Moone Boy

Sitcom Pilots for BBC Two

BBC Two has announced three new sitcom pilots to be part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season, which will start later this month, and plenty of TVO-connected artists are involved. We The Jury Stand-up comedian James Acaster has written this pilot about a man who ends up on the jury of a [...]

August 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Vote For Your Favourite Modern Sitcom

To kick off a celebration of 21st century sitcoms, the Radio Times is inviting you to vote for your favourite. A shortlist of 40 British sitcoms broadcast since the year 2000 has been created by Radio Times critics and BFI TV experts, and the online poll is now open until Thursday 11th August. [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #25

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… PIECES This week sees the online debut of Jack Weatherley‘s sublime short [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #24

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… NEW TO TV AND RADIO THIS WEEK It’s yet another packed week for top notch television and radio [...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #22

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now take a look below. House of Fools welcomes Way & Davis Series Two of House of Fools continues apace this week, with [...]

March 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #21

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now take a look below. NURSE – Tuesday @ 10pm, BBC Two This week sees the launch of Paul Whitehouse‘s new [...]

March 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #20

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now take a look below. MOONE BOY RETURNS This week sees the long awaited return of Moone Boy to Sky 1 HD, once again [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Return of the Moone

The third series of Moone Boy will air on Sky One from March 2nd, and the first footage from the new run is now available. For the uninitiated, Moone Boy tells the story of young Martin Moone (David Rawle) as he grows up in rural Ireland in the early 1990s, and his best friend Seán Murphy, [...]

February 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

The British Comedy Awards – Tonight!

Tonight sees the 2014 British Comedy Awards take place in Wembley, with broadcast taking place on Channel 4 tomorrow evening – and as ever, there’s a huge chunk of TVO nominees. As we’ve mentioned previously, Matt Berry is up for a bevvy of awards – with a whopping six [...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #2

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING BEGINS! The big news this week is that An Evening [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #1

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. COOKING UP A LOVER’S DREAM The former Nemo frontman returned with his new [...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

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 Land Catch Up

The past week has seen a smattering of TVO regulars make appearances across television and radio we didn’t have chance to warn you about ahead of transmission, plus a couple of shows you should already be watching have been airing too. As such, we thought it prudent to give you a quick [...]

March 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

Watch The Return Of Moone Boy Now!

As reported last week, the first episode of Moone Boy  is now available to watch online ahead of Series Two later this month. The show, featuring Chris O’Dowd as the imaginary friend of a young boy in rural Ireland in the late 80s, returns to SkyOne HD on Monday 17th February at 9pm, but [...]

February 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

MooneTube For Series Two

Smash hit sitcom Moone Boy is set to return for a second series next month, and fans of the show will have a special chance to watch the first episode ahead of transmission. The show is the brainchild of Chris O’Dowd, who co-writes the show with Nick Vincent Murphy, and following a [...]

January 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

Emmys For Chris & Rhys

We mentioned a few weeks ago that both Chris O’Dowd and Rhys Thomas were nominated for International Emmy Awards, and we are pleased to announce that the 41st International Emmy Awards took place yesterday at the New York Hilton and there were some TVO faces there to accept awards! Rhys [...]

November 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Onions At The Emmys!

TVO is pleased to hear that both Rhys Thomas and Chris O’Dowd have been nominated for International Emmy Awards! O’Dowd’s sitcom Moone Boy, soon set to return for a second series, has been nominated for the International Emmy for Comedy – an award previously won by The [...]

October 9, 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

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