April 2013

Down The Line Returns

Series Five of cult radio comedy Down The Line begins this week on Radio 4. The show stars the legendary Rhys Thomas as DJ Gary Bellamy, hosting his usual live phone-in discussions with listeners, who just happen to be played by familiar names from classic comedy hits. Thomas’ fellow Fast [...]

April 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Wrath Of Ken

More Brain Sucking action from the Multiverse gang. This week Roger and Brenda meet Ken, leader and only member of The Resistance, except for his broom. With a message from the Prime Minister (Alex Kirk) and cameos from husband and wife duo Waen Shepherd and Katy Derby as hapless tourists, this [...]

April 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Own A Piece Of Kill List

A unique piece of movie memorablia has just come on the market – and fans of Ben Wheatley’s killer flick Kill List had better start saving up now! The hit car from the film, as driven by Jay & Gal (Neil Maskell & Michael Smiley), is on sale for £10,000. Yes, you read that [...]

April 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Ayoade Gets Animated

Richard Ayoade of Submarine, The IT Crowd, and The Mighty Boosh fame, will voice a part in Strange Hill High, a CBBC series that has been commissioned for 2013. The series was created by Josh Weinstein, (Futurama, Simpsons) and is filmed using a new technique that includes, vinyl puppets, stop [...]

April 26, 2013 // 2 Comments

Sunday Highs & Lowes

This Sunday you can see Alice Lowe as part of a panel which will be battling to establish whether the UK or US is funnier when it comes to comedy. The event is part of the Sundance Festival, currently taking place in London (25-28th April). In a debate to establish who is funnier and why, a group [...]

April 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Go Wild For Ralfe Art

Ralfe Band fans now have the opportunity to see Oly Ralfe‘s paintings in person! Oliver Ralfe will have ten of his paintings on show down in Oxford at the restaurant and café Oxfork. The paintings will be on exhibit until the end of April and keen minds can ogle Ralfe’s art while [...]

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Your Chance To Ask Noel

It’s been a bit quiet on the Noel Fielding front of late. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be missing Noel’s occasional twitter-based intrusions into your life. So wouldn’t it be nice to have the opportunity to find out what he’s been getting up to of late? To [...]

April 24, 2013 // 287 Comments

Horgan Runs And Jumps In New York

Sharon Horgan features in a new film, Run and Jump, which premieres at the Tribeca Festival in New York. The Irish-German co-production, directed by Oscar-nominated Steph Green,  is based on an original screenplay by Ailbhe Keogan. It follows the story of  a spirited Irish woman who struggles [...]

April 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Duke In Darkness: Review

A couple of weeks ago we gave you the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Duke in Darkness, a play by Patrick Hamilton, directed by Orlando Wells and produced by Lliana Bird. This week our resident theatre critic, Mog, headed over to the wilds of west London to take a look for herself. [...]

April 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Road To Death!

Not a nasty case of Motorway Madness, but the latest episode of The Day They Came to Suck out Our Brains from The Multiverse – the new online portal for sci-fi related silliness from Warwick Davies. The ten part web-show is from the genius minds of Bob Pipe, James Wren and Phil Whelans, and [...]

April 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

Berry Music News

The release date for Matt Berry‘s new album has been confirmed, and with it a wave of Berry music-related news! His new album Kill the Wolf will be released on 17th June. It will be preceded by a six-date UK tour by Matt Berry & The Maypoles, which takes in Bristol, Reading, Liverpool, [...]

April 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

Noble & Animated: Colin Attempts

A few weeks ago we mentioned that Kim Noble had produced an animated short for the BBC. Now Colin Attempts: Popularity (Part 1)  has been joined by two sibling films, which are well worth taking a look at. Colin Attempts: Popularity (Part 2) sees the wildly distorted plasticine shape of Colin [...]

April 14, 2013 // 1 Comment

Forgery Keeps It Real At Udderbelly

The always-awesome comedy of The Forgery Club is on offer at this year’s Udderbelly Festival at Southbank in London. Bob Pipe‘s infamous comedy night will be appearing in the iconic inflatable cow under the moniker of ‘Back to the 80s’. As the evening’s publicity [...]

April 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Multiverse Keeps Going

The Multiverse – that glorious new online portal for sci-fi related silliness from Warwick Davies – has unleashed two new TVO flavoured slices of nonsense to savour. The latest edition of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains was released today, and features Alex Kirk as the Prime [...]

April 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

COMPETITION: Win Tickets To The Duke In Darkness

It’s competition time again at TVO! This time friend of TVO, Lliana Bird, has kindly offered 3 pairs of tickets to our readers to see the play The Duke in Darkness! Many of you will be aware of Birdy’s DJ slots on Xfm, but you may not know that she’s also a theatre producer. Her [...]

April 9, 2013 // 2 Comments

Ape-ril Ambassadors

Dave Brown and Tony Law have joined Bill Bailey in the Ape-ril campaign in aid of the Sumatran Orang-utan Society. The trio have firm links with the charity, with Brown & Bailey joining forces for a Monkees duet at their Orangaid event back in 2009, and now they’re aiming to [...]

April 9, 2013 // 4 Comments

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

ComCom Tony

Tony Law headlines this month’s ComComedy Live Night  later this week. The surrealistic stand-up is joined on the bill at the Shoreditch venue by Ben Target, Chris Betts, Rob Carter, Frost N Ireland, Carly Smallman and one of our favourite non-TVO acts, Nathanial Tapley. It’s another [...]

April 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Fresh Wheatley Unearthed

Hot on the heels of the Sightseers DVD and blu-ray release, as we all wait impatiently to see A Field In England, two new ways to catch a taste of Ben Wheatley’s directorial prowess have emerged, and they are as typically eclectic as you can expect from the reigning King of British Cinema. If [...]

April 8, 2013 // 2 Comments