Articles by Mog

A Chat About Yonderland

Series 3 of Yonderland is now under way on Sky 1, and we’re excitedly gearing up for episode 3 which airs this Sunday at 6.30pm. Larry Rickard and Jim Howick, two of the Yonderland team responsible for writing and performing in the show, were kind enough to talk to us about the new [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Fulcher Show For BBC Three

Rich Fulcher is set to star in a spoof murder case TV show for BBC Three. As reported today by Chortle, Sexy Murder will parody the likes of popular true crime documentaries like Netflix’s hugely popular Making A Murderer. Rich will play ‘Televisionary’ and ‘Truth [...]

October 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Fine Showing At BIFA 2016

The film selections have been announced for the three categories for new film talent in the 2016 British Independent Film Awards, and we’re delighted to report that there’s a strong showing from TVO-connected projects! So far the long list of nominees have been revealed in the [...]

October 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Coogan Joins Celebrity Gogglebox

Gogglebox returns with its third celebrity special, raising awareness and money for Stand up to Cancer – and Steve Coogan will be one of the people to watch while he watches. Steve will be joined on the sofa by Anna Friel – and an unnamed dog. Other celebrity participants in the show [...]

October 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Yonderland In Pictures

Series 3 of Yonderland hits our TV screens later today, and we’re pretty darned excited about it. If you’re familiar with the show you’ll know that the unique visual world the team has created is one of its (many) pleasures. And if you’re not familiar with Yonderland yet, [...]

October 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

Aaaaaaaaustralia Screening & Q&A

Steve Oram‘s brilliant simian comedy horror Aaaaaaaah! will be shown at the Lido Cinema in Hawthorn later this week. The screening will include a special introduction and Q&A afterwards. Monster Pictures and Lido Cinemas are presenting a special Friday Fright Nights screening of [...]

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Trip To Yonderland

The third series of Yonderland, the surreal puppet-flavoured comedy from the Bill/Horrible Histories team, will be hitting our TV screens in exactly one week. As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader, a couple of weekends ago the BFI hosted a preview screening and cast Q&A. We [...]

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Brown, The Boosh And The Book Club

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion, The Book Club in Shoreditch is hosting a photography exhibition and a series of events in celebration of The Mighty Boosh. Dave Brown, famous for sweating his way through three TV series and two live tours in a hairy [...]

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Manchester Book Signing For Partridge

Alan Partridge is making the trip from Norwich to Manchester to launch his new travel book. Expect to see Steve Coogan somewhere in the vicinity too. Steve’s alter ego will be at Waterstones Deansgate on 25th October to sign copies of his new book Alan Partridge: Nomad. Alan’s [...]

October 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Weird Science On Your Book Shelf

Some of you will be familiar with the Geek Chic podcasts by Lliana Bird and neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis (if not, you can read all about it here). Well now the two of them have taken their oddball scientific stories concept and transferred it into book format. The Mice Who Sing For Sex examines [...]

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Joey Page On Stage For A Good Cause

Joey Page will be adding his signature spark of the surreal to a forthcoming charity stand up night taking place in support of abstinence-based recovery. The gig at will be taking place on Saturday 8th October at Russell Brand’s Trew Era Cafe, the north London cafe which Russell recently [...]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Trailer Park Fielding Boys Coming Soon

A wee while ago Noel and Mike Fielding were spotted out and about in London, filming with The Trailer Park Boys. It has now been revealed that the show will air on Netflix next month. The Canadian comedy troupe announced the news as only they can: “DEEE-CENT NEWS! We’re pleased as f*ck [...]

September 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tony Law At Leicester Square Theatre

Tony Law will be bringing his 2016 Edinburgh show to the West End, with a run at the Leicester Square Theatre. The stage show, A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, is more of what Tony does best, and will delight fans of his uniquely offbeat, non-sequitur comedy. It was well received at this [...]

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO-Connected Film Events At Empire Live

Empire Live is a three day film-centric series of events at the O2, and we can look forward to seeing a smattering of TVO faces across the weekend. The action takes place on 23rd, 24th and 25th September, and it offers tons to see and do for film fans. From a Velvet Onion perspective, however, [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry Album Out Now

The Small Hours, the new studio album from Matt Berry now available to buy. The album was inspired by the half-awake moments you experience before dawn, when the mind makes strange connections and worries seem to amplify. It explores themes of death, religion, loneliness and the changing of [...]

September 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

Fielding Live Appearance At Rough Trade

Noel Fielding will be appearing live at Rough Trade East to perform on stage and sign copies of his live vinyl album, which was released a few months ago. The event takes place on Wednesday 28th September at 7pm at Rough Trade East, Brick Lane. It’s scheduled to run for around 2 hours. To [...]

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

High Rise Screening & Q&A

Ben Wheatley will be presenting a screening of High Rise and answering questions from the audience at The Riverside in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The event takes place at 7pm on Monday 10th October, and will include an introduction to a screening of High-Rise from Ben (which features TVO faces Dan [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

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