Kevin Bishop

Laura Patch is Bad Mother

No, not really (she’s lovely!), but Laura Patch is the star of new online series Bad Mother. Written by Susie Gilmour, who co-created the show with director Matt Winn, Bad Mother stars Patch as the titular Bad Mother, adrift in a world where everyone else seems to be getting it right.  [...]

June 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back

Kevin Bishop stars as Nigel Farage in a new one-off BBC comedy. The 30-minute mockumentary will see the controversial politician try to ‘get his life back’ after resigning as UKIP leader. Aside from Kevin Bishop in the titular role, the cast also includes TVO regular Tony Way. The BBC [...]

October 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

WILTY Returns

Award-winning panel show Would I Lie To You? is returning to BBC One for its tenth series in August/September. Here’s the lineup of guests to expect: Episode 1 – Romesh Ranganathan, Martin Kemp, Mel Giedroyc, David Haye Episode 2 – Bob Mortimer, Nadiya Hussain, Diane [...]

August 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

Cast Announced For David Brent Movie

More cast details and a trailer have been released for David Brent: Life on the Road. Some comedy faces familiar to TVO readers are confirmed to appear in the film alongside Ricky Gervais, reprising his David Brent character from The Office. The mockumentary will follow Brent’s attempts to [...]

June 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Murder in Successville returns

Cult-hit BBC Three who-dunnit and big ol’ TVO favourite Murder in Successville returns to our screens from Wednesday 15th June. The partially improvised detective comedy gameshow was a huge success for the channel last year, as the likes of Greg James, Dermot O’Leary and Kimberly [...]

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #27

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… W1A RETURNS Smash hit mockumentary W1A returns on Thursday for its second series, with an extended [...]

April 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

Mrs Robinson, I Presume

A new radio play written by and starring Tracy Ann Oberman airs next week. Telling the real life story behind the 1967 movie The Graduate, Mrs Robinson, I Presume features a star-studded cast including John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who) as director Mike Nichols, Paul Kaye as producer [...]

April 18, 2015 // 0 Comments