Dan Tetsell

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

Jim McGone!

This week saw Dan Tetsell leave Hollyoaks in dramatic style, with his character Jim McGinn never to return. Any fans of the Chester-based soap opera who haven’t yet caught up on events, look away now, as we’re about to post a pretty big SPOILER. After just over a year in the show as [...]

January 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Monks On One?

News of a mainstream television pilot from some of TVO’s finest have emerged via our good friends at The British Comedy Guide. The pilot, tentatively titled Monks, appears to be an adaptation of one-off Radio 2 Comedy Showcase special Hey Hey We’re The Monks from way back in 2000, [...]

January 6, 2014 // 3 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

Utopia

Simon Farnaby and Dan Tetsell are part of the ensemble cast of an explosive new drama tonight.   If you’ve been watching Channel 4 in recent weeks, you will have no doubt seen the trailers for cyber thriller Utopia. Fans of TVO related output may have already spotted Kill List and The [...]

January 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

Dan Goes To Hollyoaks

Dan Tetsell made his first appearance in Hollyoaks last week as a dodgy looking solicitor by the name of Jim McGinn. McGinn looks set to be around for some time, as the synopsis for tomorrows episode is “It’s the first day of  Mercedes’ trial. Whilst Myra acknowledges [...]

December 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

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