Katherine Parkinson

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

Humans: A Glimpse Behind The Cyborg Adverts

There’s been quite a hoo-ha about Humans, the new Channel 4 sci-fi series which starts in a couple of weeks. The show is set in an alternate present day world in which owning your own Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant – is the height of fashion. It features an impressive [...]

June 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

We Are The Humans

Channel 4 has released an extended trailer for forthcoming science-fiction drama Humans. The series airs in June, and is set in an alternate present day world in which owning your own Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant – is the height of fashion. It features a hugely [...]

May 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

TVO Artists Aplenty In New BBC Comedy Series

Filming has started on a new BBC comedy series, The Kennedys, which features a whole host of TVO-connected folk amongst its cast. The six-part series is set in the 1970s and is based on the memoirs of actress, writer and TV presenter Emma Kennedy. Emma’s parents Brenda and Tony will be [...]

March 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

TVO @ The British Comedy Awards 2014… Sort Of.

Earlier this week, The British Comedy Awards 2014 took place in Wembley, with a number of TVO regulars winning awards, including Aisling Bea, Katherine Parkinson, Moone Boy and Toast of London. TVO had been graciously invited to attend the event, but couldn’t make it on the night, so we [...]

December 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

The British Comedy Awards – Tonight!

Tonight sees the 2014 British Comedy Awards take place in Wembley, with broadcast taking place on Channel 4 tomorrow evening – and as ever, there’s a huge chunk of TVO nominees. As we’ve mentioned previously, Matt Berry is up for a bevvy of awards – with a whopping six [...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Katherine’s Cooking Conundrum

Katherine Parkinson stars in a new microplay written by Laura Wade. The 7 minute short film – Britain Isn’t Eating – is the first in a series of plays inspired by a new collaboration between Guardian journalists and Royal Court theatre-makers. Britain Isn’t Eating centres [...]

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

What’s The Crack? 10pm Tonight!

The long awaited second series of Crackanory starts these evening on Dave, and as is often the case, it comes with a bevy of TVO regulars on board. Comedy legends Vic Reeves and Rik Mayall (in one of his final performances) tell the first two stories in the anthology saga’s sophomore run, [...]

September 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Crackanory 2 – Starting Soon

As we mentioned last month, the second series of Crackanory, the popular storytelling series on Dave, features a story read by the late, great Rik Mayall. The iconic comedian reads The Weatherman by TVO regular Tony Way. It has now been confirmed that this will be the first story of the new series, [...]

September 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Bellyfull Of Parkinson This Week

Katherine Parkinson features in two TV shows which aired this week, both of which pitch her a long way from IT Crowd‘s Jen. On Tuesday she appeared as part of the main cast in In the Club, a BBC 1 drama that follows the lives of six pregnant women and their partners, who meet at a local [...]

August 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Parkinson & Eldon Join Crackanory Series 2

Earlier this year we reported that anthology comedy Crackanory would be returning for a second series. Series 1 included TVO regulars Sharon Horgan, Kevin Eldon, Tom Meeten, Steve Oram, Alex Kirk and John ‘Willie’ Hopkins on screen, whilst the score for the show was composed by Waen Shepherd [...]

July 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

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