Katy Wix

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

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

Christmas Onions 2016

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing. Drunk History Wednesday 21st December at 10pm, Comedy Central UK Rick Edwards tells the story of the World War I Christmas [...]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Wix & White in The Miser

TVO regulars Katy Wix and Ellie White have joined the cast of comedy play The Miser. The new adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy from Sean Foley (who recently directed The Dresser on stage and Mindhorn on screen) and Phil Porter is set to run at the Theatre Royal Bath 8th-18th [...]

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Windsors At Christmas

The Windsors are back for two Christmas specials on Channel 4, with TVO regulars Morgana Robinson, Katy Wix and Ellie White on board and Paul Whitehouse joining the cast. Adam Miller (Mongrels) is also returning as director. Here’s the first Christmas episode synopsis from Channel 4: [...]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kathcast

Katy Wix has started a new podcast named Kathcast. Kathcast is a very strange mix of the weird and the very weird, in which Wix appears to be trapped in Babestation, and makes the occasional broadcast amidst stream of consciousness thoughts and a deep blend of JAM style meditation [...]

October 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Anna & Katy Do The Right Thing

Panel show podcast Do The Right Thing is back, and its latest episode features great comedy duo Anna Crilly and Katy Wix. Do The Right Thing, which is hosted by Danielle Ward with team captains Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith, is now in its sixth series and has a Sony award under its belt. [...]

August 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Vic and Bob Are Storage Hunters

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be taking part in Celebrity Storage Hunters on Dave this autumn, along with some more comedy faces.  The one-off Christmas special was Dave’s most-watched programme of 2015, so Celebrity Storage Hunters is now returning to the channel with five hour-long [...]

August 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Wix TALKS

Katy Wix is one of several great comedy faces featuring in new YouTube series Dave TALKS. We’ve all, at some point, come across those mind-numbing online lectures that are filled with cliched metaphors, dodgy portmanteau words and ‘you-can-do-it’ vibes so strong it could almost [...]

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gemma Whelan Helps Out in the Comedy Classroom

The BBC are encouraging high school students to try their hand at comedy writing, and TVO favourite Gemma Whelan has been offering advice. Are you a teacher wanting to bring some comedy into the classroom? Or a budding young comedian who’s keen to get some recognition? Comedy Classroom is a [...]

June 1, 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

Eldon Returns For Missing Hancocks

A third series of The Missing Hancocks has been confirmed, and Kevin Eldon will again be part of the cast. The Radio 4 show recreates lost episodes of the classic radio show, which originally featured Tony Hancock, but with a modern cast mimicking how they would have originally sounded. [...]

May 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Victoria Wood CBE – 1953-2016

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria Wood CBE, who passed away today. Hailing from the Prestwich area of Bury in the North West of England, Victoria Wood started her career appearing on tv talent show New Faces in 1974, and became a [...]

April 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comedy Showcase Details

Early last month we told you about the revival of Peterford Golf Club, this time as part of Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase. The show, now called The Peterford Golf Club) written by and starring Simon Farnaby, was broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday evening, with a repeat tomorrow at 10pm. It also starred [...]

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Katy Wix Writes Second Book Of Comic Monologues

Katy Wix released her first book of comic monologues for women in 2014. Since then, she has been working on a second volume, which is now available to buy from book stores, with a forward by Sharon Horgan. Wix has been busy writing audition speeches for drama school students at institutions [...]

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

BBC Store now open!

The BBC has unveiled the long awaited BBC Store: a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes. And the best news of all is that it’s officially open right now! A large collection of titles across genres are available at launch, [...]

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments