The classic Japanese television programme (which people of a certain age will remember), Monkey!, is being remade.
The Original Monkey! featured Masaaki Sakai in the title role, to my eyes was, at the time, an almost incomprehensible feast of weird and wonderful sights. Monsters would appear, fight, then leave. Master (Tripitaka), Monkey, Piggsy and Sandy would continue their journey onward. I was never quite sure where they were headed!
I do hope this means that the original will find it's way back onto our screens in a reasonable timeslot...
The New Monkey will star Shingo Katori, who is one of five singers in the Japanese pop group, SMAP.
UPDATE: It does, the originals are showing on ITV4 on Fridays at 6pm, from last friday. It looks like it also goes out on a Thursday.