A couple of months ago I got an email from the Production Controller workinng on the fifth series of Peep Show, asking for permission to use Stephen Turnbull's book Samurai: World of the Warrior in one of the episodes.

For those who don't know, Peep Show is an award-winning Channel 4 sitcom that follows the antics of Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb), two twenty-somethings living in south London. The show is shot in a first-person point of view style (hence the name!) and is a great favourite within the Osprey offices.

The thought of one of our books featuring in such a well-known British television series has got us all really enthusiastic... although the publicity hound in me is still sorely tempted to re-release the book with a cheesy "As seen on TV" splash across the front cover. But I think I may have to reign myself in somewhat!

The fifth series of Peep Show starts this Friday on Channel 4 at 10.30pm.

If you don't live in the UK, you may be able to watch the show at  http://www.channel4.com/watch_online from the 3rd May.