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I'm Alan Partridge bootleg audience recording

Not sure how long this has been up, or how many of you may have already seen it, but I thought it was more than worth drawing attention to.

A bootleg recording of the studio performances of episode two of series two of I'm Alan Partridge.

Evidently this phantom bootlegger wanted the entire thing (for obvious reasons) but his minidisc died after 75 minutes. Those surviving 75 minutes were edited down to what you see as the first 8 minutes or so of that episode, which gives you some idea of how much was cut for time or quality.

Dead minidisc or not, this is fascinating stuff.

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I wish I'd been there. Then I could have strangled the warm-up guy.

By performingmonkey
February 04, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

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I was watching some Partridge this weekend and I realized that the Bill Withers joke ("Who, thank the Lord, is still with-uzz...") doesn't actually occur in episode two, as the recordings above would have you believe...they used it in episode five.

Here's what's interesting about that, though: they didn't just cut the joke out and insert it later in the had to be refilmed to match Alan's outfit. So by the time they were shooting episode five they already knew what they were cutting from episode two.

Interesting. They must have had some pretty quick turn-around on the editing...which is a surprise, considering the large amount of improv that had to be sorted through (if the deleted scenes on the DVD are any indication).

By Philip J Reed, VSc
March 20, 2007 @ 9:56 pm

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