This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

This Time With Alan Partridge

BBC One sitcom starring Alan Partridge. 12 episodes (2 series), 2019 - 2021. Stars Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key and others.

Next new episode is today at 9:30pm. Series 2, Episode 2
Catch-up on Episode 1 on BBC iPlayer

This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Alan Partridge quiz

With series 2 of This Time With Alan Partridge starting on Friday, we asked the hosts of Monkey Tennis (The Alan Partridge Fan Podcast) to draw from their deep well of Partridge knowledge and put together the ultimate quiz to separate the Simons from the Sonjas and the Jills from the Jennies.

For the last five years, the Monkey Tennis team have been dissecting and celebrating Alan Gordon Partridge's output from On The Hour up to From The Oasthouse, including along the way chats with cast members Susannah 'Jennie Gresham' Fielding, Tim 'Sidekick Simon' Key, Simon 'Michael the Geordie' Greenall, and Stephen 'Dan Moody' Mangan.

Their new series has just begun, and new episodes covering This Time's second series will go up right after each episode airs on BBC One.

So, yes, who better to set our quiz than hosts Nick Alder, Adam Brooks, Tom Dark, and Tom Stabb?

The hosts of Monkey Tennis (The Alan Partridge Fan Podcast).

Here we go...

Questions

1. In I'm Alan Partridge, Lynn interrupts Alan's valentines date with Jill to deliver what item?

2. Which band does Alan describe as "soft rock cocaine enthusiasts" when introing their song on air in Alpha Papa?

3. What is Dave Clifton's real name (the character, not the actor who plays him)?

4. In Series 1 of This Time, Alan tells Jennie he likes to watch a certain show whilst curled up on a beanbag? What's the show?

5. In I, Partridge, what is the name of the fictional Norwich-based detective Alan creates?

Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

6. In Scissored Isle, Alan heads to The North on a deeply personal journey of redemption. He ends up in awe of one of the checkout ladies when he puts in a shift at a supermarket. Can you name this "Tesco lifer"?

7. What film does Alan attempt to book cinema tickets for, via the automated phone booking service, during an episode of Mid Morning Matters?

8. Which drinks brand sponsored the original series of Mid Morning Matters (in real life)?

9. Who played Alan's Ukranian girlfriend Sonja?

10. When the Knowing Me, Knowing You TV show heads to Paris, Alan showcases four distinct fashion styles. Name one of them.

Knowing Me, Knowing You... With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: TalkbackThames.

11. Staying with Knowing Me, Knowing You: Glenn Ponder's band name changes every week. Name any of the band names used in the series.

12. What does Alan give as his name and address when he's pulled over by the police in I'm Alan Partridge?

13. What name is North Norfolk Digital changing to as part of the station's re-brand in Alpha Papa?

14. At the very beginning of This Time's first ever episode, what is Alan in desperate need of?

15. What was the full name of the character Julian Barratt plays in Mid Morning Matters Series 2?

Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge. Image shows from L to R: Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan), Sidekick Simon (Tim Key), Blackbird Goodbrooke (Julian Barratt). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

16. After John Baskell's demise in This Time, what is the hashtag Alan suggests for Twitter tributes?

17. Ellie White and Jamie Demetriou both guest-star in This Time's first series. What Channel 4 show do they also both appear in?

18. In 2012, Gordon Ramsay caught the attention of Partridge fans when he made a programme that resembled an idea Alan pitched to Tony Hayers. But which of Alan's show ideas was it?

19. In Nomad, Alan needs to get into 'QSPC' before undertaking his walk. What does it stand for?

20. What price does the Linton Travel Tavern's roast dinner start from?

Scroll down for the answers...

Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Answers

1. In I'm Alan Partridge, Lynn interrupts Alan's valentines date with Jill to deliver what item?

Fungal foot powder

2. Which band does Alan describe as "soft rock cocaine enthusiasts" when introing their song on air in Alpha Papa?

Fleetwood Mac

3. What is Dave Clifton's real name (the character, not the actor who plays him)?

Tom Barrington

4. In Series 1 of This Time, Alan tells Jennie he likes to watch a certain show whilst curled up on a beanbag? What's the show?

Nazi Megastructures

5. In I, Partridge, what is the name of the fictional Norwich-based detective Alan creates?

Swallow

From The Oasthouse - The Alan Partridge Podcast. Steve Coogan.

6. In Scissored Isle, Alan heads to The North on a deeply personal journey of redemption. He ends up in awe of one of the checkout ladies when he puts in a shift at a supermarket. Can you name this "Tesco lifer"?

Pat Bevan

7. What film does Alan attempt to book cinema tickets for, via the automated phone booking service, during an episode of Mid Morning Matters?

Inception

8. Which drinks brand sponsored the original series of Mid Morning Matters (in real life)?

Foster's

9. Who played Alan's Ukranian girlfriend Sonja?

Amelia Bullmore

10. When the Knowing Me, Knowing You TV show heads to Paris, Alan showcases four distinct fashion styles. Name one of them.

One point for any one of the following:
Cruiser Arriviste
L'homme du Sport
Imperial Leisure
Strolling Pastel

This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

11. Staying with Knowing Me, Knowing You: Glenn Ponder's band name changes every week. Name any of the band names used in the series.

One point for any of the following:
Chalet
Debonair
Ferrari
Savoir Faire
Lazarus
Bangkok

12. What does Alan give as his name and address when he's pulled over by the police in I'm Alan Partridge?

Bill Car, 10 King Road, Ipswich

13. What name is North Norfolk Digital changing to as part of the station's re-brand in Alpha Papa?

Shape

14. At the very beginning of This Time's first ever episode, what is Alan in desperate need of?

A glass of water

15. What was the full name of the character Julian Barratt plays in Mid Morning Matters Series 2?

Blackbird Goodbrooke

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

16. After John Baskell's demise in This Time, what is the hashtag Alan suggests for Twitter tributes?

#Johngone

17. Ellie White and Jamie Demetriou both guest-star in This Time's first series. What Channel 4 show do they also both appear in?

Stath Lets Flats

18. In 2012, Gordon Ramsay caught the attention of Partridge fans when he made a programme that resembled an idea Alan pitched to Tony Hayers. But which of Alan's show ideas was it?

Cooking In Prison

19. In Nomad, Alan needs to get into 'QSPC' before undertaking his walk. What does it stand for?

Quite Superb Physical Condition

20. What price does the Linton Travel Tavern's roast dinner start from?

£4.25

This Time With Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

How did you do?

20 - 17: Alan Gordon Partridge!
Jackanackanory and Jurassic Park, you've hit the back of the net, bounced back and are truly big in the back time.

14 - 19: Sonja
Would have liked more distance between the wrong and right answers but overall seven on ten, let's make love.

10 - 13: Lynn Benfield
Your hair looks like an explosion and your answers were equally messy. Perhaps you were distracted by your mother's money coming in?

6 - 9: Sidekick Simon Denton
We're not going to mince words here - this was pretty crummy. You're never going to become a better, more sought after quizzer with that attitude.

0 - 5: Michael the Geordie
Your answers were the disappointing quiz equivalent of a cup of beans or a failed dive off Cromer Pier. You've got nae clue and nae right answers - what are we gonna do about it this time?


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Published: Monday 26th April 2021