Paul Kaye

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

The Comedian’s Guide To Survival

Paul Kaye, Richard Sandling and Kevin Eldon are amongst the ensemble cast gathered in a new comedy film all about the world of stand-up, The Comedian’s Guide to Survival. Loosely based on the real-life story of journalist turned stand-up comic James Mullinger, the film stars James [...]

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Look Who’s Back!

The first trailer for Doctor Who‘s ninth series has been released, alongside the series launch date of 19th September 2015. The 12-part run will once again star Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) as the time-travelling, two-hearted mad man in a box, and Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara [...]

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #36

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

SunTrap Rendezvous

Next week’s edition of BBC One’s caper-filled sitcom SunTrap features a guest appearance by Paul Kay – as Spanish impersonator Frederico Mercury. The episode sees Woody (Kayvan Novak) go undercover in full blown Nile Rodgers get-up to investigate the murder of another tribute [...]

June 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

View the Humans

This weekend sees the launch of Channel 4’s sci-fi drama Humans – made in collaboration with US broadcaster AMC and British production company Kudos – and naturally, we’re getting hyped about it because it contains a sprinkling of TVO regulars for good measure. Set in a [...]

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #34

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… FAREWELL TO SUCCESSVILLE Murder in Successville, Wednesday, 10:00pm, BBC Three It’s been a fun [...]

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Humans: A Glimpse Behind The Cyborg Adverts

There’s been quite a hoo-ha about Humans, the new Channel 4 sci-fi series which starts in a couple of weeks. The show is set in an alternate present day world in which owning your own Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant – is the height of fashion. It features an impressive [...]

June 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #33

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… DOLL & EM RETURNS Doll & Em, Wednesday, 10:00pm, SKY ATLANTIC A year after their near-perfect [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #32

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… HERE COMES THE SUN TRAP Wednesday, 10:45pm, BBC ONE This week sees the launch of Sun Trap, the new BBC [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell go to Comic Con

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell will be visiting this year’s Comic Con in London this weekend. A panel consisting of Paul Kaye (who plays Vinculus) and Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange) as well as writer Peter Harness, director Toby Haynes and producer Nick Hirshkorn will take place at [...]

May 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

Sun Trap Is Coming

BBC One have released the trailer and a batch of promotional images for forthcoming sitcom Sun Trap – and naturally, there’s a TVO face or two to be found lurking within. The series, originally titled Woody when announced last year, stars Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, Inside No. 9, Bad [...]

May 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #31

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GO GAGA WITH SUCCESSVILLE Wednesday, 10pm, BBC THREE BBC Three’s delightfully silly murder [...]

May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Paul Kaye on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

This weekend sees the long-awaited launch of BBC One’s fantasy epic Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, based on the best selling book of the same name, and adapted by the makers of Wallander, Sherlock and Dotor Who. Set during the Napoleonic Wars in an alternate England where magic was once [...]

May 15, 2015 // 4 Comments