Dave Lambert

Preview: Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Bank Holiday Monday sees Steve Coogan return to the role of Alan Partridge once more in his latest Sky Atlantic special: Scissored Isle.  Produced by regular Baby Cow collaborators Dave Lambert and Ted Dowd, the special sees Alan tackle Broken Britain in a bid to fix his broken career. But [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Easily Distracted now available from all…

…Sorry, what were we saying, again? Ah yes – Easily Distracted, the long awaited autobiography from Steve Coogan is available to buy now. Telling Steve’s story from his early days in Manchester, the book navigates through his impressive career across Spitting Image, On The [...]

October 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Lambo gets High & Dry for Comedy Blaps

The latest batch of Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps are now online, and one of them, High & Dry has a couple of solid TVO connections. Written by and starring Marc Wootton (La La Land, Drunk History), the short focuses on the survivors of a plane crash on a tropical island as they fight for [...]

September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

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… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 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

British Muslim Comedy

To celebrate the start of Ramadan, BBC iPlayer has released five comedy shorts, written by and starring British Muslim comedians. They explore the highs and lows of modern Muslim life, including personal struggles around Ramadan. All the shorts are directed by Dave Lambert, with costumes by Suzy [...]

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Dave Lambert goes Under Cover

This week sees the launch of Undercover – the new sitcom starring Daniel Rigby and Sarah Alexander. In it, Rigby plays hapless detective Chris Anderson, who goes undercover within the Sarkissian crime syndicate in an attempt to nail the head honcho Ara, and Alexander is his uncompromising [...]

June 16, 2015 // 2 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Undercover on Dave for Dave

Dave Lambert directs new show Undercover – coming to Dave this Summer. The sitcom stars BAFTA award winner Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie), Sarah Alexander (Green Wing, Coupling), Brett Goldstein (Derek, Uncle), Ryan Sampson (Plebs, Up the Women) and Yasmin Akram (Stella, Sherlock), and [...]

April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Reach For Sky 1

Sky 1 have announced their new Autumn Schedule and there are a couple of TVO related shows to look forward to. Yonderland, written by and starring the cast of Horrible Histories, is set to be shown in the Autumn. It is a mixture of live action and puppets, and is a fantasy adventure story. Click [...]

August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Coogan On Screen & In Print

Sky Atlantic HD will be premiering an exclusive two-part TV special of Steve Coogan‘s stand-up tour around Australia and New Zealand. The behind-the-scenes tour documentary Stand Up Down Under will be shown at 9pm on 6th and 7th August. It features two hour-long shows which were filmed [...]

July 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Bill & Sinclair

Baby Cow and Sky Atlantic’s series of highly inventive comedy shorts, Common Ground continues tonight with a heavy dollop of TVO talent. One half of tonight’s double bill – directed as ever by Dave Lambert – is an episode written by and starring Rufus Jones and Dan [...]

February 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Dave Lambert: Not Your Common Man

Common Ground is a new series of shorts currently showing on Sky Atlantic on Monday evenings. The anthology of ten stories follows the ordinary lives of some rather interesting characters, with two episodes airing each week. We were lucky enough to talk to the show’s director, Dave Lambert, a [...]

February 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

We’re Taking Over!

2013 has only just begun, but already there’s a distinctly Velvet Onion flavour to the UK’s media landscape! Last night you could watch two TVO-related TV shows on the box: Common Ground is the new series of shorts directed by Baby Cow’s Dave Lambert, which started its run at 9pm [...]

February 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

Common Ground Online

Sky Atlantic have launched the Common Ground minisite, in preparation of the series première next week. The run of comedy shorts is directed by Dave Lambert, and features the likes of Katy Brand, Rufus Jones, Dan Skinner and Paul Kaye – as well as Snuffbox legend Alan Ford, and [...]

January 29, 2013 // 2 Comments

Common Ground Finds February Launch

Common Ground – the forthcoming anthology of comedy shorts on Sky Atlantic we first told you about in October, will air in February, according to Radio Times. Originally titled Common People, the ten part series will air back to back double episodes alongside a repeat run of TVO’s very [...]

January 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

TVO Stars Up For British Comedy Awards!

The nominations for the 2012 British Comedy Awards have been announced, and a number of TVO flavoured productions are, quite rightly, in the running. Amazingly, all four shows up for Best New Comedy Programme can be traced back to these very pages, starting with the [...]

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Common(ion) People

The televisual resurgence in new wave comedy has had a surprising beacon of shiny awesomeness over the last twelve months, in the form of Sky Atlantic – and that association looks set to continue apace with the announcement of Common People. An eleven part series of comedy shorts directed by [...]

October 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

Behind Many Scenes: A Profile of Dave Lambert

One of the things that distinguishes The Velvet Onion from other entertainment websites is that the artists we write about are in some way connected to one another. And some are more connected than most. Dave Lambert, of Baby Cow productions, is one such person, although you may only know him for [...]

July 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

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