Preview: This is Going to Hurt

This week sees the release Adam Kay’s medical memoir, This is Going to Hurt, in which the former Mongrels and Crims writer and musical satirist revisits his seven years as a practicing Doctor. TVO took a sneak peek at the results, to find out if you should buy a copy yourselves. As [...]

September 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Adam Kay

The Edinburgh Fringe starts next week, and with a host of TVO favourites heading up throughout August, we are prodding you towards shows you simply have to see. As well as a smattering of interviews, we’ll be bringing you a range of preview ‘Soapbox’ pieces, in which a member of team TVO [...]

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion At The Fringe: Katy Brand

It’s that time of year again. The Edinburgh Fringe starts next week, and with a host of TVO favourites descending upon the city during the month of August, we’ll be bringing you an overview of the shows you simply have to see. To kick things off, here’s the first of our preview [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Thanks For The Memories

Celebrating our 5th birthday this week has caused us to get a wee bit nostalgic. So we thought we’d collate some of those “Do you remember when?…” reminiscences into a Best of the first 5 years of TVO. It’s not a comprehensive overview of everything we’ve [...]

February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mongrels Men at FurCon

FurCon (Further Confusion) is one of the world’s largest anthropomorphic (or “furry”) conventions, and is now in its fifteenth year. This year, two of the puppeteers from Mongrels will be appearing at the event! Warrick Brownlow-Pike (Marion) and Andy Heath (Nelson) worked together on [...]

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mongrels Return – To Dave

Although it’s not quite the return we had hoped for, series one of Mongrels is set to air on Dave from Monday 30th June at 3.15am! As regular readers know Adam Miller‘s foul-mouthed puppet show featured Tony Way as Gary, the owner of a South London pub that just so happens to be surrounded [...]

June 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

Wee Paper People

Regular readers of TVO might remember Paper People – cut out and keep paper models of your favourite TVO folk. We’ve just revisited the site and there are many, many more characters for you to cut out and keep. How many do you recognise from the pictures below? If you can’t wait [...]

June 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Gus The Fox

Today sees the release of the Gus The Fox Scrap Book – the first publication from the salacious vulpine. A friend of the stars and a Twitter legend, Gus has persuaded Noel Fielding to write the forward for his book, which offers a miscellany of snippets and scribblings from his own [...]

November 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Felix Dexter, RIP – 1961-2013

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Felix Dexter, who died on Friday aged 52. First appearing Junior Simpson, Kulvinder Ghir. Robbie Gee and Meera Syal in sketch show The Real McCoy, Dexter went on to appear in a number of landmark comedies and smash [...]

October 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Catch Up With Onion Land

The last remnants of your Easter Eggs are starting to look like wicked reminders of pure liquid gluttony.  Spring is officially here, though some parts of the country seem to have swapped sunshine for snow.  As you stop to take a breath, you realise this seemingly barren period in Onion Land is [...]

April 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

Qurios & The Ice Warriors

An interesting news story with a TVO flavour emerged this week, when it was announced that Curios Entertainment – who created the special effects for several shows we have featured in the past – will be bringing missing episodes of Doctor Who back to life! In a round of Six Degrees of [...]

March 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Legend Of Farnaby

An interview with Simon Farnaby features in a new book available for charity. Legends Of Kids TV 2 does exactly what it says on the tin – and interviews a number of stars from the world of children’s television past and present.  The first volume had some impressive names [...]

December 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Craft Winners!

There were some well-deserved victories for TVO-related TV shows at last night’s Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards 2011/12. The awards recognise the achievements of the people who work behind the cameras – the designers, technicians and and visual artists who help to [...]

November 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

Mongrels 2 Out On DVD At Last!

Monday 8th October sees the long-awaited, almost-cancelled release of Mongrels second (and sadly final) series on dvd. Series Two of Adam Miller‘s foul-mouthed puppet show again featured Tony Way as Gary, the owner of a South London pub that just so happens to be surrounded by vermin [...]

October 7, 2012 // 2 Comments

Terry Nutkins: 1946-2012

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report the death of Terry Nutkins. A veteran of British television, Nutkins presented wildlife shows Animal Magic, The Really Wild Show, Brilliant Creatures and Growing Up Wild to name but a few.   There’s not a person alive in Britain over the age of [...]

September 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

Blinkbox Blitz!

A large dose of classic comedy and recent favourites are now available to watch free online, including, of course, a huge truckload of TVO related content. UK based video on demand service Blinkbox offers television and film from both sides of the pond to download or stream via pc, mac, games [...]

August 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Get Mongrelled! Pre-Order Series 2 Now!

We can now confirm that Series Two of Mongrels finally looks set for an October dvd release. have now joined other online retailers with a potential release date, and as a result, we can finally offer pre-orders via The Velvet Onion Amazon Store. After a string of delays, denials [...]

August 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mongrels Resurrection?

Several online retailers are now reporting that Mongrels Series 2 will be released on dvd in the Autumn. The much missed show, featuring a bevy of TVO favourites but sadly cancelled by BBC Three earlier this year, was all set to be denied a full release of its second season outside of iTunes, as [...]

July 11, 2012 // 1 Comment