Rufus Jones

Funny people in Dead Funny

Terry Johnson’s critically acclaimed play Dead Funny is returning to the West End, and Katherine Parkinson, Rufus Jones and Steve Pemberton are amongst the cast. The play tells the story of Eleanor and Richard (played by Katherine and Rufus) – a couple with a dilemma. She wants a [...]

September 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

W1A Returns

BBC satire W1A is set to return for a third series in 2017. The second series of W1A was on our screens back in May 2015, and the delay in making a third series has been put down to availability of the show’s cast. Said cast includes TVO regulars Jessica Hynes as nonsense-spouting PR [...]

August 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Pidgeon, RIP 1947-2016

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report on the death of journalist, author, historian, radio producer and comedy executive John Pidgeon, following a long illness. A celebrated critic whose work in the 1970s included collaborations with The Faces, Slade and Eric Clapton, John moved into radio in [...]

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Gareth And The Ghoul

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting properly excited about The Ghoul for some time. Now our excitement levels have reached a new level: the writer/director of the film, Gareth Tunley, has been kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Written and directed by Gareth, [...]

July 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Preview Peek At The Ghoul

This week, we were lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Gareth Tunley’s debut feature film, The Ghoul. Mog made a few notes… Starring Tom Meeten, and with a cast that includes Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Waen Shepherd (who also scores the film – but [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Paddingtwo!

Paul King‘s 2014 family blockbuster Paddington will be getting a sequel in 2017, it has been revealed. The film, which starred Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi was based on the much-loved books by Michael Bond about the young bear from darkest [...]

May 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Tom Meeten And The Ghoul

A wee while ago we sat down for a couple of pints in the delightful company of Tom Meeten, to chat about (what was then) his forthcoming UK tour with Noel Fielding. He also talked to us about his latest film project, The Ghoul. Boasting a quality cast and crew that reads like a who’s who [...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Sounds of Shepherd

Waen Shepherd has released selections of the score he created for forthcoming Velvet Onion-flavoured movie The Ghoul. The film is the feature length directorial debut its writer, Gareth Tunley, and stars Tom Meeten alongside Shepherd, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Geoffrey McGivern, [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gutpunch online

The long awaited short film Gutpunch featuring Justin Edwards and Rufus Jones, is now available to watch online. Written by Andy Yerlett and directed by Adrian McDowall, the short tells the story of 15-year old Adam (Christian Lees), who discovers the man he thought was his father (Edwads) is [...]

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Review: Stag

Julie Burrow looks back at Jim Field Smith's horror thriller Stag, starring Jim Howick, Rufus Jones and Reece Shearsmith. [...]

April 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Series Commissioned From Julia Davis

Sky Atlantic has given the go ahead to a six episode comedy written, directed by and starring Julia Davis, through Baby Cow Productions. Robin’s Test tells the story of a group of couples on a birthday camping trip to Dorset. However, the weekend quickly unravels when party girl Fay [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Hunderby Thursday, 10:00pm, Sky Atlantic A two part return for Julia Davis black comedy, featuring Rufus Jones, Alex MacQueen and Reece Shearsmith. For Hunderby coverage, CLICK HERE. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four [...]

December 14, 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

Hunderby Peeking

The first trailer for the return of Hunderby is now available. Written by and starring Julia Davis (with Barunka O’Shaughnessy co-writing) once more as the wicked housekeeper Dorothy, the show returns for a 2-part special on 10th December, exclusively to Sky Atlantic. Along for the ride [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hunderby Xmas Special – Details

Back in February we revealed that Hunderby, the award-winning dark comedy by and starring Julia Davis, had been commissioned for a  Christmas 2-parter. We can now confirm more details about the festive special, including transmission dates! The first hour-long instalment – once again [...]

November 23, 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

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

Exclusive: The Ghoul Teaser Trailer

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you the first official glimpse of The Ghoul in this tantalising teaser. The Ghoul is written and directed by Gareth Tunley and stars a whole bevvy of his regular collaborators. Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Dan Skinner, Waen [...]

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Stag: New Dark Comedy for BBC2

A new dark comedy thriller commissioned by BBC Two started filming earlier this week on location in Scotland – and the cast features a couple of TVO faces! Stag is a three-part series about a rather nasty stag weekend. It follows a meek school teacher and his future brother-in-law, plus [...]

May 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

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