Alice Lowe

Forgotten Favourites: Junglophilia

From time to time here at The Velvet Onion, we like to look back at projects which, for one reason or another, may have been missed by fans of the Booshniverse.  One such project is an early collaboration between Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright entitled Junglophilia. In a rare moment of [...]

July 1, 2010 // 1 Comment

A Dead Cat

At long last, there’s a new Jackal Film to savour. We almost thought they wouldn’t make it, but we know Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright far better than that!  Just sneaking it in by June’s end, A Dead Cat features the climactic confrontation scene between Dolores and Joyce from [...]

July 1, 2010 // 1 Comment

Haven’t I Seen You Before? Part One

To continue our IT Crowd week, in the build up to the launch of the fourth series on June 25th, we at TVO thought we could be of assistance to those viewers who just can’t quite put a name to a face. The series has had its fair share of cameos, especially during its first season, and a number [...]

June 19, 2010 // 3 Comments

Dead Happy Premieres

The Velvet Onion is pleased to announce an official premiere date for Dead Happy – a new short film featuring Alice Lowe and Tom Meeten. We told you about the short, which has been funded by Sky Movies Indie HD, back in April, and can now confirm it will be unleashed on Sunday 20th June both [...]

June 1, 2010 // 2 Comments

Making It With Pam

Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright have finally unleashed May’s Jackal Film, and its more than worth the wait. Entitled Making It With Pam, the short is a clip from vintage kids craft show Make It With Pam – a national treasure which was taken off the air after Pam was involved in a sex [...]

May 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favorites: Snuff Box

As part of our continuing lookback at projects which may have escaped the attention of some of our readers, or simply passed into faded memories, we elected to take a look back at Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher’s sketch-series Snuffbox. And none of us were more qualified to do that than TVO [...]

May 31, 2010 // 3 Comments

Port Booshdom

Antony Elvin, Alice Lowe and The Ralfe Band are to perform at the forthcoming Port Elliot Festival at the end of July. The event takes place, naturally, at Port Elliot in Cornwall – a historic house that has been the home of Earl and Countess of St Germans and their ancestors for over a [...]

May 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Tea & Gentle Acrimony With Hot Brew

This week saw Hot Brew take to the stage at The Paradise Bar in London.  TVO correspondent BabyOnFire was on hand to witness this legendary reunion, ahead of two further shows this month – at The Albany, Great Portland Street on May 19th and The Fix, Camden Head on May 21st.  This, then, is [...]

May 7, 2010 // 5 Comments

Love Song

The latest short in the Jackal Films project from Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright is now online! Entitled Love Song, it features Alice and Rachel Stubbings as pitch perfect chavs discussing the night before, hair tips, special gifts and undisclosed desires.  It also features a score from none [...]

April 28, 2010 // 2 Comments

A Scene From Missing Scene

A trailer for Missing Scene, the new comedy pilot featuring Alice Lowe and The Actor, Kevin Eldon is now visable on Youtube. The show, which we first told you about back in March, is the brainchild of writers David Bussell, Ben Ricketts and Matthew Stott, and was originally intended to for [...]

April 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

Dead Happy

Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten and Justin Edwards are to star in a forthcoming short film Dead Happy, to be broadcast on Sky Movies this summer. The short – set to air in June – is the brainchild of writer David Lemon and director Nicky Lianos, and has been funded via a Sky Movies [...]

April 19, 2010 // 2 Comments


The latest film in the JackalFilms project is now online! Birdhandler stars the ever-brilliant Tom Meeten as an egg-eating avian fanatic with a very special creature in his care. Written by (and co-starring) Alice Lowe, and directed once again by Jacqueline Wright, Birdhandler is another fine treat [...]

March 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

Hot Brew

The stars of the recent JackalFilms project Roots are joining forces once again. Alice Lowe is teaming up with Circulus member Antony Elvin (whom you may have seen in series three of The Mighty Boosh) to ‘reform’ the band Hot Brew who featured in the comedy short last month. The duo [...]

March 18, 2010 // 2 Comments

When Ghosts Are True

Alice Lowe is looking for real life ghost stories as part of a future project for JackalFilms. Alice has created a Facebook group inviting people on there and elsewhere to tell her their spooky tales.  We’ll let Alice explain herself: Have you had a ghostly experience? Have you woken in the [...]

March 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

More Mighty Japan

A few weeks ago, we told you about The Mighty Boosh coming to dvd in Japan, with the announcement of series 1 across two volumes on April 21st, with series 2 to follow on May 26th. Amazon Japan has now uploaded images of the series 2 covers, and we can confirm that the series is indeed split across [...]

March 9, 2010 // 3 Comments

Missing Scene

Alice Lowe has joined The Actor, Kevin Eldon in a new sketch show pilot entitled Missing Scene. The pilot is the brainchild of comedian David Bussell, alongside comedy writers Ben Ricketts and Matthew Stott – who have previously written for the likes of David Armand and Mitchell & Webb. [...]

March 1, 2010 // 4 Comments


The latest in Jackal Films project from Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright is now online. The short, entitled Roots, also features friend-of-the-Boosh Antony Elvin, who some of you may have seen in The Mighty Boosh series three, or live at Booshfest a few years ago.  He’s also a regular [...]

February 26, 2010 // 2 Comments

Peeling The Onion: Alice Lowe

You may not know the name, but the face will be instantly familiar.  Over the past decade, Alice Lowe has been quietly making a name for herself, working with the cream of British comedy talent and crafting her own unique and utterly hilarious take on the world. Now, Lowe has teamed up with [...]

February 19, 2010 // 2 Comments

Jackal Films

Alice Lowe has teamed up with the director of her BBC3 pilot LIFESPAM, Jacqueline Wright to launch Jackal Films – a new production company dedicated to bringing you weird and wonderful comedy shorts. There’s a new film promised every month, and they’re available for viewing via [...]

January 31, 2010 // 2 Comments