I'm Alan Partridge

I'm Alan Partridge (1997)

16 mistakes in Basic Alan

Starring: Steve Coogan

Genres: Comedy

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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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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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan is dressed as a zombie and says nothing has been damaged, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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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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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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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

Revealing mistake: When Alan walks into the petrol station, he immediately has a conversation with a shop worker, however there is a huge queue visible as Alan walks in. He would not have been able to be served that quickly.

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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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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan is dictating a message in his room, he walks pasts the TV. If you look closely you can see the reflection of the cameraman.

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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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Basic Alan - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan says he's taken apart his trouser press, a crew member can be seen in the reflection of the picture as the camera moves.

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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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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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