Matt Lipsey

Walliams and Friend is back!

David Walliams sketch series Walliams and Friend returns tonight for a full series, following a pilot special last year, and there’s a smattering of TVO faces to be seen across the run. Last year’s Christmas special was a veritable nest of TVO activity, with Matt Lipsey directing, [...]

November 25, 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 and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

RIP Charlie Philips

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Charlie Philips, who died earlier this week. A BAFTA winning editor for his work on Sherlock, Charlie’s editing career began in 1996, with the Ben Elton penned sitcom The Thin Blue Line starring Rowan Atkinson, [...]

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Man Down Starts Tonight!

Channel 4’s new sitcom, Man Down, starring Greg Davies & Rik Mayall, starts tonight. The show features Davies as a childish schoolteacher – the kind that wants to make a fart-powered hovercraft, no less – whose life goes from bad to worse when he loses his girlfriend and is [...]

October 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jinsy Comes To BFI

Fans of surrealistic sitcom This Is Jinsy can see the first two episodes at BFI Southbank, ahead of their transmission next month. The show – written by and starring Chris Bran & Justin Chubb – returns in the new year, once again featuring Alice Lowe and the legendary Geoffrey [...]

October 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Man Down Already On The Up!

Channel 4 is predicting a smash hit with its forthcoming sitcom Man Down – and with its prestigious cast and crew, we can’t blame ’em! The show stars Greg Davies as a childish schoolteacher, with his oft-remarked lookalike (and all-round comedy legend) Rik Mayall also [...]

August 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

This Is Jinsy, That Is Promotion!

Promotion for forthcoming Sky Atlantic comedy series This Is Jinsy, featuring a smattering of TVO regulars, has begun in earnest over at Sky Atlantic’s official website. The show, written by and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, began life as a BBC Three pilot last year – only for [...]

July 28, 2011 // 3 Comments