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Elvin single released, and Mindhorn connection revealed

Antony Elvin‘s new single with Nina Miranda, Whole of London, is out now alongside the parent album, Freedom of Movement, via Six Degrees, and the track’s music video has been released today. Freedom of Movement is the debut solo album from the English Brazillian singer, who has [...]

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ayoade’s Dome Revealed

The Crystal Maze returns to Channel 4 next month, with Richard Ayoade at the helm and designer James Dillon back on board too… and the first tease has been revealed today. As you can see from the picture above, Ayoade takes centre stage in front of the all new Crystal Dome. The series, [...]

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cunk On Britain

Philomena Cunk is set to return to BBC Two with her own five part series: Cunk on Britain. The series will once again be the brainchild of writers Charlie Brooker, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, and feature Diane Morgan as the intrepid reporter exploring the rich, historical journey [...]

May 26, 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

Air-date confirmed for Game of Thrones Season 7

HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones will return for its seventh season on 16th July. The shortened run of seven episodes will once again feature TVO regulars Gemma Whelan and Paul Kaye it its large ensemble cast, and the show’s creators are promising a faster pace than even [...]

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sanders & Herring shoot the breeze with Stubbings

Rachel Stubbings regular film night Shooting the Breeze returns on Thursday 25th May, with short films from the likes of Lou Sanders and Richard Herring on the bill. For the uninitiated, the event at Shortwave Cinema packs a cavalcade of mini-cinematic masterpieces curated by Stubbings into [...]

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cook & Ralfe meet Tony Visconti

TVO regulars and musical geniuses James Cook and Oly Ralfe have collaborated on an interview with seminal producer Tony Visconti for M-Audio. It’s impossible to not adore Tony Visconti, and the output he’s been responsible for over the decades, including of course, the work of Marc [...]

May 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

QI: A to G to DVD

The first seven seasons of smash-hit panel show QI have been released on DVD. The long-running show, in which three guests and regular panelist Alan Davies have to find the most interesting answers to unusual – and everyday – questions, has now been running for for an incredible 14 [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Small Scenes Repeats

Award-winning Radio 4 sketch series Small Scenes is currently enjoying a repeat season on the station, with TVO regulars Mike Wozniak and Cariad Lloyd amongst the cast. The show began life as a one-off pilot in June 2012, featuring the then relative newcomer Wozniak [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vic Reeves in Corrie

Believe it or not, Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) has joined the cast of Coronation Street. Corrie has confirmed that Jim (Vic) will be playing television presenter Colin, who comes to Weatherfield to film with Norris and Mary after they are chosen to make an appearance on his show. However it’s not [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

This Is Jinsy Series 2 On DVD

Jinsy praise him! The second series of This Is Jinsy is out now on DVD. Sky Atlantic’s much-missed surreal comedy took place on the fictional island of Jinsy, which creators/stars Chris Bran and Justin Chubb based on their own home Guernsey. With its original, distinctive style and a [...]

May 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vic and Bob back for more Big Night Out

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are bringing Big Night Out back to BBC Two for a one-off special. Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out will be a reimagining of Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out – the seminal show that ran on Channel 4 in 1990-91. In the special, Vic and Bob will be introducing us to some [...]

May 18, 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

Paul Kaye in Rochdale Drama

Paul Kaye is among the cast of new BBC drama Three Girls about the Rochdale sexual abuse scandal. Three Girls focuses on the young girls who were groomed in Rochdale between 2008 and 2012, for which nine men were eventually convicted and sentenced. It tells the stories of the victims – [...]

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

TV Licensing with Kevin Eldon

Kevin Eldon stars in a series of TV Licensing videos, about some of the strangest excuses that people have given to justify not paying for their TV licence. In the videos, Kevin plays poet Adrian Holt, who has turned the excuses into limericks for National Limerick Day. See the videos below: [...]

May 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Return of Count Arthur Strong

The ‘doyen of light entertainment’ is back! Series three of Count Arthur Strong begins Friday 19th May. Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan‘s sitcom is returning at the suitably earlier, more family-friendly timeslot of 8.30pm on BBC One. Here’s a short trailer for the new [...]

May 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Whelan and Front Join ‘Queers’

Gemma Whelan and Rebecca Front have joined the cast of BBC Four’s Queers. Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss, Queers will feature eight 15-minute monologues, written in response to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts between men. [...]

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Orders More Cunk

BBC Two has commissioned more Philomena Cunk specials starring Diane Morgan. The current plan is to make three episodes this year, with ideas for themes including Cunk on Punk, Cunk on Modern Art, and Cunk on Jane Austen. An Austen special would be particularly appropriate this year, as 2017 is [...]

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments