Aisling Bea

Bea and Horgan to play sisters

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan are going to play sisters in a new Channel 4 sitcom. Happy will star Aisling Bea as a woman suffering from anxiety and depression, with Sharon Horgan playing her older sister who is struggling to look after her. The dark sitcom has been written by Bea and will be [...]

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Return of Plebs

Plebs will return to ITV2 for its fourth series in April, with plenty of TVO-related guest stars on board. Tom Rosenthal and Ryan Sampson will return for series 4, but it has been announced that Joel Fry, who played Stylax in the first three series, has now left the show. Jonathan Pointing will [...]

March 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bake Off Back This Week.

The Great British Bake Off is returning with five special episodes for Stand Up To Cancer. In each episode Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig are joined by four different celebrities all aiming to impress judges Paul and Prue with their baking skills. But who will win the coveted star baker apron [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bullet to the Heart with Bea

Short film Bullet to the Heart is now available to watch online. The 11-minute film stars Brett Goldstein and Aisling Bea as a cop and a criminal who are having a shoot-out. Aisling and Brett also wrote the film with director Jon Drever (SuperBob). It was originally released to view only on [...]

November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

QI turns to O, with the help of TVO!

The ever-popular not-so-general-knowledge panel show QI returns for its fifteenth series later this month, and once again, a number of TVO regulars will be making guest appearances. The series will be the second to be hosted by The Great British Bake-Off presenter Sandi Toksvig following [...]

October 10, 2017 // 3 Comments

Taskmaster Champion Of Champions

Taskmaster Champion of Champions is coming to Dave later this year. The two-part special will bring together all five of the show’s series champions for the ultimate battle. This means that Noel Fielding, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan and Rob Beckett will be competing, with the final [...]

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bea on Distraction Pieces

Aisling Bea is the latest guest on Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces podcast. Aisling’s conversation with Pip goes to all sorts of different places, from stand-up, acting and fame to rejection, vulnerability and the ways in which men and women express emotions. There are interesting [...]

August 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Taskmaster Series 5

The lineup for Taskmaster series 5 has been announced. Following last night’s series 4 finale on Dave, in which Noel Fielding took home the series win, a few exciting details for series 5 were revealed. Joining usual hosts Greg Davies and Alex Horne will be Bob Mortimer, Aisling Bea, [...]

June 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cardinal Burns Presents Davis, Skinner & Craig

The next installment of regular sell-out live night Cardinal Burns Presents… takes place next week, with another corking lineup you won’t want to miss. The monthly shows at Moth Club in Hackney have been taking place for the last few years now, and are regular sell-outs, with waiting [...]

May 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 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

Stand Up for Choice

The London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign has organised Stand Up for Choice – a comedy night in aid of the Abortion Rights Campaign and the Abortion Support Network. Stand Up for Choice takes place at the London Irish Centre on Tuesday March 28th at 7.30pm. Graham Linehan will be [...]

March 3, 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

Second Series for Damned

Channel 4 has announced that Damned will return for a second series. The first series of Jo Brand’s social workers comedy aired in autumn 2016 and the cast included Kevin Eldon, Alan Davies and Isy Suttie alongside Brand herself. TVO regulars Diane Morgan and Aisling Bea also popped up [...]

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Carrie Fisher – 1956-2016

The Velvet Onion is sad to report the death of actress Carrie Fisher at the age of 60, and we join the countless millions around the world who will remember her talent for many years to come. Best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the [...]

December 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Roar With Laughter

Aisling Bea and Kevin Eldon are appearing at Roar With Laughter 2016. In addition to Aisling and Kevin, the lineup also includes Dara O’Briain, Seann Walsh and Alan Davies. The gig has been organised by the Zoological Society of London, with funds raised from the evening going towards the [...]

October 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bea Joins 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Channel 4 has announced that 8 Out Of 10 Cats and its Countdown spin-off are set to return, with Aisling Bea joining the former as a new team captain. 8 Out Of 10 Cats will be returning for its 19th series (the first since 2014) and a few changes have been made… Jimmy Carr is still [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

QI Returns

Long-running panel show QI is back on our screens soon, with a few familiar TVO faces set to appear. The show’s 14th (!) series will focus on the letter N, covering topics from Nature and Night to Nordic and Naked. It will notably be the first series of QI to be presented by Sandi [...]

October 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rich On The Radio

Rich Fulcher is the latest guest on Fubar Radio’s Screen talk with Dan Clark, the podcast which features Dan talking about the world of TV and film. Each week his guest discusses their work and their love of movies. The show also features a segment called Guilty Pleasure where each guest [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

L & A in L.A.

Lou Sanders and Aisling Bea are on the bill for a stand-up comedy night in Los Angeles next week. Yep, it’s a rare sighting of not one, but two of our regulars on the other side of the Pond – and if you’ve never seen either of them before, you’re in for a treat. The [...]

September 8, 2016 // 0 Comments