Matt Berry

What Matt Berry Does in the Shadows

Matt Berry is set to star in a TV version of vampire mockumentary film What We Do in the Shadows. Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), who wrote/directed/starred in the original 2014 film, are serving as executive producers on the What We Do in the [...]

January 22, 2018 // 1 Comment

IT Crowd American-Style (Again).

NBC is having another go at adapting The IT Crowd for American audiences. This marks their third attempt to create a US version of the show, although it will be the first time that the UK series creator, Graham Linehan, will be involved in writing it. In 2007, the network produced a pilot which [...]

December 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buy your onions! Christmas gift ideas from TVO…

Christmas is now only two weeks away, and that means one of two things: you’re either already sorted for present-buying this year, or you’ve got a stressful fortnight ahead. Well, if you’re in the latter camp, we’ve got you covered, as 2017 has been a bumper year for great [...]

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Watch Sleigh with Matt Berry

Short film Sleigh starring Matt Berry and Nigel Planer is now available to watch online. Formerly successful rock band The Kindness are trying to record a Christmas song for their comeback single. It’s the height of summer, tempers are fraying and obnoxious lead singer Rob (Aidan Casey) and his [...]

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

What Are You Like?

Matt Berry makes a guest appearance in the latest music video from Irish chamber-pop outfit Pugwash. Until very recently a four-piece band, Pugwash is now the solo moniker for Thomas Walsh. In their previous iteration, the band supported Matt on his 2013 UK tour, and both Walsh and his former [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sleigh with Matt Berry

Matt Berry and Nigel Planer star in new short film Sleigh. Formerly successful rock band The Kindness are trying to record a Christmas song for their comeback single. It’s the height of summer, tempers are fraying and obnoxious lead singer Rob (Aidan Casey) and his dad Gerald, the officious [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Berry in Victorian crime comedy

Matt Berry is starring in a Victorian crime comedy pilot for Channel 4. Filming started today on the pilot, which has no confirmed title so far. It pastiches gritty 70s detective dramas by transposing the action to Victorian London, notorious for the murders of Jack the Ripper. Matt Berry plays the [...]

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Album From Berry

Matt Berry will be releasing his new album, Night Terrors, on Acid Jazz Records on 17th November. The eight track record, subtitled ‘Nocturnal Excursions in Music’, is the companion piece to his previous release, The Small Hours, a collection of songs about the half-awake moments we [...]

October 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry in Moomins

The Moomins is being revived with Matt Berry among the voice cast. The children’s classic will be back on our screens in 2019, with Matt playing Moominpappa and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as Moominmamma. Also among the cast are Richard Ayoade, Kate Winslet, Taron Egerton, Warwick [...]

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: The Philanthropist

Matt Berry is among a talented comedy cast appearing in The Philanthropist at Trafalgar Studios. Here’s what Sophie made of it… Originally staged in 1970, Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist centres on a group of insular academics, more concerned with their own lives than [...]

May 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Red Nose Day Highlights

The BBC has revealed the lineup for its Comic Relief broadcast on Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017. Here are the TVO highlights of the night… Philomena Cunk Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) presents a new ‘Moments of Wonder’ segment about charity, featuring Richard [...]

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Matt Berry Music Video

A music video has been released for the song Lord Above from Matt Berry’s latest album The Small Hours.  Watch the video below: The Small Hours is available on CD and vinyl [...]

March 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

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