Gemma Whelan

Whelan In The Moorside

Gemma Whelan stars in new BBC One true crime drama The Moorside about the case of Shannon Matthews. In 2008, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews went missing in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, and the police and local community (including residents of the Moorside estate where Shannon lived) mounted a [...]

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

As Yet Untitled returns once more

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will soon be back for a fifth series and the latest guests have been announced. As with previous series of the chat show, there are several familiar TVO faces on the guest list. Here’s what we can expect… Episode 1: Davina McCall, Reginald D Hunter, Jimmy [...]

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Black Shore Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is now open for Black Shore – a new short film starring Gemma Whelan. “What are the ties that bind you to reality? When Ben loses his wife and is stalked by an amorphous presence, he is about to find out.” Black Shore is a 20-minute film about a mother who vanishes [...]

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Chastity Chat Show On Radio 4

“Socialite, wit and gossip column favourite” Chastity Butterworth will be bringing her immeasurable charms to Radio 4 in a pilot comedy chat show tomorrow (Thursday) night. Written and performed by Gemma Whelan, Chastity and her faithful butler Roger (in the shape of another TVO [...]

January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview Prevenge as Alice Lowe goes on tour!

Alice Lowe will be touring the UK in the new year to promote her forthcoming film Prevenge, which is to be released in UK cinemas on February 10th 2017, and you can see the brand new trailer below. Prevenge is Alice’s directorial debut, which she has also written and starred in whilst 7-8 [...]

December 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Gemma Whelan Sings

Gemma Whelan has joined the cast of New Songs 4 New Shows, a one-off performance at London’s Lyric Theatre. The gala performance will be made up of songs from four new musicals that are due to go into production from 2017 onwards. Gemma Whelan will be singing a power ballad from Fanatical, [...]

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Prevenge

Last week, Alice Lowe’s Prevenge made a big splash at the London Film Festival, as well wowing audiences during screenings in Spain. Next week, it comes to Manchester, and there will be further screenings before general release in the New Year. Featuring a cast primarily made up of TVO [...]

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO Terrors in Manchester this month

Mancunians are in for a real treat this month: as Prevenge and The Ghoul are set for preview screenings at HOME. For the uninitiated (warning: you may be on the wrong website) – Prevenge is written by, directed by and stars Alice Lowe alongside Kate Dickie, Mike Wozniak and fellow TVO [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency

Next Monday sees the launch of the long-awaited new sketch show: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency. The series sees the House of Fools star transform into a cavalcade of celebrities, and also features a number of our regulars for good measure. But is it any good? TVO’s Sophie Davies [...]

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO-Connected Film Events At Empire Live

Empire Live is a three day film-centric series of events at the O2, and we can look forward to seeing a smattering of TVO faces across the weekend. The action takes place on 23rd, 24th and 25th September, and it offers tons to see and do for film fans. From a Velvet Onion perspective, however, [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Morgana’s Agency coming soon

With news of Mel & Sue’s departure from The Great British Bake Off in the midst of a controversial buy-out, the duo are going to be looking for fresh work opportunities soon – so they may want to look ahead to see what their alter-egos do in Morgana Robinson‘s long awaited [...]

September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

Chat Show Pilot For Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan is recording a chat show pilot for BBC Radio 4, and you have the chance to be there in the audience! Gemma, who is now most widely known as Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones and also recently played Kate in Upstart Crow, will be presenting the show as “socialite, wit and gossip [...]

June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Whelan & Reeves bring statues to life in Leeds

Gemma Whelan and Vic Reeves are amongst the star names providing voiceovers for an interactive tour of Leeds, as part of the Yorkshire Festival. The project aims to use the public’s obsession with their smartphones to get them to look up at what’s around them, and re-engage with the [...]

June 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gemma Whelan Helps Out in the Comedy Classroom

The BBC are encouraging high school students to try their hand at comedy writing, and TVO favourite Gemma Whelan has been offering advice. Are you a teacher wanting to bring some comedy into the classroom? Or a budding young comedian who’s keen to get some recognition? Comedy Classroom is a [...]

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Funny Mentors

Doon Mackichan is one of several high profile female comic talents to be a ‘celebrity mentor’ at the forthcoming Funny Women Awards. Here at The Velvet Onion, we don’t just believe women can be just as funny as men: we know it. Not counting behind the scenes talent or musicians, [...]

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Upstart Crow

The long awaited sitcom Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell will begin on Friday 6th May. The sitcom, commissioned as part of the BBC’s celebrations surrounding the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, marks Ben Elton’s return to historical sitcom 25 years after the final [...]

April 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

(Grey)Joy! Game of Thrones season six just one week away!

Ten more episodes of fantasy epic Game of Thrones are just around the corner, and fans are quite rightly going into a frenzy over the forthcoming sixth season. What many may not realise is that TVO has ties to the series across previous seasons, and at least one is set to continue in the new [...]

April 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments