I'm Alan Partridge

I'm Alan Partridge (1997)

63 continuity mistakes

Starring: Steve Coogan

Genres: Comedy

Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Michael tries to take Alan's big plate, Jill holds the menu in both hands. In the next shot she is holding it in just one.

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Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene at Radio Norwich where Alan is speaking to the other DJ through the window, the Valentine's cards on the ledge keep changing position from shot to shot.

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Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, Alan says the time and presses the button. In the next shot his arm is lowered.

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The Colour of Alan - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Alan pierces his foot on the spike, in one shot it shows him holding onto two railings, in the next shot he is holding just one.

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Brave Alan - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: After Dan says he has Director's beer coming out of his taps, Alan holds out his hands then lowers them. In the next shot his arms are outstretched again.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Alan thrusts the cheese into Tony Hayers, you see a waiter come from the camera side and put a hand on him to pull him away. In the next shot of Alan, as he runs from the table, the waiter is now on the other side.

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Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Alan and Jill are driving, the background shows they are driving in a straight line. In the next shot, the road behind them has a visible bend in it.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Alan is using his dictaphone, he lies down on the bed. In the next shot, his hand has moved onto his stomach.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Alan is driving, he has one hand on the wheel in one shot, then both in the next.

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Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Alan puts music on in the car, both him and Jill are looking down. In the next shot they are both looking forwards.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan looks out of his bedroom window, the Dictaphone vanishes from his hands between shots.

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The Colour of Alan - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Alan does his presentation, at one point he holds onto the pedestal. In the next shot his left hand is in a completely different position.

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The Colour of Alan - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Alan introduces Lyn to Piet, Michael is looking at Piet. In the next shot he is looking at Lyn.

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Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Alan buys the rose, he reaches into his pocket for money, then in the next shot the waiter hands the rose to Jill and Alan does not give him any money at all.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Alan says he will do the video to help Lyn, his arm is on the top of the steering wheel. In the next shot, it is on his lap.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Alan suggests 'scum on the run' as a video title, he isn't holding anything in his hands. In the next shot of Lyn, you can see Alan lower paperwork to the right of the screen.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: After Alan says about the truck sliding on its side, his arm is on the top of the steering wheel. In the next shot it is on his lap.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when Alan plays the love asylum jingle, he looks down. In the next shot he looks down again.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the car when Alan says about getting some Soleros, he is holding his hands out in front of him. In the next shot, his right hand is on the steering wheel.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Alan drives into the post, you can see both him and Lyn jolt forward only slightly as he hits it. Then in the next shot, they both violently jolt forwards again.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When the teacher tries to get into the petrol station, all of the shots of Alan from outside are completely different from inside.

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The Colour of Alan - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Piet Morant arrives at the train station, Alan is stood with Lyn on the same side of the table. In the next shot, Alan has moved to the other side of the table.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene when his old school teacher comes in to pay for petrol, he hands Alan his credit card. The two of them chat and the teacher proceeds to leave, claiming that if the pupils need someone to talk to them about working in a petrol station, he'll be onto Alan. Alan dismisses that he works in a petrol station, and the teacher says "But I've just paid you for petrol and a packet of Minstrels." Actually he didn't, as Alan never swiped the card and the teacher left with free petrol and chocolate.

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Brave Alan - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: At Dan's house when Alan watches the video, Dan looks at him with a huge grin. In the next shot, he is looking at the TV.

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Brave Alan - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Alan is introduced to Bob Frazer, Bob's glass jumps from his right hand to his left between shots.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: After Alan does the impressions of a robot, the grapefruit juice vanishes from the table for moment between shots.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Michael guesses war of the worlds, he is holding the box of letters in his left hand. In the next shot it is in his right hand.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alan and Jed are driving back to the house, the wide shots shows mainly trees but the shot from inside the car shows a built up area.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan is walking down the M11, the first shot shows a blue car driving towards him, yet in the next shot the car does not pass him.

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Towering Alan - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Alan tells Lynn that Tony Haires is dead, he is touching the phone with both hands, In the next shot, his left hand is lowered.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Ben and Sophie appear from the bushes, Sophie walks in front of Ben. In the next shot they are stood next to each other.

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The Colour of Alan - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lyn shows off the torch she is sitting down. In the next shot she is standing.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: During the scene in the car before Alan crashes, there is one shot of Lyn holding her bag on her lap with the handle on her chest, then in the other camera angle the strap is gone. This happens throughout the scene.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan looks out of his window and sees Michael, his hands twice change positions between shots.

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The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: After the air bag goes off, Alan asks why his didn't. As he says this he is holding onto the bottom of the steering wheel, but in the next shot his right arm is out straight on the edge of the window.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Irish guy asks Alan where his toilet is, Alan's left hand is in his pocket. In the next shot it is by his side.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alan explains why there is a photo of himself on the TV, he leans on the set. In the next shot, he is tapping the top of the photo.

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The Colour of Alan - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: At the book signing, in the first wide shot we see of Alan, he is looking down at the book. In the next shot he is looking forwards.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alan says, 'There's more to Ireland than this.' The grapefruit juice vanishes from the table.

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Never Say Alan Again - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan goes into the petrol station to get his video back, Michael has his hands by his sides. In the next shot he has his hands on his hips.

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Towering Alan - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Just before Alan leaves the fair, there is a wide shot of him at the table. When the angle changes, the extras have moved and the sun has come out.

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Towering Alan - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Alan says about the custard pie throwing contest, the extras stood by his table change positions between shots.

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Towering Alan - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Alan shakes Lynn's hand, the next shot shows Alan has moved a foot back and is leaning on the front desk.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan tests his seat belt, he leans forward in front of Lynn. In the next shot he is sat back and leans forward again.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: After Alan says he's like to know what it feels like for an airbag to go off in his face, it shows a shot of Lynn. In the next shot, she is looking up and Lynn has her finger in the air.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan walks back from the petrol station down the M11, a white van drives past him, yet in the next shot the van has vanished.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan sees the staff playing charades, he turns to look at them. In the next shot he has moved about three feet closer to them.

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Never Say Alan Again - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan is talking about Lyn's mum after they get back from the graveyard, Alan's arms are by his side. In the next shot his right hand is on his hip.

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Never Say Alan Again - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan says to Sonia he doesn't trust her, he puts his hands by his sides. In the next shot they are together in front of him.

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Brave Alan - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Just before Alan pretends to attack Lyn with the knife, he looks down at the table. In the next shot he is looking at Lyn.

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Brave Alan - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: In the petrol station after Dan says Mercs are sad, he is looking out of the window. In the next shot he is looking at Alan.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the car, after Alan asks Lynn if she has lied, he is not wearing his seat belt. In the next shot he is.

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I Know What Alan Did Last Summer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Just before Alan starts playing air guitar. He starts to tidy up, there are two plates, Alan Cleans one and the other one disappears.

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Watership Alan - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After the cow is dropped on Alan's boat, there is a quick scramble of shots. One of the shots shows the farmers who just dropped the cow. However, this camera shot shows them (and the bridge) as being a lot further away than they actually could be having dropped the cow only a few seconds earlier, especially given that the boat is moving slowly and appears to stop when the cow is dropped.

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Alan Wide Shut - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At Lynne's baptism, the food disappears and reappears on Alan's plate when he's talking to the man about his book.

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Alan Wide Shut - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: During the segment when Alan is on 'Prayer Wave', the clock on the wall either doesn't move between shots or jumps ahead in time - progressing about 12 minutes in a 6 minute segment.

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The Colour of Alan - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: During the meeting with Pete, Michael comes in and lowers the torches attached to the bicycle wheel. He lowers the wheel, and then uses one hand to turn the torches on and the other to hold the rope to stop the wheel from falling to the ground. The shot cuts back to him and he is now using both hands to turn the torches on and the rope has already been tied off in the background. The shot cuts away and then back to him and the rope is back in his hand and he walks across to tie it off.

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Never Say Alan Again - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan is talking to the builder, he puts a cigarette to his mouth. In the next shot it is gone.

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Never Say Alan Again - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: In the petrol station when Michael realises his badge only says 'Michael', he looks down. In the next shot he is looking at Alan.

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Brave Alan - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Dan and Kerry stop Alan from leaving, the way Kerry puts her hands on Alan's shoulders changes between shots.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan says about putting a cone on his head in the bar, he is holding his pint on the table. In the next shot he is drinking from it.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: At the end of the pretend gun fight between Michael and Alan, the curtain is in front of Alan's shoulder. In the next shot, the curtain is behind his back.

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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan watches Sophie and Ben kiss from his hotel window, the curtain moves between shots.

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When Alan views the kitchen, a boom mic shadow can be seen in the top left of the screen.

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Given that the BBC are very much against product placement in their shows, its shocking the amount of placement that goes on in Alan Partridge. Its really in your face stuff. Ginsters pasties, BP petrol, Lexus cars, Flavia coffee machines, Directors bitter, Twix and Yorkie bars. In every episode the above are mentioned on numerous occastions. Not that I give a hoot about product placement myself, but am so surprised at how blatently obvious it is and yet the BBC have always been so against it.

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