Julia Davis

Brakes Gets Special Commendation At Film Festival

Brakes, the first feature film from Mercedes Grower, which features a cast populated by TVO-connected artists, has received a special commendation from the jury at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Brakes, which explores the endings and beginnings of different relationships, stars [...]

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Film Preview: An Early Look At Brakes

Brakes, the new feature film by Mercedes Grower, enjoyed its world premier at the Edinburgh Film Festival last weekend. For anyone who’s missed its recent buzz, Brakes is an new indie film with an impressive cast of TVO-connected faces and British acting talent. It’s often dark, [...]

June 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Making Brakes: TVO Talks To Mercedes Grower

Brakes, the new film by Mercedes Grower premiers tomorrow, Friday 17th June, at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film carries the torch previously held by Steve Oram‘s Aaaaaaaah! and Gareth Tunley‘s The Ghoul, in that it includes a bevy of TVO-connected talent. This makes us very [...]

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Brakes Are Off!

Brakes, the debut feature film by Mercedes Grower which features a whole host of TVO talent, will be screening at the Edinburgh International Film festival in June. The dark comedy traces the emotionally heightened pivot points at the end and beginning of nine different relationships. Four years [...]

May 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Crafty Baftas

Sharon Horgan and Laurie Rose were amongst the winners at this weekend’s BAFTA TV Craft awards. Horgan won the award for ‘Writer – Comedy’ alongside her regular collaborator Rob Delaney for their work on the magnificent Catastrophe, for which the awards – quite [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Davis Opens Up

We spotted a rather lovely interview with Julia Davis before Christmas, so we thought we’d share it with you, if you missed it, by way of a new year’s treat. Julia talks to The Guardian’s Tim Lusher – about her career, motherhood and her approach to writing. Rightly or [...]

January 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Series Commissioned From Julia Davis

Sky Atlantic has given the go ahead to a six episode comedy written, directed by and starring Julia Davis, through Baby Cow Productions. Robin’s Test tells the story of a group of couples on a birthday camping trip to Dorset. However, the weekend quickly unravels when party girl Fay [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Hunderby Thursday, 10:00pm, Sky Atlantic A two part return for Julia Davis black comedy, featuring Rufus Jones, Alex MacQueen and Reece Shearsmith. For Hunderby coverage, CLICK HERE. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunderby Peeking

The first trailer for the return of Hunderby is now available. Written by and starring Julia Davis (with Barunka O’Shaughnessy co-writing) once more as the wicked housekeeper Dorothy, the show returns for a 2-part special on 10th December, exclusively to Sky Atlantic. Along for the ride [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunderby Xmas Special – Details

Back in February we revealed that Hunderby, the award-winning dark comedy by and starring Julia Davis, had been commissioned for a  Christmas 2-parter. We can now confirm more details about the festive special, including transmission dates! The first hour-long instalment – once again [...]

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

BBC Store now open!

The BBC has unveiled the long awaited BBC Store: a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes. And the best news of all is that it’s officially open right now! A large collection of titles across genres are available at launch, [...]

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Friends Star Joins Julia Davis Show

Friends actor David Schwimmer will co-star in Julia Davis‘ new sitcom Morning Has Broken. As we’ve mentioned previously, the series follows the story of Gail Sinclair (Davis), the star of daily television programme Good Morning… with Gail Sinclair. After eight years of high [...]

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Prince sees Prince

Here at The Velvet Onion, we try to focus on the real, genuine news stories surrounding the alternative comedians who make up our family of frequent collaborators. We leave their personal lives very much off limits – as cute as all those Velvet Babies are these days – and don’t [...]

August 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Julia Davis Joins Edinburgh TV Festival

Julia Davis has been confirmed as one of the speakers at this year’s Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. The Festival takes place 26th- 28th August and offers a range of keynote talks, lectures, Q&As, meetings and networking opportunities for people in TV. Julia will be [...]

June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #24

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… NEW TO TV AND RADIO THIS WEEK It’s yet another packed week for top notch television and radio [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunderby & Partridge Return!

Now there are two more reasons to get Sky Atlantic – and they come in the form of two productions from Baby Cow. The award-winning Hunderby, Julia Davis‘ darkly comic homage to Daphne Du Maurier, will be returning to the channel for a Christmas special. Co-written with fellow [...]

February 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Chris Morris Radio Retrospective

Next Saturday the BBC will broadcast a three-hour tribute programme devoted to the radio work of new wave comedy pioneer, Chris Morris. ‘Raw Meat Radio’ will look back at Morris’ radio career, and will include rarely-heard archive material. Mary Anne Hobbs (who we’ve been [...]

November 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

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