Dan Tetsell

Anna Mann’s Lonely Hearts (Club Band?)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Anna Mann – star of stage and screen and bargain bin vhs tapes – made her television debut this month as part of Sky’s latest round of Comedy Shorts. As we previously reported, Anna Mann’s [...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Valentine’s Shorts from TVO regulars

Colin Hoult, Dan Skinner and Dan Tetsell are amongst the comedy stars appearing in the next batch of Sky’s Comedy Shorts this Valentines Day. The series of films follows in the wake of the channel’s previous Christmas, Halloween and Irish themed pieces, with pieces coming from a [...]

January 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spotting TVO links in Ricky Gervais shows

Ricky Gervais seems ubiquitous at the moment, what with his recent film David Brent: Life on the Road, live performances in character as Brent, and a stand-up tour (as himself) scheduled for 2017. So we thought we’d take a look back through Ricky’s television work, from The [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

West End Wipers for Tetsell

Dan Tetsell will be reprising his role as General Mitford in Tradmark Touring and The Watermill Theatre’s production of The Wipers Times when it transfers to the West End in the Spring. Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, the stage show is an adaptation of their BBC film of the same name [...]

December 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Pidgeon, RIP 1947-2016

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report on the death of journalist, author, historian, radio producer and comedy executive John Pidgeon, following a long illness. A celebrated critic whose work in the 1970s included collaborations with The Faces, Slade and Eric Clapton, John moved into radio in [...]

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Radio Roundup

There is a lot of TVO related excitement in radio at the moment. The BBC Audio Drama Awards finalists (2016) have been announced and there are two shows in the Best Scripted Comedy Drama section featuring TVO stars. Cabin Pressure – Finale (Zurich), by John Finnemore features Dan Tetsell as Rick [...]

January 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #36

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

View the Humans

This weekend sees the launch of Channel 4’s sci-fi drama Humans – made in collaboration with US broadcaster AMC and British production company Kudos – and naturally, we’re getting hyped about it because it contains a sprinkling of TVO regulars for good measure. Set in a [...]

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #34

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… FAREWELL TO SUCCESSVILLE Murder in Successville, Wednesday, 10:00pm, BBC Three It’s been a fun [...]

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Humans: A Glimpse Behind The Cyborg Adverts

There’s been quite a hoo-ha about Humans, the new Channel 4 sci-fi series which starts in a couple of weeks. The show is set in an alternate present day world in which owning your own Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant – is the height of fashion. It features an impressive [...]

June 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

We Are The Humans

Channel 4 has released an extended trailer for forthcoming science-fiction drama Humans. The series airs in June, and is set in an alternate present day world in which owning your own Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant – is the height of fashion. It features a hugely [...]

May 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #28

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… A SEANCE WITH LOWE & LLOYD FOR INSIDE NO. 9 The superlative creativity of Reece [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #24

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… NEW TO TV AND RADIO THIS WEEK It’s yet another packed week for top notch television and radio [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dan Tetsell In Cabin Pressure Finale

We’ve spotted Dan Tetsell hiding in the background (far left) of a new publicity photo for the BBC Radio 4 series, Cabin Pressure. He will be part of the cast for the final ever episode, which will be a double-bill which airs on 23rd and 24th December at 6:30pm. With the show titles running [...]

November 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

TVO Radio Stars

Tune in your radio to hear some TVO stars do their thing. The second series of The Brig Society starring Marcus Brigstocke returned to BBC Radio 4 on Friday evening at 6.30pm – repeated Saturday at 12.30 and on iPlayer. Each week Marcus is put in charge of a ‘thing’ – this [...]

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mongrels Return – To Dave

Although it’s not quite the return we had hoped for, series one of Mongrels is set to air on Dave from Monday 30th June at 3.15am! As regular readers know Adam Miller‘s foul-mouthed puppet show featured Tony Way as Gary, the owner of a South London pub that just so happens to be surrounded [...]

June 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Monk-day Approacheth!

This week sees the broadcast of the new pilot episode for revamped project, Monks, featuring TVO regulars Fergus Craig and Justin Edwards. As we’ve mentioned previously, the project has been on-and-off for 14 years, no less – first appearing on radio as Hey Hey We’re The [...]

May 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

McGinn For The McWinn?

Dan Tetsell‘s time as bumbling lawyer Jim McGinn in hit soap opera Hollyoaks has landed him a nomination at The British Soap Awards 2014. The former Mongrels and Lab Rats star spent more than a year in the soap, leaving in dramatic fashion as his was stabbed to death whilst trying to [...]

April 29, 2014 // 0 Comments