Jessica Hynes

100% Paddington

Paddington 2 – the smash hit family film from written by Paul King and Simon Farnaby and directed by King – has officially wowed the critics like very little else. Movie website Rotten Tomatoes is famed for rounding up as many officially published reviews as possible, to inform its [...]

January 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 Pre-Orders

Paul King and Simon Farnaby‘s #1 box-office smash Paddington 2 is now available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K Blu-Ray and Amazon Instant Video. Once again starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi, with Ben Wishaw as the voice of Paddington, [...]

November 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hynes with Corbyn on Gogglebox

Jessica Hynes will join Jeremy Corbyn on the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa. The special episode for Stand Up To Cancer will air Friday 3rd November on Channel 4. Jessica commented: “I absolutely love Gogglebox and couldn’t be more thrilled to be on it alongside Jeremy Corbyn. I’m slightly [...]

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington On Display

The Museum of London is hosting an exhibition of costumes and props and from Paddington 2. The follow up to the hugely-successful Paddington is once again directed by Mighty Boosh and Bunny & The Bull director, Paul King, is written by the multi-talented Simon Farnaby, and features follow TVO [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 Trailer

The trailer and supporting cast for Paddington 2 have been revealed. Paul King (director of The Mighty Boosh and Bunny and the Bull) returns to direct Paddington 2, and he has co-written the film with Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Detectorists). Many of the original [...]

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hang Ups Cast Announced

The cast for Channel 4’s upcoming new comedy Hang Ups has been announced. Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, Hang Ups is a comedy about a therapist trying to keep his life, and patients, from falling apart. Stephen Mangan stars as Dr Richard Pitt and TVO favourites Jessica [...]

October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

First look at new W1A

With W1A returning to BBC Two on Monday, a preview clip has been released and the show’s creator has revealed that this third series could be its last. John Morton has said that he’s written series three of W1A “to its conclusion” because “this is probably going to be the final [...]

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hynes Directs Lowe and Phillips

Jessica Hynes is directing her first film, in which she will star alongside Alice Lowe and Sally Phillips. The Fight will be the debut film from Jessica’s Inch Worm Productions and is currently shooting in Folkestone, Kent. In addition to TVO favourites Alice Lowe and Sally Phillips, the [...]

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buxton & Hynes Join The Crystal Maze

Adam Buxton and Jessica Hynes will appear alongside host Richard Ayoade in Channel 4’s reboot of The Crystal Maze. In The Crystal Maze, teams of five contestants must navigate the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic Zones before facing the fans in the iconic Crystal Dome. On their [...]

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hynes in John Cleese Sitcom

Jessica Hynes has joined the cast of a new BBC sitcom starring John Cleese. Edith will star John Cleese as Phil, a smitten old boyfriend of the titular heroine played by Alison Steadman. After months of turning down his marriage proposals, Edith finally says yes, but their lives are soon [...]

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

BBC must do ‘More Of Less’ as W1A returns

The BBC’s Head of Values, Ian Fletcher is once again throwing open the revolving doors to New Broadcasting House to allow cameras to film series three of the award winning documentary W1A, which throws light on the ins and outs of daily life at the BBC. The cameras will be following Ian and his [...]

January 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hynes in Songbird

Jessica Hynes is among the cast of new British comedy film Songbird. Songbird is written and directed by Jamie Adams – the man behind 2015 comedy film Black Mountain Poets which starred TVO favourites Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells. The cast of his new venture includes the [...]

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Fine Showing At BIFA 2016

The film selections have been announced for the three categories for new film talent in the 2016 British Independent Film Awards, and we’re delighted to report that there’s a strong showing from TVO-connected projects! So far the long list of nominees have been revealed in the [...]

October 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bea Joins 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Channel 4 has announced that 8 Out Of 10 Cats and its Countdown spin-off are set to return, with Aisling Bea joining the former as a new team captain. 8 Out Of 10 Cats will be returning for its 19th series (the first since 2014) and a few changes have been made… Jimmy Carr is still [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hynes is a Hoot(en)

You’ve no doubt seen the billboards, the social media ads, and the tv and press advertising campaign for Sky One’s bold new drama ‘event series’ Hooten and the Lady. If you’re still not sure about checking it out, perhaps the knowledge that Jessica Hynes is involved [...]

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments