Paul King

So Hot Right Now #5

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 below. TVO ON TELLY This week sees the continuing adventures of Trollied (featuring Aisling Bea) on Sky One, [...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

From Pingu to Paddington

No, not the cute plasticene penguin, but the one from Nathan Barley. Yes, Ben Whishaw has been confirmed to play the voice of Paddington Bear in Boosh director, Paul King’s new film about the bear from darkest Peru. Wishaw has replaced Colin Firth in the main role, who left the film in June [...]

July 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deepest Darkest Paddington Bear

The team behind the new Paddington Bear movie, currently in production and directed by Paul King (Mighty Boosh, Bunny & The Bull), have released an image of the cuddly bear from the film – only he’s not so cuddly. In fact, some people think that he looks rather ominous. So much so [...]

June 19, 2014 // 1 Comment


The teaser trailer for Paul King‘s second feature film, Paddington, has been released. Based on the ever popular books by Michael Bond, the long-gestating film tells the tale of an impeccably polite, marmalade loving bear from Peru who arrives at Paddington station and is taken in by the [...]

March 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Bleedin-Great-White Polar-Bear In The Room

No, we don’t do elephants. Too cliché.  We’re here to talk about The Mighty Boosh, and we’re sure most of you know why. It all started on Sunday morning, when at the bottom of a pile of showbiz drivel on their website, The Daily Mail ran a short piece, that didn’t even [...]

January 5, 2014 // 7 Comments

Onion Selling

Whilst TVO appears to be in a ‘proper telly’ lull as we await a few big name shows coming soon, there’s no shortage of Onion faces cropping up on our screens thanks to the world of ad-breaks. Such is the fickle nature of the acting profession – and stand-up comedy for that [...]

September 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Sightseeing With Alice Lowe

To celebrate the release of Sightseers into UK cinemas, TVO has been catching up with the creative forces behind the critical sensation, ahead of its release on November 30th. Last week, our editor in chief caught up with one of its stars and writers, Alice Lowe.  Already a regular presence on [...]

November 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

The King Of Cheese

In between directing movies Bunny & The Bull and Paddington Bear, Paul King continues his assault on the world of advertising with a new commercial for cheese. King directed the new Cathedral City Chedds advert, which broke last month. In the 30 second ad an 11 year old ‘Head of [...]

July 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Paddington’s Poster!

The first poster for Paddington – the second feature film from director Paul King – has been released today. We’ve been desperate to see this project ever since Paul mentioned it as a possibility before The Velvet Onion was more than a twinkle in our editor’s eye, and [...]

June 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Paddington Coming Soon?

It usually takes a slow news day for the media to start digging up stories announced a long time ago, but sometimes, it’s because said story has stepped up a gear. The planned live-action/cgi remake of Paddington Bear – which was attached to TVO’s very own Paul King back in [...]

May 10, 2012 // 2 Comments

The Milky Boosh

Two key members of the Booshniverse have just re-united for a new TV outing. Before you jump to the wrong conclusion, we’re talking about Boosh director Paul King and Julian Barratt – in an advert for milk. King has directed the 30-second spot for Lactofree lactose-free milk, which [...]

February 23, 2012 // 6 Comments

Even Freer Fulcher

Last week, we told you about Rich Fulcher and Laura Patch in the Paul King directed Freesat TV ad and now there are some extra goodies online! Freesat has uploaded some hilarious extras to complement the final ad. In these videos Rich Fulcher’s character Lance Wormwood, [...]

November 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

Freesat Fulcher

At TVO we love a bit of alliteration in our headlines, so we commend Rich Fulcher for his appearance in the new Freesat TV ad. In the ad Rich plays the part of a pushy salesman…in space (of course). We see him unleashing his confusing sales patter on ‘Team Freesat’ – which [...]

November 19, 2011 // 3 Comments

A Velvet Weekend

What with Halloween being on the most awkward day of the week, we at TVO have been wondering what to do with ourselves this coming spooky weekend and have found there to be a plethora of Booshdom goodies on throughout. Of course, in true Boosh form, this schedule is more suitable for our [...]

October 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Paul King Never Grows Up

The BBC have just announced what’s in the pipeline for BBC Films at Cannes and a familiar name has cropped up amongst this list. Paul King is said to be working on the sequel to the oh-so famous Peter Pan story entitled, Scarlet. The original novel written by Geraldine McCaughrean, is going [...]

May 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

BBC Booshniverse USA!

A string of TVO related shows are coming to BBC America over the next 12 months. First up, comes the recent smash hit Come Fly With Me – the brainchild of Little Britain stars Matt Lucas & David Walliams, which is directed by our very own Paul King.  Also featuring a cameo from Alice [...]

May 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

Sod Cancer… Own Film Props!

Do you want a piece of genuine Bunny and the Bull memorabilia? Would you like to help a good cause at the same time? Yes?  Then you’re in luck.  Sod Cancer is auctioning props and memorabilia from film and television to raise money for The Everyman Male Cancer Campaign. On offer is a model [...]

April 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

TV Bunny

Bunny And The Bull is to receive its free-to-air television premiere next week. The 2009 film directed by Paul King tells the story of obsessive compulsive Steven Turnbull, who has not left the house since returning from a disastrous road trip with his friend Bunny the previous year.  Through a [...]

March 8, 2011 // 8 Comments

King Of The Aunts

  Paul King, director of The Mighty Boosh, Bunny & The Bull, and more recently Come Fly With me is lined up to direct a new project, an adaptation of Eva Ibbotson’s children’s adventure story, Island of The Aunts. The book opens with the infamous line, “Kidnapping [...]

February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

King Of Little Britain

Paul King has been confirmed as the director for a new BBC1 TV show featuring Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The six-part series has the working title Come Fly With Me and is set in a busy airport. It promises all new characters from the pair, along with special guest [...]

May 29, 2010 // 0 Comments