Richard Ayoade

Travel Man in Brussels

Travel Man will return very soon with a 48-hour trip to Brussels. Richard Ayoade is heading to the capital city of Belgium with Lee Mack. The episode is set to air Monday 2nd April at 8.30pm on Channel 4. It looks like they will be visiting the Atomium… And the infamous Manneken Pis… [...]

March 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Crystal Maze will return

Channel 4 has commissioned more episodes of The Crystal Maze hosted by Richard Ayoade. Twelve episodes have been ordered by Channel 4, including six celebrity specials in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. The new episodes will be filmed in Spring 2018 at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios, and team [...]

January 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

100% Paddington

Paddington 2 – the smash hit family film from written by Paul King and Simon Farnaby and directed by King – has officially wowed the critics like very little else. Movie website Rotten Tomatoes is famed for rounding up as many officially published reviews as possible, to inform its [...]

January 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

IT Crowd American-Style (Again).

NBC is having another go at adapting The IT Crowd for American audiences. This marks their third attempt to create a US version of the show, although it will be the first time that the UK series creator, Graham Linehan, will be involved in writing it. In 2007, the network produced a pilot which [...]

December 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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

Paddington On Display

The Museum of London is hosting an exhibition of costumes and props and from Paddington 2. The follow up to the hugely-successful Paddington is once again directed by Mighty Boosh and Bunny & The Bull director, Paul King, is written by the multi-talented Simon Farnaby, and features follow TVO [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Coming up on Travel Man

Following his trip to Rome with Matt Lucas, Richard Ayoade is setting off on his travels with Sara Pascoe, Joe Lycett and Sally Phillips. Tonight (Friday October 27th) Travel Man is heading to Valencia with stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe. After checking into the Hotel Caro, Richard and Sara set [...]

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

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