Noel Fielding

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

Taskmaster Champion Of Champions

Taskmaster Champion of Champions is coming to Dave later this year. The two-part special will bring together all five of the show’s series champions for the ultimate battle. This means that Noel Fielding, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan and Rob Beckett will be competing, with the final [...]

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Upstart Crow Series 2

Ben Elton’s Upstart Crow returns to BBC Two on Monday 11th September. Sophie Davies has had a look at the Shakespearean sitcom’s second series… When Upstart Crow arrived on our screens last year, it struck a chord with audiences thanks to its very British subject matter – [...]

September 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fielding In New Series Of Upstart Crow

Never ones to follow the herd, we thought we’d bring you some non-baking related Noel Fielding news while the rest of the world is in the thick of a GBBO frenzy. Noel will be appearing in the new series of Upstart Crow, David Mitchell’s Shakespearean sitcom. The first series of the Ben [...]

August 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bake Off: Back Soon

The new (and somewhat controversial) iteration of Great British Bake Off will be hitting our TV screens soon, courtesy of Channel 4. And as most (all?) of you will be aware, Noel Fielding is presenting the show with Sandi Toksvig. Today’s Sunday Times magazine carries an interview with the [...]

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

25 Years of Shooting Comedians

Photographer Rich Hardcastle is crowdfunding to produce a hardback book containing portraits of comedians taken during his 25 year career. The KickStarter page explains: “Whilst recently trawling old hard drives and negative files, Rich has discovered a treasure trove of rare and revealing [...]

June 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Before Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver, is out in cinemas at the moment. And although, strictly speaking, it has nothing to do with The Velvet Onion, the origins of the film certainly do! The 2017 action crime comedy, written and directed by Wright, stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a young, [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Double The Fun In Dalston

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, will be showing a Velvet Onion-flavoured double bill this Sunday, with a combined screening and Q&A for Aaaaaaaah! and Prevenge. With both films emerging from of the hearts and minds of two of our favourite people, and each of them featuring a whole host of [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Noel Fielding to play Alice Cooper

Noel Fielding is set to play rock legend Alice Cooper in an upcoming episode of Urban Myths on Sky Arts. The episode will also star David Suchet as Salvador Dalí, and fellow TVO regular Paul Kaye as Cooper’s then manager Shep Gordon. TVO has seen a sneaky peek, and the results are [...]

May 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Countdown To Taskmaster

The new series of Taskmaster, which features Noel Fielding on the team of contestants, kicks off on Dave on 25th April. To advertise the forthcoming series, UKTV has asked the stars of the show, including Noel, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc, Hugh Dennis and Joe Lycett, to design the [...]

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Noel goes Psycho with Kasabian

Indie rock legends Kasabian have released their new music video, and once again, it features their friend and frequent collaborator Noel Fielding. Noel – who also fronts the surrealistic band Loose Tapestries with Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno – has previously appeared in [...]

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

LOCO Comedy Film Festival

The 6th annual LOCO Comedy Film Festival is coming to London in May 2017, with several TVO-connected films on the bill… Mindhorn + Q&A with filmmakers and cast Friday 5th May at 8.45pm In this comedy film from the minds of Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, has-been actor Richard [...]

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Noel Fielding Joins Bake Off

Noel Fielding has been confirmed as one of the presenters of The Great British Bake Off when it transfers to Channel 4. Noel and QI’s Sandi Toksvig will be stepping into Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins’ shoes as presenters of the iconic cake-based talent show. Noel has recently finished [...]

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Red Nose Day Highlights

The BBC has revealed the lineup for its Comic Relief broadcast on Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017. Here are the TVO highlights of the night… Philomena Cunk Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) presents a new ‘Moments of Wonder’ segment about charity, featuring Richard [...]

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fielding In Herring Pilot

It looks like Noel Fielding is involved in Richard Herring’s new sitcom pilot… The ten-minute pilot will provide a taster for a sitcom about parallel universes called ‘Everything Happens For No Reason’. Unfortunately, being a pilot, it will be for Channel 4’s eyes [...]

January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Taskmaster Tickets

Fancy going to a recording for the next series of Taskmaster, which this year has Noel Fielding among its lineup? Read on… Free tickets are now available to watch the new series of Taskmaster be recorded. In the hit Dave show, which is now on its fourth series, host Greg Davies and his [...]

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments