Jessica Hynes

We Love Sitcom

Jessica Hynes appears as part of a star-studded line up for new BBC quiz special We Love Sitcom this Friday evening. A sort of ‘Big Fat Quiz of the Sitcom’, this hour long special features Ben Miller as quizmaster, alongside four teams of comedy greats, battling it out to be crowned [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

W1A Returns

BBC satire W1A is set to return for a third series in 2017. The second series of W1A was on our screens back in May 2015, and the delay in making a third series has been put down to availability of the show’s cast. Said cast includes TVO regulars Jessica Hynes as nonsense-spouting PR [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hynes in Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons is out now in cinemas, with a top-notch British cast including Jessica Hynes. The family film has been adapted from a 1930s book of the same name, which chronicles the adventures of a group of children in the Lake District. Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield play a married [...]

August 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hynes On Stage

Jessica Hynes has joined the cast of a play from award-winning writer Tony Kushner.  The play, which has the rather lengthy title The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, will be making its UK premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, where it will [...]

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

As Yet Untitled returns

The forthcoming fourth series of improvised chat show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will feature a bevy of TVO related artists, we can reveal. The show – which airs on freeview channel Dave – features the much loved stand-up comic, QI regular and Jonathan Creek star talking [...]

May 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spaced On Your Wall

Although we don’t get too much opportunity to write about the awesome Spaced, the seminal 90’s comedy show features a couple of TVO-faces, so we had to share this new artwork with you. Entitled ‘A-1 tip top clubbing jam fair’ after Tyres O’Flaherty’s (Michael [...]

May 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Hoff the Record Series 2

Next week sees the return of Hoff the Record – Dave’s mockumentary sitcom hybrid starring Knight Rider legend David Hasselhoff alongside TVO regular Fergus Craig. With a top notch regular cast and a number of TVO related guest stars across the run once more, is series two worth the [...]

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hear the Herring with Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is one of the confirmed guests on the next run of Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. The long running series is now legendary in the annals of internet comedy, and features the delightful Mr Herring chatting with some of the biggest names in comedy. Each edition [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Who’s Who of when TVO Meets Doctor Who

This weekend sees the launch of the latest series of Doctor Who – the ninth since its return in 2005, and the thirty-fifth overall since 1963. Led once more by Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, with Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald and the sublime Michelle Gomez (Psychobitches) as Missy, this [...]

September 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

So Hot Right Now #30

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…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 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

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

W1A Returns

W1A, the fictionalised fly on the wall documentary about life at the BBC returns for a second series later this month. The show features TVO-connected faces, Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe) and Rufus Jones (David Wilkes) amongst its cast. The new series kicks off with a one hour special, set one [...]

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

Nominations Announced For The South Bank Sky Awards

The nominations for the ​South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015 have been announced and there are a few TVO people and productions amongst the nominees! Paddington (Paul King and a whole host of TVO faces) has been nominated for Best Film, and all of the shows shortlisted for Best Comedy have a TVO [...]

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Richard Ayoade On The Open Road

Fans of Channel 4’s Gadget Man, where Richard Ayoade offers a whistle-stop tour of some of the world’s craziest gadgets, will no doubt love to hear what the delightfully sarcastic comic has to say about the world’s top tourist destinations. And hear him we will, in his new [...]

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #20

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 take a look below. MOONE BOY RETURNS This week sees the long awaited return of Moone Boy to Sky 1 HD, once again [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #11

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 below. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TVO TELLY FANS! As Noddy Holder once sang: IT’S [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments