Matthew Holness

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

Holness Directs His First Feature

Matthew Holness is to direct his first feature film, a psychological horror called Possum. Possum is based on Matt’s short story about a demonic puppet, originally written for the horror anthology book The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease, and now available as an e-book. The story is about [...]

January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spotting TVO links in Ricky Gervais shows

Ricky Gervais seems ubiquitous at the moment, what with his recent film David Brent: Life on the Road, live performances in character as Brent, and a stand-up tour (as himself) scheduled for 2017. So we thought we’d take a look back through Ricky’s television work, from The [...]

December 22, 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

BBC Store now open!

The BBC has unveiled the long awaited BBC Store: a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes. And the best news of all is that it’s officially open right now! A large collection of titles across genres are available at launch, [...]

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dead Funny

News has just reached us via the Ginger Nuts of Horror blog, that a new horror anthology, featuring stories from todays top comedians, will be published on 1st October. The book – Dead Funny – has a few TVO connections, with contributions from Matt Holness, Reece Shearsmith, Katy Brand [...]

August 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Life’s Too Short, The Onion Is Wide

This week sees the première of Life’s Too Short, the latest sitcom from the minds of Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, and whilst media focus is on the big name Hollywood A-List guest stars, there are a couple of familiar faces to fans of The Velvet Onion too. The show is a fictional [...]

November 7, 2011 // 1 Comment

BBC Booshniverse USA!

A string of TVO related shows are coming to BBC America over the next 12 months. First up, comes the recent smash hit Come Fly With Me – the brainchild of Little Britain stars Matt Lucas & David Walliams, which is directed by our very own Paul King.  Also featuring a cameo from Alice [...]

May 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

Friday Night Dinner

Matthew Holness has made a rare television appearance in a brand new sitcom for Channel 4. Friday Night Dinner is the brainchild of Robert Popper, who you may have seen in Look Around You, or more recently in Jackal Film’s Celeberama!. The show stars Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and [...]

February 26, 2011 // 0 Comments