Reviews and Previews

Preview: The League of Gentlemen Specials

The League of Gentlemen return with three anniversary specials next week, and TVO has been lucky enough to take a sneaky peek at the first two instalments. Fifteen years after the third series, twelve since their movie spin-off and final UK tour together – is it worth the wait and deserving [...]

December 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Detectorists Series 3

The third series of Detectorists starts Wednesday 8th November on BBC Four. Here are Sophie‘s thoughts on the opening episode… Series 3 of Detectorists begins with dramatic music, sweeping us into an office full of people in suits. I had to pause for a second to check that I wasn’t [...]

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Motherland

The first series of Motherland begins Tuesday 7th November on BBC Two. Here are Sophie‘s thoughts on the opening episode… After being the most well-received of the BBC’s 2016 comedy pilots, Motherland is back on our screens for a very much deserved full series. Bringing [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: Tony Law & Friends In Icetopia

Last night we encountered one of the most unique and inventive events we’ve had the pleasure of experiencing: Tony Law and Weirdos Comedy performing a musical comedy on ice in The Battle for Icetopia. Mog reports… North London’s Alexandra Palace first opened as The People’s [...]

October 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Zapped S2 Picture Preview

This week sees fantasy comedy Zapped return to Dave – once again with director Dave Lambert at the helm. The star studded series features former Inbetweeners actor James Buckley as data marketing assistant Brian who is abruptly transported to a parallel world he doesn’t [...]

October 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: The Other One

The first of BBC Two‘s new comedy pilots, The Other One, centres around two half-sisters who don’t know about each other until their dad dies. Sophie Davies has had a sneak peek… After the sudden death of her father, Catherine Walcott (Ellie White) and her mother (Rebecca Front) [...]

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Upstart Crow Series 2

Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow returns to BBC Two on Monday 11th September. Sophie Davies has had a look at the Shakespearean sitcom’s second series… When Upstart Crow arrived on our screens last year, it struck a chord with audiences thanks to its very British subject matter – [...]

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: This is Going to Hurt

This week sees the release Adam Kay’s medical memoir, This is Going to Hurt, in which the former Mongrels and Crims writer and musical satirist revisits his seven years as a practicing Doctor. TVO took a sneak peek at the results, to find out if you should buy a copy yourselves. As [...]

September 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Quacks

Victorian medical comedy Quacks begins Tuesday 15th August on BBC Two. Sophie Davies has had a sneak peak at the much anticipated new series… A leg amputation might not sound like the ideal opening to a new sitcom, but in the world of Quacks – where medical practices couldn’t [...]

August 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: Prevenge on DVD & Blu-Ray

Alice Lowe’s smash hit film Prevenge is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 5th June, which gave TVO an ample excuse to revisit a film we’d previously called “a startling debut from an incredibly talented individual”. With the film also available to download from [...]

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: The Philanthropist

Matt Berry is among a talented comedy cast appearing in The Philanthropist at Trafalgar Studios. Here’s what Sophie made of it… Originally staged in 1970, Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist centres on a group of insular academics, more concerned with their own lives than [...]

May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

Preview: Murder in Successville Series Three

Murder in Successville is back on our screens next week, with a third series once more bringing Tom Davis back as uncompromising cop DI Sleet, alongside a whole new roster of celebrity rookie-cops to help him solve a crime. But is the third series up to the high standards set by the two before [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Review: The Miser

A top-notch comedy cast are starring in The Miser at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End. Here is Sophie‘s review of the show… Moliere’s The Miser is a classic French farce – full of musings on wealth, greed and class, family resentments, arranged marriages, [...]

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Return of Travel Man

Good news! Travel Man will return to Channel 4 on Monday 6th March. In the first episode of the new series, Richard Ayoade will be joined by comedian Rob Beckett on a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, for a post-Soviet itinerary including an armoured tank, caviar, vodka and [...]

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

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