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This Time with Alan Partridge

Monday at 9:30pm on BBC One (February 2019)

SW
Steve Williams
Would like to see the reason the air date slipped from the press release, which indicated it would air in the Autumn last year. Wonder if Steve having to do all the pre-publicity interviews for 'Stan and Ollie' on both sides of the Atlantic would have caused a clash, if the BBC released it the series towards the end of last year?


This is not about this thread in particular but there seems to be suggestions on several forums that this series has been left on the shelf for ages - there was one on DigitalSpy called "why the delay?" - but I don't see why it's so unusual for a series to be recorded in mid-2018 and be shown in early 2019. A lot of it seems to have come from the Partridge doc at Christmas 2017 referring to the new show coming in 2018, but I don't think it's that odd for it to have slipped back into early 2019. It still had endless publicity and a good slot, if they were so concerned about it they'd have buried it.

I went to a QI recording in February and that's not going to be on until the autumn so I don't think a summer recording for a transmission early the following year is very unusual at all.
AA
Aaron_2015 West Country (West) Spotlight
Aaron, I think we all get that you don't like it and you're no doubt going to keep putting the boot in but there is nothing to dictate that a programme on BBC One has to have a bigger budget than BBC Two.

I'd make an educated guess that I'm Alan Partridge had a much larger budget than This Time consider its multiple sets, larger cast and more location work.


Is stating factual information ‘putting the boot in’, or is it just stating factual information? Partridge might have a very dedicated following on here, but nothing is above criticism. I’ve liked some elements of the show, but the format doesn’t work IMO and some of the jokes are just plain lazy.

It would stand to reason that shows receive a larger budget when they move to BBC One or are commissioned for BBC One rather than BBC Two. This, of course, may not be the case for This Time. My point was that This Time could have been produced with a smaller budget for BBC Two and still got the same number of viewers.
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Aaron, I think we all get that you don't like it and you're no doubt going to keep putting the boot in but there is nothing to dictate that a programme on BBC One has to have a bigger budget than BBC Two.

I'd make an educated guess that I'm Alan Partridge had a much larger budget than This Time consider its multiple sets, larger cast and more location work.


Is stating factual information ‘putting the boot in’, or is it just stating factual information? Partridge might have a very dedicated following on here, but nothing is above criticism. I’ve liked some elements of the show, but the format doesn’t work IMO and some of the jokes are just plain lazy.

It would stand to reason that shows receive a larger budget when they move to BBC One or are commissioned for BBC One rather than BBC Two. This, of course, may not be the case for This Time. My point was that This Time could have been produced with a smaller budget for BBC Two and still got the same number of viewers.



It's pretty relentless to come back each week and say basically the same thing.

It does not stand to reason that shows automatically get a larger budget when on BBC One. That's not how it works. BBC One has more money to spend but it doesn't mean they spend more money on every programme.
IS
Inspector Sands
A list of little in-jokes and easter eggs in This Time with Alan Partridge.
https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a26962573/this-time-with-alan-partridge-all-the-tiny-details-youve-probably-missed/
TR
trivialmatters
You can date a couple of the shots in the opening titles. The one of Jennie getting out of the taxi, which is in front of the anti vehicle barriers at BH, looking down Portland Place. There's bunting up across the roadway


The UK flag is hanging on the Langham hotel and it's always there.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
That wasn't my point.
I know the flag hangs outside The Langham. My point was there are some small cross street party bunting style flags in shot - they type of which were strung across for Harry and Megan's nuptials last May.
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GE
thegeek Founding member London London

They didn't even include this one..


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WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
There are far more subtle references than featured in that post. For instance, the fairly grand house Alan apparently lives in always has an old lady peering through the net curtains. In Scissored Isle the house is called Denton Abbey, and as Sidekick Simon's surname is Denton, it is assumed it is his parent's home.
IS
Inspector Sands
Life imitating art on The One Show last night. Sidekick Banjo
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 30 March 2019 9:30am
IS
Inspector Sands

Actually on the subject of One Foot In The Grave, they also used an elaborate set which had four walls. The living room faced the audience, but if a scene was taking place in the kitchen, the audience would be in the background so they'd roll a fourth wall into place - sometimes mid take.

In this image the audience is behind the wall you can see through the doorway.

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From the great a twitter account The Art of the Art here's the set dressing plan for Victor's house, with the removable wall


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WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
He has now posted the studio layout including Victor's bathroom and Patrick's Kitchen/Dining Room.





Richard also did the set for This Time, by the way.
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