"I have been told by people that Monkey Tennis has come up at ideas meetings on at least three different occasions. And, credit where credit's due, it hasn't been commissioned. Because, when you think about it, it is just monkeys playing tennis."
Armando Iannucci, grateful to hear that Alan Partridge's most famous programme pitch is yet to become reality.
In his interview for the BBC website, Iannucci also spoke about what goes on behind the scenes with Alan: "When Steve and I meet up, we always speculate what Alan's been up to
and, if something comes up that makes us laugh, we always make a point
of writing it down. I have a Word file that's 200 pages long that's just
stray bits of Alan." Now that's a Word file I'd like to see...