Basic Alan

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I'm Alan Partridge, Series 1 Episode 4 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Sitcom about a former chat show host. Since Alan is the only guest at the Linton Travel Tavern, it is closed down for refurbishment, leaving Alan at a loose end.

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  • Lynn's notes

    Lynn's notes

    Alan is at a loose end. He's tried using his own Let Go - with Alan Partridge relaxation tapes which are enhanced by the tropical music of the pan-pipes.

    Alan seems to be interested in achieving 'surround sound' and needs auxiliary speakers. Alan, in his boredom, has dismantled his Corby trouser press.

    I almost got sacked for being disloyal after poking fun at Alan with some of the hotel staff.

    Alan scared some of the staff by dressing up as a zombie. Must repair shower curtains.

    Had a horrible time when Alan insisted on stealing a traffic cone. We were let off with a caution by the police.

  • Alan's Day Dreams

    Alan's Day Dreams

    Over recent weeks Alan has had a recurring daydream in which he is a lapdancer, wearing a Pringle jumper and thong.

    In most of these dreams Alan is dancing for Tony Hayers, the comissioning editor of BBC television. Sometimes Tony has hair, sometimes he is bald.
    Alan has also daydreamed about dancing for two Irish men from RTE. In one daydream Alan claimed his dancing thong was made of vulcanised rubber - so it wouldn't perish. More often than not there is a picture of Roger Moore by the stage Alan is dancing on.

Credits

Alan Partridge
Steve Coogan
Lynn
Felicity Montagu
Dave Clifton
Phil Cornwell
Susan
Barbara Durkin
Michael
Simon Greenall
Ben
James Lance
Policeman
Hugh Parker
Sophie
Sally Phillips
Tony Hayers
David Schneider
Director
Dominic Brigstocke
Producer
Armando Iannucci
Writer
Peter Baynham
Writer
Steve Coogan
Writer
Armando Iannucci

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