Black Mirror

You And Who Else

A new book about British fantasy television is raising money for AIDS research, and TVO is a part of it. You And Who Else is a unique history of sixty years of British fantasy television, and a definitive record of its place in our lives – as told by the people who saw it: the viewers. [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bafta Bonanza

The Bafta nominations are out, and there are many TVO connections to be found. To begin with; The IT Crowd has 4 nominations, with Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson nominated for Best Male/Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, and Best Situation Comedy, where it [...]

April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Channel 4 Gets Gold

Channel 4 is celebrating success at the Rose D’Or festival today with 3 wins. The channel won awards for Friday Night Dinner (Best Sitcom), Million Pound Drop Live (Best Gameshow) and Black Mirror (Best Comedy). Onion Land was well-represented as Matt Holness made an appearance in Friday [...]

May 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

Velvet All Over Our Christmas Television Screens

Whether you like long films or just want a solid 30 minutes of entertainment; a Victorian drama or a comedy quiz show – you can pick and choose this Christmas, because there’s a hearty selection to choose from. Read on, bring your calendars and note down what to watch and when… [...]

December 5, 2011 // 10 Comments

Turn On Your Black Mirror

Back in September we told you about new series Black Mirror, now it’s here! Black Mirror is a three-part 60 minute mini-series written by Charlie Brooker and Jesse Armstrong and will be airing on Channel 4. The show can be described as a techno-satire drama and has indirectly been inspired [...]

December 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

Techno-Satire On Channel 4

Looks like there will be another new series launching this autumn on Channel 4 which we’ll be keeping our Velvety eyes on… Black Mirror is a new 3-part mini-series written by Charlie Brooker and Jesse Armstrong. It’s described by Channel 4 as: “A hybrid of The Twilight Zone [...]

September 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

Spring Crowd

The fifth, and likely final series of The IT Crowd looks set for a Spring broadcast. Speaking to The Guardian this weekend, Channel 4’s head of comedy Shane Allen, discussed his plans for the future following a whopping £9m addition to his comedy budget after the channel dropped reality [...]

August 22, 2011 // 3 Comments