Kevin Eldon

Jinsy Previews

Sky Atlantic have posted a series of brief preview clips from their forthcoming surreal comedy series This Is Jinsy. The show, which is the brainchild of Chris Bran and Justin Chub, began life as a BBC Three pilot last year, but when the Beeb turned it down, Sky Atlantic picked it up, and have [...]

September 5, 2011 // 7 Comments

This Is Jinsy, That Is Promotion!

Promotion for forthcoming Sky Atlantic comedy series This Is Jinsy, featuring a smattering of TVO regulars, has begun in earnest over at Sky Atlantic’s official website. The show, written by and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, began life as a BBC Three pilot last year – only for [...]

July 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Hyperdrive

Every once in a while, TVO likes to take the opportunity to look back on some of the lesser known areas of the back catalogue we love so well. Take sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive for example – which ran for two seasons in 2006 and 2007, yet never quite shook off the comparisons to sci-com behemoth [...]

June 19, 2011 // 4 Comments

Picture This: June Fulchfest

Last Saturday, 4th June, saw the final Fulchfest before the Summer recess. Regular peelers will know that this is Rich Fulcher‘s sporadic (and unique!) monthly comedy night in Kentish Town. Unfortunately we weren’t able to field anyone to review the madness this month, but a couple of [...]

June 9, 2011 // 1 Comment

Four Lions, Two BAFTAS And A Rabbit-Chicken

Four Lions has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards. The film, which was the movie debut of Chris Morris and featured cameos from Kevin Eldon and Julia Davis, has been nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, whilst Morris himself has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Debut By A [...]

January 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Cracking Interviews

Julian Barratt and Julia Davis have taken the time to speak to Sky about their short films which are being shown on Sky1 HD this Christmas. As we reported earlier, this time Barratt and Davis have stepped behind the camera as well as in front of it to direct and star in their short films which are [...]

December 3, 2010 // 2 Comments

Have A Nighty Night Night!

For all of you beautifully dark people of London, Julia Davis’ splendid show Nighty Night is being screened back-to-back, at an event hosted by ‘Hips Tits and Lips’! This dark comedy first aired on BBC Three all the way back in January 2004, and co-starred Kevin Eldon, Rebecca [...]

November 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

A Double Dose Of Booshniverse On BBC2

These days, as television stations face the harsh realities of the credit crunch, we seem to be seeing less and less of our favourite faces on the box.  Surrealistic, uncompromising comedy has no place in an environment which simply has to play it safe. How pleasing then, to be able to inform you [...]

September 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

At Home With Four Lions

Four Lions – the controversial cinematic directorial debut by Chris Morris – comes to dvd and blu-ray later this month. The film, which tells the tale of four would-be suicide bombers attempting to disrupt the London marathon, was a surprise smash hit on its theatrical release earlier [...]

August 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Edinburgh Nights

It’s that time of year again: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is here, so for anyone lucky enough to be going, we’ve got a round-up of the shows you won’t want to miss.  And for those who are less lucky, look away now or avoid being taken over by the big green monster. As our regular readers [...]

August 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Velvet Review: Four Lions

This weekend sees the release of Four Lions – the controversial film debut of Nathan Barley & Brass Eye creator Chris Morris.  Head peeler DidymusBrush managed to take a look, and this is his review… It was never going to be an easy ride.  For the past two decades, Chris Morris [...]

May 7, 2010 // 4 Comments

The End Of The Road For Lizzie & Sarah

Despite stellar reviews from tv critics, mass support from Twitter’s prominent UK celebrities, a Facebook campaign and the work of this very site, we regret to exclusively announce that the BBC has passed on the option to make further episodes of Lizzie & Sarah. The one-off pilot, written [...]

May 1, 2010 // 4 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Nathan Barley

After our popular look back at AD/BC: A Rock Opera back in March, we continue our series of retrospectives with Babyonfire’s focus on the cult classic Nathan Barley. You could say that the list of hidden television gems that root from The Boosh is endless, but one that stands out from the [...]

April 23, 2010 // 7 Comments

A Scene From Missing Scene

A trailer for Missing Scene, the new comedy pilot featuring Alice Lowe and The Actor, Kevin Eldon is now visable on Youtube. The show, which we first told you about back in March, is the brainchild of writers David Bussell, Ben Ricketts and Matthew Stott, and was originally intended to for [...]

April 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

Lizzie & Sarah For Sale!

Time for a Velvet Onion EXCLUSIVE – Lizzie & Sarah will soon be available for purchase via iTunes. The pilot, written by and starring Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes, was broadcast on BBC2 last weekend to rave reviews despite its ridiculously late timeslot.  As we reported at the time, the [...]

March 26, 2010 // 7 Comments

The ‘Lizzie & Sarah’ iPlayer Challenge

We at The Velvet Onion love an underdog, and Lizzie & Sarah is no exception.   The new pilot from Julia Davis & Jessica Hynes has been buried in a graveyard slot this evening, and its been up to friends of the pair (including Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and our own Noel Fielding and Dave [...]

March 20, 2010 // 14 Comments

The Guardian Vs The Beeb

UK newspaper The Guardian has launched an attack on the BBC’s scheduling of the new pilot from Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes. Lizzie And Sarah is being transmitted on Saturday evening at 11:45pm [00:15am on Sunday morning for viewers in Scotland], and promises to be a treat. Noel Fielding, [...]

March 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

Lizzie & Sarah Trailer

A trailer for Lizzie & Sarah, the new BabyCow produced pilot starring Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes, has been released online. The pilot is to be broadcast this Saturday evening at 11:45pm on BBC2, and the unusual trailer, posted on BabyCow’s YouTube page, is dialogue free but offers a [...]

March 17, 2010 // 2 Comments

Missing Scene

Alice Lowe has joined The Actor, Kevin Eldon in a new sketch show pilot entitled Missing Scene. The pilot is the brainchild of comedian David Bussell, alongside comedy writers Ben Ricketts and Matthew Stott – who have previously written for the likes of David Armand and Mitchell & Webb. [...]

March 1, 2010 // 4 Comments