Justin Edwards

Justin Edwards Goes All P.C.

Justin Edwards made a surprise guest appearance in today’s edition of day-time period drama Father Brown. In yet another sign of TVO regulars taking over television drama (cropping up in Sherlock, Game Of Thrones and Doctor Who to name a few of late), the former Ealing Live regular – [...]

January 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Monks On One?

News of a mainstream television pilot from some of TVO’s finest have emerged via our good friends at The British Comedy Guide. The pilot, tentatively titled Monks, appears to be an adaptation of one-off Radio 2 Comedy Showcase special Hey Hey We’re The Monks from way back in 2000, [...]

January 6, 2014 // 3 Comments

Sherlock Connections

We suspect that a great many of you reading this will be getting a tad excited about the impending 3rd series of Sherlock, which begins on new year’s day. But did you know how many TVO connections the show has? The fact that our very own fairy godmother, Alice Lowe, will be appearing in the [...]

December 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

Dead Happy Lives Again!

Dead Happy – the magnificent short film by Nicky Lianos – is now available to buy digitally via Amazon.com The short, written by David Lemon and directed by Lianos, was made in conjunction with SkyMovies back in 2010. It features Alice Lowe as a Grim Reaper, bored of her 9-5 job, and [...]

September 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

Newsjack Is Back!

Justin Edwards is back as host of a new series of Newsjack, BBC Radio 4 Extra’s flagship topical comedy show. The magazine style sketch show has an open-door policy, which means anyone can write for it, so the show is fresh and different. As well as Justin the show features Lewis Macleod, [...]

September 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

Straw Donkey Unveiled

The short film Straw Donkey is now available to view online. We first told you about Matt Huntley’s short back in January, as it features Tony Way, Laura Patch, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and The Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas, plus a cameo from Justin Edwards. At the time, all we could [...]

August 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Catch Up With Onion Land

The last remnants of your Easter Eggs are starting to look like wicked reminders of pure liquid gluttony.  Spring is officially here, though some parts of the country seem to have swapped sunshine for snow.  As you stop to take a breath, you realise this seemingly barren period in Onion Land is [...]

April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Own The Thick Of It Signed Scripts!

Here at TVO, we have a huge soft spot for The Thick of It. We haven’t mentioned the show nearly as much as we should have: after all, most of it’s run was before The Velvet Onion was ‘planted’, and last year’s final run got an awful lot of publicity without us… [...]

March 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s Kevin

The day has come at long last, Kevin Eldon has his own tv show – and it starts next weekend! One of the greatest comic minds of all time, the man affectionately known as The Actor Kevin Eldon has been content to stand in the sidelines for decades, stealing almost every scene he’s ever [...]

March 10, 2013 // 2 Comments

Chat Show Roulette Comes To Television!

The popular live character comedy night Chat Show Roulette is to make a move to television, with initial episodes filming next month. The show, presented by our very own Justin Edwards, is a new take on the traditional chat show format, which first appeared at The Soho Theatre back in June, [...]

January 29, 2013 // 4 Comments

Kevin Eldon Will See You Again

Kevin Eldon’s BBC radio 4 series, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, is now available as a download from Amazon. The 4 part series was broadcast in August and includes a robot king, a ’50s spaceman, a  fruit bowl and the Hallelujah Chorus. Guests are, among others,  a stupid man and a [...]

January 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

TVO Stars Up For British Comedy Awards!

The nominations for the 2012 British Comedy Awards have been announced, and a number of TVO flavoured productions are, quite rightly, in the running. Amazingly, all four shows up for Best New Comedy Programme can be traced back to these very pages, starting with the [...]

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

(Not So) Horrible BAFTA!

CBBC smash Horrible Histories triumphed at the Children’s BAFTA Awards this weekend, winning Best Children’s Comedy. The show which stars Ealing Live Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and occasionally Alice Lowe, alongside Laurence Rickard, Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas and Matt [...]

November 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

iDead

The short film Dead Happy starring Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten, Clare Thomson and Justin Edwards is now available to buy on iTunes. Shot back in 2010, the film was written by David Lemon and directed by Nicky Lianos, who also helmed Monsters & Rabbits featuring Lowe & James Bachman the [...]

September 4, 2012 // 3 Comments

Back in the Thick

Acclaimed political satire The Thick of It returns for a long-awaited fourth and final season this weekend, and we’ve got a selection of pictures from the new run to celebrate. The show, which focuses on fictional representatives of both major parties in UK government, was created by Alan [...]

September 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Black Books Remembered

It’s that time again… here’s another look back at a Funny Fortnight Favourite, as Paulyne Antoniou looks back at Black Books… One thing that has stood out with Channel 4 sitcoms is taking the conventional format and turning it on its head. Black Books is the perfect example [...]

August 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now

This Tuesday sees the launch of Kevin Eldon’s new BBC Radio 4 series. Kevin Eldon Will See You Now is a four-part comedy written by Kevin, with additional material by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, and original music by Martin Bird Appearing in the first episode are lots of our favourite [...]

July 30, 2012 // 0 Comments