Articles by Mog

Pipe Produces New Dave Series

A new series is launching on Dave this week, and it boasts a behind-the-scenes TVO connection. Eat Your Heart Out with Nick Helm features the award-winning comedian, and star of BBC’s Uncle, as he sets off on a highly personal culinary journey around the UK and Europe in this brand-new [...]

August 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bake Off: Back Soon

The new (and somewhat controversial) iteration of Great British Bake Off will be hitting our TV screens soon, courtesy of Channel 4. And as most (all?) of you will be aware, Noel Fielding is presenting the show with Sandi Toksvig. Today’s Sunday Times magazine carries an interview with the [...]

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Clark And Day In Conversation

We enjoy Dan Clark‘s Screen Talk podcasts for Fubar Radio – and we’re rather sad that he’s been away for a while. Thankfully, he’s back! After a 7 month hiatus, Dan returns with another great Screen Talk, this time with Simon Day as his guest. In the interview Simon [...]

August 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

You’re Not Alone Lands In Melbourne

Kim Noble is bringing his unique, critically acclaimed show You’re Not Alone to Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. The run begins on 1st August and continues through to 13th August. You’re Not Alone is a provocative, moving and comic production that chronicles Kim’s attempts at [...]

July 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Final Wish from League of Gentlemen Fan

A rather unusual floral tribute was spotted in the back of a hearse yesterday in Carlisle. A confused passer by photographed the vehicle, only to discover that the flower arrangement was an unusal  last request from the chap whose funeral it was, who was a League of Gentlemen fan. Spotted in [...]

July 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tony Way In Alternative Rom Com

A new film, which claims to “reinvent the rom com” starts shooting in London next week, and Tony Way will be playing one of the main characters. The Revenger: An Unromantic Comedy is the story of how one man’s quest for love turns to revenge when his wife-to-be attempts to take him [...]

July 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Before Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver, is out in cinemas at the moment. And although, strictly speaking, it has nothing to do with The Velvet Onion, the origins of the film certainly do! The 2017 action crime comedy, written and directed by Wright, stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a young, [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Partridge’s Car Could Be Yours!

Steve Coogan fans have a chance to own a replica of the car owned by his most famous creation, Alan Partridge, which is currently sale on eBay. The 1998 Rover Saloon appeared in I’m Alan Partridge and was vandalised with the words “cock piss Partridge”, which was then changed to [...]

June 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Celebrate The Solstice With Elvin

Antony Elvin will be bringing his musical talents to a daytime event to honour the Sumer Solstice at the Union Chapel in London on Saturday 24th June. The organisers promise “a lazy afternoon with music, tea and cake” at an event for all ages. The marvellous Mr Elvin will be [...]

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Double The Fun In Dalston

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, will be showing a Velvet Onion-flavoured double bill this Sunday, with a combined screening and Q&A for Aaaaaaaah! and Prevenge. With both films emerging from of the hearts and minds of two of our favourite people, and each of them featuring a whole host of [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Barratt & Farnaby Do Mindhorn

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that Mindhorn, the new film from Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, has just started its run in UK cinemas. Mog on our team had the pleasure of chatting to them earlier this week: I wasn’t too sure what to expect of my time [...]

May 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

Review: Mindhorn

Our roving reporter, Mog, has been lucky enough to see Mindhorn twice. The first time she was so absorbed in the film she forgot to make any notes. That probably tells you all you need to know (about both the film and her). On the second run, she was able to remember why she was there; [...]

May 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

Rebecca Front In New Short Film

Rebecca Front stars in a new short film, Edmund The Magnificent. Rebecca plays the part of the shopkeeper in the film, alongside a cast that includes Ian McKellen, David Bradley and Mark Bonnar (of Catastrophe fame). Written and directed by Ben Ockrent, funded through the emerging talent fund [...]

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Steve Oram In New Horror Film

Following the critical success of Aaaaaaaah!, Steve Oram continues to flex his horror movie muscles as one of the leads in the new Irish horror A Dark Song. The film, the feature directorial debut from Liam Gavin, focuses on two characters: a strange occultist, Joseph (Steve), and a grieving, [...]

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

See Dave Brown At Ears & Eyes

Dave Brown will be one of the guest speakers at the forthcoming creative inspiration Ears & Eyes event at The Beacon in Hastings, this Saturday. Designer, photographer, charity supporter, all round good guy, and Boosh family member, Dave, will be talking about his work at the evening, which is [...]

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Making of Mindhorn

As we count down to the official release of Mindhorn, the new film written by and starring Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, we bring you the inside story of the development and making of the film, as told by the stars, cast and crew. Ten years ago, Julian and Simon decided they wanted to make a [...]

April 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

Countdown To Taskmaster

The new series of Taskmaster, which features Noel Fielding on the team of contestants, kicks off on Dave on 25th April. To advertise the forthcoming series, UKTV has asked the stars of the show, including Noel, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc, Hugh Dennis and Joe Lycett, to design the [...]

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Sound of Prevenge

Coverage for Alice Lowe‘s Prevenge keeps coming! And this time, it has a musical twist… James Griffith of Toydrum, the Brighton-based composing duo (and former UNKLE band members) who created the soundtrack for the film, has been interviewed by horror website, Dread Central. In the [...]

April 1, 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