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Pygmalion with Robinson

Morgana Robinson stars in Pygmalion on BBC Radio 4. The classic play (on which the musical My Fair Lady was based) involves phonetics expert Henry Higgins making a bet that he can teach cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle how to be a ‘lady’ and pass her off as a duchess at a fancy [...]

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Radio Show for Tony Law

Tony Law will star in a new BBC Radio 4 comedy called Tony Law: 21st Century Explorer. In the show, which is set to be recorded in front of a live studio audience this month, the Canadian comedian will be playing “a brash, fearless explorer.” It will co-star Nina Wadia and Adjoa Andoh, [...]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Horgan on Buxton Podcast

Sharon Horgan is the latest guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast. In the new episode, Sharon joins Adam to discuss everything from Catastrophe and Divorce to her production company Merman and the late, great Carrie Fisher. She also talks about writing new comedy Motherland with Graham Linehan, [...]

June 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Unadorned Truth… on vinyl!

Following the successful reissue of Richard Thorncroft’s cult single You Can’t Handcuff the Wind, recently featured in the movie Mindhorn, a limited edition 3-track 12″ single is available to pre-order by the actor. The film is written by and stars Julian Barratt and Simon [...]

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tweet That Was

Katy Brand features in new radio comedy That Was The Tweet That Was. Adil Ray (Citizen Khan) hosts the new topical comedy show which looks back at the past week in social media. The first episode also features Katy Brand, David Schneider, Nick Doody and Ashley Baker. That Was The Tweet That [...]

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

You Can’t Handcuff the Wind

…but Richard Thorncroft can, as his legendary long-lost single of the same name is released digitally today. UPDATE! The music video is now available too, and can be watched at the bottom of this post. The track features in Mindhorn – the new film written by and starring Julian [...]

April 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Wix on Griefcast

Katy Wix is the latest guest on Cariad Lloyd’s podcast Griefcast. In Griefcast, Cariad Lloyd talks to comedians about dealing with death and grief. The latest episode (episode 5) features Katy Wix discussing the recent loss of her best friend. Listen to Griefcast here. And for more TVO [...]

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Gnomes of Death

Matthew Holness and Stuart Silver are reunited in forthcoming comic audio drama The Gnomes of Death – the latest instalment in cult series The Scarifyers. The story is the latest production from Bafflegab Productions, who, you may recall, recently bagged Diane Morgan to appear [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Eldon and Byron

Kevin Eldon has joined the cast of new BBC Radio 4 comedy Byron and the Curse of Sintra. Here’s the premise of the one-off comedy drama: Early in the 1800s, flamboyant Romantic poet Byron (as notorious for his scandalous aristocratic excesses as for his work) fled to Portugal from jealous [...]

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Almost Like Being in Love

Gemma Whelan stars in BBC Radio 4 romantic comedy Almost Like Being In Love. Here’s the premise of the 45-minute story, written by Catriona Knox: Grace (Gemma Whelan) is equipped with all the emotional trappings of youth – confidence, confusion, crippling arrogance, crippling [...]

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Barratt talks to Buxton

Julian Barratt is the latest guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast. In the new episode, Julian Barratt joins Adam Buxton to discuss Mindhorn, which is out in UK cinemas from 5th May and will be available to watch on Netflix for those of you who live elsewhere. For anyone unfamiliar with [...]

April 15, 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

Alice on Ctrl Alt Delete

Alice Lowe talks Prevenge and more on podcast Ctrl Alt Delete.  In the podcast episode, host Emma Gannon asks Alice all about Prevenge, taking a particular focus on her position as a woman in the rather male-dominated film industry. The conversation covers Alice’s experience of writing, [...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Radio Pilot from Cardinal Burns with Julian Barratt

In March, BBC Radio 2 will showcase a selection of comedy pilots, including one from Cardinal Burns with Julian Barratt. Cardinal Burns Presents Dean And Murf is a new multi-character comedy from writer-performers Cardinal Burns, directed by Julian Barratt. It stars Seb Cardinal and Dustin [...]

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Chastity Chat Show On Radio 4

“Socialite, wit and gossip column favourite” Chastity Butterworth will be bringing her immeasurable charms to Radio 4 in a pilot comedy chat show tomorrow (Thursday) night. Written and performed by Gemma Whelan, Chastity and her faithful butler Roger (in the shape of another TVO [...]

January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Davis Meets Herring

Murder In Successville‘s Tom Davis is the latest TVO-connected guest to appear on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. In RHLSTP’s first episode of 2017, Tom chats to Richard about all things Successville, from how the show came to be and where it could go, to [...]

January 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Audio Award Nominations

Love In Recovery and Julia Davis’ Couples are among the nominations for Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Awards. The winners are set to be announced in a ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre on January 29th 2017. Love In Recovery is a BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a group of recovering [...]

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Griefcast

There’s a popular meme that goes around the internet, which states that David Bowie was the glue that held the fabric of the universe together. And as 2016 has seen countless other great talents pass to the other side, it might just be right. And that’s not even taking into account all [...]

November 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Berry With Buxton

Matt Berry is the latest guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast. Matt isn’t really one for podcasts, chat shows, panel shows and the like, but Adam Buxton has managed to enlist him for a ‘ramble-chat’. They talk about Matt’s career, starting with art school and a job in the [...]

November 14, 2016 // 0 Comments