Olivia Colman

Howick in Broadchurch

The third and presumably final series of ITV’s smash-hit drama Broadchurch begins this week, and TVO regular Jim Howick is amongst the new additions to the cast. The brainchild of future Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall, Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman as [...]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spotting TVO links in Ricky Gervais shows

Ricky Gervais seems ubiquitous at the moment, what with his recent film David Brent: Life on the Road, live performances in character as Brent, and a stand-up tour (as himself) scheduled for 2017. So we thought we’d take a look back through Ricky’s television work, from The [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bad Sugar in America

Abandoned Channel 4 comedy pilot Bad Sugar has been picked up by American TV network Fox, with Sharon Horgan on board as a producer. Back in 2012, Channel 4 aired Bad Sugar – a comedy pilot spoofing telenova-style melodramas. It centred around a wealthy, highly dysfunctional family, [...]

October 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Perennial bloom for Flowers

Flowers – the highly acclaimed Channel 4 comedy starring Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman – has been renewed for a second series. Created by Will Sharpe, the second series will once again be a co-production with US streaming service Seeso, which offers American audiences the chance [...]

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Flowers DVD Out On Monday

The highly acclaimed Channel 4 series featuring Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman will be released on DVD next week. Forever associated with the birthday of John Taylor (Duran Duran) thanks to my 13 year-old self, this year June 20th will instead be recognised as the release date of the DVD of [...]

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cuban Fury At Last!

It seems that Cuban Fury, the Salsa Dancing spectacular starring Nick Frost and Chris O’Dowd, will finally come out, in the UK, on Valentines Day 2014. A new trailer and poster have been released for the film, which also stars Rashida Jones, Kayvan Novak, Olivia Colman and Ian McShane, as [...]

November 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Bad Sugar Decayed

The proposed six-part series Bad Sugar has become a victim of success, having been cancelled by Channel 4. The show was to follow the original pilot episode last year – a twisted spoof of telenovellas written by Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Four Lions and Fresh Meat), and [...]

July 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Bad Sugar Sweetens Channel 4

Bad Sugar – the one-off grandiose soap-spoof featuring Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan and Olivia Colman, is set to return. The spoof of Dallas and Dynasty, given a thoroughly British twist, was one of the highlights of the recent Funny Fortnight for the broadcaster. Written by Peep [...]

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites!

Details have emerged of the exact transmission times for much of the programming in Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight – which features a number of TVO faces in new productions and old favourites. These include Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan in Bad Sugar, Matt Berry in Toast Of [...]

August 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

Funny Fortnight Forthcoming!

Channel 4 have released more details of their Funny Fortnight next month, which features more than a smattering of TVO regulars and influences. Over 30 hours of programming across two weeks of television, the season promises brand new shows, excellent stand up and familiar faces staging their [...]

July 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

Have A Good Look Around You

It’s been 10 years since Look Around You first burst upon our TV screens, and to celebrate the BFI is holding a screening of all eight of the ten-minute episodes followed by a Q&A session with the creators of this award-winning show, Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz! The event takes [...]

December 13, 2011 // 2 Comments

Pour Some Bad Sugar On Me

Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan will star in new spoof telenovela style melodrama Bad Sugar. The half-hour pilot for Bad Sugar was recently commissioned by Channel 4. The show will star the highly acclaimed comic actresses Julia Davis, Olivia Colman and Sharon Horgan. The actresses have also [...]

December 3, 2011 // 5 Comments