Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion! For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here. But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now this week in Onion Land.
HOUSE OF FOOLS SERIES 2 STARTS FILMING!
The beginning of our week coincided with the start of filming of the new series of House of Fools, from Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Series 2 will see Matt Berry reprise his role of Beef and Dan Skinner is back as Bosh; the first filmed episode also included Reece Shearsmith in the cast! For a short report of the first day of filming at the Manchester studios take a look at this review from Giggle Beats.
SPARRING ON CHANNEL 4
There was a fair degree of a social media hoo-ha last Tuesday when Richard Ayoade was interviewed by Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Or perhaps he wasn’t – at least, the universal rules of interviews weren’t strictly adhered to. There can’t be that many of you who haven’t see it yet, but if you haven’t, we urge you to take a look below. It’s worth it for Richard’s final comment alone!
A NEW SITCOM WITH CONNECTIONS
BBC Three announced the commission of a new sitcom called Crims from the pens of two chaps with TVO connections: Dan Swimer, whose past credits include Grandma’s House, How TV Ruined Your Life, Big Fat Quiz of the Year and Never Mind The Buzzcocks; and Adam Kay, writer on Mongrels and Anna and Katy.
Crims is due to air in January 2015.
Last week was also the week that friends of TVO, Jonny & The Baptists, encouraged us to show political bigots where they can stick it by getting their anti-UKIP ‘Farage’ EP into the charts. Why not show your support? What’s more, if you visit iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play Music and download the EP now, 25p of every sale goes to Hope Not Hate.
ANOTHER AWESOME TVO COMPETITION!
We’re pretty excited about our latest competition! We’re offering a pair of tickets to see the play ‘Neville’s Island’ at Duke Of York’s Theatre, which features comedy A-listers Adrian Edmondson, Miles Jupp, Neil Morrissey and Robert Webb.
To find out more click here – and don’t forget to get your entry in before midnight on Sunday of you want to be in with a chance of winning!
MONKEY MAN IN SWEDEN
This week Dave Brown brought his awesome photos to Stockholm, with an exhibition at Berns Hotel. Featuring images from ‘Behind the Boosh’, ‘Tough Crowd’ and a selection of his stunning pictures from Africa, this is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the far northern hemisphere.
To find out more about the exhibition take a look at this.
ALL THIS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
There’s so much going on, we’re using Twitter to keep you posted on things even faster that we could before. So here’s a selection of other news from this week you may have missed…
Michael Smilie joins (a Scottish!) Jude Law in a submarine, in new movie Black Sea. Watch the trailer here: http://t.co/kirw1AQi9l
— The Velvet Onion (@thevelvetonion) October 23, 2014
— The Velvet Onion (@thevelvetonion) October 24, 2014
Hear Steve Oram talk about how he created a comedy feature film at this week’s Cofilmic Festival in Manchester: http://t.co/m96m3bukjj
— The Velvet Onion (@thevelvetonion) October 26, 2014
For more news, stay glued to our News Page and Twitter feed throughout the week. Keep on peeling!
– Team TVO