I'm Alan Partridge

I'm Alan Partridge (1997)

60 mistakes in season 1

Starring: Steve Coogan

Genres: Comedy

A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan views the kitchen, a boom mic shadow can be seen in the top left of the screen.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When the house salesman say he loves Alan's show, a camera can be seen on the right side of the screen.

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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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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan discovers the table extender, a faint shadow of a boom mic and cameraman are seen on the wall next to him.

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Watership Alan - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan lies on the bed at the end of the episode, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen to the left of the screen.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan speaks to Michael outside the lift at the start of the episode, the edge of a camera can be seen to Michael's right.

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Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Alan serenades Jill, near the end of the song, the guitar player removes his hand from his guitar briefly but the guitar part continues to play (it's being synthesised as part of the keyboard's rhythm track).

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan asks where the petrol station is, a camera can be seen to the left of the house salesman.

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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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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan has just entered the living room in his house-to-be you can see the shadow of the cameraman move across screen on the floor and foreground.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan and Tony Hayers arrive at the restaurant, a boom mic can be seen in the reflection of a picture on the wall as they walk past.

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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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Towering Alan - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When Alan ejects the guest from his room for making a racist remark, the guest walks down the corridor towards a door. Watch as he reaches the door, he tries to open it but as it's a fake he just bangs into it. It's really funny.

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A Room with an Alan - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the house section just before Alan makes an offer there's a shot of Lynn. To the left of the doorway behind her you can briefly see the shoulder of the second cameraman for the scene. Also visible are the camera cables through the door behind Lynn.

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Alan Attraction - S1-E2

Factual error: Alan takes out a member of his staff on a Valentine's Day trip. When he is in the car with her, there are some outside shots of them driving along. The problem is, on or around the 14th of February, there would be no leaves on the trees.

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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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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan drives away at the end shouting 'No way you big spastic. You're a mentalist.' the whole crew are reflected in the car windows.

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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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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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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Lynn arrives at the hotel, a boom mic can be seen in the top right of the screen.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan arrives at Jed's house, a boom mic is reflected in the bonnet of the car.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan shows the two Irish guys around Jed's house, when one of them asks why Alan has a photo of himself on the TV, part of a cameraman wearing black can be seen on the far right of the screen.

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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

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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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan lists what old Ireland was perceived as, a boom mic can be seen at the top on the screen.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan and Michael are talking about the board in the hotel, when Alan suggests to turn the board into a sandwich board, a boom mic can be seen behind him in the reflection of the glass.

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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the episode, when Alan asks for people to call in, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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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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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the scene where Alan and Lynn are talking to the Irish guys, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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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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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

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan gets the phone call from Sue Cook, the cameraman can be seen in the reflection of the photo on the wall, as Alan stands up.

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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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To Kill a Mocking Alan - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Michael shows Alan how to fire a concealed weapon, a boom mic arm and operator can be seen in the reflection of the glass.

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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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Towering Alan - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Michael shouts at Alan in Alan's room, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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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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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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Towering Alan - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Alan sits down with Lynn after the fair, a cameraman can be seen in the reflection of the picture on the wall.

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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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