Can you smell it? Christmas is knocking at the door and the stench of roast turkey, quality streets and mince pies are wafting through the cracks. Today we are going to be celebrating a hero of the televisual world. He’s hosted his own prime time television chat show, a military-based quiz show for UK Conquest, numerous radio shows and his own video compilation of dangerous road accidents ‘Crash! Bang! Wallop! What a video!’ I need only say A-HA! as we welcome our special guest, Norwich’s favourite son…
ALAN PARTRIDGE!!! For his Christmas Extravaganza…
KNOWING ME KNOWING YULE!
For those of you out there who are unfamiliar with any of the programs featuring the Lord of Hilarity Sir Alan of Partridge, essentially think of the worst possible person who could ever be on the TV or Radio and you’ll find yourself with an image of Alan Partridge pop up in your mind. And the Christmas Special for Knowing Me, Knowing You is an absolute disaster for Alan’s career – but also one of the finest Christmas Specials ever made.
After managing to accidentally shoot one of his guests live on the air in the last episode of the series, Knowing Me Knowing Yule is his last shot at getting a second series on the BBC and he’s thrown all of his Christmas muster at the wall to try and impress one of his guests, and head of BBC programmes, Tony Hayers. In a nutshell everything goes completely wrong, Alan offends just about every one of his guests and ends by punching both a man in a wheelchair and Tony Hayers in the face with his fist thrust up the backside of a roasted partridge.
I’m not doing it justice with this blog but it is absolutely hilarious you have to see it, and if you’ve seen it already – watch it again right now!! We here in FVK are huge Partridge fans and I don’t think a day goes by when we don’t slip in some AP quotes or adopt his voice and mannerisms to keep ourselves amused. And it feels like an extra special Christmas present to have Alan Partridge back for the Mid Morning Matters show online right now so let this Christmas be a very special one.
And now I must sign off by re-iterating The Queen is dead! Long live the King Singers…
Stay Beautiful folks,