James Bachman

Funny Fortnight Favourites!

Details have emerged of the exact transmission times for much of the programming in Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight – which features a number of TVO faces in new productions and old favourites. These include Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan in Bad Sugar, Matt Berry in Toast Of [...]

August 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

The Perfect Movie

Richard Sandling will be hosting an Onion-layered evening at Leicester Square Theatre in August! Perfect Movie will be bringing a unique comedy spin to film reviews, interviews, trailers and much more. With Sandling having extensive experience with film reviews and writing, combined with his [...]

July 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

More Perfect Movies

The next Richard Sandling’s Perfect Movie show is on 1st August and has an impressive line-up of guests, including five who feature regularly on our pages! As well as Richard Sandling himself, the guests include Colin Hoult, Gareth Tunley, James Bachman, Steve Oram, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Jamie [...]

July 1, 2012 // 0 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

Peeder’s Blues

A brand new instalment of Peeder Jigson’s The Hobbit video diaries is now online, in which the director gets his first look at the special effects sound-stage designed for the film. Peeder, who appears to be in cohorts with James Bachman, doesn’t seem best pleased in this edition, [...]

April 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

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

Peeder’s Making Music

The latest installment from the video diary of Peeder Jigson has been unleashed! In this part, he talks to Howard Shore about the music for his new film The Hubbard. The pair do bear a striking resemblance to TVO friends James Bachman and Waen Shepherd! You can see for yourself [...]

January 20, 2012 // 0 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

Spring Back In Time: A Look Back At April-June 2011

So far our review of 2011 has covered January to March. Today we bring you the sequel: April to June. Aaaah, Springtime…the time of fresh starts and new beginnings! And it turned out to be a very busy time in the Booshniverse too! April April started with the news of Chris O’Dowd’s [...]

January 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

Velvet All Over Our Christmas Television Screens

Whether you like long films or just want a solid 30 minutes of entertainment; a Victorian drama or a comedy quiz show – you can pick and choose this Christmas, because there’s a hearty selection to choose from. Read on, bring your calendars and note down what to watch and when… [...]

December 5, 2011 // 10 Comments

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part Two]

Yesterday, we posted the first half of our retrospective on the origins of The Boosh.  You can read Part One again here. The story concludes below, with the rest of our in-depth look at some of the people behind On The Hour and The Day Today who went on to become instrumental in the development [...]

November 2, 2011 // 4 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Monsters And Rabbits

The 2009 short film Monsters And Rabbits, featuring James Bachman and Alice Lowe, will feature at a film festival in Hackey later this month. The short, directed by Nicky Lianos [Dead Happy], has been available to buy on iTunes and Amazon UK for some time, in both HD and SD versions {£1.99 [...]

September 6, 2011 // 2 Comments


The fifth and sadly final (for now) Burge & Way sketch has been posted online.  Entitled simply Eggman, to say anymore about the latest clip from Tony Way and Steve Burge would spoil its madcap charm.  Just press play below! You can see the previous sketches, which were all script edited by [...]

August 26, 2011 // 3 Comments

Pregnant Scores

Two further Burge & Way sketches have appeared on YouTube. After the first two samples from their taster tape made last year, script edited by James Bachman and also featuring Steve Oram, turned up earlier this month, we’ve been looking forward to seeing more from the duo – and [...]

August 20, 2011 // 1 Comment

MasterChef: The Profezzionals

Another great sketch from the BBC Nought team has emerged online featuring a whole host of Booshniverse names. The latest show to come under the fire of the minds of Tom Meeten and James Bachman is Masterchef, with the pair as Michael Roux Jr and Greg Wallace, setting a tough challenge for their [...]

August 12, 2011 // 1 Comment

Virtual Walks

Another BBC Nought sketch from Tom Meeten and James Bachman is now online. In a very busy week for TVO, we almost let this one slip by… which of course, does their wonderful madness a disservice.  In this edition, Peter Lempkin and Bruno begin their fifteenth series taking in the virtual [...]

August 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Hand Model

The second Burge & Way sketch is now available on YouTube. Featuring TVO’s Tony Way alongside Steve Burge, this second sketch also features Richard Sandling, who peelers may recognise from The Forgotten Picture Show.  You can see the sketch below. The sketch, as with previous clip The [...]

August 4, 2011 // 1 Comment

Celebrity Parking

The latest BBC Nought sketch featuring James Bachman and Tom Meeten is now online. You can see the skit, Celebrity Parking, on the BBC Comedy website over yonder… sadly their embed options are not compatible with ours, so you’ll just have to get all link-clicky. As you can see, the [...]

July 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Final Score

The team that brought you Not Later, are back with their unique take on the football results. BBC Nought presents Final Score “all the football action, with none of the results”.  TVO favourites James Bachman and Tom Meeten are on hand with the chat, and keep your eyes peeled for [...]

July 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Not Later

The latest BBC Comedy web exclusive packs more TVO names into its three minutes than you can shake a small, nasal pianist at. Featuring Tom Meeten as Jools Holland, as he leads us through a variety of silly-named artists featuring on his show this week, eagle eyed viewers will spot James Bachman, [...]

June 29, 2011 // 4 Comments