Richard Ayoade

A Delve Into The Submarine

If you don’t know already, Richard Ayoade of IT Crowd fame, has directed his debut feature film, Submarine. With plenty of previous experience behind the camera (he’s been credited as script editor on several Mighty Boosh episodes, directed Kasabian’s amazingly bizarre video for [...]

September 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

Fantasy Gaming With IT Crowd 4.0 On DVD

As we have previously reported, the fourth series of The IT Crowd is released on dvd on September 27th. The front cover has been revealed, and continues the computer-game feel of the previous seasons with a Rock Band flavoured theme. Extras have now also been confirmed for the package, and will [...]

September 4, 2010 // 1 Comment

The IT Crowd: Peelers Favourites

In the last few weeks, we’ve been asking you, dear peelers, to submit your top three episodes of The IT Crowd to TVO in order to determine which episode is your favourite (so far!). The results are now in, and we can confirm your top ten episodes, in reverse order!  What will be crowned the [...]

June 25, 2010 // 2 Comments

Much More Than Moss

As part of The Velvet Onion’s week of special happenings to honour the new series of the IT Crowd, we’re shining the spotlight on cast member Richard Ayoade’s notable achievements behind the scenes. If you were to compile a list of the writers and directors who have had a genuine [...]

June 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Version 4.0

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is almost upon us.  The IT Crowd 4.0 hits your tv screens from June 25th courtesy of Talkback Thames and Channel 4, and we’ve got a whole week of articles based around the misadventures of Jen, Roy, Moss, Douglas, Denholm and dear ol’ [...]

June 18, 2010 // 5 Comments

Counting Down to the IT Crowd

As reported last month, the hotly-anticpated fourth series of the IT Crowd airs on Channel 4 on 25th June. To mark this auspicious occasion, The Velvet Onion will be holding a week of exclusive IT Crowd happenings on this here website.  More news about what that actually involves and when it will [...]

June 14, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favorites: Snuff Box

As part of our continuing lookback at projects which may have escaped the attention of some of our readers, or simply passed into faded memories, we elected to take a look back at Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher’s sketch-series Snuffbox. And none of us were more qualified to do that than TVO [...]

May 31, 2010 // 3 Comments

IT Crowd Overload!

Earlier today, director Graham Linehan announced via Twitter, the long awaited air-date of Series 4 IT Crowd! Episode 1 is to have it’s debut on June 25th at it’s usual place over on Channel 4, a specific time is unknown at the moment but I’m sure we’ll all be keeping an [...]

May 26, 2010 // 5 Comments

Bunny Comes To Adelaide!

Bunny And The Bull, the debut feature film from Paul King, is to expand its current theatrical run in Australia with a limited run in Adelaide. The film, which stars Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby and Veronica Echegui as well as featuring cameo appearances from Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and [...]

May 7, 2010 // 2 Comments

A Message From Maurice. Exclamation Mark.

Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to inform you that the Filming of The IT Crowd 4.0 has officially wrapped,  and there certainly are some surprises instore from Graham Linehan and the gang.  We shall educate you in the way of transmission dates, as soon as we can. In honor of this, we at [...]

April 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

4.0 Beta Testing

The IT Crowd 4.0 gets its first chance to impress the public at a special BAFTA launch night next month. The event will see episodes of the new run followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Graham Linehan and actress Katherine Parkinson.  BAFTA hopes other members of the cast will also be [...]

April 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Nathan Barley

After our popular look back at AD/BC: A Rock Opera back in March, we continue our series of retrospectives with Babyonfire’s focus on the cult classic Nathan Barley. You could say that the list of hidden television gems that root from The Boosh is endless, but one that stands out from the [...]

April 23, 2010 // 7 Comments

Bunny And The Bull – Out Now On DVD & Blu-Ray!

Bunny And The Bull is released on dvd and blu-ray today in the UK. The film, directed by Mighty Boosh director Paul King, stars Edward Hogg & Simon Farnaby as two flatmates, Stephen & Bunny. Stephen (Hogg) is a profoundly neurotic young man suffering from a recent bout of agoraphobia, [...]

March 29, 2010 // 6 Comments

More Mighty Japan

A few weeks ago, we told you about The Mighty Boosh coming to dvd in Japan, with the announcement of series 1 across two volumes on April 21st, with series 2 to follow on May 26th. Amazon Japan has now uploaded images of the series 2 covers, and we can confirm that the series is indeed split across [...]

March 9, 2010 // 3 Comments

Mighty Japan

The Mighty Boosh are ready to take Japan by storm, as dvd releases of their tv series have been scheduled for release this Spring. The dvds, which appear to be subtitled, not dubbed, will hit stores on 21st April.  The cover art for “Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2” suggests its a [...]

February 28, 2010 // 5 Comments

Be Part Of The (IT) Crowd

The IT Crowd production offices are offering the chance to appear as an extra in the forthcoming series of the award-winning comedy. The team announced via their Twitter page yesterday that they were looking for people to ‘geek-up’ and send them a photo, with the best looking geeks [...]

February 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

The IT Crowd 4.0

Series four of The IT Crowd, starring Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry is due to begin filming soon – with casting auditions taking place this week. Actor Benedict Wong, familiar to comedy fans for his appearances in The Peter Serafinowicz Show and Look [...]

February 19, 2010 // 3 Comments

NME TV & Vlad Returns

Tv listings for the NME Awards 2010 were confirmed this week, which feature a number of Boosh related nominations. Radio Times has confirmed a 90 minute transmission on Channel 4 of the edited awards ceremony on Friday 26th February at 11:25pm.  The following morning the channel’s popular [...]

February 17, 2010 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: AD/BC

There are times when writing for The Velvet Onion is a matter of simply posting the news of a fresh gig, a dvd release, or a fresh interview.  These don’t come along every day, however, and in an attempt to widen the scope of TVO and keep our faithful readers entertained, we will be [...]

February 6, 2010 // 3 Comments

NME Awards 2010

This year’s NME Awards are up for voting, and once again, The Mighty Boosh are nominated – this time for best dvd, for their Future Sailors tour disc. They’re up against some stiff competition from fellow comedy legends Flight Of The Conchords, Noel’s favourites Kings Of [...]

February 2, 2010 // 2 Comments