Alice Lowe

A Fine Showing At BIFA 2016

The film selections have been announced for the three categories for new film talent in the 2016 British Independent Film Awards, and we’re delighted to report that there’s a strong showing from TVO-connected projects! So far the long list of nominees have been revealed in the [...]

October 22, 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

TVO Terrors in Manchester this month

Mancunians are in for a real treat this month: as Prevenge and The Ghoul are set for preview screenings at HOME. For the uninitiated (warning: you may be on the wrong website) – Prevenge is written by, directed by and stars Alice Lowe alongside Kate Dickie, Mike Wozniak and fellow TVO [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO at the London Film Festival

You lucky lot have the chance to see an exciting selection of TVO-connected films at the upcoming BFI London Film Festival. Mindhorn In this new film written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, a fading actor who starred in a hit 80s TV show about a detective with a robotic eye must return to [...]

September 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Book at Bedtime with Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe will be reading BBC Radio 4’s next Book at Bedtime, starting Monday 29th August. Every night at 10.45pm from Monday 29th August, Alice will be treating us to a short section of Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe. It’s a coming-of-age novel about a 15-year-old who takes a job at [...]

August 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Gareth And The Ghoul

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting properly excited about The Ghoul for some time. Now our excitement levels have reached a new level: the writer/director of the film, Gareth Tunley, has been kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Written and directed by Gareth, [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Preview Peek At The Ghoul

This week, we were lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Gareth Tunley’s debut feature film, The Ghoul. Mog made a few notes… Starring Tom Meeten, and with a cast that includes Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Waen Shepherd (who also scores the film – but [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lowe & Lee for Dead Funny Encore

The contents of horror anthology book Dead Funny Encore have been revealed – and include a few familiar names once more. Back in 2014, Robin Ince and Johnny Mains decided to explore the relationship between comedy and horror to see if they do, as believed, make the most comfortable of [...]

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments


Paul King‘s 2014 family blockbuster Paddington will be getting a sequel in 2017, it has been revealed. The film, which starred Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi was based on the much-loved books by Michael Bond about the young bear from darkest [...]

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Look Inside Black Mountain Poets

Last week the fifth LOCO Film festival drew to a close, following twelve days chock-full of top drawer filmic comedy. One of the festival’s closing events was a screening/Q&A of Black Mountain Poets, a British film featuring Alice Lowe, Dolly Wells and Laura Patch, amongst others. We [...]

May 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

Celebrate The Solstice With Hot Brew

Hot Brew are ridiculously good live. Sadly, they don’t perform very often, so when they do we tend to get a bit carried away. And now they’ve announced a midsummer gig in Stroud! Double win. Crispin and Oona Wheatflake (the vegetable-worshipping alter egos of Antony Elvin and Alice [...]

May 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Tom Meeten And The Ghoul

A wee while ago we sat down for a couple of pints in the delightful company of Tom Meeten, to chat about (what was then) his forthcoming UK tour with Noel Fielding. He also talked to us about his latest film project, The Ghoul. Boasting a quality cast and crew that reads like a who’s who [...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Sounds of Shepherd

Waen Shepherd has released selections of the score he created for forthcoming Velvet Onion-flavoured movie The Ghoul. The film is the feature length directorial debut its writer, Gareth Tunley, and stars Tom Meeten alongside Shepherd, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Geoffrey McGivern, [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Victoria Wood CBE – 1953-2016

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria Wood CBE, who passed away today. Hailing from the Prestwich area of Bury in the North West of England, Victoria Wood started her career appearing on tv talent show New Faces in 1974, and became a [...]

April 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Aaaaaaaah! Out On DVD On Monday

One of our favourite films of 2015, Steve Oram‘s dystopian simian punk vision, Aaaaaaaah!, will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 18th January. Previously only available via VOD, the cult film sees its actors (a phenomenally strong cast featuring a bevy of TVO-connected folk: Steve [...]

January 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comedy Showcase Details

Early last month we told you about the revival of Peterford Golf Club, this time as part of Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase. The show, now called The Peterford Golf Club) written by and starring Simon Farnaby, was broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday evening, with a repeat tomorrow at 10pm. It also starred [...]

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

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