Julia Davis

Preview: High & Dry

New comedy series High & Dry begins Friday 4th May on Channel 4. Here are Sophie‘s thoughts on the opening episode… Following a plane crash, five people find themselves stranded together on a remote tropical island. But while four of the survivors are desperate to be found and [...]

May 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

New comedy from Julia Davis

Sky and HBO have commissioned Sally4Ever, a new comedy series from Julia Davis. The brand new series, written and directed by Julia Davis, promises to “explore the facets of love and sex in our confused, obsessive and gender-fluid world”. Starring alongside Julia are Catherine Shepherd [...]

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Camping in the US

Julia Davis’ dark comedy Camping is being remade in the US by the creators of Girls. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are remaking the Sky Atlantic comedy for American network HBO. This will be their first project together since their HBO comedy Girls ended in 2017. The eight-part series is [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pre-order Brakes

Brakes is now available to pre-order on DVD. Mercedes Grower’s anti-romcom, following nine couples from the end of their relationships to the start, boasts a fantastic comedy cast including Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, Steve Oram and Seb Cardinal. If you would like to see the [...]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brakes: new trailer and more screenings

A new trailer for Brakes has been released and more screening/Q&A dates have been announced. Mercedes Grower’s anti-romcom, following nine couples from the end of their relationships to the start, boasts a fantastic comedy cast including Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brakes Screening And Cast Q&A

Brakes, the brilliant back-to-front movie about relationships which features a smorgasbord of TVO talent, will be coming to our cinema screens soon, accompanied by cast Q&As. Described as an “anti-rom com”, and produced with a wonderful punk aesthetic, Brakes features fantastic [...]

October 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Julia Davis in Electric Dreams

Julia Davis is among the cast of Channel 4’s Electric Dreams. Each episode of the new sci-fi anthology series is based on one of Philip K Dick’s short stories. His writing has previously inspired films including Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. Each installment of [...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Radio 4 Comedy Commissions

BBC Radio 4 has ordered a raft of new and returning comedy shows. Following a pilot episode earlier this year, a full series of Jack & Millie has been commissioned. It stars Rebecca Front and her brother Jeremy Front (also the show’s writer) as Jack and Millie Lemman – an older [...]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Celebr-ALAN-tion for Partridge in Manchester

I’m Alan Partridge is 20 years old this year, so the good folk behind the Pilot Light TV Festival are putting on a celebratory shindig in Manchester next month to celebrate. AHA! I’m Alan Partridge 20th Anniversary Celebration Special will see the Norfolk broadcaster, who first rose to [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now… Thirdly.

Kevin Eldon returns to BBC Radio 4 tonight with a third series of his sketch series Kevin Eldon Will See You Now. The first series of four episodes aired back in 2012, with a second set following in 2014. With no further episodes produced last year, it was understandable for many of Eldon’s [...]

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA TV Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 TV BAFTAs have been announced, with plenty of TVO-connected shows and performers receiving nods. Here’s a roundup of the nominations with the TVO-linked ones highlighted: Scripted Comedy Camping (Sky Atlantic) Fleabag (BBC3) Flowers (Channel 4) People Just Do [...]

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA Craft Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the BAFTA Craft Awards, with some well-deserved recognition for Camping and Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle. Here are the nominees in the comedy writing category: JULIA DAVIS – Camping (Baby Cow Productions/Sky Atlantic) PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE [...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Broadcast Award Nominations

The programmes shortlisted for the 2017 Broadcast Awards have been announced, and some TVO favourites of the year are among them. In the Best Comedy Programme category, nominations include Camping – the dark comedy from Julia Davis about a camping trip from hell – along with series [...]

November 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

BBC Audio Award Nominations

Love In Recovery and Julia Davis’ Couples are among the nominations for Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Awards. The winners are set to be announced in a ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre on January 29th 2017. Love In Recovery is a BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a group of recovering [...]

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bad Sugar in America

Abandoned Channel 4 comedy pilot Bad Sugar has been picked up by American TV network Fox, with Sharon Horgan on board as a producer. Back in 2012, Channel 4 aired Bad Sugar – a comedy pilot spoofing telenova-style melodramas. It centred around a wealthy, highly dysfunctional family, [...]

October 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

Couples With Julia Davis

A new character comedy from Julia Davis is coming to BBC Radio 4 from 11pm tonight.  Following a well-received one-off episode last year, Couples is now back on BBC Radio 4 for a full series. The semi-improvised comedy features Julia Davis and Marc Wootton as various couples in therapy, with [...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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