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What is your biggest fear?

it’d probably be a sudden spike in interest rates. I’ve got a buy-to-let portfolio on a tracker mortgage and a one per cent rise will end me.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2490453/Alan-Patridge-Biggest-regret-I-wish-Id-fewer-children.html

Very good sir :D

Amusing article, if you can filter out the sub-editor referring to him as Alan Patridge.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2490453/Alan-Patridge-Biggest-regret-I-wish-Id-fewer-children.html

Very good sir :D

Amusing article, if you can filter out the sub-editor referring to him as Alan Patridge.

Excellent stuff.

Bit inconsistent perhaps, in "I'm Alan Partridge" he upgraded from a Rover to a Lexus, and here he is regretting mocking Jap cars owners through the 90s. Also, I thought he only had a son (Fernando :lol: ) but here he talks of more than one child. Happy to be enlightened.

A great character, and I like him more than Coogan himself in all honesty.

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Excellent stuff.

Bit inconsistent perhaps, in "I'm Alan Partridge" he upgraded from a Rover to a Lexus, and here he is regretting mocking Jap cars owners through the 90s. Also, I thought he only had a son (Fernando :lol: ) but here he talks of more than one child. Happy to be enlightened.

A great character, and I like him more than Coogan himself in all honesty.

I knew it was a boy and a girl but have just has to look up the girl's name: Denise.

I liked his discussion of his divorce where he's obtained access rights "But they don't want to see me!"

I knew he had that Lexus - the Japanese Mercedes B) that must have been late 90s early 00s.

(NB - I do realise that it's all made up, in case anybody feels the need to point that out, but Armando Ianucci is famous for insisting on a full and consistent back-story for characters, even if it's not used)

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Exactly how I imagined Mr Pin looked like.

You cheeky fella! Actually I look a bit like Paul Whitehouse, or Wijthuis, as it should be in Dutch. :blink:

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it’d probably be a sudden spike in interest rates. I’ve got a buy-to-let portfolio on a tracker mortgage and a one per cent rise will end me.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2490453/Alan-Patridge-Biggest-regret-I-wish-Id-fewer-children.html

Shows the Coogan is a bit of a closet HPCer, I think. Taking a jibe at the dark secret of the btl-ers.

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Excellent stuff.

Bit inconsistent perhaps, in "I'm Alan Partridge" he upgraded from a Rover to a Lexus, and here he is regretting mocking Jap cars owners through the 90s. Also, I thought he only had a son (Fernando :lol: ) but here he talks of more than one child. Happy to be enlightened.

A great character, and I like him more than Coogan himself in all honesty.

The original series in 1997 had him downsizing from a Rover 800 to a Rover 200 (with a wallnut gearknob.....)

It was only in the second series (c2002) that he got the Lexus.

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At one time, Mr Partridge had a maroon Ford Granada. I remember that, as I had one too, before I got a Lexus. :unsure: Never had a Rover though! :huh:

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At one time, Mr Partridge had a maroon Ford Granada. I remember that, as I had one too, before I got a Lexus. :unsure: Never had a Rover though! :huh:

Yes, very early on he did. Being both a car nut and a Partridge nut I tend to remember these details!

Incidentally a friend of my mum's was in an episode of 'I'm Alan Partridge', she played Jill, Alan's receptionist who he has a one night stand with, and who smears him with chocolate mousse. She said Coogan basically gets into character as Partridge and ad-libs a lot of the lines, which makes it hard work for the others in the cast to keep up. She looks a bit bemused in some of the scenes, which apparently she genuinely was.

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Yes, very early on he did. Being both a car nut and a Partridge nut I tend to remember these details!

Incidentally a friend of my mum's was in an episode of 'I'm Alan Partridge', she played Jill, Alan's receptionist who he has a one night stand with, and who smears him with chocolate mousse. She said Coogan basically gets into character as Partridge and ad-libs a lot of the lines, which makes it hard work for the others in the cast to keep up. She looks a bit bemused in some of the scenes, which apparently she genuinely was.

I always thought the series rather good! Anyway yes, a maroon Ford Granada! With a 24 valve Cosworth engine! ;)

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Yes, very early on he did. Being both a car nut and a Partridge nut I tend to remember these details!

Incidentally a friend of my mum's was in an episode of 'I'm Alan Partridge', she played Jill, Alan's receptionist who he has a one night stand with, and who smears him with chocolate mousse. She said Coogan basically gets into character as Partridge and ad-libs a lot of the lines, which makes it hard work for the others in the cast to keep up. She looks a bit bemused in some of the scenes, which apparently she genuinely was.

That was one of the very funniest episodes. Hats off to your mum's friend.

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That was one of the very funniest episodes. Hats off to your mum's friend.

Absolutely! The owl sanctuary ... The boys are back in the barracks... Access to Dixons! :-)

Another car reference was in the xmas special Knowing Me Knowing Yule when he had a sponsorship deal with Rover to mention them!

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Yes, very early on he did. Being both a car nut and a Partridge nut I tend to remember these details!

Incidentally a friend of my mum's was in an episode of 'I'm Alan Partridge', she played Jill, Alan's receptionist who he has a one night stand with, and who smears him with chocolate mousse. She said Coogan basically gets into character as Partridge and ad-libs a lot of the lines, which makes it hard work for the others in the cast to keep up. She looks a bit bemused in some of the scenes, which apparently she genuinely was.

Ah, the lovely Jill :)

"What's a valance?"

"The curtain thing around the bed."

She was excellent, as are most of the supporting cast.

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