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Wade McGuff And The Brain Suckers!

4 Apr

Episode two of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is now live, and it’s another corker from the team.

Written once again by Bob PipePhil Whelans and James Wren, and directed by Bob as well, Episode Two features none other than Colin Hoult as rough, tough Wade McGuff, and he doesn’t give a chuff.

Don’t get in a huff, if he can’t save us from this stuff, just watch til you’ve had enough. Next week – a puff!

Sorry. Got caught in rhyme there. This episode also features Jason Attar, Louie Bayliss and James Wren. With a corking mini-theme for McGuff from Waen Shepherd, and Colin being typically charasmatic, it’s another great installment of a frightfully silly new webshow.

If you missed episode one, which featured Gareth TunleyStephen Evans and Richard Glover, you can catch up below – and no doubt we’ll see all three of them again, plus co-stars Alex Kirk, Warwick Davis and the show’s writers in the weeks to come.

The Continuing Adventures Of Thomas & Way

4 Apr

© Rhys Thomas & Tony Way

Those glorious silly-makers Rhys Thomas and Tony Way continue their podcast fun with the latest instalments of The Thomas & Way Podcast.

The duo have followed their two-part chat with Matt Lucas with a double-whammy, covering a broad variety of topics in Episodes 15 & 16.    In the former, they discuss Rhys’ recent BAFTA nomination, online scratch-cards, the closure of BBC Television Centre and a Rambo pin-badge.  The latter continues in a similar vein, before descending into what Tony describes as “a mess of me looking for a song by an MP and  finding fart sounds, whilst Rhys asks Siri too many odd questions.”  Yeah, it’s that kinda show.

You can catch both parts on the pair’s website over yonder.

Good Grief In Soho

4 Apr

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Next week sees the launch of The Comedy Project at one of TVO’s favourite venues, The Soho Theatre, and as can be expected, a TVO talent or two is on hand for the celebrations.

The four night season takes place every successive Monday in April (8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) and features a number of talented writer/performers – both established and up-and-coming – previewing new work.

Each evening sees two or three different performances, ranging from sitcom pilots and radio plays to stand-up and filmed sketches, and all will be given feedback on the night by a panel of comedy industry experts.

April 15th sees the debut performance of Good Grief written and performed by Rachel Stubbings with co-star Alex Kirk.  The plot tease is intriguing, stating: “Nancy knew her Mum’s funeral was going to be tough but nothing could’ve prepared her for the visual sh*t bomb that’s on its way…”

Tickets are available now for just £10, and can be picked up via The Soho Theatre website.  For a full list of shows and performances, click here.

Elsewhere, Stubbings has recently appeared with her occasional collaborator Luke McQueen in a rather brilliant sketch about a Bad Date, which you can see below.

Catch Up With Onion Land

4 Apr

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The last remnants of your Easter Eggs are starting to look like wicked reminders of pure liquid gluttony.  Spring is officially here, though some parts of the country seem to have swapped sunshine for snow.  As you stop to take a breath, you realise this seemingly barren period in Onion Land is actually filled with glorious programming you might have missed!

There’s a number of TVO regulars cropping up in various shows at the moment, and as some of them won’t be on catch-up for very long, we thought it was as good a time as any to give you a brief round-up.

For starters, Colin Hoult and Steve Oram appeared in the Easter Special of Life’s Too Short - the mockumentary series about Multiverse head-honcho Warwick Davis.  Oram’s also been regularly appearing in Heading Out with Sue Perkins, and all six episodes can be caught on catch-up at present.

Then there’s our full blooded TVO shows to savour – with It’s Kevin halfway though it’s initial run, and all episodes available on iPlayer, you can savour Kevin EldonJulia DavisJustin EdwardsMatt Berry, Alex Kirk and many more joining The Actor, Kevin Eldon for some full blooded titting about.  The show continues on Sunday evening.

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Over on 4oD is every episode of Anna & Katy - the silly channel-hopping style sketch show from Anna Crilly and Katy Wix, which also features appearances from Fergus Craig, Colin Hoult and David McNeill.  The show wraps up next Wednesday.

There’s also the brand new series of Game Of Thrones featuring Paul Kaye airing on Sunday evenings, which is available on catch-up exclusively to Sky customers, alongside Dan Clark and Katherine Parkinson in Love Matters.

If radio is more your thing, don’t forget that Matt Berry returned for Series 2 of I, Regress last night on Radio 4, who are also in the middle of a rerun of Knowing Me Knowing You… With Alan Partridge.

And if repeats are all you crave, you’ll be pleased to know that Mongrels will be heading to freeview channel Dave from April 12th. All this, plus the release of Sightseers on dvd and blu-ray, and a wealth of archive materials available from our TVO Amazon Stores now!  Get stuck in!

Warp Shorts With Matthew Holness

4 Apr
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Exciting news… there’s a very rare chance to grill Matthew Holness about his work at the BFI later this week.

The man formerly best known as Garth Marenghi will be attending a Q&A session alongside fellow film-maker Ally Gipps as part of Warp Films birthday celebrations.

Holness’ short film A Gun For George will be shown at the event alongside other notable shorts made by the company.

These include Julian Barratt‘s CurtainsChris Morris‘ My Wrongs 8245-8249, Paddy Considine’s Dog Altogether (featuring Olivia Colman), Paul Fraser’s Arctic Monkeys inspired Scummy Man and Lynn Ramsey’s recent short Swimmer.

Tickets for the event on Friday, April 5th are priced between £8.50 and £11, and are available now via the BFI Website.

If you can’t make it, and haven’t yet seen A Gun For George, you can now view it on the Film4 website over yonder. Meanwhile, both Curtains and My Wrongs 8245-8249 are available on dvd via The Velvet Onion Amazon UK Store.

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