Matthew Baynton

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 [...]

September 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

July 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Yonderland Returns!

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 [...]

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

June 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

BAFTA Wins For Ayoade & Parkinson

This weekend saw Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson pick up BAFTA TV Awards for their roles in The IT Crowd. The duo were nominated for Best Performance In A Comedy Programme, in the Male/Female categories respectively.  Parkinson faced off stiff competition from Doon Mackichan (Plebs), [...]

May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

November 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

July 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

Psychobitches Starts Thursday

A while back we mentioned that a full series of the superb Psychobitches would start airing in May 2013. Well hold onto your hairdo, because the first episode airs on May 30th! Psychobitches reads like a who’s who of female TVO artists, featuring the likes of Katy Brand, Sharon Horgan and [...]

May 20, 2013 // 3 Comments

The Wrong Mans

The Wrong Mans is a dark comedy thriller co-written by and starring James Corden and Matthew Baynton with Tom Basden and script edited by Jeremy Dyson. It has just been announced that comedy legends Dawn French and Rebecca Front have joined the cast and the show also stars Dan Renton Skinner [...]

January 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

(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 [...]

November 27, 2012 // 0 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

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 [...]

April 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

March 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

This Is More Jinsy

This is Jinsy, the comedy from Sky Atlantic featuring Alice Lowe, Colin Hoult and many others, has been commissioned for an eight-part second series. It will be filmed next year and shown in 2013, for more details see this link. Have a look at our article about This is Jinsy here, and the first [...]

December 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

June 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Horrible Histories Does Horribly Well

BAFTA-winning kids’ TV show Horrible Histories has picked up another well-deserved award! The  CBBC series, starring Ealing Live veterans Simon Farnaby and Ben Willbond alongside Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Matthew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and occasionally the likes of Alice [...]

March 18, 2011 // 2 Comments

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