I'm Alan Partridge: Season 1, Episode 5

To Kill a Mocking Alan (1 Dec. 1997)

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Alan hosts an Afternoon With... session at the hotel,hoping to win a contract from two visiting Irish television executives. Also present is Jed Maxwell,Alan's biggest fan and,to give the Irishmen the impression he has a permanent home, Alan takes them back to Jed's. Alan's ignorant view of Irish history cuts no ice and he soon finds himself alone with the very strange Jed,who has not only devoted a room in his house as a shrine to his hero but had his face tattooed on his chest. Alan flees in terror. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews:  As RTE executives. The pair created "Father Ted" and are better known as comedy writers. See more »

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During the breakfast meeting with the two Irish executives, the large jug of pink grapefruit juice disappears as the food is served. See more »

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Alan Partridge: 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'. What a great song. It really encapsulates the frustration of a Sunday, doesn't it? You wake up in the morning, you've got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you've got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think "Sunday, bloody Sunday!".
Aidan Walsh: I really hate to do this to you, Alan, but it's actually a song about...
Paul Tool: Yeah, bloody Sunday is actually about a massacre in Derry in 1972.
Alan Partridge: A massacre? Ugh. I'm not playing that again.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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The Eve Of The War
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Written and performed by Jeff Wayne
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Alan meets his greatest fan
14 August 2010 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Alan is due to host a show at the hotel entitled 'An Afternoon With Alan Partridge' with special guest star Sue Cook. Alas Sue drops out and Alan is forced to do the whole thing alone, discussing various subjects as terrorism. A pair of Irish television executives - played by Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews ( creators of 'Father Ted' ) are in the audience. Afterwards, they go back to the house of Jed Maxwell ( Ian Sharrock ), who claims to be Alan's biggest fan. Unfortunately, the man is also a fruitcake...

Another great episode, a bit like 'The Germans' instalment of 'Fawlty Towers' in that Alan cannot talk to two Irish men without mentioning the Potato Famine and the I.R.A., subjects he knows nothing about.

Funniest moment - Alan finds himself in a room covered in Partridge memorabilia. Jed closes the door and pulls off his shirt, revealing a detailed tattoo of Alan's face on his chest.


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