Articles by Mog

Oram & Peacock In Supernatural BBC Drama

Two TVO faces are part of the cast of a new BBC period drama, The Living and the Dead. The six episode series, which is set in the Victorian era, follows the story of a young couple, Doctor Nathan Appleby and his wife Charlotte. When the death of Nathan’s mother brings them back to the [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eldon Joins Funny Cow

Kevin Eldon has just been announced as part of the cast of Funny Cow, a new comedy-drama feature film. The 1970s-set film follows the story of a working class comedienne (played by Maxine Peake). After struggling to free herself from an abusive home life, Peake’s character (the [...]

July 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brakes Gets Special Commendation At Film Festival

Brakes, the first feature film from Mercedes Grower, which features a cast populated by TVO-connected artists, has received a special commendation from the jury at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Brakes, which explores the endings and beginnings of different relationships, stars [...]

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Catastrophe 3 & 4 Confirmed

Two further series of Catastrophe, the sitcom by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, have been commissioned by Channel 4. The third six-part series will go into production in November and will air in 2017; the fourth series will follow after that (timings tbc). The popular [...]

July 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Gareth And The Ghoul

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting properly excited about The Ghoul for some time. Now our excitement levels have reached a new level: the writer/director of the film, Gareth Tunley, has been kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Written and directed by Gareth, [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Matt Berry Album

Matt Berry‘s new album, The Small Hours, will be released on 16th September. The Small Hours has been described as Matt’s most personal album yet, and explores themes of death, religion, loneliness and the changing of the seasons. Matt says it “Refers to the small hours before [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brand And The Bible

Katy Brand has revealed how her new stand up show has been inspired by her teenage years as an evangelical Christian. Talking to Brian Logan for the Guardian, Katy explains how she spent seven years in “a happy-clappy, charismatic, evangelical church” before becoming disillusioned with [...]

July 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Coogan & Brydon Tripping Again

The new series of The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, will start filming in September. The third series of the part-improvised comedy travelogue will be filmed in Spain. The duo will be visiting Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia. We hope, [...]

July 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry To Voice New Asterix Film

The UK adaptation of the 2014 animated French film Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods will be released in UK cinemas this summer. Matt Berry will be voicing one of the characters in the film although, sadly, it won’t be one of the main duo; instead Asterix will be voiced by Jack Whitehall, [...]

June 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

Take A Look At Horgan’s Divorce

The trailer for Divorce, the new HBO series created by Sharon Horgan, has just been released. Just over a year ago we confirmed that a full series of Divorce had been commissioned off the back of pilot, with Sarah Jessica-Parker to play the lead role. The series will consist of ten half hour [...]

June 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Perfect Movie Returns

Richard Sandling‘s film-themed comedy night is relaunching on Friday 29th July. Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie is rebooting and returning to the stage! If you’re not familar with the show that has been described by The Times as “required viewing for anyone with even a [...]

June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Film Preview: An Early Look At Brakes

Brakes, the new feature film by Mercedes Grower, enjoyed its world premier at the Edinburgh Film Festival last weekend. For anyone who’s missed its recent buzz, Brakes is an new indie film with an impressive cast of TVO-connected faces and British acting talent. It’s often dark, [...]

June 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Simonsen Is A Shambles

Norwegian comedian, Daniel Simonsen, is doing a residency at Club Shambles in August. The comic is probably best know for his role as Bob Mortimer’s unloving son, Erik, in House of Fools, but he also happens to be a fantastic live act in his own right. You can catch him every day at Club [...]

June 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Catastrophe To Be Remade For French Canada

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s critically-acclaimed sitcom Catastrophe is to be remade in French. The remake will star Julie Perreault in Sharon’s role (who will be called Audrey in this version) and Rossif Sutherland in Rob’s role (here called Frank). Frank is an American [...]

June 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Making Brakes: TVO Talks To Mercedes Grower

Brakes, the new film by Mercedes Grower premiers tomorrow, Friday 17th June, at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film carries the torch previously held by Steve Oram‘s Aaaaaaaah! and Gareth Tunley‘s The Ghoul, in that it includes a bevy of TVO-connected talent. This makes us very [...]

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Flowers DVD Out On Monday

The highly acclaimed Channel 4 series featuring Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman will be released on DVD next week. Forever associated with the birthday of John Taylor (Duran Duran) thanks to my 13 year-old self, this year June 20th will instead be recognised as the release date of the DVD of [...]

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Audience Tickets For Count Arthur Strong

Filming of the new series of Count Arthur Strong is under way – and you can be in the audience. Written by Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan, and featuring Delaney in the titular role, this is the third series of the BBC sitcom. And if you fancy watching it being filmed, you can apply for [...]

June 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

Postcards For Sale

Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, and members of his family have donated postcard-sized artworks to raise money for the Card2Kendal appeal. From left to right: postcard by Julian Barratt; Julian’s Mum; Julian Barratt, Walter (Julian’s son); Emma Pettifer (Julian’s sister and a [...]

June 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Loose Tapestries Album

N.H.S., the new album from Loose Tapestries (Noel Fielding and Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno’s alter egos) is out! This is the second recorded musical outing from the pair (their first album was released as a download and limited edition vinyl to coincide with 2012’s Record Store [...]

June 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Set The Thames On Fire Release (& Only In Japan)

Set the Thames on Fire, the film which features Noel Fielding in a flooded, dystopian future London, has been granted a cinema release. We saw the film last month at LOCO, and since then a fair few of you have been asking us where and when it will be available for wider consumption. Well [...]

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

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