Inside No. 9

Preview: Inside No. 9 Christmas Special

Inside No. 9 makes its long-awaited return with a festive special on 27th December, entitled ‘The Devil of Christmas’. Here is Sophie’s non-spoilery preview: Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton like a good seasonal special. The League of Gentlemen got a Christmas outing back [...]

December 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2016

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing. Drunk History Wednesday 21st December at 10pm, Comedy Central UK Rick Edwards tells the story of the World War I Christmas [...]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview Clip: Inside No. 9

The BBC has released a clip of the Inside No. 9 Christmas special ‘The Devil of Christmas’. See it in all its 4×3 glory below! For the episode synopsis and preview images, go here. Inside No. 9 will air Tuesday 27th December at 10pm on BBC [...]

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview Pictures: Inside No. 9 at Christmas

Inside No. 9 will soon be back on our screens for a Christmas special, followed by a third series in 2017. Here’s a first look at ‘The Devil of Christmas’… It’s Krampusnacht in Austria, December 1977, and Julian (Steve Pemberton) has arrived at an alpine chalet for a [...]

December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Inside No. 9 Update

Inside No. 9 will soon be back on our screens for its third series, so here’s a  quick roundup of everything we know about the new episodes so far. Since series two ended in April 2015 (which seems like forever ago!) we’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of Inside No. 9… [...]

October 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sitcom Pilots for BBC Two

BBC Two has announced three new sitcom pilots to be part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season, which will start later this month, and plenty of TVO-connected artists are involved. We The Jury Stand-up comedian James Acaster has written this pilot about a man who ends up on the jury of a [...]

August 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Cariad Lloyd and Austentatious

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us, and an abundance of TVO favourites are busy putting their latest shows together, ready for a month of performance, entertainment and (hopefully) sunshine. This year’s festival takes place between the 5th and 29th August, and we’re letting you know [...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Quiet Night In With Reece and Steve

Last night, Bristol was treated to a rare appearance from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton at a special event organised by Slapstick Festival. TVO’s Sophie Davies was on hand to report back… Slapstick Festival is an annual celebration of silent and visual comedy, which has been [...]

June 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

West End Reece & An Inside No. 9 Update

This week we’ve got for you not one, but two exciting pieces of news from Reece Shearsmith… It has been announced that the multi-talented Reece will soon be taking to the West End stage in a revival of The Dresser by Ronald Harwood. If you recognise the name of the play, it might be [...]

May 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onions Bloom at Rose d’Or 2015

The nominations for this year’s Rose d’Or have been announced, and British comedy leads the way. Also known colloquially as the Golden Rose Awards, the Rose d’Or are organised by the European Broadcasting Union and for almost 40 years were synonymous with the Swiss city of [...]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Paul Kaye on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

This weekend sees the long-awaited launch of BBC One’s fantasy epic Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, based on the best selling book of the same name, and adapted by the makers of Wallander, Sherlock and Dotor Who. Set during the Napoleonic Wars in an alternate England where magic was once [...]

May 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

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

Have Your Cake (And Don’t Eat It)

We’ve been loving the current series of Inside No. 9 from Reece Sherasmith and Steve Pemberton. So we got a bit over-excited when we spotted a prop from one of the episodes on ebay! The pink iced cake from this week’s episode ‘Nana’s Party’ is available and open to [...]

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #27

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… W1A RETURNS Smash hit mockumentary W1A returns on Thursday for its second series, with an extended [...]

April 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #26

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… TRAILAAAAAAAAH! Late last week, TVO recieved the first teaser trailer for Aaaaaaaah! – the [...]

April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #25

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… PIECES This week sees the online debut of Jack Weatherley‘s sublime short [...]

April 6, 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

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments