Reviews and Previews

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

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