Julian Rhind-Tutt

TVO Triple Bill on Film 4

This Thursday sees Film 4 give movie lovers another chance to see not one, not two, but three recent TVO related smashes in a row. Alice Lowe‘s Prevenge – in which a pregnant mother-to-be begins revenge-killing those responsible for the death of her partner, seemingly at the behest [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Double The Fun In Dalston

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, will be showing a Velvet Onion-flavoured double bill this Sunday, with a combined screening and Q&A for Aaaaaaaah! and Prevenge. With both films emerging from of the hearts and minds of two of our favourite people, and each of them featuring a whole host of [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morgan gets possessed in Baker’s End

Diane Morgan has joined the cast of a new edition of Baker’s End – a comedic audio-drama loosely spun off from Doctor Who. Written by acclaimed novelist Paul Magrs, who has previously written a number of official Doctor Who audio-plays and books, Baker’s End is a vehicle [...]

November 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Aaaaaaaaustralia Screening & Q&A

Steve Oram‘s brilliant simian comedy horror Aaaaaaaah! will be shown at the Lido Cinema in Hawthorn later this week. The screening will include a special introduction and Q&A afterwards. Monster Pictures and Lido Cinemas are presenting a special Friday Fright Nights screening of [...]

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Hoff the Record Series 2

Next week sees the return of Hoff the Record – Dave’s mockumentary sitcom hybrid starring Knight Rider legend David Hasselhoff alongside TVO regular Fergus Craig. With a top notch regular cast and a number of TVO related guest stars across the run once more, is series two worth the [...]

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Aaaaaaaah! Out On DVD On Monday

One of our favourite films of 2015, Steve Oram‘s dystopian simian punk vision, Aaaaaaaah!, will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 18th January. Previously only available via VOD, the cult film sees its actors (a phenomenally strong cast featuring a bevy of TVO-connected folk: Steve [...]

January 16, 2016 // 0 Comments


The good folk at Rook Films have released a limited screen print run of the Aaaaaaaah! movie poster. There are only 100 copies of the five-layer print made to celebrate Steve Oram‘s directorial debut. In case you’ve missed it, the film stars Oram alongside a cavalcade of TVO [...]

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Ape Man Cometh: AAAAAAAAH! Review

One of the things that distinguishes the artists that we write about at The Velvet Onion is their ability to think differently and to make waves in a sea of entertainment mediocrity. At their best, they conjure up ideas and dream of worlds so creatively vibrant that they force us, the [...]

August 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

World Premiere & Q&A For Aaaaaaah!

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting more than a little over-excited about Aaaaaaah! for some time – and now the details of the World Premiere have been announced. Steve Oram‘s directorial debut comedy horror, about a world inhabited by apes in human form, [...]

July 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Caaaaaaaast Revealed at Laaaaaaaast!

If you’re an avid Twitter user, you can’t help but have noticed the buzz mid-week when the poster for Aaaaaaah! was revealed. It. Has. Arrived. #Aaaaaaaah! @steve_oram @TomMeeten @noelfielding11 @julian_barratt @toyahofficial @alicelowe pic.twitter.com/NiNRfZOyCA — The Velvet Onion [...]

March 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Teasaaaaaaahs From Toyah

The Crimson Queen herself, Toyah Willcox, has teased further information about Steve Oram‘s début directorial feature, Aaaaaaaah! Since it was announced in January, news of the production has been thin on the ground.  Filming was due to start in April, but was delayed for some unknown [...]

June 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Bird Island Returns

Bird Island – the radio sitcom from Katy Wix – returned to BBC Radio 4 this week, and you have exactly one week to catch Episode One via iPlayer. As we mentioned earlier this week, the show is an atmospheric comedy about Ben: a cheery scientist working in Antarctica, played by Reece [...]

May 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bird Island

Bird Island, starring Reece Shearsmith, starts a second series on BBC Radio 4 this Wednesday. The 15 minute comedy is written by and also stars Katy Wix alongside Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alison Steadman. The four-part series follows the adventures of Ben, a young scientist working in Antarctica, who [...]

May 2, 2014 // 2 Comments


Actress and post-punk legend Toyah Willcox has been confirmed to star in Steve Oram‘s directorial debut, Aaaaaaaah! We first told you about the film a few weeks ago, after hearing it discussed in hushed tones for some time, but the news of Toyah’s casting came to us twice over [...]

January 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Oram Directs Barratt & Meeten In Monkey Film

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of bumping into Steve Oram at Rich Fulcher‘s recent show at the Soho Theatre. We had a chat about the projects that he’s working on at the moment, then a few beers were sunk (well, it was nearly Christmas). The next day our recollection of the [...]

January 8, 2014 // 4 Comments

Steve’s Trench Times

A couple of months ago we mentioned that Steve Oram was part of the cast for The Wipers Times; a drama based on a true story, set during the First World War about Captain Fred Roberts and Lieutenant Jack Pearson who discovered a printing press in 1916 in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium. The men used it [...]

September 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Oram Wipes

Steve Oram is part of the ensemble cast of forthcoming BBC2 period-drama The Wipers Times. Written by Private Eye editor Ian Hislop alongside Nick Newman, the series is set in the bombed-out ruins of Ypres in 1916, and stars Monty Python legend Michael Palin, alongside Emilia Fox, Ben Chaplin, [...]

July 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Park-Inside No. 9

IT Crowd‘s Katherine Parkinson and Horrible Histories Ben Willbond have been confirmed as one of the cast appearing in Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith‘s new TV project for BBC2. Inside No. 9 (the working title) will consist of six separate 30-minute stories about what goes on [...]

December 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Please Invade Carefully

A while ago we told you that Katherine Parkinson would star in a new radio series about a small English village invaded by the Geonin – Aliens who have decided to invade Earth one village at a time. Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully will be broadcast this Thursday (5th) at [...]

July 2, 2012 // 0 Comments