Little Crackers

Onion At The Fringe: Katy Brand

It’s that time of year again. The Edinburgh Fringe starts next week, and with a host of TVO favourites descending upon the city during the month of August, we’ll be bringing you an overview of the shows you simply have to see. To kick things off, here’s the first of our preview [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Branded Merman

Katy Brand has become the latest high profile name to join Merman: the production company set up by Sharon Horgan and producer Clelia Mountford. The company was founded in 2014 after Horgan and Mountford met working on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The company has already [...]

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #11

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 below. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TVO TELLY FANS! As Noddy Holder once sang: IT’S [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cracker Times

Sky has now confirmed the transmission times of its festive-themed mini series, Little Crackers. As we’ve mentioned previously, the 2012 series features a couple of TV faces – so here’s when you can catch their episodes: Katy Brand‘s Little Cracker airs first at  9.30pm on [...]

December 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Another Little Cracker (And A BAFTA Preview!)

Two years ago, we Velvet Onion folk got very excited about a new Sky 1 series for the Christmas season called Little Crackers. The first series featured three TVO acts: Julian Barratt, Julia Davis and Chris O’Dowd. For the uninitiated, each Little Crackers episode is penned and directed by a [...]

November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sky’s The Limit!

Today saw a stream of comedy commissions and recommissions announced at a London press launch for Sky Comedy. Notable in amongst the news was a second series of forthcoming Baby Cow Productions series Moone Boy, featuring Chris O’Dowd and Steve Coogan.  O’Dowd is also the creator, [...]

June 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Xmas Boosh On The Box

For those of you pining for a seasonal dose of Booshniverse, here’s a rundown of the TV that’s worth setting your Sky+ for… First off there are the repeats of Little Crackers currently airing on Sky.  Julian Barratt’s episode airs on Sky2 at 01:45 on 26th December and [...]

December 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

The Little Barratt Cracker

As we’ve mentioned previously, Julian Barratt has taken part in a series for Sky1 entitled Little Crackers, where you can see a handful of the best of British comedy talent, taking the directing reigns, each with their own tales of childhood high and lows. Barratt tells the tale of his [...]

December 11, 2010 // 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

Christmas Crackers

Julian Barratt and Julia Davis will be part of the festive tv line-up on Sky 1 this winter. This Christmas, it’s not just the turkey and presents you’ll have to look forward to, as Sky 1 will be showing a series of autobiographical short films throughout December written by a variety [...]

October 16, 2010 // 4 Comments