Richard Ayoade

Travel Man with Matt Lucas

Travel Man returns on Friday for a trip to Rome with Matt Lucas. In the new instalment, Richard Ayoade is accompanied by Matt Lucas for 48 hours in Rome. Day 1 sees them take a guided tour in vintage Fiat 500 cars, finishing on top of Gianicolo Hill in time for the cannon being fired – a [...]

October 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Richard Ayoade reads The Grip of Film

Richard Ayoade reads from his latest book The Grip of Film in a new video. The Grip of Film is written by the fictional Gordy LaSure, a man so passionate about film that “he eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film”. The book is released on 5th October [...]

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 Trailer

The trailer and supporting cast for Paddington 2 have been revealed. Paul King (director of The Mighty Boosh and Bunny and the Bull) returns to direct Paddington 2, and he has co-written the film with Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Detectorists). Many of the original [...]

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

TVO Talent In The TV Top 100

We’re not entire sure of the significance of the Radio Times Tv 100 List is these days, but given that a fair few TVO folk feature in it, we have assessed it to be very important indeed. Published earlier this week, the TV 100 List is defined thus: “Who are the hottest talents on [...]

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Matt Berry in Moomins

The Moomins is being revived with Matt Berry among the voice cast. The children’s classic will be back on our screens in 2019, with Matt playing Moominpappa and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as Moominmamma. Also among the cast are Richard Ayoade, Kate Winslet, Taron Egerton, Warwick [...]

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ayoade Book Signing

Richard Ayoade will be at the Prince Charles Cinema on 23rd October to sign copies of his new book and introduce a screening of the film Road House. His new book The Grip of Film is written from the point-of-view of Gordy LaSure, a man so passionate about film that he eats film, drinks film, and [...]

September 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lowe on Distraction Pieces

Alice Lowe is the latest guest on Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces podcast. In the new episode, Alice chats to Pip about everything from Prevenge and pregnancy to the nature of good vs evil. The conversation also covers her childhood in Kenilworth, love of Vic & Bob, and early work [...]

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ayoade In Conversation With Buxton

The Guardian is hosting ‘Richard Ayoade in conversation with Adam Buxton’. The special one-off event will take place on Tuesday 26th September, 7pm–8.30pm, at the Emmanuel Centre in London. Tickets are available now for £20 plus booking fees. The Guardian has organised the evening [...]

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buxton & Hynes Join The Crystal Maze

Adam Buxton and Jessica Hynes will appear alongside host Richard Ayoade in Channel 4’s reboot of The Crystal Maze. In The Crystal Maze, teams of five contestants must navigate the Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic Zones before facing the fans in the iconic Crystal Dome. On their [...]

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ayoade’s Dome Revealed

The Crystal Maze returns to Channel 4 next month, with Richard Ayoade at the helm and designer James Dillon back on board too… and the first tease has been revealed today. As you can see from the picture above, Ayoade takes centre stage in front of the all new Crystal Dome. The series, [...]

May 26, 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

Ayoade in Early Man

Richard Ayoade has joined the cast of new film Early Man. The latest animated feature from Aardman is about a caveman who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. As well as Richard Ayoade, the cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall, Tom [...]

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Return of Travel Man

Good news! Travel Man will return to Channel 4 on Monday 6th March. In the first episode of the new series, Richard Ayoade will be joined by comedian Rob Beckett on a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, for a post-Soviet itinerary including an armoured tank, caviar, vodka and [...]

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ayoade On Fake News Quiz

Richard Ayoade will be one of the panelists on The Fake News Show which airs on Channel 4 tomorrow, Monday 6th February. The one-off quiz show is part of a week of programming about fake news and the post-truth world, which kicks off at 7pm on Channel 4. The Fake News Show airs at 8pm, [...]

February 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Start the Fans! The Crystal Maze returns!

Cult game-show The Crystal Maze is returning to Channel 4 for a full series – and Richard Ayoade is to host! The original series ran from 1990 to 1995 and featured members of the public completing complex physical or mental tasks in locked rooms, in a bid to win crystals which equated to [...]

January 13, 2017 // 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

Preview Pictures: Travel Man in Florence

A Christmas special of Travel Man is coming our way… and on Christmas Day no less! So while you’re lying on your sofa having consumed so much food and/or alcohol that you can no longer move, tune into Channel 4 at 8pm to see Richard Ayoade exploring the Italian city of Florence with [...]

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Get Some Ultimate IT Crowd In Your Stocking

Get those Christmas lists out! A new DVD box set of The IT Crowd has just been released in the US and it will be available in the UK later this month. The Ultimate Boxset includes Versions 1.0-4.0 of the award-winning show as well as The Internet Is Coming episode, and a whole bunch of extras, [...]

December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Special for Travel Man

Channel 4 has announced that Travel Man will return for a Christmas special, followed by two new series in 2017. In the hour-long Christmas special, Richard Ayoade will be joined by comedian and actress Rebel Wilson on a tour of Florence, Italy. Past episodes of Travel Man have featured guests [...]

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments