Reece Shearsmith

Buy your onions! Christmas gift ideas from TVO…

Christmas is now only two weeks away, and that means one of two things: you’re either already sorted for present-buying this year, or you’ve got a stressful fortnight ahead. Well, if you’re in the latter camp, we’ve got you covered, as 2017 has been a bumper year for great [...]

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

First look at Inside No. 9 series 4

Inside No. 9 returns to BBC Two on Tuesday 2nd January and some preview images have now been released. Above is the cast image for opening episode ‘Zanzibar’ which all takes place on floor 9 of a hotel. Along with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, the cast includes Rory Kinnear, [...]

December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2017

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… Taskmaster: Champion of Champions Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 20th December at 9pm, Dave Taskmaster series 5 champion Bob [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

League of Gentlemen screenings in the North

The first of The League of Gentlemen‘s three new episodes will be screened in Hartlepool and York in December. The BBC is holding a screening at Hartlepool Town Hall on 14th December at 8.30pm and another at The Guild Hall in York on 15th December 15th at 8.30pm. They are also holding [...]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hangmen in the US

Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen is going to the US, with Reece Shearsmith reprising his role as Syd. The acclaimed play – a dark comedy about a hangman managing an Oldham pub in the 1960s – ran at the Royal Court Theatre in London in late 2015, followed by a run at the Wyndham’s [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reece and Steve on the Adam Buxton Podcast

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are guests on the latest episode of The Adam Buxton Podcast. The episode was recorded live at the London Podcast festival last month. In their conversation with Adam, the duo discuss The League of Gentlemen without revealing much about the upcoming Christmas [...]

October 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Inside No. 9 Preview at the BFI

Two episodes from Inside No. 9‘s upcoming fourth series will be screened at the BFI Southbank on Monday 30th October. The two brand new episodes will be followed by a Q&A with Inside No. 9‘s writers/stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton plus producer Adam Tandy. Here are [...]

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

League of Gentlemen Update

A few more details have been revealed about the upcoming new episodes of The League of Gentlemen. The three 20th anniversary specials will begin filming next month in Manchester and the Peak District. Along with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson, Steve Bendelack is [...]

August 26, 2017 // 1 Comment

League of Gentlemen return confirmed

BBC Two has confirmed that The League Of Gentlemen will be back on screen later this year for three special episodes, commemorating the 20th anniversary of their debut on BBC Radio. Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two, made the announcement today at the Edinburgh TV Festival. In the short [...]

August 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Final Wish from League of Gentlemen Fan

A rather unusual floral tribute was spotted in the back of a hearse yesterday in Carlisle. A confused passer by photographed the vehicle, only to discover that the flower arrangement was an unusal  last request from the chap whose funeral it was, who was a League of Gentlemen fan. Spotted in [...]

July 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Blood On Satan’s Claw

Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Alice Lowe star in a new audio adaptation of classic 1971 horror film The Blood on Satan’s Claw. In addition to Shearsmith, Gatiss and Lowe, the cast of the new adaptation includes John Heffernan, Ralph Ineson, Philip Hill-Pearson and star of the original [...]

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Watch Peacock Season for free!

Peacock Season – FMW Films debut feature featuring a bevy of comedic talent – is ten years old this year, and to celebrate, you can now watch it for free below. The film was written and produced by Alan Freestone, Fergus March and TVO’s very own James Wren, and was made on a [...]

July 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Our Friend Victoria with the League of Gentlemen

Our Friend Victoria concludes tonight with two episodes, one of which is hosted by The League of Gentlemen. Over the last few weeks, the BBC series has been celebrating the work of Victoria Wood. With a different theme and host each week, plus contributions from friends and admirers of Victoria, [...]

May 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

The League of Gentlemen Reunion

“The League of Gentlemen are reuniting” is a headline we’ve seen A LOT over the last few years. But it’s usually just clickbait, with the headline coming from a very vague comment made by either Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss or Jeremy Dyson. This time [...]

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The ending that was cut from Inside No. 9

Spoilers ahead for Inside No. 9 series three episode ‘Diddle Diddle Dumpling’. If you haven’t seen it, turn back now! In the DVD/blu-ray audio commentary for Inside No. 9 series three episode ‘Diddle Diddle Dumpling’, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton reveal [...]

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 offers TVO gems

The forthcoming second annual Unrestricted View Film Festival is due to take place between 24th and 30th April, and the team behind it have put together a packed bill of independent cinema which includes some fantastic TVO treats. For the uninitiated, Unrestricted View has been the resident [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Inside No. 9 Series Four Update

The cast has been announced for Inside No. 9 series four. Filming is underway on the fourth series of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton‘s dark comedy anthology series. We now know that among the guest cast will be Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter), Noel Clarke (Kidulthood), Emilia Fox (Silent [...]

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Inside No. 9 ‘The Bill’

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s dark comedy anthology series Inside No. 9 returns to BBC Two on Tuesday 21st February at 10pm. Sophie Davies has taken a sneak peek at ‘The Bill’… The long awaited third series of Inside No. 9 (series two aired all the way back in [...]

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments