds a major disincentive to investors, who DO look at the metric for releases-to-free-trials-to-cancellations. Not only that but Audible's files is shite. If you really want to get it for free just pirate it, becuase that does far less investor-visible harm. I don't care about investors but they are the people who determine whether or not stuff like this continues to get made.

And yes I can safely say this is fact, as I have spoken to people in this industry.

Complete bollocks. Audible want you to sign up, and are prepared to lose a few who pick up the Partridge and then leave, as they expect/hope that more will stay cos it's actually quite a good deal if you listen to audiobooks. They got me on a free trial and I was planning to sack it off, but I realised it was cheaper to pay £8 a month than pay (approx)£11 a book on iTunes (on average)more than once a month. Also when you try to leave, they give you a free credit to get you to stay! Lovely stuff!

EDIT - and all the stuff Popcorn said.

Audible is genuinely a good service and should be rewarded for being so. I know they're owned by Amazon now but I'm not 100% down on them either. They have their good points as well as their bad ones.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Non Stop Dancer on September 18, 2020, 11:28:54 AM
Once a year or so audible will offer you half price for 4 months. Just set a reminder to cancel before the 3 months are up, rinse and repeat forever.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 18, 2020, 11:49:55 AM
Maybe I'm naive: if it wasn't for the lab-rat like existence of Amazon workers, would it be such a problem company? I don't see anything wrong with its success in terms of replacing the high street, for example. The high street is shit: you can never get the best product that is out there. But put a pin in that...

Since Audible is only financially linked to Amazon, and doesn't contribute to expanding internal demand for those nasty warehouse working conditions, I think it deserves a pass.  If Audible made 2x the profit, I don't see what the negative repercussions would be. Obvious the positive repercussions would be huge for the creative and/or funny people community. 
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 18, 2020, 11:53:42 AM
Yes, you're being a bit naive.

Amazon is Walmart... On acid.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 18, 2020, 12:07:40 PM
Admittedly, I buy so much on Amazon (especially these days) that I rightly ought to be offered some equity.   I do, however, stand by my hatred of the high street (except for the charity shops/ used-paperback booksellers - they can stay).
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bgmnts on September 18, 2020, 12:35:37 PM
Are mega monopolies bad though?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 18, 2020, 12:57:10 PM
Amazon doesn't have a "monopoly" on anything, to be serious for a moment.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 18, 2020, 01:05:23 PM
Once a year or so audible will offer you half price for 4 months. Just set a reminder to cancel before the 3 months are up, rinse and repeat forever.

Cancel it. The site will force you to click through a few screens including a “tell us why you’re canceling” screen with a load of options.

Picking “it’s too expensive” will always give you a large discount for another 1-3 months*. Tried it with audible the other day when canceling my subscription, it offers half price for 3 months with 0 hassle. I suspect you could keep doing that every 3 months if you wanted.

*To add: this works for basically any subscription service. We canceled our internet as we were moving, and they immediately offered a year at half price as part of the cancelation process aka “we’ve been mugging you off for years and could slash the price in half and still operate profitably, you suckers!”

This backfired in my case as it only made me hate the provider more, and I’m making a point of not getting a new contract with them in the new gaff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 18, 2020, 01:09:04 PM
Amazon doesn't have a "monopoly" on anything, to be serious for a moment.

Amazon has market-warping de facto monopolistic and monopsonistic power. It is not a good thing, and I try not to buy too much from the cunts if I can help it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 18, 2020, 01:12:04 PM
It's a platform where a lot of small businesses and sole traders can sell in markets like abroad that otherwise they'd never reach, even if they had a website with all flash animations.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on September 18, 2020, 01:14:17 PM
Amazon has market-warping de facto monopolistic and monopsonistic power. It is not a good thing, and I try not to buy too much from the cunts if I can help it.

It's OK if you only use it for my birthday presents.

(minimum value £10)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 18, 2020, 01:20:51 PM
Cancel it. The site will force you to click through a few screens including a “tell us why you’re canceling” screen with a load of options.

Picking “it’s too expensive” will always give you a large discount for another 1-3 months*.

Just tried this with CaB - a panicked Neil offered to pay me just to keep me posting on here as a member. Makes you think.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 18, 2020, 01:22:59 PM
The thing about Amazon is, at least you know when it's coming, more or less. Buy from Marketplace sellers or eBay and you've got no idea what courier they're using or when it's going to turn up, and it's a pain in the arse - and obviously corona has only made it ten times worse.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 18, 2020, 01:29:28 PM
To be fair I sell on Amazon and my shipping times are dreadful.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 18, 2020, 01:36:55 PM
I'm surprised nobody's set up parcel shops where you can get all that shit delivered. That would be my Dragon's Den idea.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 18, 2020, 04:06:42 PM
Okay, back on topic, "from the Outhouse" had me laughing like a twat
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on September 18, 2020, 04:40:22 PM
*To add: this works for basically any subscription service. We canceled our internet as we were moving, and they immediately offered a year at half price as part of the cancelation process aka “we’ve been mugging you off for years and could slash the price in half and still operate profitably, you suckers!”

This backfired in my case as it only made me hate the provider more, and I’m making a point of not getting a new contract with them in the new gaff.[/sub]

This has never worked for me with internet providers; which is to say, they do offer me a limited discount, but have somehow never been able to offer me a price comparable to the one they - and their competitors - give to new (or returning-a-year-after-cancelling) customers. The idea of encouraging customer loyalty doesn't seem to occur to them.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 18, 2020, 05:09:17 PM
A Richard Hammond and Clarkson jibe and I'm 6 eps in. Have these guys totally fallen out then after Coogan called them out for casual racism?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jamiefairlie on September 18, 2020, 05:56:32 PM
Amazon has market-warping de facto monopolistic and monopsonistic power. It is not a good thing, and I try not to buy too much from the cunts if I can help it.

As do/did supermarkets, booksellers, pharmacies, etc. It’s the great lie of capitalism that it encourages competition, rather it inevitably leads to sequential private monopolies, where one beast eventually eats the current king e.g. IBM to Microsoft to google.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on September 18, 2020, 06:00:38 PM
Admittedly, I buy so much on Amazon (especially these days) that I rightly ought to be offered some equity.   I do, however, stand by my hatred of the high street (except for the charity shops/ used-paperback booksellers - they can stay).

If you're a regular customer and believe you're owed something for your custom, try telling them something you bought was broken or whatever and ask for a refund. I've never done this illegitimately, but have twice had to request a refund for genuinely faulty products and both times they just gave me the refund without asking for proof. Annoyingly the same fault seemed to affect three separate copies of the fantastic Phl Collins tribute album Urban Renewal, they kept sending me replacement copies as requested until I eventually said "look lads, the entire batch is fucked can you just send me a refund". Ans they just sent it out without any hassle

As far as I understand this happens if you have a long record of buying products without any issues, I guess because they value your custom and can see you don't have a track record of trying to scam them.
 
Exactly the same thing happened with John Lewis with my first ever order from them - the delivery guy literally smashed a pair of whiskey glasses by my front door as he delivered them, I was already on the phone to customer services before he had even gone. They didn't ask for any proof of damage or anything, just sent a new pair out instantly. And that was before I had any purchasing history with them whatsoever. Bound to be plenty of cads who have taken advantage of their policy.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 18, 2020, 06:13:45 PM
If you're a regular customer and believe you're owed something for your custom, try telling them something you bought was broken or whatever and ask for a refund. I've never done this illegitimately, but have twice had to request a refund for genuinely faulty products and both times they just gave me the refund without asking for proof. Annoyingly the same fault seemed to affect three separate copies of the fantastic Phl Collins tribute album Urban Renewal, they kept sending me replacement copies as requested until I eventually said "look lads, the entire batch is fucked can you just send me a refund". Ans they just sent it out without any hassle

As far as I understand this happens if you have a long record of buying products without any issues, I guess because they value your custom and can see you don't have a track record of trying to scam them.
 
Exactly the same thing happened with John Lewis with my first ever order from them - the delivery guy literally smashed a pair of whiskey glasses by my front door as he delivered them, I was already on the phone to customer services before he had even gone. They didn't ask for any proof of damage or anything, just sent a new pair out instantly. And that was before I had any purchasing history with them whatsoever. Bound to be plenty of cads who have taken advantage of their policy.

They sent me an Iron Maiden LP last year instead of [record I don’t remember]. I was hoping they’d let me keep it and send a replacement for the other record but alas it wasn’t the case.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 18, 2020, 06:18:45 PM
I'm returning a CD/DVD drive which quickly stopped working. They wanted me to send it back. I said I was all disabled and had no printer, so they are coming to pick it up next week.

You can always say you never received the item, Amazon always believes the buyer, even if there's a signature and video of you opening the parcel with the thing inside.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 18, 2020, 07:31:02 PM
Probably a trick that only works once though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 18, 2020, 09:33:24 PM
I'm returning a CD/DVD drive which quickly stopped working. They wanted me to send it back. I said I was all disabled and had no printer, so they are coming to pick it up next week.

You can always say you never received the item, Amazon always believes the buyer, even if there's a signature and video of you opening the parcel with the thing inside.

Sorry I came to the last page first and thought you were quoting an episode I hadn't got to yet.

Nothing personal, I was cycling home the other night and criticised a car driver in my head and it automatically turned into Partridge.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jamiefairlie on September 18, 2020, 09:36:19 PM
Sorry I came to the last page first and thought you were quoting an episode I hadn't got to yet.

Nothing personal, I was cycling home the other night and criticised a car driver in my head and it automatically turned into Partridge.

‘You trying to bum me?’
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Retinend on September 18, 2020, 11:52:07 PM
If you're a regular customer and believe you're owed something for your custom, try telling them something you bought was broken or whatever and ask for a refund. I've never done this illegitimately, but have twice had to request a refund for genuinely faulty products and both times they just gave me the refund without asking for proof. Annoyingly the same fault seemed to affect three separate copies of the fantastic Phl Collins tribute album Urban Renewal, they kept sending me replacement copies as requested until I eventually said "look lads, the entire batch is fucked can you just send me a refund". Ans they just sent it out without any hassle

As far as I understand this happens if you have a long record of buying products without any issues, I guess because they value your custom and can see you don't have a track record of trying to scam them.
 
Exactly the same thing happened with John Lewis with my first ever order from them - the delivery guy literally smashed a pair of whiskey glasses by my front door as he delivered them, I was already on the phone to customer services before he had even gone. They didn't ask for any proof of damage or anything, just sent a new pair out instantly. And that was before I had any purchasing history with them whatsoever. Bound to be plenty of cads who have taken advantage of their policy.

...You little devil.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 19, 2020, 01:26:51 AM
Maybe I'm naive: if it wasn't for the lab-rat like existence of Amazon workers, would it be such a problem company? I don't see anything wrong with its success in terms of replacing the high street, for example. The high street is shit: you can never get the best product that is out there. But put a pin in that...

Since Audible is only financially linked to Amazon, and doesn't contribute to expanding internal demand for those nasty warehouse working conditions, I think it deserves a pass.  If Audible made 2x the profit, I don't see what the negative repercussions would be. Obvious the positive repercussions would be huge for the creative and/or funny people community.

Most - MOST - of the people who are refusing to buy this thing (and the Adam Buxton audiobook) are just being tight. But they feel they have to dress it up as some sort of principled attack on capitalism or something. No, mate. You're just tight. Admit it. (Obviously there will be the few who genuinely can't afford it)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: beanheadmcginty on September 19, 2020, 03:10:47 AM
Can't shake the mental image of Anton du Beke spraying his pizzazz all over a car's upholstery.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 19, 2020, 09:26:24 AM
Nick Knowles' AMA planted questions got a big laugh from me for something so throwaway.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shaky on September 21, 2020, 08:46:41 AM
I thought the chapter with Alan's grandkids was beautifully done and really quite moving, as well as having lots of top gags. I'm surprised but happy it went the way it did.

Can't wait until we get some more of these.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on September 21, 2020, 09:06:33 AM
I thought the chapter with Alan's grandkids was beautifully done and really quite moving, as well as having lots of top gags. I'm surprised but happy it went the way it did.

Can't wait until we get some more of these.

Same.

Keep laughing on and off at the grandkids shouting A-ha! up at him.

Thought the way he reverted to type when telling them how to put the ladder up was funny but also really grounded in the way that real people act.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: IsavedLatin on September 23, 2020, 07:19:15 PM
At the risk of derailing conversation about the content of FTO again ...

it's the third Audible-Coogan deal so I think it's fair to assume people are happy with the proceeds.

It's actually the first Audible-Coogan deal. The audiobooks of the previous Partridge books are available for purchase on Audible, but they were published by full-service/old-fashioned publishing houses, who made the books available in print and ebook as well as audiobook (and these audiobooks were also available for purchase on other audiobook retail sites too).

All of this is guesswork, but I think you can take it that Audible (who are both a retailer of audiobooks, produced by all sorts of publishers, and also publishers themselves of their own exclusive content) saw that the earlier Partridge audiobooks did well -- well enough to prompt them to make an exclusive deal with Coogan et al for a new, third, Partridge audio project, anticipating that it would be very much worth their while to do so. (At the risk of pointing out the bleeding obvious, "Audible-exclusive" means it won't be available on other audio retail sites, and is really unlikely to be put out in other formats (print and ebook)*.)

*I am unaware of a precedent for this, anyway, with other Audible-exclusive projects, but then Partridge is a very special beast so if they see that there is sufficient fan demand then they may well entertain the possibility of expanding this project into other formats.

I know nothing whatsoever about bookselling and I'm not a data scientist. But I do work in the field of data metrics bollocks. I will now speculate from my anus. Behold:

Amazon know that when people create a free Audible subscription and get a free book many will cancel the subscription. But from Amazon's perspective, that's not a loss. It's a win, when compared to the starting position, which is that you didn't have an Audible account (and might not even have had an Amazon account).

For the cost of giving you a free book, they have got your email address, put Audible on your phone, and hoovered up some other data about you that you probably didn't notice. You now know what Audible is and you know its potential value to you, leading to a vastly improved odds of one day paying for something. They have also gathered a few extra morsels of data points they can use to sharpen their algorithms and publishing strategies. Amazon have won. They are in this for the long term.

I would find it incredibly surprising if there were some category of books Amazon was devaluing internally (and therefore paying Coogan less for) because they triggered a high proportion of free subscriptions that did not immediately lead to paid subscriptions. Those are still high-value propositions for Amazon.

This is absolutely spot on.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: wooders1978 on September 23, 2020, 09:48:40 PM
It’s a bit like supermarkets making a massive loss to on milk and bread
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 23, 2020, 10:03:57 PM
Just tried to buy I, Partridge with my Amazon gift voucher and nope - you still can't. Daft.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: TheMonk on September 23, 2020, 10:31:57 PM
*I am unaware of a precedent for this, anyway, with other Audible-exclusive projects, but then Partridge is a very special beast so if they see that there is sufficient fan demand then they may well entertain the possibility of expanding this project into other formats.
There’s a Goodies audio episode they did last year but it’s free with Audible I think. Listened once. Not bad for a bit of nostalgia but it’s written by a fan I think, not Oddie and Garden so it doesn’t feel canon to me.
Garden said on Twitter they were about to do more but obvious that won’t happen now.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on September 24, 2020, 11:15:47 PM
Just been inspired to watch Mid Morning Matters again. Absolutely cracking. Coogan's delivery is just fabulous (and Tim Key is great too of course).
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 25, 2020, 11:58:45 PM
Anyone else notice the couple of references to draclea? Made me smile for some reason.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: chveik on September 26, 2020, 12:04:17 AM
Anyone else notice the couple of references to draclea? Made me smile for some reason.

Alan's been reading HS Art
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on September 26, 2020, 12:47:43 AM
Alan's been reading HS Art

My Sister got me Alan Partridge: Every Ruddy Word for Christmas some years ago, there's an episode of I'm Alan Partridge where he pronounces it like that and it does indeed have it as 'Draclea' in the script.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on September 27, 2020, 09:55:10 PM
Have these adverts been posted yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0m0KuJLnvY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8N9a3HvxUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKYmpr5wLb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mke1gwCaxs4
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on September 27, 2020, 10:25:23 PM
The first one has, but I've not seen the other three before, so thanks for those.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jobotic on September 27, 2020, 10:50:43 PM
Just listened to the episode with Morris.

I laughed out loud when High Noon was tweeting him with sensible advice on looking after him - it's Oddie!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 28, 2020, 12:47:41 AM
Just listened to the episode with Morris.

I laughed out loud when High Noon was tweeting him with sensible advice on looking after him - it's Oddie!

There's an episode with Chris Morris? Really??
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 28, 2020, 12:51:13 AM
Have these adverts been posted yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0m0KuJLnvY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8N9a3HvxUg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKYmpr5wLb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mke1gwCaxs4

Thanks for posting these. I love the Legend Garys in the comments doing all the Partridge quotes. Only the most famous ones, obvs.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on September 28, 2020, 12:37:07 PM
There's an episode with Chris Morris? Really??

No, Morris is a character.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dusty Substance on September 28, 2020, 01:41:01 PM

I binge listened to all of APFTO over the weekend. My God, it's so incredibly good. A whole ton of jokes and lines that I'd missed the first time around from laughing too much at other lines. As previously pointed out in this thread, huge kudos to Coogan for not only the writing and delivery but for the physical comedy conjured in the mind's eye when he's running or bending over. Astonishingly good stuff.

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on September 28, 2020, 06:24:23 PM
No, Morris is a character.

Oh, I must have missed that. I put it on at bedtime.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: bomb_dog on September 28, 2020, 11:29:01 PM
Ok, it’s an accidental Partridge, but it’s so good it’s worth seeing if you haven’t already.

Barrymore’s ‘I’ll see you when you get there’ with ‘Remission’ (https://twitter.com/accidentalp/status/1309759525092757504?s=21)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on September 29, 2020, 06:02:57 AM
Just tried to buy I, Partridge with my Amazon gift voucher and nope - you still can't. Daft.

Just discovered you can get it on Google Play, which is quite good. Can't get Oasthouse on there though.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on September 29, 2020, 06:48:30 AM
Just discovered you can get it on Google Play, which is quite good. Can't get Oasthouse on there though.

I, Partridge and Nomad were books that had audio versions that were available in lots of places, including Audible. FTO is an Audible exclusive , they commissioned it and you can't get it anywhere else.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on September 29, 2020, 06:51:08 AM
It's turning up on YouTube now.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on October 09, 2020, 03:14:18 PM
https://www.vice.com/en/article/4ayjpj/oral-history-of-alan-partridge

Nice little article with quotes from all involved.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Utter Shit on October 09, 2020, 03:31:42 PM
If anyone's interested, the Monkey Tennis podcast has put out interviews with Tim Key and Susannah Fielding in the past couple of weeks. If you can get past the slightly irritating hosts, the interviews are definitely worth listening to - Tim Key's is great as you'd expect, and Susannah Fielding's gives a lot of detail about how This Time was made, with a few little bits of info about the next series. Nothing particularly revelatory, but enough to whet the appetite.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on October 09, 2020, 06:33:22 PM
New history of Partridge article by Vice, with interviews: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4ayjpj/oral-history-of-alan-partridge
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on October 09, 2020, 06:34:24 PM
Anyone seen this? Pretty good article - https://www.vice.com/en/article/4ayjpj/oral-history-of-alan-partridge
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: McChesney Duntz on October 09, 2020, 06:36:28 PM
(dumb gag deleted)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on October 09, 2020, 07:29:57 PM
I am thick sorry.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 09, 2020, 07:47:04 PM
Anyone seen this? Pretty good article - https://www.vice.com/en/article/4ayjpj/oral-history-of-alan-partridge

Cheers for the share, that is pretty good (although it'd be even better to just read everything all of them had to say rather than the curated version!)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on October 11, 2020, 11:52:54 PM
https://www.vice.com/en/article/4ayjpj/oral-history-of-alan-partridge

Nice little article with quotes from all involved.

Quote from: Arthur Mathews
We actually had Steve read for Father Ted at one stage, because he did this impression of an Irish relative he had. We were going to use that kind of character – it would have been for the Eurovision episode, he would have been the presenter – but it didn't work out.

That was pretty big, shame it didn't work out.

Also...

Quote from: Steve Coogan
So: politics, sexual politics, post-woke cancel culture, all the rest of all that stuff that people get very passionate about. I just wouldn't bother talking about that stuff because I want a quiet life. That's why I don't use social media. I don't want to get sucked into a vortex. I've seen other people get sucked into pointless conversations with people they don't know, and I just can't think of anything worse.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on October 12, 2020, 07:54:14 AM
He's right when he says he channels all that stuff through Alan instead, you can usually tell when Alan is talking about something Coogan is interested in (cars), or you can gauge Coogan's opinion on something from the way Alan talks about it (like The Daily Mail, grammar mistakes etc). I notice that kind of thing a lot more in the Alan material since the Gibbons Bros came on board.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jake thunder on October 14, 2020, 05:50:13 PM
Is there such a thing as a written version or transcript of Oasthouse?

Audible must have to cater to the deaf I'd've thought.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on October 14, 2020, 06:30:20 PM
I wonder is that the case? Aren't there other audio-only products on there? It's not strictly a site for audio versions of printed books, I mean.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dr Rock on October 14, 2020, 06:37:21 PM
https://www.hearinglikeme.com/audible-to-release-captions-for-audiobooks/

Quote
While Netflix, YouTube and TV have increased captioning awareness and accessibility, one form of media that hasn’t been accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community, as of yet, is audiobooks.
This, however, is about to change.

Audible, Amazon’s audiobook company, says it had plans to release captions for audiobooks.

Soon, Audible customers will receive access to captions on any audiobook they choose. In addition to the captions, they’ll be able to highlight words, and look up definitions and language translations. All this will be able to be done through the Audible app.

That was last  year though, don't know if they've implemented it yet.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on October 14, 2020, 06:44:27 PM
He's right when he says he channels all that stuff through Alan instead, you can usually tell when Alan is talking about something Coogan is interested in (cars), or you can gauge Coogan's opinion on something from the way Alan talks about it (like The Daily Mail, grammar mistakes etc). I notice that kind of thing a lot more in the Alan material since the Gibbons Bros came on board.

Yeah, I don't think it always works - I'm not totally buying Partridge as a grammar pedant, frinstance.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Dave The Triffids on October 15, 2020, 11:42:28 AM
Onto my second listen of "From The Oasthouse" and it's fantastic.  It's so densely layered with subtle (and not-so-subtle) Alan-isms it's difficult to take them all in during one listen.  One of my favourite moments occurs when Alan describes running "like a bastard":
I take the same route every week.  Part of it, of course, crosses private property but when the farmer threatened to prosecute me, I threatened to tell DEFRA that he used his EEC grant to buy himself a Jag.  Checkmate!  He soon piped down..  ..and I continue to run across his potatoes.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on October 27, 2020, 08:27:48 PM
So many tiny bits of his performance that crack me up in this. You cannot overstate how good Coogan is.
One that recently had me laughing in the street was his pronunciation of Chaka Khan in his dream description.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Rich Uncle Skeleton on November 01, 2020, 01:06:59 PM
Watching a bunch of partridge this afternoon with a mate and we can't find Places Of My Life anywhere, torrents included strangely , has anyone got a copy they don't mind sharing please?!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: TheMonk on November 01, 2020, 01:29:53 PM
Available for purchase on iTunes with Open Books. They’ve called the package Partrimilgrimage.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Z on November 01, 2020, 01:38:21 PM
Not HD but reasonable copy (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OsLaI1fi0MHsZHlfzHG4kwliLATv7YYu/view?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: magval on November 01, 2020, 08:47:26 PM
Available for purchase on iTunes with Open Books. They’ve called the package Partrimilgrimage.

Same for DVD.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: IsavedLatin on November 16, 2020, 12:51:13 AM
Sorry for the extremely slow response but this finally caught my eye:

Is there such a thing as a written version or transcript of Oasthouse?

Audible must have to cater to the deaf I'd've thought.

To which the correct response is:

I wonder is that the case? Aren't there other audio-only products on there? It's not strictly a site for audio versions of printed books, I mean.

There are plenty of other audio-only products on there, and that Audible captions business mentioned elsewhere in this thread -- it's been long bruited about but no sign yet of it actually coming in, mostly because it's a rights minefield.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 16, 2020, 12:54:23 AM
Watching a bunch of partridge this afternoon with a mate and we can't find Places Of My Life anywhere, torrents included strangely , has anyone got a copy they don't mind sharing please?!

Pretty sure it was still on dailymotion or vimeo recently.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Malcy on December 22, 2020, 12:19:11 AM
Series 2 of This Time has just finished filming.

Quote
The BBC said season two would find Alan "now established as the show’s co-presenter" and would "follow Alan on air and off as he tries to cling on to his position, in the face of behind-the-scenes upheaval and [his] fears that his relevance is dwindling".

(https://images-immediate-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/i/s/images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/3/2020/09/This-Time-season-2-First-Look-a163a4b.png?quality=90&resize=576,383)

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/comedy/2020-12-22/this-time-with-alan-partridge-season-2-2021/
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: petrilTanaka on December 22, 2020, 04:21:10 PM
"but have I got a third series?"
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: the on December 22, 2020, 04:46:52 PM
Looking forward to another 100 pages of people not comprehending why we get to see interactions on the studio floor that aren't part of the TT broadcast.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on December 22, 2020, 04:49:36 PM
^ I think the issue was more than large swathes of the show didn't make sense within it's own context.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on December 22, 2020, 04:54:38 PM
Having said that, I'm looking forward to this. The first series was funny enough (although Oast House is much, much better). I think This Time just could have been vastly improved if they'd had a bit more discipline in terms of operating within the parameters of the world instead of breaking the suspension of disbelief in pursuit of jokes that weren't worth it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ornlu on December 22, 2020, 05:17:55 PM
Excellent news. Firmly Big in the Back Time.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Glebe on December 22, 2020, 05:53:50 PM
Great stuff. Roll on next year.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on December 22, 2020, 08:10:35 PM
^ I think the issue was more than large swathes of the show didn't make sense within it's own context.
I think the issue was that it just wasn't funny enough. It was nothing compared to the brilliance of the Oast House.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on December 22, 2020, 08:20:05 PM
Having said that, I'm looking forward to this. The first series was funny enough (although Oast House is much, much better). I think This Time just could have been vastly improved if they'd had a bit more discipline in terms of operating within the parameters of the world instead of breaking the suspension of disbelief in pursuit of jokes that weren't worth it.

I thought overall those bits livened up sections which were quite hollow and threadless. It's already beyond real belief that I'd argue it doesn't require any suspension of disbelief. I think this is why Episode 6 was my favourite as whatever happens, having Alan steering it formalises pretty much whatever happens. It's entirely believable that such things would happen with Alan at the helm and the more he is left to do, the more that sort of thing will happen. At it's best, Alan stuff whips itself up into a sort of energy that is propelled by the laughs. Which was noticably missing from sections of This Time.

I'm still genuinely surprised no-one involved realised during production there was something, or perhaps several things fundamentally not right about the setup. I don't know how it got so far with so many glaring misses, clunky moments, half-fulfilled ideas.

If they don't fix them for series 2 it will display a real lack of ambition.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bazooka on December 22, 2020, 09:45:46 PM
It was just completely off tone wise, Alan has been in a multitude of different formats yet he has never stuck out like a saw thumb, with TT the character(not Steve's performance being off) just didn't sit right. I know every raved about Jen, but I thought her performance juxtaposed with Alan didn't fit, she was playing the ''play a one show presenter'' too well. I think I said this when it aired, but nobody agreed.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on December 23, 2020, 02:06:13 AM
stuck out like a saw thumb

Stuck out like a what?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on December 23, 2020, 02:10:22 AM
yeeeeeooooowwwwchh!!!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on December 23, 2020, 02:15:44 AM
Awks!!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on December 23, 2020, 02:16:39 AM
Seriously though, that was a bad error.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bazooka on December 23, 2020, 02:11:51 PM
I teach English also, burn me and bury me.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 24, 2020, 02:31:40 AM
I know every raved about Jen, but I thought her performance juxtaposed with Alan didn't fit, she was playing the ''play a one show presenter'' too well. I think I said this when it aired, but nobody agreed.

I was saying this too. She was playing it too broad - about 5 big grimaces a show. I always think it works better when the supporting actors under-sell rather than over-sell. That's why I've never really liked Felicity Montagu's acting in AP or even Tim Key's. It's too "ooooh what's he said now?!<big grimace>". If you think back to the best Partridge moments throughout the last 30 years they nearly all contain much lower-key acting from the supporting cast.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Bazooka on December 24, 2020, 08:06:28 AM
Agreed, well not so much on Lynn. Tim Key had a better balance on Mid Morning Matters, but yes on this he was bordering on his character playing his character.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 24, 2020, 08:23:34 AM
Agreed, well not so much on Lynn. Tim Key had a better balance on Mid Morning Matters, but yes on this he was bordering on his character playing his character.

I'd disagree with that, i thought Key played it well, like a deer caught the headlights, never quite knowing what to do. Its Simons first time anywhere near tv, never mind mainstream live tv, he had a combination of nervousness and trying too hard that I thought worked well. His performance should have been different to how he was on the radio where hes experienced and in his element.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on December 24, 2020, 11:11:56 AM
I'd disagree with that, i thought Key played it well, like a deer caught the headlights, never quite knowing what to do. Its Simons first time anywhere near tv, never mind mainstream live tv, he had a combination of nervousness and trying too hard that I thought worked well. His performance should have been different to how he was on the radio where hes experienced and in his element.

I agree. I thought Simon was one of the funniest bits of the series. I think he gets funnier as he develops a sense of confidence which he expresses in the way normal people rather than consumate professionals do - like following the path out loud to images on the overly complicated multimedia board - "Handshake ... Bird it ... Envelope ... Nothing ... Home ... Handshake ..[...]" .

They touched on the awkwardness and inconvenience of This Time on the Rule of Three podcast episode with Katy Wix. Worth listening to. But then I love listening to AP being discussed.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: imitationleather on December 24, 2020, 11:20:34 AM
It says a lot that I bit of this series I enjoyed most was when it was Alan and Sidekick Simon presenting together in the final episode and it basically just turns into Mid Morning Matters.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on December 24, 2020, 11:40:20 AM
Obviously Coogan would want Key when they'd been so good together on MMM, but it didn't make sense that someone as inexperienced as Sidekick Simon would be allowed on TT straight away when Alan is initially just a stopgap presenter with no hiring influence.

EDIT: Just realised I'm a boring bastard. I'll be saying it doesn't make sense that Alan still has a career after killing Forbes McAllister next.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Magnum Valentino on December 24, 2020, 11:59:05 AM
Obviously Coogan would want Key when they'd been so good together on MMM, but it didn't make sense that someone as inexperienced as Sidekick Simon would be allowed on TT straight away when Alan is initially just a stopgap presenter with no hiring influence.

EDIT: Just realised I'm a boring bastard. I'll be saying it doesn't make sense that Alan still has a career after killing Forbes McAllister next.

No, this is true and I thought so as well, but even the idea that Alan himself would be given the gig doesn't really make sense.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: the on December 24, 2020, 12:40:05 PM
This sort of thing cropped up when talking about Red Dwarf recently, that you can kill any comedy set-up by going 'that wouldn't happen though'.

There is a difference between 'this visibly doesn't hang together because it's lazily written' and 'I'm running a simulation of this world in my mind and I'm finding some discrepancies' (although the line between the two will be different for everybody).

But in the second instance you've pretty much stopped viewing it as a comedy that needs to do certain things to survive as a comedy.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Magnum Valentino on December 24, 2020, 01:13:02 PM
Yeah, agreed, none of this entered my head when I was watching it and I think the only time that's ever actually happened was when I watched The Purge and couldn't get away from my feeling that it just...couldn't happen.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on December 24, 2020, 01:26:04 PM
It just keeps taking you out of the moment though. It's still funny but there's so much sawing and hammering needed to make it work.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ludicrous Display on December 24, 2020, 02:54:29 PM
I liked it, sorry lads.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 24, 2020, 02:58:16 PM
As did i, it takes as much sawing and hammering to make it not work as it does to work. I think the main problem is people's expectations of what the show was going to be/should've been, and the talk of it not working mainly stems from that.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on December 24, 2020, 04:29:25 PM
I think the arguments along the lines of "most comedy (and indeed fiction for that matter) requires some suspension of disbelief so why are you complaining" don't acknowledge that there is a spectrum along which things become more or less believable or more or less consistent within their own universes, etc. The fact that X show might feel more believable/acceptable/coherent/however-you-want-to-put despite being less realistic than Y show does not mean that therefore you're wrong to find Y a bit weird, etc. It is an elastic band that stretches in multiple dimensions.

I'm sympathetic to the people who found This Time a little bit uncanny in that regard as I think it did play with the edges of things in a different way, and it's something that occurred to me as I watched it too. I don't think the fact that it triggered multiple conversations here indicates that CaB is suffers from mass stupidity. But I enjoyed it at the time and I enjoyed it even more when I rewatched a few months ago.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: buttgammon on December 24, 2020, 04:47:54 PM
I thought it was okay, it just didn't hit the same heights as a lot of recent Partridge. The way the character keeps unravelling in MMM, the two books, Oast House and things like Scissored Isle is fantastic, and I felt like some of that depth was missing. It wasn't bad by any means but the bar is very high.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on December 24, 2020, 04:51:16 PM
I thought it was okay, it just didn't hit the same heights as a lot of recent Partridge. The way the character keeps unravelling in MMM, the two books, Oast House and things like Scissored Isle is fantastic, and I felt like some of that depth was missing. It wasn't bad by any means but the bar is very high.

Yeah that’s where I am as well. It’s a nice bit of partridge to add to the canon, but some of the recent stuff has been so excellent it seems churlish to complain when not everything is as good as The Oast House or whatever.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 24, 2020, 05:02:47 PM
I thought it was okay, it just didn't hit the same heights as a lot of recent Partridge. The way the character keeps unravelling in MMM, the two books, Oast House and things like Scissored Isle is fantastic, and I felt like some of that depth was missing. It wasn't bad by any means but the bar is very high.

I'd argue it had a bit of an arc, with Alan being nervous and unsure of himself at the start of the series and being confident and a total prick by the end.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: pigamus on December 24, 2020, 05:31:01 PM
I think you don’t have as much control when you’re on the telly, the Gibonseseseses probably had to placate a lot of tv execs and so on, harder to do that fanatical attention to detail they’re rightly praised for
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Magnum Valentino on December 24, 2020, 05:41:29 PM
Mid Morning Matters was on TV but, and doesn't feel editorially mandated.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 24, 2020, 05:48:06 PM
Big difference between Sky Atlantic and BBC1 though. And the first series was on the web first so obviously they had a lot more creative freedom.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on December 24, 2020, 06:18:46 PM
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I agree. I thought Simon was one of the funniest bits of the series. I think he gets funnier as he develops a sense of confidence which he expresses in the way normal people rather than consumate professionals do - like following the path out loud to images on the overly complicated multimedia board - "Handshake ... Bird it ... Envelope ... Nothing ... Home ... Handshake ..[...]" .

The last bit was well observed, how these magazine shows force their presenters through some gimmick or angle, wasting their talent (if there is any) in the process.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Ornlu on December 25, 2020, 10:01:36 PM
I'd argue it had a bit of an arc, with Alan being nervous and unsure of himself at the start of the series and being confident and a total prick by the end.

Absolutely. First episode: “Can I have a glass of water please my mouth is dry
Episode 4: “Where’s my fucking water?”
Episode 6, being summoned to the Director General: ”Can I have a glass of water please”
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 25, 2020, 11:28:42 PM
I think you don’t have as much control when you’re on the telly, the Gibonseseseses probably had to placate a lot of tv execs and so on, harder to do that fanatical attention to detail they’re rightly praised for

Fucking hell, I hope it wasn't noticeably shitter because of BBC1 execs trying to make it 'accessible'.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Junket Pumper on December 26, 2020, 03:06:51 AM
I think I've listened to this four times in full. Love the bit where Alan suspects Eamon Holmes is High Noon so he snaps and grabs him by "some of his throat". And the bit about an Escort doing doughnuts in a car park. "The Ford car doing wheel spins, not a sex worker with a binge eating problem".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: paruses on December 26, 2020, 08:29:23 AM
I like how Alan's outdoor coats are just too big.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: dr beat on December 26, 2020, 02:15:39 PM
I think you don’t have as much control when you’re on the telly, the Gibonseseseses probably had to placate a lot of tv execs and so on, harder to do that fanatical attention to detail they’re rightly praised for

I thought This Time was ok, but I did feel there might have been some interference from the execs to make it as Menu says 'accessible' to a mainstream BBC1 audience.  Stuff like the Emily Maitlis bit for example.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 27, 2020, 01:37:17 AM
I also disliked the regular feature of the OB presenter who doesn't like Alan. It was ok the first couple of times but it just became a bit unpleasant. I don't like it when people gang up on Alan - eg the French guests in KMKY. And, like that moment actually, it didn't seem plausible enough for it to work as a regular feature.

NB: I know lots of other posters have said that realism isn't the best way to judge the show but I feel it should at least be plausible within its own universe. That's why I wanted the co-presenter to turn down the grimacing. Would have been funnier with a straight face. But maybe the BBC execs wanted jokes to be signposted more - who knows.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: the on December 27, 2020, 02:17:28 AM
Where's all this 'BBC executives caused all the bits I didn't like in This Time' coming from?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 27, 2020, 02:27:19 AM
Where's all this 'BBC executives caused all the bits I didn't like in This Time' coming from?

Well that's not quite what's being said. A poster above said it was a possibility that the Gibbonseses didn't have as free a reign over everything on BBC1 as they may have had elsewhere and it's a good theory as to why TTWAP isn't as good as other Partridge stuff of recent years. There may have been zero exec influence of course. Or maybe the writers were trying to do something more mainstream. All just theories.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on December 27, 2020, 10:48:32 AM

NB: I know lots of other posters have said that realism isn't the best way to judge the show but I feel it should at least be plausible within its own universe.
This, for me, is the critical point. The death of Forbes Macalister was plausible within the show. The subsequent H&S stuff that allowed Alan to make Knowing Yule was just about plausible too, and played as if perfectly plausible. But TTWAP felt like a grotesque. An audience member fell off the stage and they didn't do anything about it. Someone shouted "Partridge you wanker" on a recorded section and it was left in. Not plausible. Give us a live outdoor broadcast if you want that joke.
Compare to the brilliance of the comic relief sketch where it felt real that SS got pepper spray in the face.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Junket Pumper on December 27, 2020, 10:56:16 AM
Does anyone else feel like the episode where Alan meets his children's kids was very clearly influenced by the Beardsley bits in Mince? I'm not saying any lines were nicked, but I thought there was a very similar atmosphere in that episode, with the background music and Alan's naively optimistic attitude about his lack of access to them. Either way I was delighted when they turned up, as another poster has said his being denied access to them was genuinely horrible and in my view over the top of the writers
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: markburgle on December 27, 2020, 12:14:54 PM
This, for me, is the critical point. The death of Forbes Macalister was plausible within the show. The subsequent H&S stuff that allowed Alan to make Knowing Yule was just about plausible too, and played as if perfectly plausible. But TTWAP felt like a grotesque. An audience member fell off the stage and they didn't do anything about it. Someone shouted "Partridge you wanker" on a recorded section and it was left in. Not plausible. Give us a live outdoor broadcast if you want that joke.
Compare to the brilliance of the comic relief sketch where it felt real that SS got pepper spray in the face.

But loads about KMKY is not in-universe plausible at all, so that precedent was really set from day one. The idea of an ancient flintlock musket being left loaded for hundreds of years is totally ludicrous. The way the audience reacts as if they're at a taping of a comedy show rather than witnesses to a chat show going embarrassingly badly is weird. The way Alan has somehow gotten through pre-production rehearsals without knowing that the shock rock band has a song about people being murdered or that the puppeteer can't do his own act makes no sense. And on and on.

Fact is you've just lived with those implausibilities for longer and got used to them (or just were younger at the time and less picky, who knows!)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: kalowski on December 27, 2020, 12:27:33 PM
I'm going to disagree with you. They are all more plausible, in my opinion.
And the audience thing is wrong too. They're not "in world", they, like us, are watching a comedy show. The audience in TTWAP were in show characters, so there is a difference.
Maybe I have lived with it longer, or maybe they're different enough to show the in world implausible nature of TTWAP.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Junket Pumper on December 27, 2020, 12:31:38 PM
One thing I find weird is that the shooting isn't mentioned at all in Alan's dinner with the BBC producer in IAP1.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: the on December 27, 2020, 12:34:23 PM
Alan writers: Can the second series of This Time match up exactly with the frankly BAFTA-winning setup that lives in my head please? Hit me up and I'll send you an e-mail of exactly what's required, ta. It won't be funny or surprising but by fuck will it be convincing.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 27, 2020, 12:41:01 PM
I'm going to disagree with you. They are all more plausible, in my opinion.
And the audience thing is wrong too. They're not "in world", they, like us, are watching a comedy show. The audience in TTWAP were in show characters, so there is a difference.
Maybe I have lived with it longer, or maybe they're different enough to show the in world implausible nature of TTWAP.

No, I'd say the audience were in-world too, otherwise how would they know what Keith Hunt's catchphrase was?

KMKY was implausible from start to finish because it too, like This Time, was supposed to be a live, mainstream BBC show, there's a ton of shit that happens in that show that wouldn't fly in a real chat show. Because neither TTWAP or KMKY are real shows, they're spoofs, that's why implausible shit happens, they're not going for a facsimile representation of a chat show or The One Show, they take those formats as starting points and exaggerate them for comic effect. So no, in real life someone calling Partridge a wanker wouldn't be left in a pre-filmed clip any more than horse shit would be left on stage throughout a whole show, or a vid clip of Partridge nearly getting knocked over in Paris, or not lingering long enough on his blazer badge for him to explain it, or Partridge not knowing that the dancers were men and not women, or Partridge doing product placement (twice), or any number of other implausible in-universe moments from KMKY.

Honestly, you'll go fucking mad thinking about this stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: markburgle on December 27, 2020, 12:51:16 PM
They're not "in world", they, like us, are watching a comedy show.

That's the problem I was referring to. It's weird. They're spoofing a thing that would have it's own in-world audience, but where that audience should be sitting is one ported-in from reality that behaves as a normal sitcom audience would (as well as adding to the confusion further by doing some in-world stuff as BeardFace points out).

I'm not saying it kills the show but you can't argue that its plausible.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: the on December 27, 2020, 12:55:17 PM
Oh dear fucking god not the KMKY audience thing again. They're in-world when they interact with the stars, and they're not in-world when they're laughing at the comedy, thanks.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on December 27, 2020, 01:25:09 PM
Alan writers: Can the second series of This Time match up exactly with the frankly BAFTA-winning setup that lives in my head please? Hit me up and I'll send you an e-mail of exactly what's required, ta. It won't be funny or surprising but by fuck will it be convincing.

Shut down CaB.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: QDRPHNC on December 27, 2020, 01:26:49 PM
You know what bit of TT truly mystified me? The bit after John (?) dies, and Alan does a grandstanding speech to camera. About a train set? And a squirrel? Or something? I just remember it not making any sense at all in the context of the show and seemed like it had been written for something else.

Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: notjosh on December 27, 2020, 08:00:16 PM
I think it's the tonal inconsistencies rather than the logical ones which made This Time less enjoyable for me. It felt like an awkward hybrid of modern, Mid Morning Matters Alan with some of the grotesque caricatures of the KMKY era, and it wasn't helped by the fact that it was a 'live' show with no atmosphere which had clearly been assembled from hundreds of takes. They should have done it as-live with a proper audience, then at the very least we could have argued about whether they're in-world or not.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 28, 2020, 02:53:07 AM
This, for me, is the critical point. The death of Forbes Macalister was plausible within the show. The subsequent H&S stuff that allowed Alan to make Knowing Yule was just about plausible too, and played as if perfectly plausible. But TTWAP felt like a grotesque. An audience member fell off the stage and they didn't do anything about it. Someone shouted "Partridge you wanker" on a recorded section and it was left in. Not plausible. Give us a live outdoor broadcast if you want that joke.
Compare to the brilliance of the comic relief sketch where it felt real that SS got pepper spray in the face.

Yes exactly. It's a bit lazy really. Makes me wonder if, like with some other AP, they left the writing far too late. Apparently in IAP2 they were still writing new scenes on the day of studio filming.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 28, 2020, 02:56:20 AM
One thing I find weird is that the shooting isn't mentioned at all in Alan's dinner with the BBC producer in IAP1.

Or that he punched him in the face with a turkey.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 28, 2020, 03:00:42 AM
No, I'd say the audience were in-world too, otherwise how would they know what Keith Hunt's catchphrase was?

KMKY was implausible from start to finish because it too, like This Time, was supposed to be a live, mainstream BBC show, there's a ton of shit that happens in that show that wouldn't fly in a real chat show. Because neither TTWAP or KMKY are real shows, they're spoofs, that's why implausible shit happens, they're not going for a facsimile representation of a chat show or The One Show, they take those formats as starting points and exaggerate them for comic effect. So no, in real life someone calling Partridge a wanker wouldn't be left in a pre-filmed clip any more than horse shit would be left on stage throughout a whole show, or a vid clip of Partridge nearly getting knocked over in Paris, or not lingering long enough on his blazer badge for him to explain it, or Partridge not knowing that the dancers were men and not women, or Partridge doing product placement (twice), or any number of other implausible in-universe moments from KMKY.

Honestly, you'll go fucking mad thinking about this stuff.

Not that it matters but you are still mixing up realism with plausibility. I don't think anyone is demanding realism but just that things make some sense within its own universe. If any old shit can happen at any time like in, eg. Naked Gun, it becomes a different type of comedy. I think all we're saying is they didn't strike that balance well enough on TTWAP and that's one of the reasons it's not as funny.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 28, 2020, 03:05:41 AM
I think it's the tonal inconsistencies rather than the logical ones which made This Time less enjoyable for me. It felt like an awkward hybrid of modern, Mid Morning Matters Alan with some of the grotesque caricatures of the KMKY era, and it wasn't helped by the fact that it was a 'live' show with no atmosphere which had clearly been assembled from hundreds of takes. They should have done it as-live with a proper audience, then at the very least we could have argued about whether they're in-world or not.

That's a good point as well. It felt too quiet to be a One Show type programme. There was no atmosphere. I wonder if they considered putting in 'crew laughter/clapping/whooping' like you get on The One Show. It would have been funny to see Alan's reactions to how much of that he was receiving etc.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on December 28, 2020, 03:12:27 AM
Not that it matters but you are still mixing up realism with plausibility. I don't think anyone is demanding realism but just that things make some sense within its own universe. If any old shit can happen at any time like in, eg. Naked Gun, it becomes a different type of comedy. I think all we're saying is they didn't strike that balance well enough on TTWAP and that's one of the reasons it's not as funny.

Not really. Lets talk about this in-universe thing. People keep saying that the clip of Partridge being called a wanker would never had made it into the show, it's not plausible in it's own universe. Why do you think that? Why do you think that that kind of thing isn't plausible when there is plenty of other stuff in the show you find implausible? It's not that it doens't make sense in-universe, it's just not making sense the universe that you expected it/wanted it to be. And This Time is in the same universe as KMKY, isn't it?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 28, 2020, 03:22:06 AM
Not really. Lets talk about this in-universe thing. People keep saying that the clip of Partridge being called a wanker would never had made it into the show, it's not plausible in it's own universe. Why do you think that? Why do you think that that kind of thing isn't plausible when there is plenty of other stuff in the show you find implausible? It's not that it doens't make sense in-universe, it's just not making sense the universe that you expected it/wanted it to be. And This Time is in the same universe as KMKY, isn't it?

Good counter-examples are Scissored Isle and The Partridge Pilgrimage(or whatever it was called). The set-up for them was that Alan has produced these documentaries himself. They therefore bear the hallmarks of his beliefs, incompetence, and vanity. It makes them quite sophisticated comedies that improve with multiple viewings.
In contrast, there's no way Alan would have let him being called a wanker through on the air and neither would the people in charge of the show. I mean, it's not important but I do think it's slightly lazy in comparison with those other programmes.
We can probably exchange lots of different examples that prove or disprove our respective points but, as I said earlier, I just feel in this case that the balance wasn't struck quite right.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on December 28, 2020, 03:31:14 AM
And This Time is in the same universe as KMKY, isn't it?

Officially (going by the canon laid out in I, Partridge) it's all in the same universe as The Day Today, the mind boggles.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 28, 2020, 03:33:23 AM
Officially (going by the canon laid out in I, Partridge) it's all in the same universe as The Day Today, the mind boggles.

And he'd be in his 70s now, which is not how Coogan's playing it.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Junket Pumper on December 28, 2020, 03:38:25 AM
What about Alan saying I'm Alan Partridge is a fly on the wall documentary series on Clive Anderson, is that the same universe?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on December 28, 2020, 03:44:19 AM
and is HS Art canon or not ?????
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Menu on December 28, 2020, 03:45:35 AM
What about Alan saying I'm Alan Partridge is a fly on the wall documentary series on Clive Anderson, is that the same universe?

That made some sense. But then he ruined it by saying, in character on the IAP DVD commentary, that the events on screen were what actually happened but they'd got actors to perform them for the programme! An idea that falls apart after about ten seconds.

Another one like that is when Alan Partridge went to the premiere of Alpha Papa. Ooooh I hope someone got fired for that blunder!
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: olliebean on December 28, 2020, 09:04:43 AM
Regarding the wanker, I quite like the idea that everyone involved with the show dislikes him so much that they'll happily let that sort of thing stay in the edit.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Captain Crunch on December 28, 2020, 09:25:28 AM
Nomad audio is up on fourble now (https://fourble.co.uk/podcast/alan)
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Sonny_Jim on January 03, 2021, 04:23:47 AM
And the bit about an Escort doing doughnuts in a car park. "The Ford car doing wheel spins, not a sex worker with a binge eating problem".
I love that he specifies a Ford Escort Mexico, he had to specify it's a rear wheel drive model capable of doing 'proper doughnuts'.  It's those little character touches that make AP stuff one notch above the rest.

Also the bit about highnoon being upset with Alan 'because he probably drives a car with a 1.2 litre engine'.  Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Gurke and Hare on January 13, 2021, 06:05:33 PM
Again, Amazon is an evil company so I would understand not supporting them on that basis. But from a consumer perspective Audible is an unbelievably flexible, generous service that will literally give you the books you want free with no strings attached. I am slightly alarmed by the hoops people are jumping through to circumvent using it.

It's not true that there are no strings attached though. There's a big string attached, that they can use to yank it back if they feel like. You have access to it for as long as Audible exists. I'd happily pay the full price for it if they allowed me to download some DRM-free files that I know I'll always have access to. Given how easily it can be got for free, it's not even as if the DRM is serving any purpose.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: popcorn on January 13, 2021, 06:51:31 PM
It's not true that there are no strings attached though. There's a big string attached, that they can use to yank it back if they feel like. You have access to it for as long as Audible exists. I'd happily pay the full price for it if they allowed me to download some DRM-free files that I know I'll always have access to. Given how easily it can be got for free, it's not even as if the DRM is serving any purpose.

That's daft. If the Audible service suddenly vanishes (which is highly unlikely) then you can still pirate the audiobooks. Makes no difference.

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Given how easily it can be got for free

The easiest way to get From the Oasthouse free is to use Audible. I mean if we're talking sheer convenience, there's no contest.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: I.D. Smith on January 13, 2021, 08:28:37 PM
Officially (going by the canon laid out in I, Partridge) it's all in the same universe as The Day Today, the mind boggles.

In my mind, The Day Today that exists in the KMKY/IAP/MMM/IP etc Alan Partridge world is a more grounded in reality news show, i.e. no Bomb Dogs or reanimated corpses acting as executioners being reported on. The way the Day Today is described in the book, from what I recall, has Alan at standard, mundane production meeting with Chris Morris, Michael O'Hanrahan etc, and the way the scene is laid out it gives the impression that they aren't the same heightened, exaggerated characters[1] they are from the TV show, which kind of helps my mind accept this as my own answer. So The Day Today that we seen on TV isn't in the same universe[2] as KMKY/IAP etc.

Mental gymnastics, I guess, but it works for me. If in 'I, Partridge' something Day Today level surreal happened or was even referenced, then it would be harder to compartmentalise like that, for me anyway.
 1. I suppose a bit like the way Batman is a standard character template, but then you have the more cartoony Tim Burton Batman, the Nolan reality-based Batman, the fantasy Arkham games Batman, and so on. They are all Batman, but they're not all the same universe. Although, from what I understand they are now, via the Arrowverse stuff, but that's another matter
 2. Urgh, sorry: feel a bit naff using "universe" in relation to Alan Partridge, like it's some serious-discussion Marvel lore or something, but I couldn't think of a better word
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: BeardFaceMan on January 13, 2021, 09:05:41 PM
I just put that part of thing down to Partridge being an unreliable narrator, we see lots of instances in the first book of descriptions of events or situations from TV shows that are very different when coming from Alans point of view. Seeing as TDT, KMKY, IAP etc are all mentioned in the book you'd have to say they're all in the same universe. That's one of the things that makes Partridge so great, they make an effort to tie all this stuff together.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: jamiefairlie on January 13, 2021, 09:12:53 PM
Did he not make allusion to being drugged that explained to the surreal things that happened on TDT e.g. his wife dying and reanimating?
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: St_Eddie on January 14, 2021, 01:49:53 AM
Regarding the wanker, I quite like the idea that everyone involved with the show dislikes him so much that they'll happily let that sort of thing stay in the edit.

My own headcanon approach to This Time is that it's a Christmas tape type of deal; the crew of the show grew to hate Alan so much, due to his behaviour behind the scenes, that someone in the editing suite put together an alternate version of six of the episodes, comprised of raw footage and blunders in order to show up Alan and then secretly passed it around as a bootleg among lower level staff at the BBC.  We the viewers at home are watching that bootleg, which had leaked at some point online.

I know that the above absolutely wasn't the intent of Coogan and co but it's how I'm able to square the odd inconsistencies and plausibility stretching moments of what would and wouldn't be broadcast within my own mind.

It's not true that there are no strings attached though. There's a big string attached, that they can use to yank it back if they feel like. You have access to it for as long as Audible exists. I'd happily pay the full price for it if they allowed me to download some DRM-free files that I know I'll always have access to. Given how easily it can be got for free, it's not even as if the DRM is serving any purpose.

Indeed.  It's yet another example of paying customers being given a worse end product than the people who pirate said product.  It's ridiculous.  It's why I refuse to support any kind of service which comes with DRM restrictions (e.g. Steam) and go out of my way to support ones which respect their customer (e.g. GOG).  If I pay for something then I shouldn't be getting a worse deal than those who pirate it (monetary transactions aside).

Urgh, sorry: feel a bit naff using "universe" in relation to Alan Partridge, like it's some serious-discussion Marvel lore or something, but I couldn't think of a better word

Meh.  If the lore of men in spandex with super powers hitting each other is worthy of "serious-discussion" than so too is the lore of Alan Partridge.
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: dr_christian_troy on January 14, 2021, 01:35:18 PM
Last night I had a dream that Alan was living in a house share in Norwich City Centre. He was really happy with the view of the Cathedral from the balcony but was a bit overwhelmed as to how large the television was in the lounge and jumped every time a face appeared on the screen. He also didn't realise that his housemates were running a brothel, with a dungeon area being excused as one of the housemate's "medieval collection".
Title: Re: New Alan Partridge Podcast & This Time S2 Coming
Post by: Magnum Valentino on January 14, 2021, 03:43:44 PM
Alan... was a bit overwhelmed as to how large the television was in the lounge and jumped every time a face appeared on the screen

Amazing. Your subconscious imagination is deadly boss.