Matt Berry

Matt Berry on stage in the West End

Matt Berry will star in a new production of comedy play The Philanthropist at Trafalgar Studios in London. The celebrated play, which first premiered in London in 1970 and was written by Christopher Hampton, is a biting comedy set in a fictitious English University town. It follows 24 hours in [...]

February 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2016

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing. Drunk History Wednesday 21st December at 10pm, Comedy Central UK Rick Edwards tells the story of the World War I Christmas [...]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Get Some Ultimate IT Crowd In Your Stocking

Get those Christmas lists out! A new DVD box set of The IT Crowd has just been released in the US and it will be available in the UK later this month. The Ultimate Boxset includes Versions 1.0-4.0 of the award-winning show as well as The Internet Is Coming episode, and a whole bunch of extras, [...]

December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry Joins Christmas Drama

Matt Berry has joined the cast of Sky 1’s The Last Dragonslayer – a feature length drama due to air on Christmas Day. The Last Dragonslayer, based on a fantasy novel series of the same name, follows orphan Jennifer Strange, who is thrust reluctantly into becoming a dragonslaying [...]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Berry With Buxton

Matt Berry is the latest guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast. Matt isn’t really one for podcasts, chat shows, panel shows and the like, but Adam Buxton has managed to enlist him for a ‘ramble-chat’. They talk about Matt’s career, starting with art school and a job in the [...]

November 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

One By One

Matt Berry‘s brand new music video One By One premiered earlier this week, putting a rustic industrial spin on the cut from his latest album, The Small Hours. The video is directed by Gerard Giorgi-Coll, who previously made Matt’s Take My Hand video a few years ago. [...]

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency

Next Monday sees the launch of the long-awaited new sketch show: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency. The series sees the House of Fools star transform into a cavalcade of celebrities, and also features a number of our regulars for good measure. But is it any good? TVO’s Sophie Davies [...]

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rich On The Radio

Rich Fulcher is the latest guest on Fubar Radio’s Screen talk with Dan Clark, the podcast which features Dan talking about the world of TV and film. Each week his guest discusses their work and their love of movies. The show also features a segment called Guilty Pleasure where each guest [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry Album Out Now

The Small Hours, the new studio album from Matt Berry now available to buy. The album was inspired by the half-awake moments you experience before dawn, when the mind makes strange connections and worries seem to amplify. It explores themes of death, religion, loneliness and the changing of [...]

September 16, 2016 // 1 Comment

Morgana’s Agency coming soon

With news of Mel & Sue’s departure from The Great British Bake Off in the midst of a controversial buy-out, the duo are going to be looking for fresh work opportunities soon – so they may want to look ahead to see what their alter-egos do in Morgana Robinson‘s long awaited [...]

September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Berry on Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has announced a raft of brand new comedy shows, one of which will star Matt Berry. On the subject of his new show, Matt Berry: My Life in Broadcast, Matt has said: “I’m very excited to be back on Radio 4, this time to present a history of some interviews I took part in, dating [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Matt Berry Album

Matt Berry‘s new album, The Small Hours, will be released on 16th September. The Small Hours has been described as Matt’s most personal album yet, and explores themes of death, religion, loneliness and the changing of the seasons. Matt says it “Refers to the small hours before [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry To Voice New Asterix Film

The UK adaptation of the 2014 animated French film Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods will be released in UK cinemas this summer. Matt Berry will be voicing one of the characters in the film although, sadly, it won’t be one of the main duo; instead Asterix will be voiced by Jack Whitehall, [...]

June 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

Matt Berry & The Maypoles in Hoxton

As it says on the poster, Matt Berry and the Maypoles are performing at Hoxton Hall on Friday 26th August at 7pm. What it doesn’t tell you, is that this is a warm up for a full national tour in the Autumn! Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 2nd June) at 9 am and are available here. [...]

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry & The Maypoles Shows

Matt Berry And the Maypoles have announced a handful of live performances for later this year. So far three consecutive dates have been confirmed, but based on previous form there may be more still to be announced. If there are, we’ll let you know via twitter, so please keep checking. The [...]

April 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Turn on the Pilot Light in Manchester

A brand new festival devoted to television and webisodes is launching in Manchester next month. Pilot Light TV Festival offers four days of screenings, new & old, plus exclusive panels featuring the writers, producers, directors, actors and more behind them. Of course, we wouldn’t be [...]

April 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Hunderby Thursday, 10:00pm, Sky Atlantic A two part return for Julia Davis black comedy, featuring Rufus Jones, Alex MacQueen and Reece Shearsmith. For Hunderby coverage, CLICK HERE. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments