The long-lamented Fast Show gang broke up almost a decade ago now (theatrical reunions notwithstanding), and have faced differing fortunes. Paul Whitehouse has continued playing long-faced Cockney simpletons in variable TV series, Arabella Weir is still ploughing the “neurotic midde-aged woman with a fat arse” schtick to fewer and fewer laughs, while Mark “We Want To Be Togeva” Williams seems to have disappeared.
 
But Charlie Higson (Swiss Toni, Ralph, Coughing Man) has been busy transforming himself into the toast of literary London (teenage branch). In an era when most people under the age of 16 have trouble reading a Facebook status without their attention wandering, his Young Bond books have sold almost a million copies in the UK (and are highly recommended for beach reading while pretending they’re “for my cousin, honest”).
 
His new one is called The Enemy – a kind of (un)happy mix of 28 Days Later and Harry Potter. We’ve read it, and it’s ace. Brutal, blood-soaked, full of zombies and featuring the best use of a Morrisons in literary history, it’s out in September – but here’s an equally good video to get you excited. Perfect for the week the nation is due to be decimated by swine flu…