Lizzie and Sarah

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

Vote Booshniverse!

Voting for the 2011 NME Awards has recently opened, and we reckon there are a few Booshniverse artists who released material in 2010 that deserve our votes. How about IT Crowd for Best TV Show, or if you’re more of a BBC3 kind of person, How Not To Live Your Life?  Maybe it’s our [...]

December 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

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

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

Noel Tweets His Last?

Sometimes, deciphering Noel Fielding‘s Tweets is nigh on impossible.  What has seemed to be incoherant ramblings, however, has turned out to be related to his new material – Fielding using the social networking site almost as a virtual post-it note to remind himself of an idea he can [...]

March 16, 2010 // 13 Comments

Lizzie And Sarah

Julia Davis has joined forces with Spaced star Jessica Hynes to write and appear in a brand new comedy pilot for BBC2. Lizzie And Sarah co-stars comedy legend (The Actor) Kevin Eldon, plus Hynes’ former Spaced co-star Mark Heap alongside Claire Rushbrook (Spaced, Doctor Who) and Stephen [...]

March 14, 2010 // 4 Comments