Peter Serafinowicz

Celebr-ALAN-tion for Partridge in Manchester

I’m Alan Partridge is 20 years old this year, so the good folk behind the Pilot Light TV Festival are putting on a celebratory shindig in Manchester next month to celebrate. AHA! I’m Alan Partridge 20th Anniversary Celebration Special will see the Norfolk broadcaster, who first rose to [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bad Sugar in America

Abandoned Channel 4 comedy pilot Bad Sugar has been picked up by American TV network Fox, with Sharon Horgan on board as a producer. Back in 2012, Channel 4 aired Bad Sugar – a comedy pilot spoofing telenova-style melodramas. It centred around a wealthy, highly dysfunctional family, [...]

October 24, 2016 // 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

Be Entertained By Mr Sloane

If you’ve watched any UK TV in the past couple of weeks, you can’t fail to have seen the trailer for Mr Sloane, a new series made for Sky Atlantic. But did you notice a couple of familiar TVO-connected faces? Kevin Eldon makes a fleeting appearance in what appears to be a job [...]

May 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Bad Sugar Decayed

The proposed six-part series Bad Sugar has become a victim of success, having been cancelled by Channel 4. The show was to follow the original pilot episode last year – a twisted spoof of telenovellas written by Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Four Lions and Fresh Meat), and [...]

July 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

Berry Aid

Matt Berry appears alongside Peter Serefinowicz and The Thick of It‘s Joanna Scanlon in an online video for Save the Children, based on the Monty Python What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us? sketch. The video features a group of people on a bus, including Bellamy’s People star Adil [...]

March 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Hey Diddly Dee, It’s Paul Kaye And Kylie!

Paul Kaye is part of the star studded cast of the next series of Playhouse Presents for SkyArts, starring alongside Peter Serafinowicz and pop princess Kylie Minogue in a one-off comedy drama. The series allows a number of big name stars a chance to direct their own short films – with the [...]

January 18, 2013 // 1 Comment


Today sees the launch of a brand new CBBC sketch show with a host of big name stars attached. The team behind mega-smash Horrible Histories are unleashing Fit – a sports themed series which will hopefully fill that void left by the demise of Sorry, I’ve Got No Head and once again [...]

January 7, 2013 // 2 Comments

Bad Sugar Sweetens Channel 4

Bad Sugar – the one-off grandiose soap-spoof featuring Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan and Olivia Colman, is set to return. The spoof of Dallas and Dynasty, given a thoroughly British twist, was one of the highlights of the recent Funny Fortnight for the broadcaster. Written by Peep [...]

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites!

Details have emerged of the exact transmission times for much of the programming in Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight – which features a number of TVO faces in new productions and old favourites. These include Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan in Bad Sugar, Matt Berry in Toast Of [...]

August 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

Funny Fortnight Forthcoming!

Channel 4 have released more details of their Funny Fortnight next month, which features more than a smattering of TVO regulars and influences. Over 30 hours of programming across two weeks of television, the season promises brand new shows, excellent stand up and familiar faces staging their [...]

July 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Second Second Coming

A new spoof of The Stone Roses comeback emerged today. The short from the mind of Nico Tatarowicz focuses on the return of the Manchester indie band of the early 90s, and sees the likes of Dan Renton Skinner, Will Andrews and Adeel Ahktar transform into the cheeky Northern chappies, whilst Peter [...]

June 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

Channel 4’s Comedy Celebration

Channel 4 will be marking its 30th anniversary with a fortnight of exciting new comedy – and there are a number of TVO-related artists in the mix! One of the highlights of  Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight is a brand new sitcom, Toast of London, co-written by and starring Matt Berry. Matt [...]

June 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Ball In New York: The Onion Aftermath

Last night saw the latest in a long line of Secret Policeman’s Ball events take place in New York City – the first time the Amnesty International fundraiser has taken place outside the UK. The evening brought a cornucopia of comics together from both sides of the Atlantic, including a [...]

March 5, 2012 // 3 Comments

Have A Good Look Around You

It’s been 10 years since Look Around You first burst upon our TV screens, and to celebrate the BFI is holding a screening of all eight of the ten-minute episodes followed by a Q&A session with the creators of this award-winning show, Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz! The event takes [...]

December 13, 2011 // 2 Comments

Pour Some Bad Sugar On Me

Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan will star in new spoof telenovela style melodrama Bad Sugar. The half-hour pilot for Bad Sugar was recently commissioned by Channel 4. The show will star the highly acclaimed comic actresses Julia Davis, Olivia Colman and Sharon Horgan. The actresses have also [...]

December 3, 2011 // 5 Comments

Jinsy Previews

Sky Atlantic have posted a series of brief preview clips from their forthcoming surreal comedy series This Is Jinsy. The show, which is the brainchild of Chris Bran and Justin Chub, began life as a BBC Three pilot last year, but when the Beeb turned it down, Sky Atlantic picked it up, and have [...]

September 5, 2011 // 7 Comments

This Is Jinsy, That Is Promotion!

Promotion for forthcoming Sky Atlantic comedy series This Is Jinsy, featuring a smattering of TVO regulars, has begun in earnest over at Sky Atlantic’s official website. The show, written by and starring Chris Bran and Justin Chubb, began life as a BBC Three pilot last year – only for [...]

July 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

Haven’t I Seen You Before? Part One

To continue our IT Crowd week, in the build up to the launch of the fourth series on June 25th, we at TVO thought we could be of assistance to those viewers who just can’t quite put a name to a face. The series has had its fair share of cameos, especially during its first season, and a number [...]

June 19, 2010 // 3 Comments