April 2010

Modern Masters

Noel Fielding appears in new documentary series “Modern Masters” this Sunday on BBC One. The four-part series, presented by Alastair Sooke will look at the modern artists Picasso, Matisse, Dali and Warhol and explore how, why and in what way their legacy continues to influence our [...]

April 30, 2010 // 5 Comments

Foot & Fielding

Brilliantly bizarre comedian, Paul Foot, has tweeted that Noel Fielding will be directing his Edinburgh Show this summer. Paul and Noel recently appeared together on the bill at Clarks as reported here on the Velvet Onion; who knows whether the deal was struck on that fateful night?  Both share a [...]

April 29, 2010 // 1 Comment

Love Song

The latest short in the Jackal Films project from Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright is now online! Entitled Love Song, it features Alice and Rachel Stubbings as pitch perfect chavs discussing the night before, hair tips, special gifts and undisclosed desires.  It also features a score from none [...]

April 28, 2010 // 2 Comments

The Quiet Hero Of British Comedy

Yesterday evening, make-up designer extraordinaire, BAFTA-winning Christine Cant, gave a talk at about her work in TV over the past 20 years, including her work on Boosh-related shows.  Onion reporters, mogemms and BabyonFire, were there to listen and learn. More used to stumbling around [...]

April 27, 2010 // 8 Comments

La La Land Lastest: Tonight On BBC3

La La Land, the hit American comedy featuring British comedian Marc Wootton and narrated by our very own Julian Barratt begins its UK run on BBC3 tonight, Tuesday April 27th. The show differs from the version broadcast on HBO in the States, including a plot line which was cut for its controversial [...]

April 27, 2010 // 4 Comments

A Message From Maurice. Exclamation Mark.

Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to inform you that the Filming of The IT Crowd 4.0 has officially wrapped,  and there certainly are some surprises instore from Graham Linehan and the gang.  We shall educate you in the way of transmission dates, as soon as we can. In honor of this, we at [...]

April 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

4.0 Beta Testing

The IT Crowd 4.0 gets its first chance to impress the public at a special BAFTA launch night next month. The event will see episodes of the new run followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Graham Linehan and actress Katherine Parkinson.  BAFTA hopes other members of the cast will also be [...]

April 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Nathan Barley

After our popular look back at AD/BC: A Rock Opera back in March, we continue our series of retrospectives with Babyonfire’s focus on the cult classic Nathan Barley. You could say that the list of hidden television gems that root from The Boosh is endless, but one that stands out from the [...]

April 23, 2010 // 7 Comments

A Future For Penelope?

The pilot episode of Penelope Princess Of Pets has aired on Channel 4 this evening, and is naturally now available via 4od to UK viewers. The show was the brainchild of Flight Of The Conchords star Kristen Schaal, alongside collaborator Kurt Braunohler – and was produced by Mighty Boosh [...]

April 21, 2010 // 5 Comments


We’ve been in touch with a dear friend of The Velvet Onion, one Antony Elvin, who has provided us with a bumper news update! Elvin, who you may have noticed in series three of The Mighty Boosh [“It’s a glowstick, you berk!”], or in the recent Jackal Films short Roots, has [...]

April 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

A Scene From Missing Scene

A trailer for Missing Scene, the new comedy pilot featuring Alice Lowe and The Actor, Kevin Eldon is now visable on Youtube. The show, which we first told you about back in March, is the brainchild of writers David Bussell, Ben Ricketts and Matthew Stott, and was originally intended to for [...]

April 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

“Mighty Boosh Ate My Hamster!”

Whilst it’s seemingly fairly quiet on the Boosh front, we’re naturally receiving inquiries about recent articles published in a popular British newspaper concerning one of the key figures we feature on our pages. At first, we elected as a group not to broach the subject on The Velvet [...]

April 19, 2010 // 11 Comments

A Gothic Call To Arms

The official Twitter page for The IT Crowd production office, @ITCrowdSupport, is asking fans to submit pictures of themselves dressed as wholesome goths, for use in a future episode. The team are quick to point out that unlike the recent call for geek photos on their Twitter page, this is not a [...]

April 19, 2010 // 2 Comments

Wake Up!

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock today in the wider world of Booshdom, Robots In Disguise released their new single today on iTunes. Entitled Wake Up!, the track is a mere 79p and the girls could just about making it into the UK Top 40 with your help. You can download it by clicking on [...]

April 19, 2010 // 5 Comments

Dead Happy

Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten and Justin Edwards are to star in a forthcoming short film Dead Happy, to be broadcast on Sky Movies this summer. The short – set to air in June – is the brainchild of writer David Lemon and director Nicky Lianos, and has been funded via a Sky Movies [...]

April 19, 2010 // 2 Comments

Jen Sings!

We’ve just learned that indie rockers Sweet Billy Pilgrim have a secret weapon on hand to celebrate Record Store Day in the UK tomorrow – Jen Barber from The IT Crowd. The band are appearing in the forth series of the show, filming at present, and have recorded a track with actress [...]

April 16, 2010 // 2 Comments

Bunny and The Bear

Paul King has been confirmed as the director of the forthcoming Paddington Bear movie, according to Australian news site, Herald Sun. King’s trademark visual style of mixing live footage with animation should allow the film to remain true to the  1970s TV series, while bringing it up to date [...]

April 9, 2010 // 6 Comments

Onion On Site: Boosh Apple Q&A

As reported last week here, yesterday evening the Mighty Boosh visited the Apple store on Regent Street to answer a few questions from fans. As ever, we made sure one of the Onion crew, Baby_on_Fire, was there to experience it on your behalf and report back. There really is nothing like rushing [...]

April 8, 2010 // 10 Comments

Jurassic Parke

Eleanor The Tour Whore has teamed up with a hot new talent Stephen Grentnert to make a new and powerful piece of art entitled Jurassic Parke. It’s cutting edge stuff, and something we’re sure our readers will appreciate. And that director certainly looks familiar from somewhere… [...]

April 6, 2010 // 5 Comments

Clarks: Oh What A Night!

The latest of Dan Clark’s occasional night of comedy and music, Clarks, took place last night at the legendary 100 Club in London.  Luckily for us, 2 of our intrepid reporters were there to cover proceedings exclusively for The Velvet Onion. Clarks is a night that consists of a few things, [...]

April 4, 2010 // 9 Comments