Matthew Holness

Back will be back

Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of Back. The first series of Back, written by Simon Blackwell (The Thick of It, Peep Show) and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, came to an end last month. Channel 4 have said that it attracted an average audience of 1 million viewers per [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dan Clark’s Screen Talk

The latest two episodes of Dan Clark’s Screen Talk feature three guests with links to TVO. In his Fubar Radio podcast, Dan Clark chats to guests from the big and small screen, asking them about their work and ending each interview by getting them to name a guilty pleasure film or television [...]

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Holness in Angstrom

Matt Holness is set to star in Angstrom, a new BBC Radio 4 comedy spoofing Scandi-noir detective dramas. Angstrom has been written by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, who have previously written for Murder In Successville and Cunk on Shakespeare among others. BBC Radio 4 has compared the [...]

September 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

More About Back

More details have been revealed about new Channel 4 sitcom Back, including that Matt Holness is among the cast. The show’s creator/writer Simon Blackwell (The Thick Of It) has said of Back: “It’s about Stephen (David Mitchell) and Andrew (Robert Webb). They’re in their early [...]

August 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Holness Nominated for Genre Rising Star Award

Matt Holness has been nominated for FrightFest’s Screen International Genre Rising Star Award. The award was established last year to celebrate the work of emerging UK genre talent, and its first winner was none other than Alice Lowe for Prevenge! Matt has been shortlisted due to his [...]

August 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Garth Marenghi Lab Coat Up For Auction

The lab coat worn by Matt Holness as Dr Richard Dagless in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace is being auctioned off to raise money for residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The item page specifies that “Garth (not Matt) will personally wipe/scrape the coat clean(ish) and send it [...]

June 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

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