James Bachman

Forgotten Favourites: Hyperdrive

Every once in a while, TVO likes to take the opportunity to look back on some of the lesser known areas of the back catalogue we love so well. Take sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive for example – which ran for two seasons in 2006 and 2007, yet never quite shook off the comparisons to sci-com behemoth [...]

June 19, 2011 // 4 Comments

Question Time After Party

A whole host of familiar faces appear in the latest short from BBC Comedy. Purporting to feature the after-party shenanigans that follow political debate series Question Time, Tom Meeten, James Bachman, Shelly Longworth and Steve Oram bring you Question Time After Party with hilarious results. [...]

June 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sorry I’ve Got No Head

A new series of Sorry I’ve Got No Head started last Friday on kids’ channel CBBC. The show is written by, and stars, some familiar faces: Ealing Live’s James Bachman and Justin Edwards, Mongrels actor Tony Paul Way, How Not to Live Your Life‘s David Armand and character [...]

May 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

BBC Booshniverse USA!

A string of TVO related shows are coming to BBC America over the next 12 months. First up, comes the recent smash hit Come Fly With Me – the brainchild of Little Britain stars Matt Lucas & David Walliams, which is directed by our very own Paul King.  Also featuring a cameo from Alice [...]

May 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

Kazoo’s And Quizzes For Red Nose Day

Noel Fielding is not the only member of the Booshniverse doing their bit for Comic Relief. Radio 3 is having a special Kazoo concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 14 March 2011 at 7.30pm. Among those taking part are Alice Lowe, James Bachman, Chris O’Dowd, Katy Wix and Nathan Barley star [...]

March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Peeder Jigson – Hobbits In Space?

The third  installment of the Peeder Jigson Video Diaries is now online. We mentioned the second part of the documentary series, chronicling the making of The Hobbit last month. Directed by Gareth Tunley (director of The Mainstage and recent Jackal guest star), this third installment sees [...]

February 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

Peeder In Perspective

The second installment of the Peeder Jigson Video Diaries is now online. We told you about the first part of the documentary series chronicling the making of The Hobbit late last month.  Directed by Gareth Tunley (director of The Mainstage and recent Jackal guest star), this second installment [...]

January 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Peeder Jigson’s The Hobbit

As many of you may be aware, next year sees filming commence on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, with an all-star cast and a mega-millions budget. Not to be outdone, director Peeder Jigson, who looks suspiciously like James Bachman, has commenced the production of his own version of the classic [...]

December 30, 2010 // 2 Comments

Perfect Movie Recreations

A handful of clever, funny (if somewhat bizarre) youtube clips have come to our attention, and we thought we’d bring them to you, dear peelers, to enjoy during a quiet news week. The reason we’re talking about them at The Velvet Onion is because one of the clips features Booshniverse [...]

October 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Apprentice Selection Process

Fresh from BBC Comedy, some never-before-seen footage from the new series of the ‘The Apprentice’. Why are we telling you about this? Well, as you watch the clip you might recognise the two candidates as Tom Meeten and James Bachman. The clip is from the BBC’s new completely [...]

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Pretty Vacant

Back in May, we reported on the news that James Bachman – a notable figure in Booshdom with appearances in The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, Beehive and Saxondale under his belt – was to star in a forthcoming Doctor Who audio play entitled Situation Vacant. According to the latest issue [...]

June 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

Haven’t I Seen You Before? Part Two

Earlier this week, as part of our IT Crowd 4.0 celebrations, we started a helpful rundown of familiar faces who have cropped up in previous episodes, in aid of those viewers who just can’t quite put a name to a face. The series has had its fair share of cameos, especially during its first [...]

June 23, 2010 // 5 Comments

Situation Vacant

As David Tennant fades into memory, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all about Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the wonderful world of the longest-running science fiction drama of all time, Doctor Who. However, past Doctors still record audio plays for production company Big Finish, [...]

May 3, 2010 // 3 Comments