Dan Tetsell

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


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

Mongrels 2 Out On DVD At Last!

Monday 8th October sees the long-awaited, almost-cancelled release of Mongrels second (and sadly final) series on dvd. Series Two of Adam Miller‘s foul-mouthed puppet show again featured Tony Way as Gary, the owner of a South London pub that just so happens to be surrounded by vermin [...]

October 7, 2012 // 2 Comments

Get Mongrelled! Pre-Order Series 2 Now!

We can now confirm that Series Two of Mongrels finally looks set for an October dvd release. Amazon.co.uk have now joined other online retailers with a potential release date, and as a result, we can finally offer pre-orders via The Velvet Onion Amazon Store. After a string of delays, denials [...]

August 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion: The Extreme Racists…

Today marks the one month anniversary of our evening of music, comedy and downright madness at TVO Live! So what better way to celebrate the night than to give all of you a taste of what went down in our first trailer! Take a look below at the first snippets of footage from our film of the whole [...]

June 29, 2012 // 6 Comments

Dan’s Time Travels

The pilot of Dan Tetsell‘s new radio show, The 21st Century for Time Travellers, airs this Thursday (28 June) at 11pm, on BBC Radio 4. Set in a future where there are personal time machines, Dan also stars as the host,  crotchety Wilson Thomas, forced to guide us on behalf of the 21st [...]

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

TVO Live! The Aftermath of a Vandella Velveting…

You knew it was coming – but Thursday May 31st saw The Velvet Onion put on our very first live night, at the incredible new Shepherd’s Bush venue, The Vandella. With a smattering of stars in the audience, and a VIP lounge so filled with comedy legends several people’s heads may [...]

June 2, 2012 // 10 Comments

A Time Traveller’s Guide To The 21st Century

Dan Tetsell is to record a new pilot for BBC Radio 4 early next month. Entitled A Time Traveller’s Guide To The 21st Century, the pilot is set in a future in which Personal Time Machines have become the must have gadget, and a team of travel experts, historians and Time Envoys (sponsored [...]

May 17, 2012 // 1 Comment


The Velvet Onion can confirm that the proposed dvd and blu-ray release of Mongrels Series 2 has been scrapped. The cult puppet sitcom from the mind of Adam Miller, and featuring a bevy of TVO regulars, was given a big budget revamp for its return last Autumn, but the show was cancelled [...]

May 17, 2012 // 6 Comments

TVO Live: Fresh Layers

The Velvet Onion is proud to announce two more names attending The Velvet Onion Live on May 31st at The Vandella, Shepherd’s Bush. Joining our star-packed line-up are two of the stars of Luxury Comedy – the incredible Dolly Wells and the inimitable Mike Fielding! Dolly, of course, [...]

April 30, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Velvet Onion Live! – EXTRA Layers!

The Velvet Onion is pleased to be able to announce several more acts for our debut live night on Thursday May 31st at The Vandella. The Velvet Onion Live! takes place on Thursday, May 31st 2012. Tickets are on sale NOW via Ticketweb, priced just £15. Please remember the venue is a licensed bar [...]

April 9, 2012 // 3 Comments

This Is Genius: No Place Like Holmes

A one-off tv pilot co-written by Dan Tetsell back in 2005 has emerged online. This Is Genius: No Place Like Holmes is a spoof documentary for BBC4 which takes a psychogeographical journey into Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s vision of London. It was written by Tetsell with Danny Robins, and [...]

February 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Mongrels Axed By BBC3

It’s a sad day at TVO, as we join those mourning the loss of BBC Three’s Mongrels – which it was confirmed would not be returning today. It’s creator, Adam Miller, took to the show’s official Twitter page to reveal the news to fans, stating that: “a decision [...]

January 18, 2012 // 5 Comments

2011 Pops Off With a Bang!

The final months of 2011 were an exciting time for the Booshniverse. Join us for now for the final instalment of our four-part retrospective as we relive it all over again. . . October October began buzzing with Booshy delights. The month’s start saw previews for the upcoming 25th series of Never [...]

January 8, 2012 // 1 Comment