Diane Morgan

Cunk on Britain coming soon

Cunk on Britain will begin Tuesday 3rd April on BBC Two. In the new five-part series, Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) will be taking us on a journey through the history of Britain. Since starting out in Charlie Brooker’s Wipe shows, Philomena has presented Cunk on Shakespeare and Cunk on [...]

March 22, 2018 // 1 Comment

Funny Cow Trailer

The first trailer has been released for new British comedy film Funny Cow. Funny Cow charts the rise to stardom of a female comic (played by Maxine Peake) through the 1970s and 1980s, set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the North of England. [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Diane Morgan meets Adam Buxton

Diane Morgan is the latest guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast. Aside from Motherland and Philomena Cunk, Adam’s interesting (and very funny) chat with Diane covers all sorts of topics including films, childhood TV, nerves and method acting at drama school, distractions from writing, [...]

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Motherland lands on DVD

The first series of Motherland – the critically acclaimed sitcom featuring Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch and Diane Morgan – will be released on DVD in March. Written by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Graham Linehan (The IT Crowd), Helen Linehan and Holly Walsh (Dead Boss), the [...]

December 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cunk on Britain confirmed

Charlie Brooker has announced that Cunk on Britain is on its way. Charlie tweeted that unfortunately there will be no 2017 Wipe, saying: “Was set to do it but ran out of road. Am way behind on scripts / dev elsewhere and contrary to my optimistic delusions it turns out I can’t do 400 [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Motherland

The first series of Motherland begins Tuesday 7th November on BBC Two. Here are Sophie‘s thoughts on the opening episode… After being the most well-received of the BBC’s 2016 comedy pilots, Motherland is back on our screens for a very much deserved full series. Bringing [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Motherland is coming

Motherland is coming to BBC Two on Tuesday 7th November. The comedy about modern parenthood written by Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan, Holly Walsh and Helen Linehan began life as a pilot on BBC Two last year. Following a positive reaction from viewers and reviewers alike, a full series was [...]

October 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Diane Morgan Believes In Ghosts

Diane Morgan has made a Halloween special for BBC Radio 4 Extra, to air later this month. Twitter users may recall that back in June, Morgan asked her celebrity followers if they’d ever seen a ghost “for a radio show I’m making”. That show has indeed gone ahead, with Morgan [...]

October 11, 2017 // 1 Comment

London Film Festival

The lineup for BFI’s London Film Festival has been announced. This year’s festival runs from 4th to 15th October and there are a few TVO-connected films among the jam-packed programme. Funny Cow In 1970s and 80s Northern England, a woman rises above abusive relationships and crass [...]

September 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cunk On Britain

Philomena Cunk is set to return to BBC Two with her own five part series: Cunk on Britain. The series will once again be the brainchild of writers Charlie Brooker, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, and feature Diane Morgan as the intrepid reporter exploring the rich, historical journey [...]

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Orders More Cunk

BBC Two has commissioned more Philomena Cunk specials starring Diane Morgan. The current plan is to make three episodes this year, with ideas for themes including Cunk on Punk, Cunk on Modern Art, and Cunk on Jane Austen. An Austen special would be particularly appropriate this year, as 2017 is [...]

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Diane Morgan is BritishFamous

In a headline that almost writes itself, Diane Morgan literally is the face of BritishFamous, a new campaign by Visit Britain. The comic and actress is perhaps best known for her alter-ego Philomena Cunk – a role that has recently provided her with a BAFTA nomination, no less – and if [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA TV Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 TV BAFTAs have been announced, with plenty of TVO-connected shows and performers receiving nods. Here’s a roundup of the nominations with the TVO-linked ones highlighted: Scripted Comedy Camping (Sky Atlantic) Fleabag (BBC3) Flowers (Channel 4) People Just Do [...]

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Red Nose Day Highlights

The BBC has revealed the lineup for its Comic Relief broadcast on Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017. Here are the TVO highlights of the night… Philomena Cunk Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) presents a new ‘Moments of Wonder’ segment about charity, featuring Richard [...]

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Second Series for Damned

Channel 4 has announced that Damned will return for a second series. The first series of Jo Brand’s social workers comedy aired in autumn 2016 and the cast included Kevin Eldon, Alan Davies and Isy Suttie alongside Brand herself. TVO regulars Diane Morgan and Aisling Bea also popped up [...]

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morgan Writing Sitcom

Diane Morgan has revealed that she is writing a sitcom in which she and real-life best friend Maxine Peake play sisters. In an interview with Radio Times, Diane said that the project is in very early stages, with no particular broadcaster attached yet. She is currently working on the script and [...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Top TV Comedy Performances of 2016

No matter what else occurred in 2016, it was a bit of a cracking year for ‘our sort’ of comedy on TV. Within the first few months we were treated to new dark comedies Stag, Camping and Flowers, shortly followed by specials from both Alan Partridge and Philomena Cunk. We also got a [...]

January 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

Two Episodes of Mash are back

Diane Morgan and Joe Wilkinson will perform together again as Two Episodes of Mash.  The double act performed at the Edinburgh Fringe three years in a row from 2008, before appearing on BBC Three’s Live at the Electric and getting their own sketch comedy radio show. Recently though, the [...]

January 25, 2017 // 0 Comments