Never Say Alan Again

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I'm Alan Partridge, Series 2 Episode 4 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Alan makes plans to watch the entire back catalogue of James Bond films back to back over the Bank Holiday weekend.

  • 4. Never Say Alan Again

    4. Never Say Alan Again

    Alan is planning a bank holiday weekend watching every single James Bond film back to back. Alan intended to share this special time with petrol-vending friend, Michael. Alan smoulders with jealousy upon finding out Michael has other friends, in particular ‘Tex’ (real name Terry) who loves all things American. Michael is quickly un-invited to the Bond-fest and Alan homes in on John the Builder.

    Lynn seems to have a boyfriend, ex-copper Gordon. He orders Alan to treat his PA with a good deal more consideration. Alan is thus unexpectedly restrained when Lynn spills two jugs of Sunny Delight on his entire Bond collection.

  • Alan’s People – Who’s who in this episode

    Alan’s People – Who’s who in this episode

    Dave Clifton - Fellow Radio Norwich deejay turns out to be a grade three Archer. He spends the odd weekend firing arrows with friend Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet.

  • Gordon


    He is an ex-policeman and romantic companion to Lynn. He doesn’t like the way Alan treats his sweetheart and advises him to ‘think on!’

  • Tex


    One of Michael’s other friends. He likes American stuff, especially monster trucks and John Wayne. He owns a pickup truck called ‘Convoy’.

  • In this episode..

    Lynn - It’s a year since her mum died but things have never been better. She has a new man in her life, who takes her out to TGI Fridays, and has received pay rise. Her annual pay is now £9500.

    Sonja - She has helped Alan meticulously plan his James Bond schedule including breaks (3:35pm: Thunderball. Dump ?).

    Michael - It’s not easy juggling your friends when you have four of them. Worse, Alan wants his James Bond video back but Tex has taped over it with America's Strongest Man. Things don’t look good.

    In this episode Alan opens a discussion: Which famous celebrity would you like to spend the bank holiday with and what would you do?


Alan Partridge
Steve Coogan
Amelia Bullmore
Simon Greenall
Lynn Benfield
Felicity Montagu
Dave Clifton
Phil Cornwell
Peter Serafinowicz
Michael Wardle
Tim Dantay
Peter Baynham
Steve Coogan
Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci


  • Mon 2 Dec 2002 22:00 BBC Two

  • Tue 3 Dec 2002 23:00 BBC Choice

  • Thu 5 Dec 2002 21:30 BBC Choice

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