A Chat About Yonderland
Series 3 of Yonderland is now under way on Sky 1, and we’re excitedly gearing up for episode 3 which airs this Sunday at 6.30pm. Larry Rickard and Jim Howick, two of the Yonderland team responsible for writing and performing in the show, were kind enough to talk to us about the new [...]
Yonderland In Pictures
Series 3 of Yonderland hits our TV screens later today, and we’re pretty darned excited about it. If you’re familiar with the show you’ll know that the unique visual world the team has created is one of its (many) pleasures. And if you’re not familiar with Yonderland yet, [...]
A Trip To Yonderland
The third series of Yonderland, the surreal puppet-flavoured comedy from the Bill/Horrible Histories team, will be hitting our TV screens in exactly one week. As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader, a couple of weekends ago the BFI hosted a preview screening and cast Q&A. We [...]
Rave Reviews For Bill
Bill, the new feature film about the lost years of William Shakespeare’s life, from the team who brought us Horrible Histories, has been wowing critics. Inspired by her own visit to the cinema to see the film (which boasts a bevy of TVO faces), Velveteer Mog rounds up the recent Bill [...]
Bill – Out Tomorrow
Bill – the long awaited film about the lost years of William Shakespeare is finally released tomorrow (September 18th), six months later than originally planned. It is written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, who star in the film, along with the rest of the cast of BBC’s [...]
Return To Yonderland
This week sees the long awaited return of Yonderland to television, as the family-friendly comic fantasy series starts its second run on Sky1. For the uninitiated, Yonderland focuses on thirty-something stay-at-home suburban mum, Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas), who is whisked off to the [...]
Yonderland, the fantasy comedy series featuring people and puppets (including Simon Farnaby in brilliantly evil form), is to return for a second series. The first series from the makers of Horrible Histories ran in November 2013, generating critical acclaim and strong viewing figures. It [...]
Rose D’Or Awards Nominations
The nominees for the television, online and radio 2014 Rose d’Or were announced this week, and there are two TVO shows in the shortlist for Best Sitcom! Toast of London (featuring Matt Berry) and Yonderland (from the Horrible Histories Team) are two of just three nominees in the Best Sitcom [...]
More On Horrible Histories Movie
A long, long time ago we revealed that the debut feature film from the Horrible Histories cast would be called Bill, and would offer up a uniquely alternative view of Shakespeare’s life story. With production now underway, further details about the film are starting to emerge: Another [...]
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
This week sees the long awaited launch of Crackanory on UKTV channel Dave, and there are many TVO connections involved. Described as ‘storytime for adults’ the series consists of six half-hour episodes split into two 15 minute tales, told by a guest story-teller sitting in a big comfy [...]
Yonderland Is Here!
At long last, Yonderland begins this Sunday, 10th November, on Sky1 HD. The first two half-hour episodes are being shown from 6:30pm, with the next six episodes shown weekly. As regular readers know, Yonderland is written by and stars the main cast of Horrible Histories – Matthew [...]
Reach For Sky 1
Sky 1 have announced their new Autumn Schedule and there are a couple of TVO related shows to look forward to. Yonderland, written by and starring the cast of Horrible Histories, is set to be shown in the Autumn. It is a mixture of live action and puppets, and is a fantasy adventure story. Click [...]
Yonderland Preview… Over Yonder!
We’re just months away now from the launch of Yonderland – the new fantasy sitcom from the team behind Horrible Histories – and our anticipation has been whetted by the good folk at Sky1 HD. They unleashed this preview picture featuring Simon Farnaby as evil [...]
(Not So) Horrible BAFTA!
CBBC smash Horrible Histories triumphed at the Children’s BAFTA Awards this weekend, winning Best Children’s Comedy. The show which stars Ealing Live Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and occasionally Alice Lowe, alongside Laurence Rickard, Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas and Matt [...]
Horrible And Full Lenth
Award-winning kids’ TV series Horrible Histories is set to be developed into a feature-length movie. The popular show has encouraged a generation to children to renew their interest in history, thanks to its uniquely comical approach to subject. Producer, Caroline Norris recently said of a [...]
Channel 4 Gets Gold
Channel 4 is celebrating success at the Rose D’Or festival today with 3 wins. The channel won awards for Friday Night Dinner (Best Sitcom), Million Pound Drop Live (Best Gameshow) and Black Mirror (Best Comedy). Onion Land was well-represented as Matt Holness made an appearance in Friday [...]
A Historical Return & Gents Reunited!
Next week sees the launch of the new series of CBBC smash Horrible Histories, featuring Ealing Live veterans Simon Farnaby and Ben Willbond. The historical educational comedy sketch show, inspired by the Terry Deary books, has been winning awards left, right and centre, and this fourth series [...]
More Joyously Horrible History
New episodes of Horrible Histories will be hitting our TV screens soon! The new series starts on 9th April on CBBC, although detailed listings are not yet available. This will be Series 4 of the multi-award-winning comedy sketch show for kids, and it features twelve standard and three special [...]
Horrible Histories For All!
Horrible Histories, the BAFTA-award winning kids’ TV series which features Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and Alice Lowe, is going prime time! Since its launch the CBBC show, which also stars Laurence Rickard, Matthew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and Jim Howick has built up a loyal, cult [...]