Julia Davis

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

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