July 2011

Onion Talking: Richard Ayoade

Monday, August 1st sees the dvd & blu-ray release of Submarine – Richard Ayoade’s directorial feature-film début. The film was a huge hit earlier this year, and its home media release has been one of the most anticipated releases in TVO’s calendar for some time. We managed [...]

July 29, 2011 // 8 Comments

The Door To Bernadette

IAMX have released their second single Bernadette from their latest album Volatile Times! Bernadette is sold as a part of an exclusive package and includes several different versions of the track such as an “emotional rework” by IAMX’s lead-singer Chris Corner. This package [...]

July 29, 2011 // 1 Comment

TVO Meets Hot Brew – Part One: Deal, Or No Deal?

TVO is proud to bring you a video exclusive with Hot Brew! Since being the subject of a JackalFilm last year, Oona & Crispin Wheatflake have appeared on many a bill alongside familiar TVO faces, and as such, we felt compelled to ask them some questions. Our meeting took place a few short [...]

July 28, 2011 // 4 Comments

Beautiful Dreamer

As you’re no doubt aware, last weekend saw the tragic early passing of pop-jazz singer Amy Winehouse, and tributes have understandably been pouring in from all over the world, from the ordinary man and woman on the street right up to the higher reaches of the Hollywood A-List. Joining this [...]

July 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

This Is Jinsy, That Is Promotion!

Promotion for forthcoming Sky Atlantic comedy series This Is Jinsy, featuring a smattering of TVO regulars, has begun in earnest over at Sky Atlantic’s official website. The show, written by and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, began life as a BBC Three pilot last year – only for [...]

July 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

Richard Ayoade: Mover & Shaker

Richard Ayoade has been named in this year’s MediaGuardian 100. This is an annual list of the most powerful people in TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital media, advertising and PR. Candidates are judged on three criteria: their cultural, economic and political influence in the UK. [...]

July 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Still Life In Soho

Paul Foot is to bring his forthcoming Edinburgh show to London this Autumn. Still Life, which Foot brings to life at The Underbelly, Cowgate throughout August, will be revived at the Soho Theatre between September 26th and October 1st.  Previous runs at the theatre have been extended due to [...]

July 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

How Not To Live…The Final Curtain

Last week welcomed the DVD release of Series 3 of How Not To Live Your Life , the BBC3 sitcom written and starring Dan Clark. To greet the release of the final series fans were invited to a Q&A to ask the cast (David Armand, Leila Hoffman, Daniel Taylor and, of course, Dan Clark) whatever was [...]

July 23, 2011 // 1 Comment

Port & Brew

This weekend sees a bevy of TVO favourites descend upon the Port Elliot Festival. As part of a star-studded line-up, we confirmed last weekend that Hot Brew will be appearing on Saturday, with Antony Elvin turning up on Sunday and as part of Princes In The Tower at various points on both [...]

July 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Celebrity Parking

The latest BBC Nought sketch featuring James Bachman and Tom Meeten is now online. You can see the skit, Celebrity Parking, on the BBC Comedy website over yonder… sadly their embed options are not compatible with ours, so you’ll just have to get all link-clicky. As you can see, the [...]

July 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lucy Montgomery’s Variety Pack

Lucy Montgomery‘s Variety Pack returns to Radio 4 for its second series on Tuesday. The comedienne, perhaps best known for her work in Bellamy’s People and Tittybangbang, will also be familiar to TVO readers from her appearances in AD/BC: A Rock Opera, The Mighty Boosh, The IT [...]

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

A Message From Rich Fulcher

Rich Fulcher has a very special message for all of our peelers, especially those planning on attending the Edinburgh Festival. As Rich says above, Tiny Acts Of Rebellion is to appear every night at 8:30pm at the Gilded Balloon Teviot in the heart of Edinburgh, between 3rd and 28th August [except [...]

July 19, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Scribblings Are In!

A number of peelers can rejoice: they will be featured in Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton! The collection of Noel Fielding‘s artworks, being worked on by Noel and design-genius Dave Brown right now, is nearing completion, and Dave is happy to confirm that 200 faces (including the team [...]

July 19, 2011 // 8 Comments

Snuff Box USA!

Rich Fulcher and Matt Berry‘s epic cult sketch show Snuff  Box is to get a long awaited dvd release in the USA, with new and exclusive special features. The duo have filmed a brand new documentary about the series, revisiting the filming locations and reliving the six-part 2006 series, [...]

July 18, 2011 // 4 Comments

Captain Acid & The Weekender

Tom Meeten is to appear in forthcoming comedy drama movie Weekender. Set in the midsts of the early 90s rave scene, the film bounces between Manchester and Ibiza to tell the story of a cultural revolution and the story of friends Matt and Dylan (played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Jack [...]

July 18, 2011 // 1 Comment

Robo-Release Evaluated

As you may already know, Robots In Disguise’s fourth album Happiness vs Sadness has now been released! Many of you may have already received your download of the album via your pledges, but if you’re still deliberating whether it’s worth having a listen, Velveteers Aggie and [...]

July 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Horrid Henry Is On His Way!

Horrid Henry The Movie, which stars Noel Fielding as pop singer Ed Banger, is lined up for its UK release on 29th July. A regional premiere of the film will be held at the Ultimate Picture Palace (UPP) in Oxford on Wednesday, 27th July, two days before its general release. As well as [...]

July 13, 2011 // 7 Comments

Robots Round-Up

Thanks to the recent launch of RiD’s new album ‘Happiness v Sadness’ there’s been a fair amount of Plume/Denim news out there. The girls have been interviewed by music and culture webzine Cat On The Wall, where they discuss the album, their song-writing process and their [...]

July 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

Coogan’s Newsnight

It’s not often that TVO features Newsnight in a post, but you would have had to be on the Moon not to notice the scandal that has been unfolding over the past week. TVO favourite Steve Coogan was invited onto the show last night, and made a very good job of telling the tabloid [...]

July 9, 2011 // 3 Comments

So Low Berry

Matt Berry has a new video for the single So Low, (to be released on 1st August) from the Witchazel album. You might recognise a few people in the video, which claims to be from ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ in 1973. Matt tweeted earlier “New single ‘So Low’ getting [...]

July 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

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