Chris Morris

Noel Fielding: Radio Past and Future

As you may have spotted we’ve been commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Mighty Boosh radio series with a collection of articles about the show and the relevant artists that preempted it. But what do the originators of the Boosh series think about what they created? To conclude our [...]

November 3, 2011 // 10 Comments

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part Two]

Yesterday, we posted the first half of our retrospective on the origins of The Boosh.  You can read Part One again here. The story concludes below, with the rest of our in-depth look at some of the people behind On The Hour and The Day Today who went on to become instrumental in the development [...]

November 2, 2011 // 4 Comments

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part One]

As part of our retrospective posts about the Boosh radio series, in honour of it’s tenth anniversary, our editor took a close look at the the names, faces and programming which helped pave the way for The Mighty Boosh, and indeed everything we cover at The Velvet Onion. Continually drawn back [...]

November 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

IT Crowd Uninstalled

Graham Linehan has confirmed that The IT Crowd is to end next year, following an extended special. Previous announcements were made in regard to a fifth series expected in April 2012, and indeed, writers were attached to the show’s brainstorming stages in a bid to support Linehan’s [...]

October 21, 2011 // 3 Comments

Sod Cancer… Own Film Props!

Do you want a piece of genuine Bunny and the Bull memorabilia? Would you like to help a good cause at the same time? Yes?  Then you’re in luck.  Sod Cancer is auctioning props and memorabilia from film and television to raise money for The Everyman Male Cancer Campaign. On offer is a model [...]

April 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

Chris Morris: Officially Outstanding!

Chris Morris came home with a well deserved BAFTA Award for his movie directorial debut Four Lions last night. The creator of Nathan Barley and star of The IT Crowd (as well as seminal non-Booshy but still utterly vital cult classics The Day Today, Brass Eye and Jam) was awarded the Outstanding [...]

February 14, 2011 // 2 Comments

Four Lions, Two BAFTAS And A Rabbit-Chicken

Four Lions has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards. The film, which was the movie debut of Chris Morris and featured cameos from Kevin Eldon and Julia Davis, has been nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, whilst Morris himself has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Debut By A [...]

January 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Another Roar With Chris Morris

Chris Morris is to return to Manchester’s Cornerhouse art cinema next week for a special screening of his controversial film Four Lions. The former It Crowd star, who was also the brains behind Nathan Barley, The Day Today, Jam and Brasseye, previously gave a sell-out surprise appearance at [...]

December 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

Fantasy Gaming With IT Crowd 4.0 On DVD

As we have previously reported, the fourth series of The IT Crowd is released on dvd on September 27th. The front cover has been revealed, and continues the computer-game feel of the previous seasons with a Rock Band flavoured theme. Extras have now also been confirmed for the package, and will [...]

September 4, 2010 // 1 Comment

At Home With Four Lions

Four Lions – the controversial cinematic directorial debut by Chris Morris – comes to dvd and blu-ray later this month. The film, which tells the tale of four would-be suicide bombers attempting to disrupt the London marathon, was a surprise smash hit on its theatrical release earlier [...]

August 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

The IT Crowd: Peelers Favourites

In the last few weeks, we’ve been asking you, dear peelers, to submit your top three episodes of The IT Crowd to TVO in order to determine which episode is your favourite (so far!). The results are now in, and we can confirm your top ten episodes, in reverse order!  What will be crowned the [...]

June 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

Velvet Review: Four Lions

This weekend sees the release of Four Lions – the controversial film debut of Nathan Barley & Brass Eye creator Chris Morris.  Head peeler DidymusBrush managed to take a look, and this is his review… It was never going to be an easy ride.  For the past two decades, Chris Morris [...]

May 7, 2010 // 4 Comments

Four Lions

Four Lions, the directorial film debut of comedy legend Chris Morris is released in UK cinemas today. And with reviews suggesting its a “Life Of Brian for our generation”, and the majority of critics going mad for this controversial tale of four radicalised suicide bombers from the [...]

May 7, 2010 // 2 Comments

A Message From Maurice. Exclamation Mark.

Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to inform you that the Filming of The IT Crowd 4.0 has officially wrapped,  and there certainly are some surprises instore from Graham Linehan and the gang.  We shall educate you in the way of transmission dates, as soon as we can. In honor of this, we at [...]

April 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Forgotten Favourites: Nathan Barley

After our popular look back at AD/BC: A Rock Opera back in March, we continue our series of retrospectives with Babyonfire’s focus on the cult classic Nathan Barley. You could say that the list of hidden television gems that root from The Boosh is endless, but one that stands out from the [...]

April 23, 2010 // 7 Comments