Noel Fielding

Bea Joins 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Channel 4 has announced that 8 Out Of 10 Cats and its Countdown spin-off are set to return, with Aisling Bea joining the former as a new team captain. 8 Out Of 10 Cats will be returning for its 19th series (the first since 2014) and a few changes have been made… Jimmy Carr is still [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

QI Returns

Long-running panel show QI is back on our screens soon, with a few familiar TVO faces set to appear. The show’s 14th (!) series will focus on the letter N, covering topics from Nature and Night to Nordic and Naked. It will notably be the first series of QI to be presented by Sandi [...]

October 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Aaaaaaaaustralia Screening & Q&A

Steve Oram‘s brilliant simian comedy horror Aaaaaaaah! will be shown at the Lido Cinema in Hawthorn later this week. The screening will include a special introduction and Q&A afterwards. Monster Pictures and Lido Cinemas are presenting a special Friday Fright Nights screening of [...]

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Brown, The Boosh And The Book Club

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion, The Book Club in Shoreditch is hosting a photography exhibition and a series of events in celebration of The Mighty Boosh. Dave Brown, famous for sweating his way through three TV series and two live tours in a hairy [...]

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Noel On Books

Noel Fielding is the latest guest to appear on the podcast Book Shambles. The literary-themed podcast, hosted by veteran comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, has a different guest on each episode to talk about their favourite books and anything else that happens to come up. Noel Fielding is in the [...]

October 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Weird Science On Your Book Shelf

Some of you will be familiar with the Geek Chic podcasts by Lliana Bird and neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis (if not, you can read all about it here). Well now the two of them have taken their oddball scientific stories concept and transferred it into book format. The Mice Who Sing For Sex examines [...]

September 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Trailer Park Fielding Boys Coming Soon

A wee while ago Noel and Mike Fielding were spotted out and about in London, filming with The Trailer Park Boys. It has now been revealed that the show will air on Netflix next month. The Canadian comedy troupe announced the news as only they can: “DEEE-CENT NEWS! We’re pleased as f*ck [...]

September 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Fielding Live Appearance At Rough Trade

Noel Fielding will be appearing live at Rough Trade East to perform on stage and sign copies of his live vinyl album, which was released a few months ago. The event takes place on Wednesday 28th September at 7pm at Rough Trade East, Brick Lane. It’s scheduled to run for around 2 hours. To [...]

September 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

Nothing Compares 2 Noel (In PJs)

Noel Fielding has leant his acting talents to help ceramics designer and friend, Keith Brymer Jones, promote his new range of glassware. Noel appears in the video with Keith in a surreal Morcambe & Wise/Sinead O’Conner mash-up. You can watch it here: The new range of alphabet and number [...]

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Competition: Win Set The Thames On Fire Goodies

Most of our regulars (hello you lovely lot) will be aware that Set The Thames on Fire, a film featuring Noel Fielding in its cast, will be released on DVD, on demand and in selected cinemas next month. To celebrate the release the production company behind the film, Blonde To Black Pictures, has [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Noel Joins Eric Idle Special

Eric Idle is bringing Rutland Weekend Television back for a Christmas special, with Noel Fielding as part of the cast.  BBC Two promises The Entire Universe will be “an extraordinary explosion of comedy, music and dance depicting the birth of The Entire Universe – in just one [...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Big Fat Quiz is Back

The Big Fat Quiz of Everything is returning to Channel 4, and this time it’s not a one-off special but a whole series!  The first edition will air tonight (Monday 15th August) at 9pm on Channel 4, with guests Mel Giedroyc, Claudia Winkleman, David Mitchell, Jonathan Ross, Bob Mortimer and [...]

August 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Set The Thames On Fire Release News

Set the Thames on Fire, the dark, dystopian fantasy film from Blonde to Black pictures which features Noel Fielding in its cast, will be released next month. It will be in cinemas from 16th September (check local listings for details), on demand from 19th September and available on DVD from 26th [...]

August 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Shoreditch Boosh Club

From 20th October this year until January 2017, The Book Club in Shoreditch will become ‘The Boosh Club’ hosting an exhibition and a series of events to celebrate ten years since The Mighty Boosh‘s 2006 tour. The exhibition  – curated by Liat Chen – will feature [...]

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Noel Talks Frankenstein

It’s the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterpiece Frankenstein and Noel Fielding has made an appearance on The Infinite Monkey Cage to discuss it. The ‘pop science’ BBC Radio 4 series hosted by Robin Ince and Brian Cox has been running since [...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Pidgeon, RIP 1947-2016

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report on the death of journalist, author, historian, radio producer and comedy executive John Pidgeon, following a long illness. A celebrated critic whose work in the 1970s included collaborations with The Faces, Slade and Eric Clapton, John moved into radio in [...]

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brakes Gets Special Commendation At Film Festival

Brakes, the first feature film from Mercedes Grower, which features a cast populated by TVO-connected artists, has received a special commendation from the jury at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Brakes, which explores the endings and beginnings of different relationships, stars [...]

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Film Preview: An Early Look At Brakes

Brakes, the new feature film by Mercedes Grower, enjoyed its world premier at the Edinburgh Film Festival last weekend. For anyone who’s missed its recent buzz, Brakes is an new indie film with an impressive cast of TVO-connected faces and British acting talent. It’s often dark, [...]

June 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Making Brakes: TVO Talks To Mercedes Grower

Brakes, the new film by Mercedes Grower premiers tomorrow, Friday 17th June, at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film carries the torch previously held by Steve Oram‘s Aaaaaaaah! and Gareth Tunley‘s The Ghoul, in that it includes a bevy of TVO-connected talent. This makes us very [...]

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

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