In the series one finale, Alan proves himself to be quite the raconteur when recalling a tale of beating Blue Peter presenter Peter Purves to the last seat on a crowded train.
Here is the classic scene:
Now, the witty punchline, as we all know, is “don’t be blue, Peter!” BUT, “blue” as in what sense?
- Blue as in “using course language”. Peter uttered “you jammy bastard!”
- Blue as in “sad, in a melancholy state”. Alan had beaten him to the last seat