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Preview: Detectorists Series 3

The third series of Detectorists starts Wednesday 8th November on BBC Four. Here are Sophie‘s thoughts on the opening episode… Series 3 of Detectorists begins with dramatic music, sweeping us into an office full of people in suits. I had to pause for a second to check that I wasn’t [...]

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Detectorists Return For Series 3

BBC Four has confirmed a third series of the BAFTA-winning Detectorists, the sitcom about a group of treasure hunters which includes Simon Farnaby in its cast. Written, directed by, and starring Mackenzie Crook, the show features Crook and Toby Jones as metal detector enthusiasts, Andy and Lance, [...]

March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Return of the Detectorists

BBC Four’s award-winning sitcom The Detectorists returns this month for a new six part series, with Simon Farnaby once again making an appearance. Written and directed by Mackenzie Crook – star of The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean and Game of Thrones – the show [...]

October 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Preview Images: Action Team

Here’s a first look at new ITV2 comedy Action Team which starts Monday 5th March. The spoof spy action thriller comes from Shiny Button Productions – the team behind hit BBC3 comedy Murder In Succesville. Tom Davis, Successville’s own DI Sleet, stars in Action Team as suave MI6 [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Action Team Teaser

A short teaser has been released for new ITV2 comedy Action Team, starring Tom Davis and Jim Howick. Action Team is a spoof spy action-thriller following a top-secret team of British secret agents charged with saving the world. The cast includes Tom Davis (Murder In Successville), Jim Howick [...]

January 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Comedy Blap from Rufus Jones

Channel 4 has released four new Comedy Blaps, including one written by and starring Rufus Jones. Home is a new comedy written by Rufus Jones (Hunderby, W1A, Camping), directed by Jim Field Smith (Stag, The Wrong Mans, Episodes) and produced by Adam Tandy (Inside No. 9, Detectorists, The [...]

December 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 Trailer

The trailer and supporting cast for Paddington 2 have been revealed. Paul King (director of The Mighty Boosh and Bunny and the Bull) returns to direct Paddington 2, and he has co-written the film with Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Detectorists). Many of the original [...]

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paul Kaye brings his A-Game to B at RC

Paul Kaye is part of the ensemble cast for the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Guillermo Calderón’s B which begins later this month. Translated by William Gregory and directed by Sam Pritchard, B tells the story of Alejandra and Marcela – two revolutionaries who are [...]

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Announces Comedy Pilots

The BBC has announced a whopping 12 new comedy pilots, with casts featuring plenty of TVO favourites. These pilots will air as part of ‘Comedy Playhouse’ on BBC One, ‘New on Two’ on BBC Two and ‘Comedy Slices’ on BBC Three. The Other One, BBC Two A sitcom about [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Shiny Button’s New Action Team

Shiny Button Productions – the team behind Onion flavoured smash-hit Murder in Successville – is to make a new sitcom for ITV2. Action Team will be a spoof spy action-thriller following a top-secret team of British secret agents charged with saving the world. Tom Davis will star [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Case of Identity: TVO meets Sherlock

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Season 4 of Sherlock and references to episodes in previous series. It’s one of the biggest shows in television and as secretive as its stars are lucrative, so it was a pleasant surprise even to TVO that Katy Wix appeared in the latest episode of [...]

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Best Sitcoms of the Millennium (Apparently)

A recent poll by The Radio Times asked viewers to vote for their favourite TV comedy of the past 16 years – and the results are an interesting mixed bag. Viewers were asked to place their vote from a shortlist of 40 shows. As you’d expect with this type of poll there’s a strong [...]

August 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

Sitcom Pilots for BBC Two

BBC Two has announced three new sitcom pilots to be part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season, which will start later this month, and plenty of TVO-connected artists are involved. We The Jury Stand-up comedian James Acaster has written this pilot about a man who ends up on the jury of a [...]

August 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Vote For Your Favourite Modern Sitcom

To kick off a celebration of 21st century sitcoms, the Radio Times is inviting you to vote for your favourite. A shortlist of 40 British sitcoms broadcast since the year 2000 has been created by Radio Times critics and BFI TV experts, and the online poll is now open until Thursday 11th August. [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Supporting roles for Cariad and Doon

Two BBC sitcoms currently feature familiar faces for TVO readers, in the shape of Cariad Lloyd and Doon Mackichan. I Want My Wife Back, which launches Monday 18th April, features Cariad Lloyd – star of Murder in Successville, Crims, Crackanory and Inside No. 9 to name but a few [...]

April 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four Matt Berry returns as the larger than life Steven Toast, in the sitcom he writes with Arthur Matthews (Father Ted, Big Train). As ever, Harry Peacock, Doon Mackichan, Tracy Oberman, Tim [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments