Peter Capaldi

Look Who’s Back! Doctor Who returns for Series 10

The longest running science-fiction series in history returns next weekend, and you’d have to be living under a rock to not know that Matt Lucas is appearing in ten episodes across the twelve-part series. Series Ten, or if you prefer, Season Thirty-Six, once again stars the inimitable Peter [...]

April 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Matt Lucas returns to Doctor Who this Christmas

Matt Lucas‘ return to Doctor Who will happen sooner than expected, with confirmation that he is to appear in this year’s Christmas special to be found in the new edition of Doctor Who Magazine. Lucas played bumbly alien Nardole for the first time in the 2015 Christmas special, The [...]

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nardole Returns

The BBC has announced that Matt Lucas will be appearing in Series 10 of Doctor Who, reprising his role as Nardole from the 2015 special The Husbands of River Song. Filming on the tenth series of the show (and its 36th overall since 1963), will begin next week in Cardiff, and will see Peter [...]

June 14, 2016 // 0 Comments


Paul King‘s 2014 family blockbuster Paddington will be getting a sequel in 2017, it has been revealed. The film, which starred Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi was based on the much-loved books by Michael Bond about the young bear from darkest [...]

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

BBC Store now open!

The BBC has unveiled the long awaited BBC Store: a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes. And the best news of all is that it’s officially open right now! A large collection of titles across genres are available at launch, [...]

November 5, 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

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

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 #30

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…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #11

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. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TVO TELLY FANS! As Noddy Holder once sang: IT’S [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Who’s A-Coming

This weekend sees the launch of the long awaited latest series of Doctor Who, with the first two episodes directed by TVO regular and all-out genius Ben Wheatley. Episode One, Deep Breath, is a 75 minute special being simulcast in cinemas across the UK at 7:50pm, when the episode airs on BBC [...]

August 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Global Release For Wheatley’s Who

As we mentioned here, the much-anticipated first episode of Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi, will be directed by Ben Wheatley (Sightseers and A Field in England) and features Tony Way. It’s now been announced that the feature-length episode will be shown in cinemas around the World, so [...]

July 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

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

Deep Breath For Wheatley’s Who

Legendary sci-fi smash hit Doctor Who returns to TV screens on August 23rd, and BBC One have confirmed the first episode – directed by Ben Wheatley – will be a feature length special. Entitled Deep Breath, the episode marks the full debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth (proper) [...]

June 27, 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

Wheatley’s Who: Filming Begins!

Filming is now taking place on Peter Capaldi’s first episodes of Doctor Who, with Ben Wheatley at the helm. The director of Sightseers and A Field In England, to name but a few of his masterpieces, was confirmed for a stint on Series Eight (or Season 34!) late last year, and it had been [...]

January 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Ben Wheatley To Direct Doctor Who!

Sometimes there’s no need for puntastic headlines, when the most simple statement can bring the most joy.  Yes, Ben Wheatley is to direct the first two episodes of the next series of Doctor Who. The incredible director has seen his star on the ascent in recent times, following rave reviews [...]

October 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

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