November 2012

We Are One In The Unified Field

At last! The official video for IAMX‘s new single The Unified Field is out now for your viewing pleasure! While IAMX’s fifth album The Unified Field will be released in early 2013, the first single from the album will be hitting the shelves already on December 3rd. Chris Corner, singer [...]

November 30, 2012 // 3 Comments

COMPETITION: See Sightseers, Win STUFF!

You’d have to be living under a rock, or looking at a different website not to know that Sightseers is released in UK cinemas tomorrow.  Technically, given most cinemas run Thursday to Wednesday, that means it’s out now! The amazing new black comedy from acclaimed director Ben [...]

November 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Sightseeing With Rachel Austin

To celebrate the launch of Sightseers into UK cinemas this week, we’ve been talking to members of the cast and crew. Today, we bring you a chat with one of the film’s supporting stars – the up & coming young actress Rachel Austin. Enjoy. The majority of column inches for [...]

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Sightseeing With Richard Glover

To celebrate the release of Sightseers into UK cinemas this Friday, November 30th – we’ve been talking to members of the cast and crew. One particularly notable addition to the cast is TVO regular Richard Glover, and we were delighted to catch up with him earlier this week. Here are [...]

November 28, 2012 // 2 Comments

Craft Winners!

There were some well-deserved victories for TVO-related TV shows at last night’s Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards 2011/12. The awards recognise the achievements of the people who work behind the cameras – the designers, technicians and and visual artists who help to [...]

November 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Sightseeing With Alice Lowe

To celebrate the release of Sightseers into UK cinemas, TVO has been catching up with the creative forces behind the critical sensation, ahead of its release on November 30th. Last week, our editor in chief caught up with one of its stars and writers, Alice Lowe.  Already a regular presence on [...]

November 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

(Not So) Horrible BAFTA!

CBBC smash Horrible Histories triumphed at the Children’s BAFTA Awards this weekend, winning Best Children’s Comedy. The show which stars Ealing Live Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and occasionally Alice Lowe, alongside Laurence Rickard, Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas and Matt [...]

November 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sightseers Week On The Velvet Onion!

The first thing you’ll be noticing on your (we hope) daily visit to TVO today is our usual scrolling banners featuring the various faces of Onion Land are taking a little holiday. The reason for this is to celebrate the UK cinema release of SIGHTSEERS – which is unleashed on November [...]

November 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

Download With Mother

A few weeks ago, we told you about the second series of Alex Kirk‘s highly acclaimed series of short plays, Living With Mother, which was set to air on Radio 4. The series came to and end last week, and is now available to download in its entirety from the BBC Podcasts site.  The [...]

November 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Get Down To Down Terrace

Before he was scaring the bejeesus out of us with Kill List and making us giggle like loons at Sightseers, director Ben Wheatley produced a British gangster film called Down Terrace. And now we’re getting another chance to see it! Down Terrace was originally released in 2009 to critical [...]

November 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Apocalypse Now (Well, December 8th)

We’ve previously mentioned that there’s a unique and exciting comedy event taking place in December, which is being organised by the very marvellous Forgery Club. Well now we have some more information to share with you… The Forgery Club End-Of-The-World Extravaganza, ‘Club [...]

November 24, 2012 // 0 Comments


A few weeks ago, Tom Meeten posted a couple of interesting photographs on Twitter featuring his regular collaborator, Steve Oram, recording foley sound with their friend Sean Reynard (better known as Sean the Prawn). Now, the Luxury Comedy star has very kindly provided TVO with an exclusive [...]

November 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dingly Dell

Those of you keen to get your peepers on Sightseers when it hits cinemas next week will be keen to stick to The Velvet Onion for a series of exclusive interviews with the cast and it’s director next week. But in the meantime, IGN have gone and got you another exclusive clip to tease you [...]

November 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Hacked Off… With Alan Partridge

If you’ve been following media coverage of the phone hacking scandal, you’ll know that Steve Coogan is particularly vocal in his criticisms of those responsible – and quite rightly so. Unfortunately, it seems the man he helped make famous doesn’t agree.  Shamed former BBC [...]

November 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Summer, Somewhere Out Now!

Last month we told you about a new musical project from Matt Berry, a remix of the new single by Sheffield prog-pop group, Screaming Maldini. Matt’s reworking of their hit ‘Summer, Somewhere’ was released on Monday (November 12th), with all profits going to Amnesty International. Matt [...]

November 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rich Pickings & Glad Tidings

Can you think of anything better than a December Rich Fulcher gig? How about two December Rich Fulcher gigs…because Rich will be performing in London on both 6th and 23rd December! You can catch him first at the Advent Calender Special at Kings Place, where he’ll be performing with the [...]

November 15, 2012 // 1 Comment