Rufus Jones

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

So Hot Right Now #30

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…   MAGIC UNLEASHED WITH STRANGE & NORRELL Sunday, 9pm, BBC ONE This week sees the long awaited [...]

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #28

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… A SEANCE WITH LOWE & LLOYD FOR INSIDE NO. 9 The superlative creativity of Reece [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #27

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… W1A RETURNS Smash hit mockumentary W1A returns on Thursday for its second series, with an extended [...]

April 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

W1A Returns

W1A, the fictionalised fly on the wall documentary about life at the BBC returns for a second series later this month. The show features TVO-connected faces, Jessica Hynes (Siobhan Sharpe) and Rufus Jones (David Wilkes) amongst its cast. The new series kicks off with a one hour special, set one [...]

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nominations Announced For The South Bank Sky Awards

The nominations for the ​South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015 have been announced and there are a few TVO people and productions amongst the nominees! Paddington (Paul King and a whole host of TVO faces) has been nominated for Best Film, and all of the shows shortlisted for Best Comedy have a TVO [...]

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 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

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

Hunderby & Partridge Return!

Now there are two more reasons to get Sky Atlantic – and they come in the form of two productions from Baby Cow. The award-winning Hunderby, Julia Davis‘ darkly comic homage to Daphne Du Maurier, will be returning to the channel for a Christmas special. Co-written with fellow [...]

February 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

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

Rufus Jones on the Radio Times

Rufus Jones is one of the stars of this week’s Radio Times cover. The actor, comedian and general TVO legend, is, of course, starring in JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. A three part adaptation, also starring Michael Gambon, Julia McKenzie, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, [...]

February 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

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

The Casual Vacancy Opens Up

BBC One’s star studded adaptation of The Casual Vacancy airs later this month, and as transmission approaches, more information is starting to be made public. An adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel of the same name, The Casual Vacancy centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English [...]

February 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

So Hot Right Now #11

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. CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TVO TELLY FANS! As Noddy Holder once sang: IT’S [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

The British Comedy Awards – Tonight!

Tonight sees the 2014 British Comedy Awards take place in Wembley, with broadcast taking place on Channel 4 tomorrow evening – and as ever, there’s a huge chunk of TVO nominees. As we’ve mentioned previously, Matt Berry is up for a bevvy of awards – with a whopping six [...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

A Third Round of Toast

Toast of London – the bonkers but brilliant sitcom from Matt Berry and Arthur Matthews, is to return for a third series. The confirmation was made some time ago, following the show (and Matt’s) numerous nominations in this year’s British Comedy Awards (set to take place next [...]

December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

TVO Radio Stars

Tune in your radio to hear some TVO stars do their thing. The second series of The Brig Society starring Marcus Brigstocke returned to BBC Radio 4 on Friday evening at 6.30pm – repeated Saturday at 12.30 and on iPlayer. Each week Marcus is put in charge of a ‘thing’ – this [...]

August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments