I'm Alan Partridge: Season 1, Episode 3

Watership Alan (17 Nov. 1997)

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After making negative comments about them Alan becomes a hate figure with local farmers. Matters are made worse when he interviews Peter Baxendale-Thomas,the local farmers' union leader and... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Phil Cornwell ...
Barbara Durkin ...
Simon Greenall ...
Felicity Montagu ...
Peter Baynham ...
Hugh Morris
Christopher Morris ...
Peter Baxendale Thomas
Steve Bennett


After making negative comments about them Alan becomes a hate figure with local farmers. Matters are made worse when he interviews Peter Baxendale-Thomas,the local farmers' union leader and makes ignorant,insulting remarks. The farmers,however,get their revenge when Alan is shooting a commercial on a boat and they throw a dead cow off a bridge,which hits and injures him. Leaving hospital in a neck brace and with broken fingers he needs help to restore the satellite channel to the television in his hotel room,thereby exposing his fondness for the Porn Channel. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Peter Baynham:  One of the writers of the series appears as Hugh Morris, who runs a boating company. See more »


The shadow of a microphone boom can be seen on the bridge shortly before Alan gets squashed. See more »


Alan Partridge: You farmers, you don't like outsiders, do you? You like to stick to your own.
Peter Baxendale Thomas: What do you mean by that?
Alan Partridge: I've seen the big-eared boys on farms.
Peter Baxendale Thomas: Oh, for goodness' sake.
Alan Partridge: If you see a lovely field with a family having a picnic, and there's a nice pond in it, you fill in the pond with concrete, you plough the family into the field, you blow up the tree, and use the leaves to make a dress for your wife who's also your brother.
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Alan Vs. The Farmers
13 August 2010 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

When Alan has a dig at farmers on his radio show, the gloves are off. An interview with agriculturalist Peter Baxendale Thomas ( Christopher Morris ) is a disaster, ending with him walking out of the studio in disgust. Alan has to shoot a promotional video for a boating firm. His wife Carol refuses to appear in it, forcing him to hire an actress - Jenny ( Doon Mackichan )...

Superb episode, featuring cameos from Christopher Morris and Simon Pegg, the latter cast as the director of the film Alan is booked to appear in. Some nice dialogue as Alan tries to be 'one of the lads'. The 'Hugh Morris' ( Peter Baynham ) character was featured in a recent B.B.C.-2 documentary about how disabled people have been depicted on television over the years. He has no vocal chords due to cancer of the larynx, and has to speak using an electronic device, giving Alan the excuse to make a string of tasteless jokes.

Funniest moment - Alan's insult-packed encounter with Baxendale Thomas.

Second funniest moment - Jenny goes off to appear in 'The Bill', forcing Alan to replace her with a prop dummy. As the boat passes under a bridge, angry farmers hurl a dead cow at it. Guess who it lands on?

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