Nicholas Burns

More Marley’s Ghosts

Marley’s Ghosts – the critically acclaimed sitcom about a woman haunted by three ghosts – is to return for a second series. Made by UKTV and broadcast on Gold last year, the show stars Sarah Alexander (Undercover, Smack the Pony) as Marley – who discovers she can talk to [...]

April 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Marley’s Ghosts

Nicholas Burns joins John Hannah, Jo Joyner and Sarah Alexander in a new comedy commission for UKTV’s Gold channel. Marley’s Ghosts features Sarah Alexander (Undercover) as Marley: a woman with a rare gift that comes with mixed blessings: she can talk to the dead. The titular ghosts [...]

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Channel 4 to host Alternative Election Night

As the general election campaigns shift up a notch, all eyes are on Thursday, 7th May, when the United Kingdom chooses a government, old or (hopefully) new. Usually, this has nothing to do with humble alternative comedy websites like us, but this year, Channel 4 is following its tradition of their [...]

April 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Vote At The Donmar

As you probably know, if you live in the UK, there is a General Election happening in May, and The Donmar Warehouse is celebrating this event with “A national television event and a first for theatre and television“. A lot to live up to you might think, but The Vote is certainly on [...]

March 24, 2015 // 2 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

So Hot Right Now #18

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. COME ON IN… Monday evening puts out the Welcome mat for the long awaited second series of House [...]

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Preview: ‘Uncle’ Series Two

This week sees the launch of Series Two of Uncle: BBC Three’s comedy drama featuring Nick Helm as an out of work musician with a 13 year old nephew. Strictly speaking, it’s not a fully Velvet Onion-flavoured TV show, but with TVO regulars Daniel Lawrence Taylor and Nicholas [...]

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #17

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 below. YOU SAY GOODBYE… This week sees the Comedic Guard of 2015 begin to change for the first time, as [...]

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Burns In Breeders

Nicholas Burns is starring in a new play called Breeders at St James’ Theatre in London. The comedy, by Ben Ockrent and directed by Tamara Harvey, offers a fresh take on family, tradition and procreation. It follows the story of Andrea and her wife Caroline, who long to have a baby. Amidst [...]

September 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

One Last Cornetto

The critically acclaimed box office smash The World’s End finally opens in US cinemas this week, and whilst we’d be recommending it to you regardless, the inclusion of a few TVO regulars sweetens the deal somewhat. The film, directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg & Nick [...]

August 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Recruiting With Nic

Nathan Barley‘s Nicholas Burns will appear on stage in the Donmar Warehouse production of The Recruiting Officer. Written by George Farquhar in 1706, it is a tale of love, lustiness and victory in battle and in the bedroom! Also starring in the comedy are Nancy Carroll, Mackenzie Crook, [...]

January 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Booshniverse Stars Appear In Psychoville

Two familiar faces from the realm of TVO have now appeared in the second series of black comedy Psychoville, which, if you were not watching it already, you really should have been… The cult show, written by and starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton [half of the team behind The [...]

June 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Haven’t I Seen You Before? Part Two

Earlier this week, as part of our IT Crowd 4.0 celebrations, we started a helpful rundown of familiar faces who have cropped up in previous episodes, in aid of those viewers who just can’t quite put a name to a face. The series has had its fair share of cameos, especially during its first [...]

June 23, 2010 // 5 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Nathan Barley

After our popular look back at AD/BC: A Rock Opera back in March, we continue our series of retrospectives with Babyonfire’s focus on the cult classic Nathan Barley. You could say that the list of hidden television gems that root from The Boosh is endless, but one that stands out from the [...]

April 23, 2010 // 7 Comments

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