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Lynn, idea for a podcast: four idiots discuss their love of all things Partridge in this unofficial podcast – including their favourite Alan moments, his cultural legacy and lots more, one episode at a time. A-ha!

Lynn, idea for a podcast: four idiots discuss their love of all things Partridge in this unofficial podcast – including their favourite Alan moments, his cultural legacy and lots more, one episode at a time. A-ha!
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Lynn, idea for a podcast: four idiots discuss their love of all things Partridge in this unofficial podcast – including their favourite Alan moments, his cultural legacy and lots more, one episode at a time. A-ha!




Ep 51 // Large Questions: Part 2

What ya doin'? Who's with ya? We return to our mailbag to tackle haphazard rankings, more Partridge Monopoly and a litany of our own gaffes, in an episode so good it makes Tom Dark forget his own name. Plus: A new quiz that I think we can all agree comes to a professional and sensible conclusion // Get in touch: | | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod


Ep 50 // Large Questions: Part 1

We're back, carefully opening the drawer marked 'your feedback', then saying 'Bloody hell': Chocolate replicas, experiencing Alan live, (Bride of) Chucky Egg and Alan vs. Noel. Also: Why is Partridge like the Beatles? Is Alan genuinely protective of Lynn? Is Sidekick Simon the inspiration behind Denton Abbey? How could we get it so wrong on Alan's canine companions? // Get in touch: | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod |...


Ep 49 // Welcome To The Places Of My Life (LIVE)

Recorded live at London Comic Con, we tackle Alan's homage to his beloved hometown of Norwich, prompting us to talk obesity hotspots, Alan's 10 minute commute, the real Orbital Digital, leisure centre hygiene, Hitler and dogging. Apologies for the shonky sound this time around: we were made promises about recording quality that were not kept. Go careful now, my loves! // Get in touch: | Twitter: @thepartridgepod | | Instagram:...


Ep 48 // Alan Does Comic Relief: Part 2

We swerve into the 00s this week as we continue our peek at Alan's Comic Relief contributions featuring an irate Peter Kay, a handy Paddy McGuinness and a disturbed Simon Pegg. Also: We pit Bono, Sting and Geldof against one another, and discuss limp charity audiences, Alan's secret sister, where Philomena meets Partridge and Kay vs. Coogan worldwide, as well as asking: How handy is Michael? // Get in touch: | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod...


Ep 47 // Alan Does Comic Relief: Part 1

We've gone up the BT Tower, down to Norfolk Park and back to the days of Teletext in order to explore some of Alan's many contributions to Comic Relief (including THAT Kate Bush medley). We start with his 90s appearances, prompting chat on Bryan Ferry, 'Bladakker' and Big Brother evictions. Plus: How did Right Said Fred happen? Is cack back? And where did Alan's Canadian wife Toni come from? (Canada, obviously). Let's go swimsuit! // Get in touch: | Instagram:...


Ep 46 // Turgid + Milkshake: Mid Morning Matters S1E6

Simon's out and Zoe's in this week as we discuss Alan's chair slide, caller Samantha's 'fat arms', Nick's bootie love and the trouble with caller anonymity. We also ask the large questions: Has Alan ever finished a book? Are we mellowing in tandem with Alan? How does Mid Morning Matters stack up against Classic Partridge? // Get in touch: | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod |


Ep 45 // Shadow + Tax: Mid Morning Matters S1E5

Quease! Glands! Hamza! Palm piss! In this week's slightly manky episode we see what happens when Partridge goes Paxman, celebrate the return of capes and put Alan vs. the millionaire, ridiculous LinkedIn people and Alan's earnings under the microscope. We also play a quiz which is conducted entirely fairly and we all definitely agree is just a bit of fun. // Get in touch: | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod |


Ep 44 // Chucky + Traitor: Mid Morning Matters S1E4

It's Alan on Alan on art on art on ancestry on ancestry on air rifles on air rifles this week. Other hot topics: Simon's weed habit, Chucky Egg (the meal of the north), the real Seal and - the return of JembAlan? Plus there's the small matter of 'a sidekick's betrayal' // Get in touch: | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod |


Ep 43 // Idiom + Inception: Mid Morning Matters S1E3

We welcome all FOP (Fans of Partridge) as we dive into Alan's Twitter track record, bad callers and the MMM timespan. We also look into Alan's healthy anus (figuratively), the dark core of his callers, discuss the folk stylings of Will O'The Wisp and try to answer the question "What's the best thing?" // Get in touch: | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod |


Ep 42 // Mustard + Pepper: Mid Morning Matters S1E2

How funny IS Sidekick Simon? Why film in just a couple of rooms? Did Herbie really go bananas? Just a few questions answered this week. In addition, expect Billie Piper facts 'coming out the wazoo', and we talk hometown heroes, fowl play and the curse of 'Tottenham Cartoon'. Plus: We play Alan's Surname Mastermind and Fakenham or Realenham. Ooh, that's mustard. // Get in touch: | Instagram: @monkeytennispod | Twitter: @thepartridgepod |


Ep 41 // Super Talk: Part 2

We respond to more feedback and answer some pressing questions this week: Who's the villain of the Partridgeverse? Does Alan have a secret third child? What's the worst thing you've done at a funeral? We also discuss the recent documentary, talk Fosters vs. Coogan, and carry out more wild speculation about the new show. // Got feedback? / Twitter: @thepartridgepod / / Instagram: @monkeytennispod


Ep 40 // Super Talk: Part 1

We're back with a rifle through your feedback! We talk Social Medialan, have a Simon Greenall post-mortem, consider Winton's wedding, expose grave inconsistencies, learn what Jed Maxwell is up to now, and own up to our many balls-ups. Also: Tom Stabb gets to grips with baby brain, whilst Nick attempts to explain his baffling poll system... // Get in touch: / Twitter: @thepartridgepod / / Instagram: @monkeytennispod


Ep 39 // Simon Greenall AKA 'Michael The Geordie'

A very special guest arrives just in time for the last in the current series - Mr Simon Greenall lifts the lid on the formation and (alleged) demise of Michael the Geordie, how Partridge gets made, and the best bits that never made it to air. But first, there was the small matter of Admiral Nelson to discuss... // Get in touch: / Twitter: @thepartridgepod / / Instagram: @monkeytennispod


Ep 38 // Knowing Me Knowing Yule: Part 2 (LIVE)

We conclude our visit to 1995's Alan Xmas special Knowing Me Knowing Yule with a 100 cracker pull, Fanny Thomas innuendo watch, a mystery bird, a healthy dose of Hucknall and a look into former golfer Gordon Herron's head (No - that's private). Get in touch: / Twitter: @thepartridgepod / Instagram: @monkeytennispod /


Ep 37 // Knowing Me Knowing Yule: Part 1 (LIVE)

Part one of our LIVE festive lookback at Knowing Me Knowing Yule sees us talking choir shame, Noel's House Party hell and Norwich stag dos - all in front of a live audience at London's Prince Charles Cinema. Part 2 (also available now) continues the chat! Contact us: / Twitter: @thepartridgepod / Instagram: @monkeytennispod /


Ep 36 // Broth + Muppet: Mid Morning Matters S1E1 (LIVE)

This week we make our first foray into Mid Morning Matters, in front of an intimate live audience at Warner Music HQ; as part of their comedy events series. Sadly Adam didn't make it past Chiswick Roundabout for this recording, so you're left in the capable hands of Tom, Tom and Nick. We try to answer the big questions - but don't necessarily succeed - including: why was Anthea Turner the most hated woman in Britain? Is Bill Oddie actually okay? Is radio beamed down from space? And, most...


Ep 35 // I, Partridge: Chapters 31-34

We get legally worried in this absolute groin-wrecker of an episode (and we're not talking about Wally Banter's Junk Box) as we discuss motivational course/panto Forward Solutions, Mid Morning Matters (only the show that Daily Daytime Debate could've been) and the link betwixt Alan, Oasis, and milk. Plus: How to hide redundancies, Sidekick Simon's forced alcoholism, Alan's "2% effect" and our final thoughts on I, Partridge. // Get in touch: / Twitter:...


Ep 34 // I, Partridge: Chapters 26-30

The serious affliction of chocolate addiction dominates the chat this week as we crunch Toblerone numbers, kill a blackbird with a Smartie and Jed eats a Kinder egg. Also covered: Alan's pony trekking, the Sonja breakup, phone poops, Flexigrief, Bouncing Back's astounding facts and ‘chintz and tat emporium’ Bidup.TV // Last chance for live show tix: // Get in touch: / Twitter: @thepartridgepod / / Instagram:...


Ep 33 // I, Partridge: Chapters 22-25

Alan’s freelance years go under the microscope this week as we take on his never-made cop show Swallow, barely-watched game show Skirmish and sadly-made corporate videos. Plus: His almost-manager Pete Gabbitas, forgotten safewords, missing chapters and newfound bigness. You can come and listen ANYTIME you like. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Stacey Morgan, 7. // Last chance for live tickets: // Get in touch:, Twitter:...


Ep 32 // I, Partridge: Chapters 17-21

Nipple inconsistencies and humane monkey destruction collide this week as we look at the infamous Tony Hayers meeting from Alan’s point of view. We also touch on diary violations, Alan’s unheard show pitch, ‘weird rooms’ and Tom Stabb’s French adventure. Not for you? Tits to all that - I’m sure we can sort something out. // Come to our live recording next month: // Get in touch: / Twitter: @thepartridgepod /...