Articles by Helen

Rich On The Radio

Rich Fulcher is the latest guest on Fubar Radio’s Screen talk with Dan Clark, the podcast which features Dan talking about the world of TV and film. Each week his guest discusses their work and their love of movies. The show also features a segment called Guilty Pleasure where each guest [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Red Dwarf Returns

The ‘Boys from the Dwarf’ are back on our screens in September and TVO is naturally getting excited! We’ve always been big fans of the cult sci-fi favourite, which began back in 1988. But after Colin Hoult appeared in Series X, Red Dwarf landed on TVO’s radar for a whole [...]

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Cariad Lloyd and Austentatious

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us, and an abundance of TVO favourites are busy putting their latest shows together, ready for a month of performance, entertainment and (hopefully) sunshine. This year’s festival takes place between the 5th and 29th August, and we’re letting you know [...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry & The Maypoles Tour

As we mentioned in an earlier post, Matt Berry and The Maypoles are planning a whirlwind tour of England and Scotland. They will perform in 9 venues over a 10 day period in October and November! October 25 Birmingham 25 Sheffield 27 Edinburgh 28 Newcastle 29 Middlesbrough 30 Manchester November 1 [...]

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry & The Maypoles in Hoxton

As it says on the poster, Matt Berry and the Maypoles are performing at Hoxton Hall on Friday 26th August at 7pm. What it doesn’t tell you, is that this is a warm up for a full national tour in the Autumn! Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 2nd June) at 9 am and are available here. [...]

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Radio Roundup

There is a lot of TVO related excitement in radio at the moment. The BBC Audio Drama Awards finalists (2016) have been announced and there are two shows in the Best Scripted Comedy Drama section featuring TVO stars. Cabin Pressure – Finale (Zurich), by John Finnemore features Dan Tetsell as Rick [...]

January 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Comedy Showcase Details

Early last month we told you about the revival of Peterford Golf Club, this time as part of Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase. The show, now called The Peterford Golf Club) written by and starring Simon Farnaby, was broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday evening, with a repeat tomorrow at 10pm. It also starred [...]

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Big Fat Quiz Of…Everything

Channel 4’s popular ‘Big Fat Quiz’ series has added a new one – The Big Fat Quiz of Everything! Most of you will be familiar with the format, but did you know the original Big Fat Quiz of the year was all the way back in 2005? Jimmy Carr, of course, is the host in charge of [...]

October 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Noel & Mike Join The Trailer Park Boys Podcast

Noel Fielding and Mike Fielding met up with The Trailer Park Boys, who were visiting England for a few days, to chat about life in London, and the best tourist locations to visit. They also discussed the lack of ice in England and frozen guitar solo’s, along with Margaret Thatcher and Walt [...]

September 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Two Thousand Acres of Sky: Remastered & Released

Two Thousand Acres of Sky has been re-mastered and all three series can be bought in one DVD set. The popular BBC drama ran from 2001-2003 and starred Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street) and Paul Kaye. The series revolves around Abby Wallace (Michelle Collins), a single mother living [...]

September 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bill – Out Tomorrow

Bill – the long awaited film about the lost years of William Shakespeare is finally released tomorrow (September 18th), six months later than originally planned. It is written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, who star in the film, along with the rest of the cast of BBC’s [...]

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kevin’s Pointless Celebrities

Kevin Eldon stars in today’s special ‘Comedies’ edition of Pointless Celebrities at 6.30pm on BBC1. If you haven’t seen it before, Pointless Celebrities and its daily non-celebrity parent – Pointless – is a quiz show presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard [...]

September 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tony On The Wall

Tony Law will join fellow comedians early next month for a special one-off comedy show on Hadrian’s Wall! Hadrian’s Wall Live:Comedy Evening with Magna Laughter is actually at Housteads Roman Fort, so the acts won’t be in danger of falling off anything. The evening is MC’d [...]

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Questionable Science – With Rich Fulcher

Our favourite American (don’t tell the others!) is back. Rich Fulcher is Professor Rich who, with his Unfocus Group, hit the streets and interview leading experts to find the answers to some of life’s dumbest hypothetical questions. There’s a clip on YouTube (below) and the shows [...]

August 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Free Comedy Pilots From Audible

Audible, the Amazon-owned company that sells audio downloads, has created five new sitcom pilots which it is giving away for free. The collection is titled This Is Your Pilot Speaking!, and this is the first time that Audible has commissioned original comedy content in the UK. Of course if [...]

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

British Muslim Comedy

To celebrate the start of Ramadan, BBC iPlayer has released five comedy shorts, written by and starring British Muslim comedians. They explore the highs and lows of modern Muslim life, including personal struggles around Ramadan. All the shorts are directed by Dave Lambert, with costumes by Suzy [...]

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Brian Pern Live!

Brian Pern is celebrating his illustrious 40-year career in music with a one-off live show in London! The founder of fictional prog rock band Thotch and creation of Simon Day and Rhys Thomas, will be Only Live Only For Only One Night Only at The Lyric Theatre in London on Monday 19th October at [...]

June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Thomas & Way Podcast – At Last!

After an unplanned 18 month gap, Rhys Thomas and Tony Way have finally released their latest (21st) podcast for your listening pleasure. The lads drink some questionable wine, talk about Doctor Who, discuss the General Election and there’s a surprise guest. They also reminisce about the good [...]

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Berry In Space With Spongebob

Matt Berry has had a busy couple of weeks. He is the voice of a space dolphin named Bubbles in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which came out last week and he has been nominated, along with Arthur Matthews, for a British Academy Craft Award for Toast of London, as they are busy writing [...]

April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Vote At The Donmar

As you probably know, if you live in the UK, there is a General Election happening in May, and The Donmar Warehouse is celebrating this event with “A national television event and a first for theatre and television“. A lot to live up to you might think, but The Vote is certainly on [...]

March 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

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