Paul Kaye

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

Steve Coogan and Paul 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

(Grey)Joy! Game of Thrones season six just one week away!

Ten more episodes of fantasy epic Game of Thrones are just around the corner, and fans are quite rightly going into a frenzy over the forthcoming sixth season. What many may not realise is that TVO has ties to the series across previous seasons, and at least one is set to continue in the new [...]

April 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Love in Recovery downloads available

The second series of BBC Radio 4 comic drama Love in Recovery has been made available for download. The show, which features Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, John Hannah, Eddie Marsan and Sue Johnston as recovering alcoholics discussing their lives at their regular meetups, returned to Radio 4 [...]

April 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Peer at Prentis

The BBC have released a series of images of Paul Kaye as the ghostly Prentis in this weekend’s forthcoming two-part Doctor Who adventure. Keen-eyed viewers will have spotted an alien figure who looked a little like Kaye across the series trailers, but with only fleeting glimpses and heavy [...]

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Two Thousand Acres of Sky: Remastered & Released

Two Thousand Acres of Sky has been re-mastered and all three series can be bought in one DVD set. The popular BBC drama ran from 2001-2003 and starred Michelle Collins (EastEnders, Coronation Street) and Paul Kaye. The series revolves around Abby Wallace (Michelle Collins), a single mother living [...]

September 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Who’s Who of when TVO Meets Doctor Who

This weekend sees the launch of the latest series of Doctor Who – the ninth since its return in 2005, and the thirty-fifth overall since 1963. Led once more by Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, with Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald and the sublime Michelle Gomez (Psychobitches) as Missy, this [...]

September 19, 2015 // 3 Comments

Exclusive: The Ghoul Teaser Trailer

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you the first official glimpse of The Ghoul in this tantalising teaser. The Ghoul is written and directed by Gareth Tunley and stars a whole bevvy of his regular collaborators. Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Dan Skinner, Waen [...]

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our Country’s Good

This week sees the opening of The National Theatre’s new production, Our Country’s Good – with Paul Kaye in its ensemble cast. Directed by Natalie Fall and featuring music by Cerys Matthews, the play tells the story of the first convict ship to arrive in Botany Bay in 1788, [...]

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

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