Katherine Parkinson

Katherine Parkinson is Defending the Guilty

Katherine Parkinson is set to star in new BBC Two comedy Defending the Guilty. The new comedy, written by Kieron Quirke (Cuckoo) and directed by Jim Field Smith (The Wrong Mans), is based on the book ‘Defending The Guilty: Truth And Lies In The Criminal Courtroom’ by Alex McBride. Will [...]

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

IT Crowd American-Style (Again).

NBC is having another go at adapting The IT Crowd for American audiences. This marks their third attempt to create a US version of the show, although it will be the first time that the UK series creator, Graham Linehan, will be involved in writing it. In 2007, the network produced a pilot which [...]

December 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Katherine Parkinson on stage

Katherine Parkinson is set to star in new play Home, I’m Darling. If you live in North Wales, you’re in for a treat, because Home, I’m Darling is running at Mold’s Theatr Clwyd before heading to the National Theatre in London. The new play by Laura Wade is described as a [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hang Ups Cast Announced

The cast for Channel 4’s upcoming new comedy Hang Ups has been announced. Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, Hang Ups is a comedy about a therapist trying to keep his life, and patients, from falling apart. Stephen Mangan stars as Dr Richard Pitt and TVO favourites Jessica [...]

October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Case of Identity: TVO meets Sherlock

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Season 4 of Sherlock and references to episodes in previous series. It’s one of the biggest shows in television and as secretive as its stars are lucrative, so it was a pleasant surprise even to TVO that Katy Wix appeared in the latest episode of [...]

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Urban Myths on Sky Arts

New comedy series Urban Myths is coming to Sky Arts, with a cast including Katherine Parkinson and the late Carrie Fisher. The unique premise of Urban Myths is that each episode tells a different remarkable story about real, well-known people which may or may not have actually happened. The [...]

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spotting TVO links in Ricky Gervais shows

Ricky Gervais seems ubiquitous at the moment, what with his recent film David Brent: Life on the Road, live performances in character as Brent, and a stand-up tour (as himself) scheduled for 2017. So we thought we’d take a look back through Ricky’s television work, from The [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Get Some Ultimate IT Crowd In Your Stocking

Get those Christmas lists out! A new DVD box set of The IT Crowd has just been released in the US and it will be available in the UK later this month. The Ultimate Boxset includes Versions 1.0-4.0 of the award-winning show as well as The Internet Is Coming episode, and a whole bunch of extras, [...]

December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Dead Funny Teasers

Some teaser videos have been released for Dead Funny – the upcoming West End play starring Katherine Parkinson, Rufus Jones and Steve Pemberton. Here’s the first video, in which the cast discuss whether Rufus will be “taking his kit off” in the show. [...]

October 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Humans Series 2 Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming second series of Humans has been released, and Katherine Parkinson features heavily in it. Series two of Channel 4’s acclaimed sci-fi drama is due to start at 9pm on Sunday 30th October. Feast your eyes on the new trailer: [...]

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Funny people in Dead Funny

Terry Johnson’s critically acclaimed play Dead Funny is returning to the West End, and Katherine Parkinson, Rufus Jones and Steve Pemberton are amongst the cast. The play tells the story of Eleanor and Richard (played by Katherine and Rufus) – a couple with a dilemma. She wants a [...]

September 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

As Yet Untitled returns

The forthcoming fourth series of improvised chat show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will feature a bevy of TVO related artists, we can reveal. The show – which airs on freeview channel Dave – features the much loved stand-up comic, QI regular and Jonathan Creek star talking [...]

May 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Back ‘In the Club’ for Parkinson

Katherine Parkinson returns to BBC One’s drama In the Club this week. The series, written and directed by Kay Mellor (The Syndicate, Fat Friends) focuses on the lives of a group of couples attending pre-natal classes, and aired its first series in late summer 2014. Parkinson played [...]

May 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Who’s Who of when TVO Meets Doctor Who

This weekend sees the launch of the latest series of Doctor Who – the ninth since its return in 2005, and the thirty-fifth overall since 1963. Led once more by Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, with Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald and the sublime Michelle Gomez (Psychobitches) as Missy, this [...]

September 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

First Look at The Kennedys

Forthcoming BBC One sitcom The Kennedys is almost upon us, and while we wait for a confirmed transmission date, we’ve got this bevvy of promotional images to share with you. As we reported back in March, the six-part series is set in the 1970s, and is based on the memoirs of actress, writer [...]

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #36

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

View the Humans

This weekend sees the launch of Channel 4’s sci-fi drama Humans – made in collaboration with US broadcaster AMC and British production company Kudos – and naturally, we’re getting hyped about it because it contains a sprinkling of TVO regulars for good measure. Set in a [...]

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #34

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… FAREWELL TO SUCCESSVILLE Murder in Successville, Wednesday, 10:00pm, BBC Three It’s been a fun [...]

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments