Richard Glover

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

Godless Peek

The first teaser trailer for forthcoming short film Godless is now available. The film is, as we’ve previously discussed, the latest effort from FMW Films – the team led by Alan Freestone, Fergus March and James Wren that’s previously been responsible for Peacock Season, The [...]

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Monster News

We’re delighted to report that The Monster, the short film starring Richard Glover, which is directed by Bob Pipe, produced by James Wren and scored by Waen Sheperd, has been garnering plenty of positive coverage recently. The comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love [...]

August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Glover, Wren and Sandling get Godless

Crowdfunding is now open for Godless – a new comedy short written by James Wren and featuring Wren alongside Richard Glover and Richard Sandling. The short tells a tale of hype and propaganda sweeping people off their feet and down into madness. Trapped in their office by a baying [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Film Festival To Champion Indie Talent

Friend of TVO, the very wonderful James Wren, will be hosting Unrestricted View‘s first film festival at his iconic Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Unrestricted View has championed new, innovative  comedy and theatre since 1999, and now the group is turning is attention to film [...]

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s a Trap at the Hen and Chickens!

There’s a rare chance to see the long awaited comedy horror film The Trap at legendary venue The Hen and Chickens next week. Directed by Fergus March, who co-wrote the film with written by Alan Freestone and James Wren, the indie-flick features TVO regulars Alex Kirk, Richard [...]

January 6, 2016 // 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

Rave Reviews For Bill

Bill, the new feature film about the lost years of William Shakespeare’s life, from the team who brought us Horrible Histories, has been wowing critics. Inspired by her own visit to the cinema to see the film (which boasts a bevy of TVO faces), Velveteer Mog rounds up the recent Bill [...]

September 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Monster Tease

The Velvet Onion has received a copy of the brand new teaser trailer for forthcoming short film The Monster. We first told you about the film back in March, when the production was awarded funding by Film London. A comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bill – Out Tomorrow

Bill – the long awaited film about the lost years of William Shakespeare is finally released tomorrow (September 18th), six months later than originally planned. It is written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, who star in the film, along with the rest of the cast of BBC’s [...]

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wunderland Returns

We’re late. We’re late. For a very important date. No time to say Jasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, we’re late, we’re late, we’re late! Yes, it’s not often we’re behind the times, but somehow, a bubble in the Onionverse caused a rift in the comedy continuum [...]

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bad Education in the Summer Holidays

In most cases, the kids break up from school this week, for 49 days of freedom. We don’t need no education, indeed. (Yes, we know we just used a double negative.) What we will need, however, is some Bad Education – as the hit BBC Three sitcom which starred Jack Whitehall, Mathew [...]

July 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Free Comedy Pilots From Audible

Audible, the Amazon-owned company that sells audio downloads, has created five new sitcom pilots which it is giving away for free. The collection is titled This Is Your Pilot Speaking!, and this is the first time that Audible has commissioned original comedy content in the UK. Of course if [...]

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Is Five Again

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you an updated version of our TVO IS FIVE video for your perusal, featuring a cavalcade of comedy legends wishing us a very happy birthday. Some of you may remember at the end of January, The Velvet Onion marked its official fifth anniversary with a string of [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Big News For The Monster

A new short film, starring Richard Glover, directed by Bob Pipe and produced by James Wren, has been awarded funding by Film London. The film, The Monster, is a comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on the set of a dubious film, as he tries to resurrect [...]

March 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

So Hot Right Now #19

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 take a look below. POMPIDOU BEGINS… This week sees Matt Lucas new show Pompidou, co starring Alex [...]

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #18

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 take a look below. COME ON IN… Monday evening puts out the Welcome mat for the long awaited second series of House [...]

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rufus J.ONE.S.how

Rufus Jones will be a guest on tonight’s edition of The One Show to promote this weekend’s première of The Casual Vacancy. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware by now of the JK Rowling adaptation, with its star-studded cast, starting on BBC One this [...]

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #17

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 below. YOU SAY GOODBYE… This week sees the Comedic Guard of 2015 begin to change for the first time, as [...]

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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