Philomena Cunk

Cunk on Britain coming soon

Cunk on Britain will begin Tuesday 3rd April on BBC Two. In the new five-part series, Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) will be taking us on a journey through the history of Britain. Since starting out in Charlie Brooker’s Wipe shows, Philomena has presented Cunk on Shakespeare and Cunk on [...]

March 22, 2018 // 1 Comment

Diane Morgan meets Adam Buxton

Diane Morgan is the latest guest on Adam Buxton’s podcast. Aside from Motherland and Philomena Cunk, Adam’s interesting (and very funny) chat with Diane covers all sorts of topics including films, childhood TV, nerves and method acting at drama school, distractions from writing, [...]

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Cunk on Britain confirmed

Charlie Brooker has announced that Cunk on Britain is on its way. Charlie tweeted that unfortunately there will be no 2017 Wipe, saying: “Was set to do it but ran out of road. Am way behind on scripts / dev elsewhere and contrary to my optimistic delusions it turns out I can’t do 400 [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cunk On Britain

Philomena Cunk is set to return to BBC Two with her own five part series: Cunk on Britain. The series will once again be the brainchild of writers Charlie Brooker, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, and feature Diane Morgan as the intrepid reporter exploring the rich, historical journey [...]

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Orders More Cunk

BBC Two has commissioned more Philomena Cunk specials starring Diane Morgan. The current plan is to make three episodes this year, with ideas for themes including Cunk on Punk, Cunk on Modern Art, and Cunk on Jane Austen. An Austen special would be particularly appropriate this year, as 2017 is [...]

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA TV Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 TV BAFTAs have been announced, with plenty of TVO-connected shows and performers receiving nods. Here’s a roundup of the nominations with the TVO-linked ones highlighted: Scripted Comedy Camping (Sky Atlantic) Fleabag (BBC3) Flowers (Channel 4) People Just Do [...]

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Red Nose Day Highlights

The BBC has revealed the lineup for its Comic Relief broadcast on Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017. Here are the TVO highlights of the night… Philomena Cunk Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) presents a new ‘Moments of Wonder’ segment about charity, featuring Richard [...]

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morgan Writing Sitcom

Diane Morgan has revealed that she is writing a sitcom in which she and real-life best friend Maxine Peake play sisters. In an interview with Radio Times, Diane said that the project is in very early stages, with no particular broadcaster attached yet. She is currently working on the script and [...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Top TV Comedy Performances of 2016

No matter what else occurred in 2016, it was a bit of a cracking year for ‘our sort’ of comedy on TV. Within the first few months we were treated to new dark comedies Stag, Camping and Flowers, shortly followed by specials from both Alan Partridge and Philomena Cunk. We also got a [...]

January 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

Two Episodes of Mash are back

Diane Morgan and Joe Wilkinson will perform together again as Two Episodes of Mash.  The double act performed at the Edinburgh Fringe three years in a row from 2008, before appearing on BBC Three’s Live at the Electric and getting their own sketch comedy radio show. Recently though, the [...]

January 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Cunk on Christmas

There’s lots of exciting looking telly this Christmas, and we’ve sneaked a peak at a couple of shows to sample the festive delights. Philomena Cunk – the alter-ego of Diane Morgan – returns with her own festive special, Cunk on Christmas, on 29th December. But is it as good [...]

December 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2016

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing. Drunk History Wednesday 21st December at 10pm, Comedy Central UK Rick Edwards tells the story of the World War I Christmas [...]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Cunk

Diane Morgan will return as Philomena Cunk for another one-off special next month. Cunk on Christmas will put Philomena on a festive mission to track down the true meaning of Christmas, and find out exactly what it is he wants. Along the way, she’ll look at pagan winter festivals, the [...]

November 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cast Announced For David Brent Movie

More cast details and a trailer have been released for David Brent: Life on the Road. Some comedy faces familiar to TVO readers are confirmed to appear in the film alongside Ricky Gervais, reprising his David Brent character from The Office. The mockumentary will follow Brent’s attempts to [...]

June 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Cunk on Shakespeare

As part of their celebrations for the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, BBC Two have commissioned Philomena Cunk to look back at the Bard’s life and works. Set to air on Wednesday 10th May, TVO couldn’t resist taking a sneaky peek… 400 years ago this year, [...]

May 7, 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 and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #25

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… PIECES This week sees the online debut of Jack Weatherley‘s sublime short [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments