Jim Field-Smith

Katherine Parkinson is Defending the Guilty

Katherine Parkinson is set to star in new BBC Two comedy Defending the Guilty. The new comedy, written by Kieron Quirke (Cuckoo) and directed by Jim Field Smith (The Wrong Mans), is based on the book ‘Defending The Guilty: Truth And Lies In The Criminal Courtroom’ by Alex McBride. Will [...]

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Wrong Mans in the US

BBC comedy The Wrong Mans is getting a US remake. The Wrong Mans aired on BBC2 for two series in 2013-2014, written by and starring James Corden and Mat Baynton. Corden is also set to star in the planned US remake, with Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) stepping into [...]

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Comedy Blap from Rufus Jones

Channel 4 has released four new Comedy Blaps, including one written by and starring Rufus Jones. Home is a new comedy written by Rufus Jones (Hunderby, W1A, Camping), directed by Jim Field Smith (Stag, The Wrong Mans, Episodes) and produced by Adam Tandy (Inside No. 9, Detectorists, The [...]

December 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

John Pidgeon, RIP 1947-2016

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report on the death of journalist, author, historian, radio producer and comedy executive John Pidgeon, following a long illness. A celebrated critic whose work in the 1970s included collaborations with The Faces, Slade and Eric Clapton, John moved into radio in [...]

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Review: Stag

Julie Burrow looks back at Jim Field Smith's horror thriller Stag, starring Jim Howick, Rufus Jones and Reece Shearsmith. [...]

April 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Stag: New Dark Comedy for BBC2

A new dark comedy thriller commissioned by BBC Two started filming earlier this week on location in Scotland – and the cast features a couple of TVO faces! Stag is a three-part series about a rather nasty stag weekend. It follows a meek school teacher and his future brother-in-law, plus [...]

May 20, 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