Barunka O’Shaughnessy

Walliams & Friend Returns

If, like us, you were glued to the box last Christmas, you may remember Walliams & Friend. The sketch show, which was generally well-received at the time, featured Walliams with Joanna Lumley – and a few TVO faces (which is why we’re excited about it). Now the one-off show is being [...]

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Time Travelling Jazz Comedy for ITV2

What a cracking combination of words, eh? We are delighted to report that ITV2 has commissioned a new time travelling jazz sitcom which has been touched by a few TVO-friendly folk. Timewasters is a brand new comedy from Daniel Lawrence Taylor about a struggling four-piece South London jazz [...]

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Crafty Baftas

Sharon Horgan and Laurie Rose were amongst the winners at this weekend’s BAFTA TV Craft awards. Horgan won the award for ‘Writer – Comedy’ alongside her regular collaborator Rob Delaney for their work on the magnificent Catastrophe, for which the awards – quite [...]

April 25, 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

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

Hunderby Peeking

The first trailer for the return of Hunderby is now available. Written by and starring Julia Davis (with Barunka O’Shaughnessy co-writing) once more as the wicked housekeeper Dorothy, the show returns for a 2-part special on 10th December, exclusively to Sky Atlantic. Along for the ride [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunderby Xmas Special – Details

Back in February we revealed that Hunderby, the award-winning dark comedy by and starring Julia Davis, had been commissioned for a  Christmas 2-parter. We can now confirm more details about the festive special, including transmission dates! The first hour-long instalment – once again [...]

November 23, 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

Peterford Golf Club Swings Again

Peterford Golf Club is being revived in brand new take on the cult classic for Radio Two. Promising to do for golf clubs what Green Wing did for hospitals, this new sitcom incarnation of the long gestating project is written by its co-creator Simon Farnaby and stars Simon alongside Barunka [...]

October 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Hunderby & Partridge Return!

Now there are two more reasons to get Sky Atlantic – and they come in the form of two productions from Baby Cow. The award-winning Hunderby, Julia Davis‘ darkly comic homage to Daphne Du Maurier, will be returning to the channel for a Christmas special. Co-written with fellow [...]

February 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Luxury Gallery, Ooh-Yeah!

Suck my beans! Luxury Comedy officially launched last night, and with Episode Two now on 4oD, there’s still lots we have to share with you as the series progresses. For starters, there’s our making of featurette: a rough-n-ready rumble-tumble through the madness of filming Luxury [...]

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

St Albans Welcomes The Baron & Philomena

The Baron, the short film directed by Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten and written by both of them, will be shown on Saturday (3rd May) as part of the St Albans Film Festival. The film also stars Steve Oram, Stephen Evans and Barunka O’Shaughnessy, with music by Waen Shepherd and Nick [...]

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Toyaaaaaaaah!

Actress and post-punk legend Toyah Willcox has been confirmed to star in Steve Oram‘s directorial debut, Aaaaaaaah! We first told you about the film a few weeks ago, after hearing it discussed in hushed tones for some time, but the news of Toyah’s casting came to us twice over [...]

January 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Be Comically Challenged By Two TVO Folk

Two TVO faces will be appearing tomorrow at LOCO’s series of talks about challenging comedy. Barunka O’Shaughnessy and Jacqueline Wright are two of the speakers at the event which is taking place at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse in London. Co-hotsed by LOCO and Underwire Film [...]

November 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Vote For The Baron!

Last month we told you about the digital release of a new short film featuring Tom Meeten, called The Baron. If you were at the Mighty Boosh’s recent gig at The Pleasance, you’ll have seen Tom in character as The Baron (clue; he was the one who kept himself tucked in). A long-standing [...]

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Baron Is Unleashed

The Baron – a short film by Tom Meeten and Gareth Tunley – is now available to view online. Inspired by the character Tom used to frequently bring to life on stage (and in C4 sketch show Blunder), the short co-stars Steve Oram, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and Stephen Evans.  It [...]

September 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Onion Selling

Whilst TVO appears to be in a ‘proper telly’ lull as we await a few big name shows coming soon, there’s no shortage of Onion faces cropping up on our screens thanks to the world of ad-breaks. Such is the fickle nature of the acting profession – and stand-up comedy for that [...]

September 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Straw Donkey Unveiled

The short film Straw Donkey is now available to view online. We first told you about Matt Huntley’s short back in January, as it features Tony Way, Laura Patch, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and The Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas, plus a cameo from Justin Edwards. At the time, all we could [...]

August 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Prepare To Meet The Baron!

Earlier this week we were lucky enough to get a sneaky peek of a new project from Tom Meeten and Gareth Tunley. The Baron is a short film written by Meeten and Tunley, which features performances from TVO regulars, Stephen Evans, Steve Oram and Barunka O’Shaughnessy. Waen Shepherd also [...]

May 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

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