Bifa Nods For Sightseers!

Sightseers has scored an impressive seven nominations at this year’s British Independent Film Awards. The prestigious ceremony, sponsored by Moët, takes place on December 9th, and the critically applauded smash – set to reach cinemas on November 30th – takes a bow with multiple [...]

November 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Exclusive: Sightseers Door Hanger Download!

We’re now officially in November – the month The Sightseers is released into UK cinemas, and with 30 days to go until release, a number of promo items are now on the loose. Amongst the postcards from Tina, the lost Banjo posters we showed you recently and the fuzzy gonks, is a [...]

November 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Feeling The Love For Sightseers

Yesterday evening saw the UK Premier of Sightseers, the movie by director Ben Wheatley, featuring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. We’ve been getting excited about it for a while now, and it appears that we’re not alone! Following yesterday’s screening at the BFI London Film [...]

October 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sight(seers) & Sound!

Long running academic film magazine Sight & Sound has a glorious front cover on it’s new issue… Yes, it’s Alice Lowe and Steve Oram as Tina and Chris in Sightseers – that critical darling we simply cannot recommend highly enough from director Ben Wheatley – [...]

October 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Have You Seen Banjo?

We interrupt our regular doses of new wave comedy with a special announcement we felt was too heartfelt to ignore. As any editor will tell you, your inbox is flooded day in day out with completely un-relevant material.  TVO gets inundated with requests to plug this band or that comic with no link [...]

October 17, 2012 // 1 Comment


Four theatrical posters have been released for Sightseers ahead of its release on November 30th. The film, directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, will be previewed across the country in the coming weeks, including a screening on 8th November at London’s [...]

October 11, 2012 // 3 Comments

Sightseers Trailer Sighted!

The first trailer for The Sightseers has launched exclusively via The Guardian website. A cheeky snapshot of a soon to be cult classic, the trailer is the first hint of the promotional campaign for the film stepping up a gear – including a nod from executive producer Edgar Wright, over on [...]

August 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

Sightseers Sighted

With Sightseers currently wowing the crowds at film festivals worldwide, ahead of its UK release on November 30th, we at The Velvet Onion are amongst the lucky few who have seen the film. Earlier this month, we attended a sneak peek at Ben Wheatley‘s third feature, written by and [...]

August 22, 2012 // 5 Comments

Sightseers Touristen

Film fans in Germany and Canada will have a chance to see The Sightseers ahead of its general release in the next few weeks. On Tuesday, August 21st, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram will be guests of honour for the film’s German première at Fantasy Filmfest, Berlin.  The following day, the [...]

August 19, 2012 // 3 Comments

Kill List On Your Shopping Lists!

American peelers can rejoice – as Ben Wheatley‘s incredible feature film Kill List is now available on blu-ray, dvd and digitally across the pond. The hitman horror thriller from the director of the forthcoming Sightseers was a critical smash upon it’s UK release twelve [...]

August 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sightseers Wows The Crowds

Sightseers, Ben Wheatleys’ dark comedy written by and starring Steve Oram and Alice Lowe, has been impressing the critics in Cannes this week. Reviews of the film, which also features Richard Glover, have been springing up everywhere, offering up a consistently positive perspective. [...]

May 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

See Some Sightseers!

At TVO Towers we’ve been getting very excited about the impending release of Sightseers, Ben Wheatley’s follow up to Kill List. One of the reasons for our giddy excitement is that the film is written by its two stars – the splendid Alice Lowe and Steve Oram (playing the parts of [...]

May 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

2011 Pops Off With a Bang!

The final months of 2011 were an exciting time for the Booshniverse. Join us for now for the final instalment of our four-part retrospective as we relive it all over again. . . October October began buzzing with Booshy delights. The month’s start saw previews for the upcoming 25th series of Never [...]

January 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Seeing The Sightseers

The Sightseers will be previewed exclusively on Film 2011 tonight. The film, directed by Kill List head honcho Ben Wheatley is written by and stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, and tells the blackly comic story of a nerdy caravanning couple driven to madness in the Yorkshire dales. The project [...]

November 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sightseers Enters Production

Filming commenced this week on The Sightseers – the long awaited film project from Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. Directed by critically acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Kill List), the film sees the duo portraying sheltered holiday-makers Chris & Tina, travelling the English countryside in [...]

October 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

Peeling The Onion: Alice Lowe

You may not know the name, but the face will be instantly familiar.  Over the past decade, Alice Lowe has been quietly making a name for herself, working with the cream of British comedy talent and crafting her own unique and utterly hilarious take on the world. Now, Lowe has teamed up with [...]

February 19, 2010 // 2 Comments