Lucy Montgomery

So Hot Right Now #28

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 THIS WEEK below… A SEANCE WITH LOWE & LLOYD FOR INSIDE NO. 9 The superlative creativity of Reece [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

TVO-ers On Tittle Tattle

We’ve discovered a new upload of a BBC Radio 2 pilot, featuring a number of Velvet Onion regulars. Tittle Tattle was written by and features Rhys Thomas, alongside Lucy Montgomery, Steve Burge and Waen Shepherd. The 30 minute topical show sees Thomas chatting with guests, discussing the [...]

January 31, 2015 // 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

So Hot Right Now #10

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. TVO ON TELLY This week sees a drop in the number of TVO related shows on our screens, as both Toast of [...]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #9

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. THE RETURN OF BRIAN PERN This week sees the long awaited return of Brian Pern to our screens, in the brand new [...]

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #7

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. PADDINGTON ARRIVES The British media has gone absolutely potty for the new Paddington movie, which is released [...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mongrels Return – To Dave

Although it’s not quite the return we had hoped for, series one of Mongrels is set to air on Dave from Monday 30th June at 3.15am! As regular readers know Adam Miller‘s foul-mouthed puppet show featured Tony Way as Gary, the owner of a South London pub that just so happens to be surrounded [...]

June 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Fifty 2

This coming weekend sees the culmination of BBC 2’s anniversary celebrations from a TVO perspective, as the fifty year old channel revives some of it’s biggest comedy smashes for a series of one-off specials. Top of the hitlist is Harry & Paul’s Story of the 2s – a [...]

May 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Return Of Brian Pern

Smash hit BBC Four mockumentary The Life of Rock with Brian Pern has been granted a second series – and a promotion to BBC Two. Written and directed by Rhys Thomas, the show stars Simon Day as prog-rock legend and world-music inventor Brian Pern, alongside TVO regulars Lucy [...]

May 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lucy & Rufus In Pond

Pond is a new Comedy Blap from Channel 4 starring Lucy Montgomery and Rufus Jones, written by Will Smith and directed by Gareth Tunley. Described as “an alarmingly accurate insight into the TV industry”, it is a sitcom set in the treacherous world of modern television commissioning, a [...]

April 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lucy & Tony Sail International Waters

Transatlantic comedy podcast International Waters offered its latest edition over the weekend, featuring TVO regulars Lucy Montgomery and Tony Way. The pair – who have appeared in a number of projects together, including Tittybangbang, Mongrels, Doug The Bounty Hunter and [...]

March 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brian Pern’s On The (Spirit) Level

Last night saw the finale of The Life Of Rock air on BBC Four, and to celebrate, seminal rock legend turned documentary host Brian Pern has reissued his greatest hits on iTunes. The show was the brainchild of Rhys Thomas, who worked alongside Pern (whose physical resemblance to Simon Day cannot [...]

February 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

Brian Pern’s Greatest Hits I

This week saw the launch of The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern – the magnificent new spoof documentary series from Rhys Thomas and Simon Day featuring a whole host of big name guest stars. Episode One aired on Monday, and in amongst the big name artists discussed (Bowie was a fag-stealer; [...]

February 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Life Of Rock Starts Tonight!

The Life Of Rock – the new mockumentary from Rhys Thomas and Simon Day – starts tonight on BBC Four. We first told you about the show a while back now, and have been itching to see the results ever since.  It features Simon Day as spoof 70s rock god Brian Pern, and pays homage to an [...]

February 10, 2014 // 3 Comments

The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern

TVO can confirm that Rhys Thomas’ brand new mockumentary series, The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern, begins on BBC Four next month. Originally announced as Rock Ratatouille back in September, the show is the brainchild of of Rhys – who directs, produces and writes the show based [...]

January 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

IT Crowd Night Preview!

As we’ve previously mentioned, Channel 4 will be dedicating an evening of airtime to The IT Crowd on Christmas Eve. And we’re pretty darned excited to be able to share a couple of preview clips with you from a new documentary about the series, which will be shown on the night! The IT [...]

December 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Next Year… We Shall Mostly Be… Reuniting.

2014 may be a few months away yet, but already, there is much to look forward to, as Charlie Higson has suggested the 20th anniversary of The Fast Show shall be marked by a reunion of some sort. The smash-hit sketch show (which our US readers may know better under it’s Stateside [...]

September 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Rock Ratatouille

Rhys Thomas is to reunite with his Fast Show co-star Simon Day for a new series on BBC4. The spoof music documentary series, Rock Ratatouille, will feature Day as ‘award-winning art rocker Brian Pern’, and feature big name cameos and unseen footage. It follows on from a string of [...]

September 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

Down The Line Returns

Series Five of cult radio comedy Down The Line begins this week on Radio 4. The show stars the legendary Rhys Thomas as DJ Gary Bellamy, hosting his usual live phone-in discussions with listeners, who just happen to be played by familiar names from classic comedy hits. Thomas’ fellow Fast [...]

April 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Spice Up Your Lucy

Ok, we admit it. Sometimes, TVO is living in under a rock, inside a bubble, shrouded in secrecy and wrapped in cotton wool. And candy floss. And fog. And the emptiness of space.  You get the picture. Anyhow, occasionally, we completely miss something that’s staring us in the face – [...]

February 25, 2013 // 0 Comments