Simon Day

Birmingham Comedy Festival

The lineup for this year’s Birmingham Comedy Festival includes Matt Lucas and Simon Day. As part of the annual festival, Matt Lucas will be at Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday 14th October to talk about his new memoir Little Me: My Life from A-Z. Get tickets here. On Sunday 15th October, [...]

August 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Clark And Day In Conversation

We enjoy Dan Clark‘s Screen Talk podcasts for Fubar Radio – and we’re rather sad that he’s been away for a while. Thankfully, he’s back! After a 7 month hiatus, Dan returns with another great Screen Talk, this time with Simon Day as his guest. In the interview Simon [...]

August 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Loaded EXCLUSIVE preview clip

Next week sees the launch of Channel 4’s new sitcom Loaded starring Samuel Anderson, Nick Helm, Jonny Sweet and TVO regular Jim Howick, and the good folk at Channel 4 have provided us with an exclusive preview clip while we wait! The eight part series focuses on four friends who have just [...]

May 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Rhys Thomas on Brian Pern: A Tribute

This week sees BBC Four air a special tribute to fallen prog-rock singer Brian Pern, who died last month aged 66 following an unexpected segway mistake. This exclusive documentary for BBC Four also features Brian’s final prophetic interview, which has never been transmitted before as well as the [...]

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Simon Day On Tour

Brian Pern and The Fast Show star Simon Day has announced an autumn tour. Simon will perform his new show In Character across 13 different UK venues in October this year. He will be ‘sharing the stage’ with some of his alter-egos, including: BRIAN PERN – Prog rocker and [...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brian Pern 1951-2017

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report the death of prog-rock legend Brian Pern, following an unexpected segway mistake. The singer was the frontman of 70s legends Thotch, whose hits included Onion Divorce, Worm Equinox, Rock the Nation and enormous festive hit In Dulci Yuletide, before [...]

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Till Death Us Do Part

This week sees the BBC continue to celebrate classic comedy with a host of one-off specials, including a recreation of a long lost episode of 60s smash Till Death Us Do Part with Simon Day appearing as Alf Garnett. TVO took a sneaky look at the special to see how it measures up. Here’s what [...]

August 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Godot for Simon Day

Simon Day stars in the new London stage adaptation of Waiting for Waiting for Godot which premieres this week. The play is written by actor, comedian and playwright Dave Hanson (perhaps best known for his work on Inside Amy Schumer), and originally premiered at the 2013 New York International [...]

August 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Brian Pern Props For Sale

The Prop Gallery is offering bona fide production props from comedy spoof rockumentary Brian Pern: A Life in Rock, which starred Simon Day. Fans of the show can get their hands on three items: (1) a Triffid drum skin, which was used in the second episode of series two, in which Pern presents his [...]

August 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

RIP Caroline Aherne 1963 – 2016

The Velvet Onion is extremely saddened to report the death of Caroline Aherne who has lost her battle with cancer, aged 52. Born in Ealing but raised in the Manchester district of Wythenshawe, Caroline Aherne’s breakthrough role was as the elderly chat-show host and agony aunt Mrs Merton [...]

July 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Eldon Returns For Missing Hancocks

A third series of The Missing Hancocks has been confirmed, and Kevin Eldon will again be part of the cast. The Radio 4 show recreates lost episodes of the classic radio show, which originally featured Tony Hancock, but with a modern cast mimicking how they would have originally sounded. [...]

May 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pern returns in January

Brian Pern returns to our screens on January 14th, and there’s a brand new trailer to savour below. The third series – 45 Years in Prog and Roll – once again features the hapless prog-rock ‘star’ played by Simon Day from creators Day and Rhys Thomas as we catch [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

BBC Store now open!

The BBC has unveiled the long awaited BBC Store: a new digital service that makes it easy for audiences to buy, enjoy and keep their favourite BBC programmes. And the best news of all is that it’s officially open right now! A large collection of titles across genres are available at launch, [...]

November 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Madchester Pern

As we wait rather impatiently for the third series of Brian Pern, the team behind it have released a mini-episode online. In it, Simon Day returns as Brian Pern – former frontman of prog-numpties Thotch turned activist and world-music inventor. In this installment, we find out about [...]

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments