Kayvan Novak

What Matt Berry Does in the Shadows

Matt Berry is set to star in a TV version of vampire mockumentary film What We Do in the Shadows. Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), who wrote/directed/starred in the original 2014 film, are serving as executive producers on the What We Do in the [...]

January 22, 2018 // 1 Comment

TVO Triple Bill on Film 4

This Thursday sees Film 4 give movie lovers another chance to see not one, not two, but three recent TVO related smashes in a row. Alice Lowe‘s Prevenge – in which a pregnant mother-to-be begins revenge-killing those responsible for the death of her partner, seemingly at the behest [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2017

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… Taskmaster: Champion of Champions Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 20th December at 9pm, Dave Taskmaster series 5 champion Bob [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

New film from Chris Morris

Chris Morris is directing a new film starring Pitch Perfect‘s Anna Kendrick. Little is known about the as-yet-untitled film so far, but Chortle did some digging and found that filming took place this summer in the Dominican Republic and Florida. As well as Anna Kendrick, the cast includes [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Danger Mouse New Series

Following his return to our screens in 2015, after a leave of absence, the Danger Mouse reboot is back for a second series, with Kevin Eldon as the voice of his sidekick, Penfold. The new series kicked off on Monday 4th September, and you can now watch all of last week’s five episodes on [...]

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Quacks

Victorian medical comedy Quacks begins Tuesday 15th August on BBC Two. Sophie Davies has had a sneak peak at the much anticipated new series… A leg amputation might not sound like the ideal opening to a new sitcom, but in the world of Quacks – where medical practices couldn’t [...]

August 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Announces Comedy Pilots

The BBC has announced a whopping 12 new comedy pilots, with casts featuring plenty of TVO favourites. These pilots will air as part of ‘Comedy Playhouse’ on BBC One, ‘New on Two’ on BBC Two and ‘Comedy Slices’ on BBC Three. The Other One, BBC Two A sitcom about [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Alice Lowe on Prevenge’s final push

Prevenge – the directorial feature debut from Alice Lowe – is available on dvd and blu-ray now. To celebrate, TVO cornered Alice once more to talk in depth about the Prevenge experience from conception to completion. With major spoilers (you have been warned), this is the [...]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: Prevenge on DVD & Blu-Ray

Alice Lowe’s smash hit film Prevenge is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 5th June, which gave TVO an ample excuse to revisit a film we’d previously called “a startling debut from an incredibly talented individual”. With the film also available to download from [...]

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Double The Fun In Dalston

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, will be showing a Velvet Onion-flavoured double bill this Sunday, with a combined screening and Q&A for Aaaaaaaah! and Prevenge. With both films emerging from of the hearts and minds of two of our favourite people, and each of them featuring a whole host of [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Britain Today Tonight

Five years since Facejacker ended, Kayvan Novak is back on Channel 4 with new comedy show Britain Today Tonight. Britain Today Tonight, which was first announced back in 2015, will see Kayvan playing a variety of characters on a spoof tabloid news show, led by anchorman Douglas [...]

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pre-Order Prevenge

Alice Lowe‘s sensational directorial debut Prevenge will be released on dvd and blu-ray in June. For the uninitiated the film stars its writer and director as Ruth, a downtrodden mum-to-be who lost her partner on the very day she found out she was pregnant, and now believes that their [...]

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview Prevenge as Alice Lowe goes on tour!

Alice Lowe will be touring the UK in the new year to promote her forthcoming film Prevenge, which is to be released in UK cinemas on February 10th 2017, and you can see the brand new trailer below. Prevenge is Alice’s directorial debut, which she has also written and starred in whilst 7-8 [...]

December 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Bad Sugar in America

Abandoned Channel 4 comedy pilot Bad Sugar has been picked up by American TV network Fox, with Sharon Horgan on board as a producer. Back in 2012, Channel 4 aired Bad Sugar – a comedy pilot spoofing telenova-style melodramas. It centred around a wealthy, highly dysfunctional family, [...]

October 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Prevenge

Last week, Alice Lowe’s Prevenge made a big splash at the London Film Festival, as well wowing audiences during screenings in Spain. Next week, it comes to Manchester, and there will be further screenings before general release in the New Year. Featuring a cast primarily made up of TVO [...]

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO Terrors in Manchester this month

Mancunians are in for a real treat this month: as Prevenge and The Ghoul are set for preview screenings at HOME. For the uninitiated (warning: you may be on the wrong website) – Prevenge is written by, directed by and stars Alice Lowe alongside Kate Dickie, Mike Wozniak and fellow TVO [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Paddingtwo!

Paul King‘s 2014 family blockbuster Paddington will be getting a sequel in 2017, it has been revealed. The film, which starred Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi was based on the much-loved books by Michael Bond about the young bear from darkest [...]

May 11, 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

More About Dangermouse

We’ve mentioned the new series of Dangermouse a few times before, given that it features a TVO-connected artist as one of the main characters: the very wonderful Kevin Eldon will be starring as the voice of Penfold. Today, however, we discovered that two more of the people we get excited [...]

September 7, 2015 // 1 Comment