Murder in Successville

Preview Images: Action Team

Here’s a first look at new ITV2 comedy Action Team which starts Monday 5th March. The spoof spy action thriller comes from Shiny Button Productions – the team behind hit BBC3 comedy Murder In Succesville. Tom Davis, Successville’s own DI Sleet, stars in Action Team as suave MI6 [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rachel Parris Autumn Tour

Following news of a spring UK tour for Rachel Parris with her latest Edinburgh show Keynote, it has now been announced that she is going on another tour in September with brand new show It’s Fun to Pretend. In her autumn tour, Rachel will be showcasing some of her best bits, from her [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Action Team Teaser

A short teaser has been released for new ITV2 comedy Action Team, starring Tom Davis and Jim Howick. Action Team is a spoof spy action-thriller following a top-secret team of British secret agents charged with saving the world. The cast includes Tom Davis (Murder In Successville), Jim Howick [...]

January 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Parris on tour

Rachel Parris is taking her hit 2017 Edinburgh show Keynote on the road. Rachel has been invited to be a guest speaker at her old school, but what kind of a role model is she really? Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, Keynote explores what messed up message Rachel can possibly offer [...]

January 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

BBC iPlayer Boxsets

The BBC is bringing a host of boxsets and classic programmes back to iPlayer for us to watch over the holiday period. Here’s the list of comedies that will be on BBC iPlayer from 16th December: Inside No. 9 (Full series boxset) The Mighty Boosh – Series 1 Murder in Successville – [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tom Davis takes on the Crystal Maze

Murder In Successville‘s Tom Davis will take on The Crystal Maze in a Christmas special. Tom Davis will be teaming up with pro boxer Nicola Adams, reality star Ollie Locke, singer Mollie King and swimming champ Ellie Simmonds for the Christmas special, which is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. [...]

November 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Parris on RHLSTP

Rachel Parris is the latest guest on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, or as the cool kids are calling it RHLSTP. The multitalented musical comedian and improviser talks to Richard about her life before comedy, from playing the organ at church and fronting a Christian rock band [...]

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

TVO Talent In The TV Top 100

We’re not entire sure of the significance of the Radio Times Tv 100 List is these days, but given that a fair few TVO folk feature in it, we have assessed it to be very important indeed. Published earlier this week, the TV 100 List is defined thus: “Who are the hottest talents on [...]

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Impressions Panel Show Pilot

ITV is piloting a new panel show based around impressions, featuring Murder In Successville‘s Luke Kempner. The Imitation Game is set to be hosted by Alexander Armstrong and the panellists will include Luke Kempner, Rory Bremner, Debra Stephenson and Jess Robinson. The show’s [...]

June 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Shiny Button’s New Action Team

Shiny Button Productions – the team behind Onion flavoured smash-hit Murder in Successville – is to make a new sitcom for ITV2. Action Team will be a spoof spy action-thriller following a top-secret team of British secret agents charged with saving the world. Tom Davis will star [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Masters at BAFTA Guru Live

There’s a chance to learn from masters of their craft this weekend at the BAFTA Guru Live events in London and Glasgow, and this includes the makers of Murder in Successville and Notes on Blindness. BAFTA are opening their doors for two inspirational days of masterclasses, panels + [...]

May 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Murder In Successville… The Movie?

Tom Davis has hinted that a Murder In Successville film could be on the cards.  In an appearance on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Tom said: “We’ve worked out a way of doing it as a feature… I think we’ve been so ambitious this year to push it, the BBC are so supportive [...]

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Successville Masterclass

As part of their Guru Live weekend, BAFTA are holding a Murder In Successville masterclass with the team behind the hit BBC Three comedy. In the one-off masterclass, Tom Davis (DI Sleet), Andy Brereton (Exec Producer) and James De Frond (Director) will be giving an insight into the [...]

April 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Murder in Successville Series Three

Murder in Successville is back on our screens next week, with a third series once more bringing Tom Davis back as uncompromising cop DI Sleet, alongside a whole new roster of celebrity rookie-cops to help him solve a crime. But is the third series up to the high standards set by the two before [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tom Davis on Drunk History

Murder In Successville‘s Tom Davis will be telling us all about Shakespeare on the next series of Drunk History. The show in which drunk comedians try to recount events from history will return for its third series on Comedy Central from Wednesday 8th March. Here’s what we know about [...]

March 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Top TV Comedy Performances of 2016

No matter what else occurred in 2016, it was a bit of a cracking year for ‘our sort’ of comedy on TV. Within the first few months we were treated to new dark comedies Stag, Camping and Flowers, shortly followed by specials from both Alan Partridge and Philomena Cunk. We also got a [...]

January 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

Davis Meets Herring

Murder In Successville‘s Tom Davis is the latest TVO-connected guest to appear on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. In RHLSTP’s first episode of 2017, Tom chats to Richard about all things Successville, from how the show came to be and where it could go, to [...]

January 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rachel Parris On Tour

Rachel Parris, the newest addition to The Velvet Onion family, is taking her latest award-winning comedy show out on the road in Spring 2017. Although the musical comedian and improv performer might be not (yet!) be familiar to all of you, Rachel has a lot of TVO connections woven through her [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Broadcast Award Nominations

The programmes shortlisted for the 2017 Broadcast Awards have been announced, and some TVO favourites of the year are among them. In the Best Comedy Programme category, nominations include Camping – the dark comedy from Julia Davis about a camping trip from hell – along with series [...]

November 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jo Brand Film Cast

Filming has begun on new comedy drama film The More You Ignore Me, with a cast including Murder In Successville‘s Tom Davis. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Jo Brand, which was published in 2009. It’s set in the 1980s, with a soundtrack including the songs of The [...]

November 7, 2016 // 0 Comments