Alan Partridge

Partridge back on the BBC

It has been confirmed that Alan Partridge will be back on both BBC One and BBC Two. BBC Two will broadcast a 25th anniversary special before the end of the year, marking 25 years since his debut on BBC Radio back in 1992. A BBC One series will then air next year. Both are set to be produced by Baby [...]

August 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alan on Brexit

Steve Coogan has revealed that Alan Partridge will be ‘the voice of Brexit’ when he returns to the BBC. Coogan told The New European that the new series is due to air on BBC2 in spring 2018. Alan was last on the BBC around 15 years ago, and in recent years he has been on Sky (and of [...]

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Celebr-ALAN-tion for Partridge in Manchester

I’m Alan Partridge is 20 years old this year, so the good folk behind the Pilot Light TV Festival are putting on a celebratory shindig in Manchester next month to celebrate. AHA! I’m Alan Partridge 20th Anniversary Celebration Special will see the Norfolk broadcaster, who first rose to [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Book from Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci’s new book Hear Me Out is now available to pre-order. The man behind I’m Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It is a big classical music fan, and his new book explores this passion. In Hear Me Out, he has written about a range of composers from classical greats such [...]

July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Partridge’s Car Could Be Yours!

Steve Coogan fans have a chance to own a replica of the car owned by his most famous creation, Alan Partridge, which is currently sale on eBay. The 1998 Rover Saloon appeared in I’m Alan Partridge and was vandalised with the words “cock piss Partridge”, which was then changed to [...]

June 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA TV Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 TV BAFTAs have been announced, with plenty of TVO-connected shows and performers receiving nods. Here’s a roundup of the nominations with the TVO-linked ones highlighted: Scripted Comedy Camping (Sky Atlantic) Fleabag (BBC3) Flowers (Channel 4) People Just Do [...]

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA Craft Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the BAFTA Craft Awards, with some well-deserved recognition for Camping and Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle. Here are the nominees in the comedy writing category: JULIA DAVIS – Camping (Baby Cow Productions/Sky Atlantic) PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE [...]

March 28, 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

New Film and More Partridge for Coogan

Steve Coogan stars alongside Richard Gere in new film The Dinner. Coogan and Gere play estranged brothers who meet with their wives (Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall) for a dinner where ‘family drama and dark secrets are on the menu’. See the trailer for the psychological thriller [...]

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Top TV Comedy Performances of 2016

No matter what else occurred in 2016, it was a bit of a cracking year for ‘our sort’ of comedy on TV. Within the first few months we were treated to new dark comedies Stag, Camping and Flowers, shortly followed by specials from both Alan Partridge and Philomena Cunk. We also got a [...]

January 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

RTS Award Nominations

Nominations have been announced for the 2016 RTS Craft & Design Awards, which celebrate talent behind the scenes in television production. Here’s a roundup of the TVO-connected shows that have been recognised in the award nominations: Flowers – Selina MacArthur is nominated for [...]

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Partridge on Nomad

In a newly released audio clip, Alan Partridge introduces us to his upcoming book Nomad. The book has been written by Steve Coogan, along with Rob and Neil Gibbons, and is due to be released on October 20th this [...]

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Manchester Book Signing For Partridge

Alan Partridge is making the trip from Norwich to Manchester to launch his new travel book. Expect to see Steve Coogan somewhere in the vicinity too. Steve’s alter ego will be at Waterstones Deansgate on 25th October to sign copies of his new book Alan Partridge: Nomad. Alan’s [...]

October 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Alan Partridge Goes Nomad

A new Alan Partridge memoir, entitled Nomad, will be hitting the shelves on October 20th this year.  While the bestselling I, Partridge released in 2011 was an ‘autobiography’ of Steve Coogan’s iconic character, Nomad will take the form of a ‘journey journal’ as [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Coogan and Kaye to be Zapped on Dave

Dave has commissioned Zapped!, a new fantasy comedy from Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan as Executive Producer and a cast that includes Paul Kaye. Baby Cow is the production company of Steve Coogan and Henry Normal which has been behind lots of TVO favourites such as The Mighty Boosh and [...]

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Bank Holiday Monday sees Steve Coogan return to the role of Alan Partridge once more in his latest Sky Atlantic special: Scissored Isle.  Produced by regular Baby Cow collaborators Dave Lambert and Ted Dowd, the special sees Alan tackle Broken Britain in a bid to fix his broken career. But [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Partridge in a TFI Tree

Twenty years since his first, and only festive special, ended in disaster for Norwich’s most infamous broadcaster Alan Partidge, he returns to Prime Time mainstream TV this Christmas as co-presenter of the TFI Friday Christmas special. Regular host Chris Evans will be joined by Alan for a [...]

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

See Coogan In Conversation With Iannucci

Next month The Guardian will be hosting an event which features two eye-wateringly iconic comedy pioneers ON STAGE TOGETHER, in the form of Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci. Yes, seriously. Iannucci has been a long-term friend, colleague and collaborator of Steve’s, and their joint [...]

September 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #30

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments