The last time I saw Steve Coogan, he was in shaggy-haired, mature student mode, shuddering with indignation on Newsnight about his phone having been hacked by the News of the World.
He was incensed about this gross invasion of privacy, and you got the distinct impression that he would not be responsible for his actions should he ever come face to face with Murdoch senior or junior.
Well, that meeting could be nearer than we thought. Indeed, for all I know it may already have taken place.
For the actor’s new TV series featuring his popular alter-ego, Alan Partridge, is about to be broadcast – on Sky.
Am I the only one who finds this news somewhat incongruous?