Reviews and Previews

Preview: Inside No. 9 ‘The Bill’

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s dark comedy anthology series Inside No. 9 returns to BBC Two on Tuesday 21st February at 10pm. Sophie Davies has taken a sneak peek at ‘The Bill’… The long awaited third series of Inside No. 9 (series two aired all the way back in [...]

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Tracy Ullman’s Show Series 2

This week sees the return of Tracy Ullman’s Show to BBC One, with the first episode airing on Friday 3rd February at 9:30pm. As with the first series, a bevy of TVO regulars are involved: this time around Dan Skinner, Tracy Ann Oberman, Lucy Montgomery and Laurence Rickard are part of the [...]

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Crackanory Series 4

The latest series of Crackanory is looming and this latest set of episodes features a whole host of TVO regulars. While Episode 1 is available to preview on UKTV Play now, Becca Moody took a sneak peek at the whole of series 4 ahead of broadcast on Dave from January 30th. Here are her [...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Inside No. 9 Christmas Special

Inside No. 9 makes its long-awaited return with a festive special on 27th December, entitled ‘The Devil of Christmas’. Here is Sophie’s non-spoilery preview: Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton like a good seasonal special. The League of Gentlemen got a Christmas outing back [...]

December 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: The Entire Universe

The Entire Universe, featuring Noel Fielding – with Eric Idle, Professor Brian Cox, Warwick Davis and Hannah Waddingham – tells the story of the birth of the universe in just one hour. Although social media is already buzzing with anticipation about the show, it airs on TV on 26th [...]

December 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Cunk on Christmas

There’s lots of exciting looking telly this Christmas, and we’ve sneaked a peak at a couple of shows to sample the festive delights. Philomena Cunk – the alter-ego of Diane Morgan – returns with her own festive special, Cunk on Christmas, on 29th December. But is it as good [...]

December 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview Pictures: Travel Man in Florence

A Christmas special of Travel Man is coming our way… and on Christmas Day no less! So while you’re lying on your sofa having consumed so much food and/or alcohol that you can no longer move, tune into Channel 4 at 8pm to see Richard Ayoade exploring the Italian city of Florence with [...]

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview Clip: Inside No. 9

The BBC has released a clip of the Inside No. 9 Christmas special ‘The Devil of Christmas’. See it in all its 4×3 glory below! For the episode synopsis and preview images, go here. Inside No. 9 will air Tuesday 27th December at 10pm on BBC [...]

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview Pictures: Inside No. 9 at Christmas

Inside No. 9 will soon be back on our screens for a Christmas special, followed by a third series in 2017. Here’s a first look at ‘The Devil of Christmas’… It’s Krampusnacht in Austria, December 1977, and Julian (Steve Pemberton) has arrived at an alpine chalet for a [...]

December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview Pictures: The Entire Universe

BBC Two has a Boxing Day treat in store… Noel Fielding is joining Eric Idle and Professor Brian Cox in The Entire Universe, an hour-long special which will tell the story of the universe’s creation through comedy songs and sketches. Also joining them on their mission are Warwick [...]

November 30, 2016 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Mighty Boosh Photography Exhibition

A collection of Dave Brown‘s photographs of The Mighty Boosh are currently on display at The Book Club in Shoreditch. Mog headed down to the exhibition on our behalf when it first opened; here’s her report… There’s something special about photographs of people taken by [...]

November 20, 2016 // 4 Comments

Review: The Dresser

The Dresser – starring Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville, Inside No. 9) – is currently at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Here’s what TVO’s Sophie Davies made of it… The Dresser takes place over one night backstage at a theatre, where ageing [...]

November 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Prevenge

Last week, Alice Lowe’s Prevenge made a big splash at the London Film Festival, as well wowing audiences during screenings in Spain. Next week, it comes to Manchester, and there will be further screenings before general release in the New Year. Featuring a cast primarily made up of TVO [...]

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Marley’s Ghosts Series 2

It’s October, so there are naturally ghosts and ghouls everywhere. But on 19th October, three very special spooks return – as Marley’s Ghosts begins its second series on Gold. Sarah Alexander returns as Marley – a magistrate haunted by her husband, her lover, and a local [...]

October 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Trip To Yonderland

The third series of Yonderland, the surreal puppet-flavoured comedy from the Bill/Horrible Histories team, will be hitting our TV screens in exactly one week. As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader, a couple of weekends ago the BFI hosted a preview screening and cast Q&A. We [...]

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency

Next Monday sees the launch of the long-awaited new sketch show: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency. The series sees the House of Fools star transform into a cavalcade of celebrities, and also features a number of our regulars for good measure. But is it any good? TVO’s Sophie Davies [...]

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Postscript: TVO at the Fringe 2016

The Edinburgh Fringe is now officially over for another year, and as the city cleans away the chaos that millions of flyers and hundreds of shows leave behind, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on TVO related involvement in an epic Fringe run. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, [...]

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Till Death Us Do Part

This week sees the BBC continue to celebrate classic comedy with a host of one-off specials, including a recreation of a long lost episode of 60s smash Till Death Us Do Part with Simon Day appearing as Alf Garnett. TVO took a sneaky look at the special to see how it measures up. Here’s what [...]

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments