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Roboglover – Richard Glover guests in Red Dwarf XII

The new series of long-running sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf is underway on Dave, with pre-broadcast episode previews available via UK TV Play. With Episode Two now available on the latter, we can finally reveal that Richard Glover makes a guest appearance in the episode. One of the best kept secrets [...]

October 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: Prevenge on DVD & Blu-Ray

Alice Lowe’s smash hit film Prevenge is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 5th June, which gave TVO an ample excuse to revisit a film we’d previously called “a startling debut from an incredibly talented individual”. With the film also available to download from [...]

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Archive Talking: Alice Lowe on Film-making

Alice Lowe‘s sensational film Prevenge is in UK cinemas this weekend, with US distribution to follow next month. We’ll be catching up with Alice for an in-depth natter soon, but while our combined diaries continue to wrestle it out to find a suitable slot, we couldn’t let the [...]

February 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

B-B-Cee-Again as the Beeb announces BBC Store

The long awaited BBC Store will launch this Autumn, according to a report by The Independent. Launched through BBC Worldwide, the Store will sell permanent downloads of hit programmes – often within hours of their television broadcast. The proposed catalogue of releases will build [...]

July 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Channel 4 to host Alternative Election Night

As the general election campaigns shift up a notch, all eyes are on Thursday, 7th May, when the United Kingdom chooses a government, old or (hopefully) new. Usually, this has nothing to do with humble alternative comedy websites like us, but this year, Channel 4 is following its tradition of their [...]

April 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Is Five

This weekend marks a historic landmark for The Velvet Onion, as we reach our fifth anniversary of bringing you the very latest in new wave, alternative comedy – primarily from the family of regular collaborators responsible for some of your (and our) all time favourites. The origins of TVO [...]

January 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

Monk-day Approacheth!

This week sees the broadcast of the new pilot episode for revamped project, Monks, featuring TVO regulars Fergus Craig and Justin Edwards. As we’ve mentioned previously, the project has been on-and-off for 14 years, no less – first appearing on radio as Hey Hey We’re The [...]

May 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

Monks On One?

News of a mainstream television pilot from some of TVO’s finest have emerged via our good friends at The British Comedy Guide. The pilot, tentatively titled Monks, appears to be an adaptation of one-off Radio 2 Comedy Showcase special Hey Hey We’re The Monks from way back in 2000, [...]

January 6, 2014 // 3 Comments

Be Comically Challenged By Two TVO Folk

Two TVO faces will be appearing tomorrow at LOCO’s series of talks about challenging comedy. Barunka O’Shaughnessy and Jacqueline Wright are two of the speakers at the event which is taking place at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse in London. Co-hotsed by LOCO and Underwire Film [...]

November 23, 2013 // 0 Comments


It’s been some time since we heard from Jacqueline Wright – the director of Lifespam and one half of Jackal Films – but now TVO is proud to present her latest work, in the form of short film Mute.  The piece is based upon the short story by legendary horror writer Stephen King [...]

September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sightseers: The Success Story

Five years in the making, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram’s grisly black comedy Sightseers has wowed the critics, won awards aplenty and is set to launch them and director Ben Wheatley towards international acclaim. Now released in US cinemas, the love for the film is continuing across the pond, too! [...]

May 11, 2013 // 1 Comment


The in-depth history of Onion Land is littered with projects which were filled with hopeful enthusiasm, but ended up being discarded by The Powers That Be before they had a chance to develop. The most famous examples are those which made it to broadcast – things like Lifespam, Golf [...]

February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

MeeBOX Revisited

Comedy legend Adam Buxton has uploaded the full length solitary edition of MeeBOX – the 2008 BBC3 pilot he made featuring a smattering of TVO faces – to his YouTube page. The half hour sketch show featured a lot of the hallmarks of Buxton’s work from both his early days with [...]

January 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sightseers Spotlight On: Steve Oram

Earlier today we profiled Alice Lowe, who played the female lead in Sightseers.  But what of her collaborator, co-writer and co-star? How much do you know about Steve Oram?  Trust us, there is far more to the man than just a ginger beard and a caravan. Please allow us to enlighten you… Many [...]

December 1, 2012 // 2 Comments

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

This Is Genius: No Place Like Holmes

A one-off tv pilot co-written by Dan Tetsell back in 2005 has emerged online. This Is Genius: No Place Like Holmes is a spoof documentary for BBC4 which takes a psychogeographical journey into Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s vision of London. It was written by Tetsell with Danny Robins, and [...]

February 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Talking About Tom

Tom Meeten is currently entertaining us in roles as diverse as Andy Warhol, Daran Cache and a fruit fly in Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.  TVO’s Afroharold sheds a bit of light on his rich and varied career to date… Whilst many comedy fans know him best for his work with Steve [...]

January 29, 2012 // 3 Comments