Katherine Parkinson

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

BAFTA Wins For Ayoade & Parkinson

This weekend saw Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson pick up BAFTA TV Awards for their roles in The IT Crowd. The duo were nominated for Best Performance In A Comedy Programme, in the Male/Female categories respectively.  Parkinson faced off stiff competition from Doon Mackichan (Plebs), [...]

May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

New Sitcom for Parkinson

Katherine Parkinson is set to star in a new sitcom about a group of 30- and 40-something housemates called Semi Detached. The show will also feature Stephen Tompkinson and Ralf Little and the pilot episode will be filmed in May. Semi Detached follows the story of Ellie (Parkinson) and the sitting [...]

April 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bafta Bonanza

The Bafta nominations are out, and there are many TVO connections to be found. To begin with; The IT Crowd has 4 nominations, with Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson nominated for Best Male/Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, and Best Situation Comedy, where it [...]

April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Onion Land Catch Up

The past week has seen a smattering of TVO regulars make appearances across television and radio we didn’t have chance to warn you about ahead of transmission, plus a couple of shows you should already be watching have been airing too. As such, we thought it prudent to give you a quick [...]

March 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

Trailer Time For Brian Pern & Inside No. 9

The BBC have released trailers for two of their forthcoming comedy shows with strong TVO connections. The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern – written, directed and produced by Rhys Thomas – airs from Monday 10th February at 10pm on BBC Four, and features Simon Day as the titular rock [...]

January 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

A Look Inside No. 9

The BBC have released a series of promotional pictures granting us a tantalising view Inside No. 9. The series is the brainchild of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton – previously responsible for cult classic Psychoville and one half of The League Of Gentlemen. Whilst both men have [...]

January 22, 2014 // 3 Comments

IT Crowd Night Preview!

As we’ve previously mentioned, Channel 4 will be dedicating an evening of airtime to The IT Crowd on Christmas Eve. And we’re pretty darned excited to be able to share a couple of preview clips with you from a new documentary about the series, which will be shown on the night! The IT [...]

December 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Katherine Parkinson Joins The Club

Katherine Parkinson has been confirmed as one of the main cast member for a new BBC 1 drama. The Club is a six-part series which follows the lives of six expectant couples who attend a seemingly straightforward antenatal group.  However, in sharing the most intimate of experiences with one [...]

December 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

TV Preview: Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9 is a dark anthology of tales of horror and comedy from masters of the form, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith (of Psychoville and League of Gentlemen fame). Due to air on BBC Two in the new year, the series had its first public outing at the BFI last night and TVO was lucky enough [...]

December 20, 2013 // 3 Comments

Inside No. 9 At The BFI

The British Film Institute are hosting a preview of Inside No. 9, a new series of darkly comic tales from the minds of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. The series, set to be shown on BBC 2 in the near future, invites viewers to take a look inside a very different No. 9 each week. A grand mix [...]

November 3, 2013 // 0 Comments