Sitting in a respectable cafe in Soho, Ralf Little is distracted from explaining how he met Michelle Terry by the bloke at the next table pulling five Viagra pills out of his bag. "There's a drug deal going on next to us! That's fantastic! Stick the dictaphone over there, you might get a reward for dobbing them in," he whispers. He's thrilled because here, right before our eyes, is proof that a cafe can serve up drama as reliably as a cappuccino.
At the grand old age of 31, Little, best known as the put-upon teenager Antony in The Royle Family, has turned his hand to writing sitcoms, rather than simply performing in them. His debut series,