Interviews

Onion Talking: Austentatious Q&A

Hang on to your bonnets – Jane Austen themed improv show Austentatious is currently on tour across the UK, and to celebrate, TVO caught up with the team and decided to ask each of them just one question. Imagine a cross between Russian Roulette and Smash Hits ‘Oh No Not The Biscuit [...]

October 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Tony Beckton on Simon Day’s UK Tour

We here at The Velvet Onion were very excited to find out earlier this year that the legendary alternative character comedian Simon Day was going out on tour across the UK. Now the tour is underway, and runs through October and early November, it has transpired that Simon is merely directing the [...]

October 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Adam Miller on The Windsors

The Windsors is currently charming audiences every Wednesday night on Channel 4, as the soap-style sitcom about the royal family is back for a second series. With a number of TVO regulars in front of and behind the camera, we thought it was high time we spoke to some of them about the show. Next [...]

July 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Ellie White & Celeste Dring on The Windsors

The Windsors is currently charming audiences every Wednesday night on Channel 4, as the soap-style sitcom about the royal family is back for a second series. With a number of TVO regulars in front of and behind the camera, we thought it was high time we spoke to some of them about the show. Next [...]

July 10, 2017 // 3 Comments

Onion Talking: Katy Wix on The Windsors

This week sees the return of The Windsors to our screens, as the soap-style sitcom about the royal family is back for a second series. With a number of TVO regulars in front of and behind the camera, we thought it was high time we spoke to some of them about the show. First up, is the delightful [...]

July 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Alice Lowe on Prevenge’s final push

Prevenge – the directorial feature debut from Alice Lowe – is available on dvd and blu-ray now. To celebrate, TVO cornered Alice once more to talk in depth about the Prevenge experience from conception to completion. With major spoilers (you have been warned), this is the [...]

June 5, 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

Interview with the cast of Loaded

Four friends. Eleven and a half million problems. New Channel 4 comedy Loaded centres around the lives of tech entrepreneurs Josh, Leon, Watto and Ewan, who have just sold their start up videogame company for hundreds of millions of pounds. Overnight, the four 30-something friends are transformed [...]

April 26, 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

Onion Talking: Rhys Thomas on Brian Pern: A Tribute

This week sees BBC Four air a special tribute to fallen prog-rock singer Brian Pern, who died last month aged 66 following an unexpected segway mistake. This exclusive documentary for BBC Four also features Brian’s final prophetic interview, which has never been transmitted before as well as the [...]

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Inside No. 9 Guest Stars On Series 3

Inside No. 9 returns to BBC Two from Tuesday 21st February. Here are some thoughts from four of series 3’s guest stars on their roles and their experiences of working with dark-comedy masters Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton… Jason Watkins What appealed to you about Inside No.9? [...]

February 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Archive Talking: Alice Lowe on Film-making

Alice Lowe‘s sensational film Prevenge is in UK cinemas this weekend, with US distribution to follow next month. We’ll be catching up with Alice for an in-depth natter soon, but while our combined diaries continue to wrestle it out to find a suitable slot, we couldn’t let the [...]

February 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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

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

Onion Talking: Jonny & The Baptists on Eat the Poor

The Edinburgh Fringe is now well under way and there’s a whole host of TVO related shows to savour. There’s also a large number of shows worth watching that are not technically related to our ‘family’ of regulars, but we love ’em anyway. One such show is the latest [...]

August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Katy Brand on I Was a Teenage Christian

The Edinburgh Festival returns for its 69th year shortly, and a bevvy of TVO favourites are heading on up there to make people laugh. As part of our celebrations, we’ve been catching up with a handful of great performers we’re sure you’ll want to go and see at the Fringe. And [...]

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Sarah Kendall on Shaken

With the Edinburgh Fringe drawing ever closer, TVO has been speaking to some of the familiar faces you can see at this year’s festival. Fresh from a round of intensive previews, we caught up with the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Sarah Kendall for an in-depth natter about her incredible [...]

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments