That Time Edmonds Done A Partridge

I had a spare hour last night, and I used it to watch the first two episodes of Knowing Me, Knowing You, With Alan Partridge on Netflix. If you have this show on DVD, don’t watch it on Netflix. Firstly, because the transfer is a bit wonky, and somehow makes your eyes water, and secondly, it’s the as-aired version, with big cuts from the DVD edits.

But it reminded me of this wonderful tweeted video I saw back in November …

And here’s one of the alleged inspirations for the Alan character, with his own regional game show.

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