We’re Taking Over!

2013 has only just begun, but already there’s a distinctly Velvet Onion flavour to the UK’s media landscape!

Last night you could watch two TVO-related TV shows on the box: Common Ground is the new series of shorts directed by Baby Cow’s Dave Lambert, which started its run at 9pm on Monday on Sky Atlantic.  Sky subscribers can watch the first two episodes (‘Floyd’ and ‘Patricia’) on catch up TV, while the next two episodes (‘Eleanor’ featuring Katy Brand, and ‘Sunshine Simon’) air at 9pm mext Monday 11th February.


Also on yesterday was Richard III: The King in the Car Park, a documentary hosted by Simon Farnaby, which followed the geekily-exciting unearthing of the King’s remains. It was that newsworthy, the programme even trended on twitter! But as Danny Wallace noted : “I think it is great that Simon Farnaby is presenting this historic Richard III doc, but it’s a bit like Rich Fulcher doing the moon landing.” The show is available to watch on 4OD here and is repeated on 4seven over the next few days.

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Last night was also notable for another award for Sightseers (yes, another one!), as the film scooped the prestigious Evening Standard Peter Seller’s awards for best comedy. Big congratulations to director Ben Wheatley and writers/stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.

Rewind 24 hours to Sunday and you might have caught Colin Hoult in stonking form as Crumb, in the new series of Being Human on BBC3. You can catch up on info about the show, watch clips and see the first episode here.

Then there’s the critical acclaim that’s gathering for Fit, the new CBBC sketch show that features a host of TVO regulars, such as Tony Way, Rufus Jones and Aisling Bea.

Plus the sheer awesomeness of Noel Fielding’s presence on David Bowie’s official website following his weekend interview in the Guardian!

Yep, it’s been quite a week for the folk we write about (and it’s only Tuesday); we seem to have infiltrated most media touch points! So here’s to more of the same into February and beyond…

1 Comment on We’re Taking Over!

  1. Susan the Great (Fool!) // February 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm // Reply

    I can’t wait to check out the Glam exhibition at the Tate in Liverpool. I just love the whole era – the merging of the male and feminine – it’s just so potent and erotic and it has no relation whatsoever to class! It embraces low and high brow culture in equal measures! I love Fielding as Ulay – that paradox of the hairy chest and the fake eyelashes is captivating! I put it as wallpaper on my phone – a joyous homage to a more exciting sexually vibrant era! Musically an era full of expermentation and iconic tunes that will be remembered in a thousand years!


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