Clare Thomson

Wunderland Returns

We’re late. We’re late. For a very important date. No time to say Jasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, we’re late, we’re late, we’re late! Yes, it’s not often we’re behind the times, but somehow, a bubble in the Onionverse caused a rift in the comedy continuum [...]

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Return To Yonderland

This week sees the long awaited return of Yonderland to television, as the family-friendly comic fantasy series starts its second run on Sky1. For the uninitiated, Yonderland focuses on thirty-something stay-at-home suburban mum, Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas), who is whisked off to the [...]

July 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yonderland Returns!

Yonderland, the fantasy comedy series featuring people and puppets (including Simon Farnaby in brilliantly evil form), is to return for a second series. The first series from the makers of Horrible Histories ran in November 2013, generating critical acclaim and strong viewing figures. It [...]

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rose D’Or Awards Nominations

The nominees for the television, online and radio 2014 Rose d’Or were announced this week, and there are two TVO shows in the shortlist for Best Sitcom! Toast of London (featuring Matt Berry) and Yonderland (from the Horrible Histories Team) are two of just three nominees in the Best Sitcom [...]

June 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Alice Returns To Wunderland

Alice’s Wunderland – the surreal radio sketch show from the mind of Alice Lowe returns next week to Radio 4. The show is set in the titular Wunderland – the pound shop of magical realms which is home to waifs, stays, ghosts, pensioners and squirrels, all brought to life by Alice [...]

December 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

Yonderland Is Here!

At long last, Yonderland begins this Sunday, 10th November, on Sky1 HD. The first two half-hour episodes are being shown from 6:30pm, with the next six episodes shown weekly. As regular readers know, Yonderland is written by and stars the main cast of Horrible Histories – Matthew [...]

November 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Dead Happy Lives Again!

Dead Happy – the magnificent short film by Nicky Lianos – is now available to buy digitally via Amazon.com The short, written by David Lemon and directed by Lianos, was made in conjunction with SkyMovies back in 2010. It features Alice Lowe as a Grim Reaper, bored of her 9-5 job, and [...]

September 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

iDead

The short film Dead Happy starring Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten, Clare Thomson and Justin Edwards is now available to buy on iTunes. Shot back in 2010, the film was written by David Lemon and directed by Nicky Lianos, who also helmed Monsters & Rabbits featuring Lowe & James Bachman the [...]

September 4, 2012 // 3 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Beehive Remembered

During Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight, we thought it’d be a good idea to look back at some of the TVO related shows in their archives. Here, our editor in chief turns his attention to oft-neglected sketch show Beehive, to see if it’s worthy of a reappraisal. In December, 2008, a [...]

August 19, 2012 // 1 Comment

Wunderland To Keep

Alice’s Wunderland, the new comedy written by and starring Alice Lowe, is this week’s Comedy of the Week on BBC Radio 4! That means it’s available as a free podcast for you to download and keep forever. If you haven’t previously visited Wunderland, the show is narrated by [...]

July 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

TVO Triple!

You wait ages for one comedy show then, like buses, three come along at once! Tonight is one such evening, as Onion layers take over the airwaves! First up at 10pm on E4 is episode two of The Midnight Beast, directed by Ben Gregor and featuring our favourite funny man called Simon Farnaby in the [...]

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Take A Trip To Wunderland

Back in August 2011 we took great pleasure in announcing that Alice’s Lowe’s radio show, Alice’s Wunderland, had been granted a full series, following the success of the brilliant pilot epiosde. Alice’s busy schedule has meant its taken some time to reach us, but at last the [...]

July 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Hyperdrive

Every once in a while, TVO likes to take the opportunity to look back on some of the lesser known areas of the back catalogue we love so well. Take sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive for example – which ran for two seasons in 2006 and 2007, yet never quite shook off the comparisons to sci-com behemoth [...]

June 19, 2011 // 4 Comments

Alice’s Wunderland: Through The Onion Glass

This week sees the premiere of the brand new radio pilot from the brain of TVO’s fairy godmother, Alice Lowe. Bringing together a whole host of familiar names in a late night audio treat, the pilot will be broadcast this Thursday, April 21st on BBC Radio 4. In the run-up to the show, TVO were [...]

April 18, 2011 // 10 Comments

The Many Faces Of Wunderland

Alice’s Wunderland is set to air this coming week, and here at TVO we wanted to give you a little teaser about what to expect. The sketch show pilot is the brainchild of its star Alice Lowe, and there are a number of familiar faces from the wider world of Booshdom involved. These include [...]

April 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

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