Kevin Eldon

TVO Stars Up For British Comedy Awards!

The nominations for the 2012 British Comedy Awards have been announced, and a number of TVO flavoured productions are, quite rightly, in the running. Amazingly, all four shows up for Best New Comedy Programme can be traced back to these very pages, starting with the [...]

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Star Turn

Alex Kirk has written four new editions of Living With Mother to air from next week on Radio 4. The series of one-off plays about sons who have never flown the nest first aired last year, and bagged a top-notch cast including Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman, Anne Reid, Penelope Keith, Stephanie [...]

October 27, 2012 // 0 Comments


Julia Davis’ sublime new costume-drama comedy Hunderby continues apace tonight on Sky Atlantic, and is now available to pre-order on dvd! The show also features Rufus Jones, Kevin Eldon, Daniel Lawrence Taylor and three Alex’s – Alex MacQueen, Alexandra Roach and Alexander [...]

September 3, 2012 // 1 Comment

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Black Books Remembered

It’s that time again… here’s another look back at a Funny Fortnight Favourite, as Paulyne Antoniou looks back at Black Books… One thing that has stood out with Channel 4 sitcoms is taking the conventional format and turning it on its head. Black Books is the perfect example [...]

August 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Preview Peeling: Hunderby

Monday, 27th August sees the première of Hunderby – the new comedy costume drama from Baby Cow and Julia Davis, airing at 10pm on Sky Atlantic. The channel has kindly let us catch a sneaky peak of the first episode, and our editor in chief shares his thoughts below. When a shipwrecked [...]

August 23, 2012 // 4 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Brass Eye Remembered

As part of Funny Fortnight celebrations, we thought it’d be a good idea to look back at some of TVO’s favourite moments in the history of Channel 4.  Here’s Velveteer Paulyne’s take on the controversial classic, Brass Eye. If anyone amongst our extensive list of acts would [...]

August 17, 2012 // 0 Comments


Sky Atlantic have released a new trailer to get you in the mood for Hunderby, the new dark comedy created by and starring Julia Davis that starts on Monday 27th August at 10pm, and we’ve got some lovely new photos to share with you too! The hour-long programme is set in a 19th Century [...]

August 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites!

Details have emerged of the exact transmission times for much of the programming in Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight – which features a number of TVO faces in new productions and old favourites. These include Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan in Bad Sugar, Matt Berry in Toast Of [...]

August 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

Kevin Eldon Will See You Now

This Tuesday sees the launch of Kevin Eldon’s new BBC Radio 4 series. Kevin Eldon Will See You Now is a four-part comedy written by Kevin, with additional material by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, and original music by Martin Bird Appearing in the first episode are lots of our favourite [...]

July 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Forthcoming!

Channel 4 have released more details of their Funny Fortnight next month, which features more than a smattering of TVO regulars and influences. Over 30 hours of programming across two weeks of television, the season promises brand new shows, excellent stand up and familiar faces staging their [...]

July 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Finally It’s Kevin!

As has been reported what appears to be everywhere, Kevin Eldon has at last been given his own TV series! Kevin has appeared in almost every great comedy series of the last few years including Nighty Night, Big Train, Lee and Herring shows, Black Books, Spaced, Jam, Brass Eye, Nathan Barley, [...]

June 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

Channel 4’s Comedy Celebration

Channel 4 will be marking its 30th anniversary with a fortnight of exciting new comedy – and there are a number of TVO-related artists in the mix! One of the highlights of  Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight is a brand new sitcom, Toast of London, co-written by and starring Matt Berry. Matt [...]

June 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Read About The Early Days

You Are Nothing, a new book by Robert Wringham, tells the story of the early performances of a host of TVO-related comedians at Cluub Zarathustra Cluub Zarathustra was an unorthodox comedy club based beneath an Islington pub between 1994 and 1997. Audiences got to see Kevin Eldon, Waen Shepherd, [...]

May 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

Titting About On The Radio

Kevin Eldon has been signed by BBC Radio 4 for his own four-part sketch series following a pilot show last year which featured Julia Davis. The shows are loosely based on the Eldon’s acclaimed 2010 Edinburgh show Kevin Eldon Is Titting About, and will be broadcast in July. As yet [...]

January 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Arthur Christmas Finds The Funny People

As we head towards the festive season, the inevitable flurry of kids’ Christmas cartoons is just around the corner. Currently leading the race in the publicity stakes is Arthur Christmas, a 3D animated feature, produced in association with Aardman. Our reason for mentioning the film here is [...]

November 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

Mongrel Talking: Adam Miller

Mongrels comes charging back to BBC3 at 10:30pm on Monday November 7th, and TVO has pulled out all the stops to bring you a string of exclusives to celebrate it’s return. As part of our Mongrels Takeover week, TVO has been talking to some of the team behind this award-winning cult smash. [...]

November 4, 2011 // 1 Comment

Boosh Origins: On The Hour… [Part Two]

Yesterday, we posted the first half of our retrospective on the origins of The Boosh.  You can read Part One again here. The story concludes below, with the rest of our in-depth look at some of the people behind On The Hour and The Day Today who went on to become instrumental in the development [...]

November 2, 2011 // 4 Comments

A Velvet Weekend

What with Halloween being on the most awkward day of the week, we at TVO have been wondering what to do with ourselves this coming spooky weekend and have found there to be a plethora of Booshdom goodies on throughout. Of course, in true Boosh form, this schedule is more suitable for our [...]

October 28, 2011 // 0 Comments