Richard Glover

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 offers TVO gems

The forthcoming second annual Unrestricted View Film Festival is due to take place between 24th and 30th April, and the team behind it have put together a packed bill of independent cinema which includes some fantastic TVO treats. For the uninitiated, Unrestricted View has been the resident [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rachel Parris On Tour

Rachel Parris, the newest addition to The Velvet Onion family, is taking her latest award-winning comedy show out on the road in Spring 2017. Although the musical comedian and improv performer might be not (yet!) be familiar to all of you, Rachel has a lot of TVO connections woven through her [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Red Twelve to Blue Five

There’s no denying it – chances are the first proper Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One is going to break box office records when it opens later this week. Shrouded in secrecy, the film is hotly anticipated, bridging the gap between the sixth film in the franchise (2005’s [...]

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

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