Matt Holness


New radio comedy Angstrom, starring Matt Holness, begins Wednesday 10th January on BBC Radio 4. A spoof of Scandi-noir crime dramas, Angstrom stars Matt Holness as Knut Angstrom – a brooding, alcoholic, maverick Swedish detective from the tough streets of Oslo. Following the death of his [...]

January 7, 2018 // 1 Comment

The Gnomes of Death

Matthew Holness and Stuart Silver are reunited in forthcoming comic audio drama The Gnomes of Death – the latest instalment in cult series The Scarifyers. The story is the latest production from Bafflegab Productions, who, you may recall, recently bagged Diane Morgan to appear [...]

April 21, 2017 // 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

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 [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Halloween Shorts for TVO Regulars

A bevvy of TVO regulars are part of a number of incredible talents making the latest batch of Comedy Shorts for Sky Arts this Halloween. Spencer Millman‘s new production company Guilty Party Pictures, formed this time last year, are making their official debut with three of the shorts in [...]

September 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Holness Gets Tangoed

The latest Tango promotional campaign has been directed by none other than Matthew Holness. The star of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Man to Man with Dean Learner and Life’s Too Short made the switch to directing in recent years, with his debut short 2011’s A Gun for [...]

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Third Round of Toast

Toast of London – the bonkers but brilliant sitcom from Matt Berry and Arthur Matthews, is to return for a third series. The confirmation was made some time ago, following the show (and Matt’s) numerous nominations in this year’s British Comedy Awards (set to take place next [...]

December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Darkplace Live!

The lovely people over at Den of Geek have compiled a ‘where are they now’ about the cast of Darkplace to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show. You can catch up here. Of course if you are a regular TVO reader, none of it will come as a surprise to you, as we give you regular [...]

April 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Darkplace Double Act!

For a wee while now we’ve been getting rather excited about an event that’s taking place this Saturday in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. And now we’ve heard some news that’s tipped us over into being dangerously overjoyed. As [...]

January 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cult Comedy Marathon

If you’re into funny telly shows and you enjoy sitting in the dark, then this will be right up your street! Totally Serialized is running an afternoon of cult comedy viewing at Ciné Lumière in London on Saturday, 18th January. Starting at 2pm, the Cult Comedy Marathon includes [...]

January 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Possum For Matt

Writer and star of Darkplace, Matt Holness, has a new Kindle e-book available to download now. Possum is a short tale of psychological horror, originally commissioned by Sarah Eyre and Ra Page for The New Uncanny collection back in 2008, but now reworked and refined by Holness. The e-book is [...]

October 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

Enter Garth’s Coatspace

Your chance to own a piece of history is here – as the charity auction to win Garth Marenghi‘s white coat and name badge from Darkplace has begun. Garth’s clothing was made to wear in his seminal series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, which first aired on Channel 4 in [...]

September 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Darkplace Memorabilia To Be Auctioned!

Matthew Holness, the creator of Garth Marenghi, has announced on Twitter that there will be an auction of memorabilia from Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace –  the spoof horror series he made with a plethora of TVO names including Richard Ayoade, Alice Lowe, Matt Berry, Julian Barratt, Kim [...]

August 26, 2013 // 2 Comments

Warp Shorts With Matthew Holness

Exciting news… there’s a very rare chance to grill Matthew Holness about his work at the BFI later this week. The man formerly best known as Garth Marenghi will be attending a Q&A session alongside fellow film-maker Ally Gipps as part of Warp Films birthday celebrations. [...]

April 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Continuing Adventures Of Colin Hoult

As those of you who have been following Being Human will know (and those of you who don’t – minor spoiler warning right here, right now), Colin Hoult has been wowing audiences as office nerd turned hedonistic vampire Ian Cramb – aka Crumb.  But with his time in the series now [...]

March 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Joy Of A Gun For George

We’ve been raving about Matt Holness’s debut short film A Gun for George for some time now – and now you can own it on DVD. The dark, violent comedy from Warp Films follows the fortunes of Terry Finch, a frustrated pulp fiction author and loner who is looking for revenge on the [...]

February 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Cornerhouse Rules

Cornerhouse in Manchester, the international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film, is fast becoming the place to go in the North West for your TVO fix! The next Cornerhouse-based happening to schedule in your diary  is The Joy of Six, a programme of six British short films. [...]

October 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Darkplace Remembered

This weekend sees Channel 4 countdown its top 30 comedy shows ever, as part of its Funny Fortnight. One show in the top 30 was somewhat unloved at the time, yet has since gone on to become widely regarded as a cult classic.  Here’s Michael Glynn’s take on why Garth Marenghi’s [...]

August 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

Funny Fortnight Favourites!

Details have emerged of the exact transmission times for much of the programming in Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight – which features a number of TVO faces in new productions and old favourites. These include Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan in Bad Sugar, Matt Berry in Toast Of [...]

August 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

May 11, 2012 // 1 Comment