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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

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

Loaded EXCLUSIVE preview clip

Next week sees the launch of Channel 4’s new sitcom Loaded starring Samuel Anderson, Nick Helm, Jonny Sweet and TVO regular Jim Howick, and the good folk at Channel 4 have provided us with an exclusive preview clip while we wait! The eight part series focuses on four friends who have just [...]

May 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

Diane Morgan is BritishFamous

In a headline that almost writes itself, Diane Morgan literally is the face of BritishFamous, a new campaign by Visit Britain. The comic and actress is perhaps best known for her alter-ego Philomena Cunk – a role that has recently provided her with a BAFTA nomination, no less – and if [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Look Who’s Back! Doctor Who returns for Series 10

The longest running science-fiction series in history returns next weekend, and you’d have to be living under a rock to not know that Matt Lucas is appearing in ten episodes across the twelve-part series. Series Ten, or if you prefer, Season Thirty-Six, once again stars the inimitable Peter [...]

April 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

Noel goes Psycho with Kasabian

Indie rock legends Kasabian have released their new music video, and once again, it features their friend and frequent collaborator Noel Fielding. Noel – who also fronts the surrealistic band Loose Tapestries with Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno – has previously appeared in [...]

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Noel Fielding Joins Bake Off

Noel Fielding has been confirmed as one of the presenters of The Great British Bake Off when it transfers to Channel 4. Noel and QI’s Sandi Toksvig will be stepping into Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins’ shoes as presenters of the iconic cake-based talent show. Noel has recently finished [...]

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rich In Gravy (With Shrimps On The Side)

A short film featuring Rich Fulcher has recently surfaced. Going by the name of Gravy, the film stars Rich and fellow Upright Citizens Brigade member, Matt Walsh. It’s written and directed by Mike Postalakis and co-produced by Matt Jones (Breaking Bad). The premise of the film is described [...]

March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Horgan Voices Adventure Time

While we eagerly count down the days until the new series of Catastrophe, word has reached us from our US cousins that Sharon Horgan‘s Irish lilt has graced the new series of our favourite cartoon, Adventure Time! Season 8 started airing in the US on 23rd January, with the episodes [...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Big Field Is Back

BBC Three has ordered an extended-length second series of Big Field, the wonderfully oddball comedy show which first aired on the channel last year. The show, by Darren Dutton and Jonny Roberts, mixes the mashed up sound from popular TV programmes with live action sequences – all set in [...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments