This was probably the first the British public ever heard about Monkey - the rest is history (David Weir was right when he said in the interview that the characters would get a following).
One interesting piece of information in this article is that, in order to write the English scripts for season 1 of Monkey (i.e. the first 26 episodes), he worked 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 9 months!
Click on the 2 images below to read the article, see a photo of David Weir, and read the interview.
Full copyright of this article is held by BBC Radio Times magazine.
It was first published in the UK in the BBC Radio Times magazine in November 1979.
[Many thanks to Martin Day, webmaster of the excellent Marty's Web Pages: Monkey web site, for scanning in this article and sending it to me.]