We’re Taking Over!

2013 has only just begun, but already there’s a distinctly Velvet Onion flavour to the UK’s media landscape! Last night you could watch two TVO-related TV shows on the box: Common Ground is the new series of shorts directed by Baby Cow’s Dave Lambert, which started its run at 9pm [...]

February 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

Sightseers Discs In March!

The incredible, multiple award winning Sightseers will be winging its way to home media on March 25th. The film, directed by Ben Wheatley and written by its two stars – Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, has been wowing audiences and critics alike around the world – and it’s not hard [...]

January 29, 2013 // 0 Comments


Sightseers is gearing up for its German cinema debut on 28th February, and a new version of its trailer has been unleashed across Deutschland. For those of you not in the know, the film – directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Alice Lowe, Steve Oram and Richard Glover – tells the [...]

January 7, 2013 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Laurie Rose

With Sightseers having well and truly made an impact in cinemas across the UK, it now moves across to international waters – opening in Australia and New Zealand this week.  TVO were lucky enough to talk to a number of the cast and crew last month, and now we’ve also found the time to [...]

December 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Caravanning in Oz

Sightseers, the darkly comic paean to caravanning, written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, is released today in Australia and New Zealand! If you live in the Southern hemisphere and you’re still not sure that a murderous caravan movie is your cup of tea, take a look at our [...]

December 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Behind Sightseers With Claire Jones

Hot on the heels of our exclusive interviews with the director and cast members of Sightseers comes our chat with one of the film’s producer, Claire Jones. Velveteer Mog managed to grab a quick natter with her to get the inside scoop on how the film was put together. It’s a pleasure to [...]

December 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Tony and Tom go Sightseeing

To celebrate the UK release of Sightseers, we asked stars Tony Way and Tom Meeten a few related questions via the magic of electronic mail… Hello, gents! Now… have you ever been on a caravanning holiday? Tony: Yes. Most of my early childhood holidays were spent in various caravans, [...]

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sightseers: Sights To See

The glorious Sightseers was released in UK cinemas this weekend, and those of you looking for a winter break might want to consider a bit of sightseeing yourselves.  Or, of course, you might want to wait until the Spring! As soon as TVO saw the film, we pictured the pilgrimages which will take [...]

December 2, 2012 // 1 Comment

Sightseers Spotlight On: Steve Oram

Earlier today we profiled Alice Lowe, who played the female lead in Sightseers.  But what of her collaborator, co-writer and co-star? How much do you know about Steve Oram?  Trust us, there is far more to the man than just a ginger beard and a caravan. Please allow us to enlighten you… Many [...]

December 1, 2012 // 2 Comments

Sightseers Spotlight On: Alice Lowe

As you’ve probably gathered by now, here at The Velvet Onion we’re more than a tad giddy about the UK release  of Sightseers. There are many, many things about the film that make it worthy of merit, not the least of which is the rather wonderful person who plays Tina, the female lead. [...]

December 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

COMPETITION: See Sightseers, Win STUFF!

You’d have to be living under a rock, or looking at a different website not to know that Sightseers is released in UK cinemas tomorrow.  Technically, given most cinemas run Thursday to Wednesday, that means it’s out now! The amazing new black comedy from acclaimed director Ben [...]

November 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

Onion Talking: Sightseeing With Rachel Austin

To celebrate the launch of Sightseers into UK cinemas this week, we’ve been talking to members of the cast and crew. Today, we bring you a chat with one of the film’s supporting stars – the up & coming young actress Rachel Austin. Enjoy. The majority of column inches for [...]

November 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Sightseeing With Richard Glover

To celebrate the release of Sightseers into UK cinemas this Friday, November 30th – we’ve been talking to members of the cast and crew. One particularly notable addition to the cast is TVO regular Richard Glover, and we were delighted to catch up with him earlier this week. Here are [...]

November 28, 2012 // 2 Comments

Onion Talking: Sightseeing With Alice Lowe

To celebrate the release of Sightseers into UK cinemas, TVO has been catching up with the creative forces behind the critical sensation, ahead of its release on November 30th. Last week, our editor in chief caught up with one of its stars and writers, Alice Lowe.  Already a regular presence on [...]

November 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Sightseers Week On The Velvet Onion!

The first thing you’ll be noticing on your (we hope) daily visit to TVO today is our usual scrolling banners featuring the various faces of Onion Land are taking a little holiday. The reason for this is to celebrate the UK cinema release of SIGHTSEERS – which is unleashed on November [...]

November 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

Dingly Dell

Those of you keen to get your peepers on Sightseers when it hits cinemas next week will be keen to stick to The Velvet Onion for a series of exclusive interviews with the cast and it’s director next week. But in the meantime, IGN have gone and got you another exclusive clip to tease you [...]

November 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sounds Of Sightseers

More exciting Sightseers news! The original score to the Alice Lowe and Steve Oram film, is now available as a specially mixed limited edition red vinyl record from Rook Films. The ultra-limited numbered 12″  Red Vinyl copies will be signed by the composer Jim Williams and director Ben [...]

November 11, 2012 // 0 Comments


A new 60 second trailer for Sightseers is now available, which you can see below. The film is released on November 30th in the UK, and we strongly urge every single peeler who can get to a cinema that weekend to do so.  Throughout TVO’s history, we’ve championed the work of people [...]

November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments