Starring: Felicity Montagu, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Steve Coogan
The Talented Mr. Alan - S2-E1
Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the video meeting, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen. (00:14:25)
Visible crew/equipment: When Alan speaks to Dave Cliffton at the start of the episode, the camera can be seen in the reflection on the far left hand side of the glass. (00:01:30)
Brave Alan - S2-E3
Visible crew/equipment: Just before Lyn sits on the whoopee cushion, a boom mic can be seen in the top left corner. (00:09:40)
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Alan Partridge: You work in a petrol station Michael. It's not the Gulf War. Which ironically is like a large petrol station.
When Alan views the kitchen, a boom mic shadow can be seen in the top left of the screen.
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.