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How did the Devil come? When first attack?
These Norfolk lanes recall lost innocence,
The years falls off and find me walking back
Dragging a stick along the wooden fence
Down this same path, where, forty years ago,
My father strolled behind me, calm and slow. John Betjeman, Norfolk
Very flat, Norfolk. Noel Coward, Private Lives, 1930
Hello. I’m Alan Partridge. And I’d like to tell you about a very special place – whether you know it as East Anglia, the Plump Peninsula, home of the Broads – although that sounds like a refuge for fallen prostitutes – Albion’s hind quarters, or quite simply the Wales of the East. This is Norfolk. Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life, Alan astride the moors, Sky Atlantic 2014
This is my coal face, my canvas, my lathe. ibid. Alan in studio
Four children in thirty will piss in the pool. And one in a hundred will go further. ibid. Alan takes swim
If you like power, you’ll love Norwich City Hall. ibid.
The Black Death was very much the HIV of its day ... Flying Aids! ibid. Alan at market
It’s been a tough ten years for Muslimic/Christian relations. ibid.
There’s just time for a quick look at my parents’ graves before I saddle up and hit the road. ibid. Alan in cemetery
For some Thetford Forest means dogging or suicide. ibid. Alan walks
It’s out here in the countryside I come up with some of my best ideas. ibid.
Norfolk: we don’t have a gene pool, it’s a gene cup … Norfolk twinned with Norfolk – we like it like that. Mark Thomas Comedy Product s2e3, Channel 4 1998
It’s the last night of 1953; Britain is under attack. From the Shetlands to the Thames Estuary few are spared the impact of an enormous storm bearing down on Britain. This vast storm is the engine behind a national disaster. The Great Flood of ’53, Channel 5 2023
Off the north coast of Scotland a powerful storm pushes south. ibid.
Princess Victoria ferry: Lifeboats and survivors float in the sea for hours … The greatest loss of life in British waters since World War II. ibid.
A new and dangerous phenomenon develops: tidal surge … The surge arrives in Norfolk … A national disaster. ibid.