Mid Morning Matters

A Case of Identity: TVO meets Sherlock

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Season 4 of Sherlock and references to episodes in previous series. It’s one of the biggest shows in television and as secretive as its stars are lucrative, so it was a pleasant surprise even to TVO that Katy Wix appeared in the latest episode of [...]

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Manchester Book Signing For Partridge

Alan Partridge is making the trip from Norwich to Manchester to launch his new travel book. Expect to see Steve Coogan somewhere in the vicinity too. Steve’s alter ego will be at Waterstones Deansgate on 25th October to sign copies of his new book Alan Partridge: Nomad. Alan’s [...]

October 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hunderby & Partridge Return!

Now there are two more reasons to get Sky Atlantic – and they come in the form of two productions from Baby Cow. The award-winning Hunderby, Julia Davis‘ darkly comic homage to Daphne Du Maurier, will be returning to the channel for a Christmas special. Co-written with fellow [...]

February 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

Partridge Sequel & More!

A second Alan Partridge feature film has been announced, in the wake of last year’s successful debut, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Furthermore, Steve Coogan will also be playing the fictional radio DJ for a second series of Mid Morning Matters on Sky Atlantic. And there are also rumours of a [...]

April 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Behind Many Scenes: A Profile of Dave Lambert

One of the things that distinguishes The Velvet Onion from other entertainment websites is that the artists we write about are in some way connected to one another. And some are more connected than most. Dave Lambert, of Baby Cow productions, is one such person, although you may only know him for [...]

July 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Welcome To The Places Of My Life

Next week sees the long awaited return of Alan Partridge to our TV screens. Back in the late 90s, the then deeply troubled broadcaster told BBC Commissioner Tony Hayers that: “If you don’t do it… Sky will.” – and rarely has that been more evident than in the output of [...]

June 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

Fostering The Funnies

Fosters are continuing their support of great comedy by returning to their successful revivals of Alan Partridge and The Fast Show. The lager giant have been sponsoring individual shows for some time now – most recently including Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy – and are now the [...]

February 17, 2012 // 2 Comments

Mid Morning Sky Matters

Steve Coogan‘s alter ego Alan Patridge has been announced to be moving his show, Mid Morning Matters to Sky in the near future. As we’ve announced previously, the show is gearing up for a second series plus a Christmas special which will air on Sky Atlantic in 2012. Along with  Mid [...]

November 14, 2011 // 0 Comments