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a not-so-merry alan.,
This review is from: Knowing Me, Knowing Yule...With Alan Partridge [VHS] (VHS Tape)
In the words of another reviewer on this page I'm a "nerdy, geekier" fan of the great Mr Partridge, (and I guess you can't get much nerdier or geekier than watching a Christmas special in July, and then writing about it!). This is Alan's t.v career in its death throes. as the planned Perry Como-ish Chrimbo special goes wrong all the way through, and he also makes the fatal error of upsetting Tony Hayes, the BBC head of programming (the one he famously later went on to punch with a cheese!). This whole show is shot through with pathos, most particularly in the add-on of his countryside ramble (which I think, from what I vaguely remember, was originally made for a Fry and Laurie Christmas special), where Alan's loneliness is quite painful to see. A good intro to the great, stupendous Travel Tavern series, but perhaps only essential buying for Alan obsessives like me!
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