Kevin Eldon

Time Travelling Jazz Comedy for ITV2

What a cracking combination of words, eh? We are delighted to report that ITV2 has commissioned a new time travelling jazz sitcom which has been touched by a few TVO-friendly folk. Timewasters is a brand new comedy from Daniel Lawrence Taylor about a struggling four-piece South London jazz [...]

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eldon Joins Funny Cow

Kevin Eldon has just been announced as part of the cast of Funny Cow, a new comedy-drama feature film. The 1970s-set film follows the story of a working class comedienne (played by Maxine Peake). After struggling to free herself from an abusive home life, Peake’s character (the [...]

July 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eldon and Bea To Be Damned On Channel 4

Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of dark comedy Damned, with a cast including Kevin Eldon and Aisling Bea. Nearly two years since the show aired as a one-off special for Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents, it has been announced that a six-part series will now be made for Channel 4. [...]

May 26, 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

Preview: Hoff the Record Series 2

Next week sees the return of Hoff the Record – Dave’s mockumentary sitcom hybrid starring Knight Rider legend David Hasselhoff alongside TVO regular Fergus Craig. With a top notch regular cast and a number of TVO related guest stars across the run once more, is series two worth the [...]

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Get Loco

A series of short films from this week’s LOCO London Comedy Festival are currently available to view on their website. The festival, which screened a wide range of comic films, short and long, has put a large batch of the former up for public viewing on their website, and a smattering of [...]

April 23, 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

(Grey)Joy! Game of Thrones season six just one week away!

Ten more episodes of fantasy epic Game of Thrones are just around the corner, and fans are quite rightly going into a frenzy over the forthcoming sixth season. What many may not realise is that TVO has ties to the series across previous seasons, and at least one is set to continue in the new [...]

April 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Special TVO Offer To See Kevin Eldon

Following his appearance in November’s show, Kevin Eldon will once again be one of the acts at Simon Munnery’s Fylm School – which is now returning to Soho Theatre for a monthly residency. Isy Suttie will be joining Kevin and Munnery downstairs at the theatre on January 11th as they [...]

December 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four Matt Berry returns as the larger than life Steven Toast, in the sitcom he writes with Arthur Matthews (Father Ted, Big Train). As ever, Harry Peacock, Doon Mackichan, Tracy Oberman, Tim [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onions Bloom at Rose d’Or 2015

The nominations for this year’s Rose d’Or have been announced, and British comedy leads the way. Also known colloquially as the Golden Rose Awards, the Rose d’Or are organised by the European Broadcasting Union and for almost 40 years were synonymous with the Swiss city of [...]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory Returns

The long awaited third series of Crackanory is just over a month away, and the full list of this year’s readers have been revealed. For the uninitiated, the show features big name guests reading twisted tales – intercut with live action and animated segments which quite often star a [...]

November 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Eldon Live At Fylm School

Kevin Eldon will be one of the acts at Simon Munnery’s Fylm School on 2nd November. Following a sell-out monthly residency at Soho Theatre and successful stints in Canada, Australia and the Edinburgh Festival, Munnery is opening up Fylm school for a special one-off at Rich Mix in East [...]

October 10, 2015 // 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

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