Richard Ayoade

Bea Joins 8 Out Of 10 Cats

Channel 4 has announced that 8 Out Of 10 Cats and its Countdown spin-off are set to return, with Aisling Bea joining the former as a new team captain. 8 Out Of 10 Cats will be returning for its 19th series (the first since 2014) and a few changes have been made… Jimmy Carr is still [...]

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ayoade Questions Herzog

As part of the BFI London Film Festival, Richard Ayoade will host the UK premiere screening of Werner Herzog’s latest film, followed by a Q&A with the director himself.  The event will take place on Thursday October 13th at Picturehouse Central in London, and the good news is that you [...]

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Big Fat Quiz is Back

The Big Fat Quiz of Everything is returning to Channel 4, and this time it’s not a one-off special but a whole series!  The first edition will air tonight (Monday 15th August) at 9pm on Channel 4, with guests Mel Giedroyc, Claudia Winkleman, David Mitchell, Jonathan Ross, Bob Mortimer and [...]

August 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ayoade on Adam Buxton Podcast

Richard Ayoade is a very busy man at the moment! Whilst in Lisbon with Adam Buxton filming the next series of Travel Man, he found the time to be a guest on Adam’s popular podcast. The pair’s ‘ramble-chat’ has been split into two episodes, which are both available now. [...]

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ayoade at The Prince Charles Cinema

Richard Ayoade will be making a special appearance at The Prince Charles Cinema to introduce a double feature of Submarine and The Double. The Prince Charles Cinema, Central London’s only independent cinema, is showing Submarine and The Double as a 35mm double feature on Monday 8th [...]

July 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

RIP Caroline Aherne 1963 – 2016

The Velvet Onion is extremely saddened to report the death of Caroline Aherne who has lost her battle with cancer, aged 52. Born in Ealing but raised in the Manchester district of Wythenshawe, Caroline Aherne’s breakthrough role was as the elderly chat-show host and agony aunt Mrs Merton [...]

July 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sightings of Travel Man

Richard Ayoade has been spotted filming the next series of Travel Man with some very interesting guests. If, like us at The Velvet Onion, you’re a fan of Channel 4’s Travel Man, you’ll be pleased to know that production of the comedy-travel show’s next series is under [...]

July 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

As Yet Untitled returns

The forthcoming fourth series of improvised chat show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will feature a bevy of TVO related artists, we can reveal. The show – which airs on freeview channel Dave – features the much loved stand-up comic, QI regular and Jonathan Creek star talking [...]

May 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

It’s something of a quiet one this week, with only one new show to see! The Big Fat Quiz of Everything Tuesday, 9:00pm, Channel Four It’s fast become a tradition for households across the land to grab notepads and biros, and try to play along with television’s longest, but most [...]

January 4, 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: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four Matt Berry returns as the larger than life Steven Toast, in the sitcom he writes with Arthur Matthews (Father Ted, Big Train). As ever, Harry Peacock, Doon Mackichan, Tracy Oberman, Tim [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory Returns

The long awaited third series of Crackanory is just over a month away, and the full list of this year’s readers have been revealed. For the uninitiated, the show features big name guests reading twisted tales – intercut with live action and animated segments which quite often star a [...]

November 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Big Fat Quiz Of…Everything

Channel 4’s popular ‘Big Fat Quiz’ series has added a new one – The Big Fat Quiz of Everything! Most of you will be familiar with the format, but did you know the original Big Fat Quiz of the year was all the way back in 2005? Jimmy Carr, of course, is the host in charge of [...]

October 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

More About Dangermouse

We’ve mentioned the new series of Dangermouse a few times before, given that it features a TVO-connected artist as one of the main characters: the very wonderful Kevin Eldon will be starring as the voice of Penfold. Today, however, we discovered that two more of the people we get excited [...]

September 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Stuart Silver Goes Behind The Double

Ever since Stuart Silver‘s days as one half of Noble and Silver, and his Darkplace bit-part work, we’ve had a special soft spot for him, brought back to the fore when he totally killed it in his support slot for The Mighty Boosh at Soho Theatre a couple of years ago. So it was [...]

July 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #36

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… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

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