Paul Kaye

Kaye and the Apocalypse

Paul Kaye has joined the cast of Anna and the Apocalypse – a new film described as a ‘zombie comedy musical’ that is currently being shot in Glasgow. In the film, a girl and her friends must fight (and sing) their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of [...]

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

BIFA screenings for independent films

The Ghoul and Trespass Against Us are to screen across the UK as part of the BIFI Independents season. For the uninitiated The Ghoul is the directorial debut by Gareth Tunley and stars a bevy of TVO regulars including Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Geoffrey McGivern and Rufus [...]

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paul Kaye is Terry Pratchett

A new documentary about the life of the late Sir Terry Pratchett has been made, starring Paul Kaye as Pratchett himself. Terry Pratchett: Back in Black is the story of the author’s life in his own words, although the Discworld creator sadly died in 2015, before he was able to finish writing. [...]

January 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Back To Being Human

Being Human, one of BBC Three’s most popular, longest running shows, is available again to watch on iPlayer. The comedy-drama series follows the trials and tribulations of three twenty-something housemates trying to live normal lives, despite struggling with some strange afflictions [...]

December 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

BBC Audio Award Nominations

Love In Recovery and Julia Davis’ Couples are among the nominations for Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Awards. The winners are set to be announced in a ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre on January 29th 2017. Love In Recovery is a BBC Radio 4 comedy drama about a group of recovering [...]

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO Terrors in Manchester this month

Mancunians are in for a real treat this month: as Prevenge and The Ghoul are set for preview screenings at HOME. For the uninitiated (warning: you may be on the wrong website) – Prevenge is written by, directed by and stars Alice Lowe alongside Kate Dickie, Mike Wozniak and fellow TVO [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tony Way joins Kay & Coogan in Zapped

Tony Way be joining his former Mongrels co-star Paul Kaye in Dave Lambert‘s new fantasy sitcom Zapped which airs later this year. The series, which we told you about back in June, stars former Inbetweeners actor James Buckley (fresh from The Comedian’s Guide to Survival), as [...]

September 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Berry on Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has announced a raft of brand new comedy shows, one of which will star Matt Berry. On the subject of his new show, Matt Berry: My Life in Broadcast, Matt has said: “I’m very excited to be back on Radio 4, this time to present a history of some interviews I took part in, dating [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Gareth And The Ghoul

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting properly excited about The Ghoul for some time. Now our excitement levels have reached a new level: the writer/director of the film, Gareth Tunley, has been kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Written and directed by Gareth, [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Murder in Successville Series 2

Next week sees the launch of Murder in Successville‘s second series: as the buddy cop celebrity sitcom gameshow hybrid returns to BBC Three on Wednesday 15th June. With a top notch cast of comic talent on board once more, including TVO regulars aplenty, is the second series worth the hype [...]

June 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Coogan and Kaye to be Zapped on Dave

Dave has commissioned Zapped!, a new fantasy comedy from Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan as Executive Producer and a cast that includes Paul Kaye. Baby Cow is the production company of Steve Coogan and Henry Normal which has been behind lots of TVO favourites such as The Mighty Boosh and [...]

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the new inhabitants of Successville

The cult hit Murder in Successville returns to our screens on 15th June, with Tom Davis‘ DI Sleet once again taking a series of celebrity rookies out to solve a murder, committed by one of the famous inhabitants of the downtrodden town. As with Series 1 last year, the show also features [...]

June 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Murder in Successville returns

Cult-hit BBC Three who-dunnit and big ol’ TVO favourite Murder in Successville returns to our screens from Wednesday 15th June. The partially improvised detective comedy gameshow was a huge success for the channel last year, as the likes of Greg James, Dermot O’Leary and Kimberly [...]

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Preview Peek At The Ghoul

This week, we were lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Gareth Tunley’s debut feature film, The Ghoul. Mog made a few notes… Starring Tom Meeten, and with a cast that includes Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Waen Shepherd (who also scores the film – but [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Tom Meeten And The Ghoul

A wee while ago we sat down for a couple of pints in the delightful company of Tom Meeten, to chat about (what was then) his forthcoming UK tour with Noel Fielding. He also talked to us about his latest film project, The Ghoul. Boasting a quality cast and crew that reads like a who’s who [...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Crafty Baftas

Sharon Horgan and Laurie Rose were amongst the winners at this weekend’s BAFTA TV Craft awards. Horgan won the award for ‘Writer – Comedy’ alongside her regular collaborator Rob Delaney for their work on the magnificent Catastrophe, for which the awards – quite [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Sounds of Shepherd

Waen Shepherd has released selections of the score he created for forthcoming Velvet Onion-flavoured movie The Ghoul. The film is the feature length directorial debut its writer, Gareth Tunley, and stars Tom Meeten alongside Shepherd, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Geoffrey McGivern, [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Victoria Wood CBE – 1953-2016

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria Wood CBE, who passed away today. Hailing from the Prestwich area of Bury in the North West of England, Victoria Wood started her career appearing on tv talent show New Faces in 1974, and became a [...]

April 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kaye returns to the National

Paul Kaye is back at The National Theatre for a new adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide. Adapted by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Nadia Fall, the play focuses on Sam (Marcus Adolphy): a man under pressure, with no job, no benefits, and a life trapped in a tiny flat with his wife [...]

April 17, 2016 // 0 Comments