September 2012

Captain Reed

A new commercial featuring two TVO regulars has begun airing on television this weekend. The ad for job search website Reed features Rufus Jones as the Captain of the Reed Spaceship, fixing the careers of the good people of Blighty – including Richard Sandling, who makes a great beefeater! [...]

September 30, 2012 // 2 Comments

COMPETITION: Gits & Shiggles With Fulcher!

It’s competition time at TVO! This time the lovely folk at Gits & Shiggles are kindly offering 2 pairs of tickets to our readers, to see Rich Fulcher at The Halfmoon in Putney! On Tuesday 9th October you can catch Fulcher alongside Dead Boss‘ Aisling Bea, plus Ben Van Der Velde, [...]

September 28, 2012 // 16 Comments

When You’re Le Strange

Gary Le Strange will be performing a full set as part of Bedsitland, “A shiny night for lovers of Electronic and Synthesizer pop” (according to the event publicity. Waen Shepherd‘s new-romantic alter-ego will be appearing on the bill alongside Tenek in their only UK headline [...]

September 27, 2012 // 0 Comments


The rights to the much-loved and much-missed UK comedy series, Pulling, have been bought by the ABC network in America. For the uninitiated, Pulling was co-written by and starred Sharon Horgan as Donna, one of three female friends who live in London. The BAFTA-nominated show ran for two series [...]

September 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

How To Live Your Life With Songs And Maybe Jokes

It’s a bumper news day for Dan Clark fans and here is a summary of what’s to be expected! A trailer for Clarks upcoming UK tour with These Songs May Contain Jokes has been released!  Clark begins the journey in Nottingham on 25th October with his band including Jimmy Simms and Ben [...]

September 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Stub Out Soho

Rachel Stubbings will be bringing her sell-out Edinburgh show Stubbing Out Problems to The Soho Theatre next week. The one-off spectacular will take place on Thursday, October 4th – as Stubbings brings her agony aunt skills to the heart of trendy, x-rated London town. So if you’re in [...]

September 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Elvin, The Prince & The Pauper

Antony Elvin will be Musical Director for a production of  The Prince and The Pauper at The Unicorn Theatre in London later this year. He is also writing the music for the production which will run from 25th November 2012 to 13th January 2013. The play is set in the 16th Century, and is an [...]

September 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Noel News Round-Up

It’s one of those weeks when there are a few Noel Fielding-related happenings to tell you about, so we thought we’d wrap them all up in a handy single-serving…cos we’re nice like that: There’s a short and charmingly modest interview with Noel in today’s Sunday [...]

September 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Show Goes On One!

Rhys Thomas’ new documentary on the life of Freddie Mercury is to air on BBC One in October. The feature length The Great Pretender is the follow up to the acclaimed two-part BBC4 documentary around Mercury’s band Queen, Days Of Our Lives – which was the grand finale to the [...]

September 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Hamming It Up With Fulcher

What would cause a man to befriend a double cheeseburger? Rich Fulcher investigates this very issue in a new Funny or Die sketch. The ‘documentary’ revolves around Joe Nunez (Bridesmaids, The Watch) adopting an unlikely friend, in the form of a double cheeseburger. Fulcher’s role [...]

September 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Buzzcocks Back With A Bang!

Given the speed of the flow of information around the internet, many of you will already know quite a lot about the new series of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. You’ll probably know that it returns to our screens on Monday 24th September at 10pm on BBC2; you’ll already be aware that Noel [...]

September 19, 2012 // 3 Comments

Barratt Treads The Boards Once Again!

Julian Barratt has been announced to be joining the cast of the latest play at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre! NSFW (Not Safe For Work) was written by Lucy Kirkwood and reflects on today’s hectic media industry. According to Official London Theatre, Barratt portrays a lad’s magazine [...]

September 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

Hey Sydneyite Nutbags!

Rich Fulcher has announced via twitter that we will be taking the long-haul flight to Sydney with Noel Fielding next month, to perform at the Sydney Opera House! For you lucky Aussies, on October 18th (the day before Fielding’s concert appearance) Rich will be taking his stellar show Tiny [...]

September 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

Bad Sugar Sweetens Channel 4

Bad Sugar – the one-off grandiose soap-spoof featuring Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan and Olivia Colman, is set to return. The spoof of Dallas and Dynasty, given a thoroughly British twist, was one of the highlights of the recent Funny Fortnight for the broadcaster. Written by Peep [...]

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Never Gonna Give You Up!

The latest hit viral has a TVO flavoured vibe… as the cast of American smash hit Mad Men are made to sing a nostalgic classic in aid of Richard Sandling‘s Perfect Movie! Made for the regular club-night, which returns to the Leicester Square theatre later this month – the viral [...]

September 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Snuff Dredd

There are many strange tales to be found in the depths of The Velvet Onion.  Oddball news stories we can’t quite believe happened.  As such, the news that brand new 2000-AD blockbuster Dredd contains the theme from Snuff Box, is bound to join that roster. We haven’t yet seen the [...]

September 8, 2012 // 6 Comments

Harry & Paul & Alice

Series 4 of Harry & Paul, featuring the very lovely Alice Lowe – plus some fellas by the name of Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse – is released on DVD in October. And you can pre-order it now! The new run is set to air at some point this month – presumably in the week of the [...]

September 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Terry Nutkins: 1946-2012

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report the death of Terry Nutkins. A veteran of British television, Nutkins presented wildlife shows Animal Magic, The Really Wild Show, Brilliant Creatures and Growing Up Wild to name but a few.   There’s not a person alive in Britain over the age of [...]

September 7, 2012 // 1 Comment