What did Alan do on Valentine’s Day? Listen to find out, as we break down some more clips of this award-winning comedy and use them to learn English.
Welcome back to this episode about comedy legend Alan Partridge, a character played by Steve Coogan. This is part 5 in a series I started back in 2018. You should listen to the other parts before you listen to this.
What we’re going to do is continue to listen to some clips from an episode of I’m Alan Partridge – you should check out all the AP content out there including the DVDs you can find online.
We’re going to listen to some clips.
I’ll give you some things to watch out for.
We’ll see how much you can understand.
I’ll break it all down and point out funny moments and bits of language.
I hope to be able to cover all of this in this part, so we’ll have to keep things a bit brisk in order to stop the episode going on too long, but there might have to be another episode after this one, depending on how much we get done.
Let’s quickly sum up what happened in the last episode.
I reminded you who Alan Partridge is and what the context is for this episode.
We listened to Alan presenting his radio show and plugging chocolate oranges.
We heard Alan talking to the staff at the travel tavern and generally being awkward and weird.
Then we listened to Alan talking to Lynn about having to fire all the staff at his production company in order to avoid going bankrupt and because he’s not prepared to drive a Mini Metro even if they’ve rebadged it and it’s now the Rover Metro.
So in this episode we’re going to follow Alan as he meets all the members of his production company in order to fire them, even Jill the woman that he fancies and often flirts with.
Alan arrives with Lynn at the offices of Pear Tree Productions
Alan and the staff at Pear Tree Productions
Watch out for
- How Alan flirts with Jill
- How Alan lies by telling the staff the news about the second series
- How Alan tries to stop people spending too much money
- How Alan sacks his members of staff
- How Alan manages to escape from everyone
- When Jill asks Alan where everyone has gone, what does he say?
Alan and Jill
Watch out for
- How Alan establishes if Jill likes him, sex wise, and his reaction
- How they flirt really horribly
- How Alan asks Jill out on a date
Alan & Jill at the Owl Sanctuary
Watch out for
- Alan’s comment about astroturf
- What Alan used to think when he saw Jill in the office
- How Alan talks about a line of birds of prey they are looking at. He compares it to death row, and then look out for how his rambling comparison goes all weird.
Alan & Jill in the car
- What did Alan do on Valentines day 8 years ago?
- How does Alan ask Jill out on a date?