Some years ago Alan Partridge pitched some ideas to the entirely fictional Programme Controller at the BBC; they included Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank, A Partridge Amongst the Pigeons (in which Alan stands in Trafalgar Square, waves his hands about and goes 'ahhh..') and, most famously, Monkey Tennis. Glancing at tonight's TV schedule, I see that while none of these programmes have actually come to fruition, we do have items from the same stable, including The Hairy Bakers (in which two food enthusiasts take their longest trip yet, searching for pies and pasties), and The World's Most Dangerous Roads with Sue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck.
Life, then, clearly imitates art. So I look forward with great anticipation to the 6.30pm slot on Radio 4 being filled with the new panel game Cheese Cricket, in which Ed Reardon plays the host. The savage put-downs administered by Ed to the 12-year olds Zits and Zack (the new Flanagan and Allen, as Felix describes them), had me helpless with laughter, and indeed, had me replaying the episode time and time again.
More brilliance from Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds - may their muse never wane.