Julia Davis

Arthur Christmas Finds The Funny People

As we head towards the festive season, the inevitable flurry of kids’ Christmas cartoons is just around the corner. Currently leading the race in the publicity stakes is Arthur Christmas, a 3D animated feature, produced in association with Aardman. Our reason for mentioning the film here is [...]

November 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

Come On Eileen Review

With Come On Eileen now officially released onto DVD, Velveteer Paulyne brings you all a review of the film. With this feature having the heavy inclusion of many TVO regulars, we gave it a watch to bring you a warts-and-all look at the film. Eileen (played by Jackie Howe) was an aspiring dancer [...]

November 10, 2011 // 3 Comments

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part Two]

Yesterday, we posted the first half of our retrospective on the origins of The Boosh.  You can read Part One again here. The story concludes below, with the rest of our in-depth look at some of the people behind On The Hour and The Day Today who went on to become instrumental in the development [...]

November 2, 2011 // 4 Comments

Techno-Satire On Channel 4

Looks like there will be another new series launching this autumn on Channel 4 which we’ll be keeping our Velvety eyes on… Black Mirror is a new 3-part mini-series written by Charlie Brooker and Jesse Armstrong. It’s described by Channel 4 as: “A hybrid of The Twilight Zone [...]

September 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

Eileen Comes On…

It’s now been over a year since we let you know about the upcoming film Come On Eileen, which includes Noel Fielding in one of the lead roles, along with an appearance from Julia Davis and Robots in Disguise providing some of the music for the soundtrack. It may have been a bit of a wait but [...]

June 18, 2011 // 4 Comments

The Forgotten Picture Show

A brand new short featuring a host of TVO favourites has appeared online. Last year we told you about an exciting new project entitled The Last Summer On Earth, written by and starring Steve Oram and Tom Meeten alongside Alice Lowe, Simon Farnaby, Tony Way, Waen Shepherd, Barunka O’Shaugnessy [...]

May 3, 2011 // 2 Comments

Margaret John, RIP (1926-2011)

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of legendary actress Margaret John. The Welsh actress died in her home town of Swansea after a short illness, at the age of 84. Boosh fans will recognise her as the evil Nanatoo, the most deadly demon of all, summoned by Vince & Howard [...]

February 2, 2011 // 9 Comments

Four Lions, Two BAFTAS And A Rabbit-Chicken

Four Lions has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards. The film, which was the movie debut of Chris Morris and featured cameos from Kevin Eldon and Julia Davis, has been nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, whilst Morris himself has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Debut By A [...]

January 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Xmas Boosh On The Box

For those of you pining for a seasonal dose of Booshniverse, here’s a rundown of the TV that’s worth setting your Sky+ for… First off there are the repeats of Little Crackers currently airing on Sky.  Julian Barratt’s episode airs on Sky2 at 01:45 on 26th December and [...]

December 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

Cracking Interviews

Julian Barratt and Julia Davis have taken the time to speak to Sky about their short films which are being shown on Sky1 HD this Christmas. As we reported earlier, this time Barratt and Davis have stepped behind the camera as well as in front of it to direct and star in their short films which are [...]

December 3, 2010 // 2 Comments

Have A Nighty Night Night!

For all of you beautifully dark people of London, Julia Davis’ splendid show Nighty Night is being screened back-to-back, at an event hosted by ‘Hips Tits and Lips’! This dark comedy first aired on BBC Three all the way back in January 2004, and co-starred Kevin Eldon, Rebecca [...]

November 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

Christmas Crackers

Julian Barratt and Julia Davis will be part of the festive tv line-up on Sky 1 this winter. This Christmas, it’s not just the turkey and presents you’ll have to look forward to, as Sky 1 will be showing a series of autobiographical short films throughout December written by a variety [...]

October 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

At Home With Four Lions

Four Lions – the controversial cinematic directorial debut by Chris Morris – comes to dvd and blu-ray later this month. The film, which tells the tale of four would-be suicide bombers attempting to disrupt the London marathon, was a surprise smash hit on its theatrical release earlier [...]

August 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Shearsmith Joins The Bear

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Julian Barratt and Julia Davis would be appearing together in a production of the Chekhov play, ‘The Bear’.  A recent tweet by writer/actor Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentleman, Psychoville), has revealed that he will be co-starring in the [...]

July 27, 2010 // 3 Comments

Barratt Goes Chekhov

For all you lot out there that have always been intrigued by the idea of a period Barratt but thought you’d never see the day… here it is! Steve Coogan, Head-Honcho of Baby Cow Productions, is to star in and produce a four part televised series based on the famous works of Chekhov, in [...]

July 8, 2010 // 1 Comment

Fielding and Davis In Movie

Noel Fielding and Julia Davis will be appearing in Come On Eileen, the first feature film by writer/director Finola Geraghty. Produced by Foal Film Productions and Blinder Fims, the film stars an ensemble cast including Jackie Howe, Felix Malcolm Still, Mercedes Grower, Keith Allen, Freddie Jones [...]

June 23, 2010 // 7 Comments

Velvet Review: Four Lions

This weekend sees the release of Four Lions – the controversial film debut of Nathan Barley & Brass Eye creator Chris Morris.  Head peeler DidymusBrush managed to take a look, and this is his review… It was never going to be an easy ride.  For the past two decades, Chris Morris [...]

May 7, 2010 // 4 Comments

The End Of The Road For Lizzie & Sarah

Despite stellar reviews from tv critics, mass support from Twitter’s prominent UK celebrities, a Facebook campaign and the work of this very site, we regret to exclusively announce that the BBC has passed on the option to make further episodes of Lizzie & Sarah. The one-off pilot, written [...]

May 1, 2010 // 4 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Nathan Barley

After our popular look back at AD/BC: A Rock Opera back in March, we continue our series of retrospectives with Babyonfire’s focus on the cult classic Nathan Barley. You could say that the list of hidden television gems that root from The Boosh is endless, but one that stands out from the [...]

April 23, 2010 // 7 Comments