Spencer Millman

Spencer is a Guilty Party

Spencer Millman is one of the talents behind Studiocanal’s new UK television and film banner company, Guilty Party. Announced today by Variety, the film production company is partnering with RED Production Company, actors/writers Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and Johnny Sweet (Together), and [...]

October 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #37

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… MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN Humans, Sunday, 9:00pm, Channel 4 [UK] Sunday, 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), AMC [...]

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #36

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… SMELL THE HOFF Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave Tim Downie and Anna Crilly make guest [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #35

See what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… GET HOFFED Hoff The Record, Thursday, 9pm, Dave This week sees the launch of two new comedy shows on Dave, both with TVO connections.  The first of these is Hoff The Record – a semi-improvised mockumentary based on the surreal life of [...]

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: #34

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… FAREWELL TO SUCCESSVILLE Murder in Successville, Wednesday, 10:00pm, BBC Three It’s been a fun [...]

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #33

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… DOLL & EM RETURNS Doll & Em, Wednesday, 10:00pm, SKY ATLANTIC A year after their near-perfect [...]

June 1, 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

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

In Between The Inbetweeners

It’s hard to miss the current PR onslaught for the new Inbetweeners movie. But did you know that there are a few TVO connection with the film and its cast? Please allow us to enlighten you… First up is a connection which we’d probably categorize as ‘Type A’: the Second [...]

August 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Bleedin-Great-White Polar-Bear In The Room

No, we don’t do elephants. Too cliché.  We’re here to talk about The Mighty Boosh, and we’re sure most of you know why. It all started on Sunday morning, when at the bottom of a pile of showbiz drivel on their website, The Daily Mail ran a short piece, that didn’t even [...]

January 5, 2014 // 7 Comments

Man Down Starts Tonight!

Channel 4’s new sitcom, Man Down, starring Greg Davies & Rik Mayall, starts tonight. The show features Davies as a childish schoolteacher – the kind that wants to make a fart-powered hovercraft, no less – whose life goes from bad to worse when he loses his girlfriend and is [...]

October 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Man Down Already On The Up!

Channel 4 is predicting a smash hit with its forthcoming sitcom Man Down – and with its prestigious cast and crew, we can’t blame ’em! The show stars Greg Davies as a childish schoolteacher, with his oft-remarked lookalike (and all-round comedy legend) Rik Mayall also [...]

August 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

TVO Stars Up For British Comedy Awards!

The nominations for the 2012 British Comedy Awards have been announced, and a number of TVO flavoured productions are, quite rightly, in the running. Amazingly, all four shows up for Best New Comedy Programme can be traced back to these very pages, starting with the [...]

December 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Mighty Teacher

Sometimes the weird and occasionally wonderful world of social media provides an unexpected smile. Yesterday was one such moment, as #ThingsILearnedFromTheMightyBoosh achieved world trend status on twitter. Boosh folk and fans alike seized on the hashtag, using it as an opportunity to share their [...]

September 1, 2012 // 5 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites!

Details have emerged of the exact transmission times for much of the programming in Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight – which features a number of TVO faces in new productions and old favourites. These include Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan in Bad Sugar, Matt Berry in Toast Of [...]

August 13, 2012 // 3 Comments

Farewell Burp

The final episode of Harry Hill’s TV Burp, produced by Spencer Millman, airs tonight on ITV1. Hill’s departure from the BAFTA award winning show, in which he takes a tongue in cheek swipe at the week’s television, has been the source of tabloid confusion for many weeks – [...]

March 24, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Burp Is Back!

Harry Hill’s TV Burp returned for possibly its final series last weekend, once again with producer Spencer Millman at the helm, and has continued to be a ratings winner. The multi-award winning, madcap quick-fire comedy show, in which Harry Hill points out all that is downright ridiculous [...]

February 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Movember Millman

Spencer Millman has joined the Movember cause to fight against cancer and other serious health issues that affect men in the UK. For those who don’t know, every November 1st, men can register at Movember.com with a clean-shave face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and [...]

November 9, 2011 // 1 Comment

Well Good Returns

Spencer Millman has returned to the producer’s chair for a second run of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show. Millman, responsible for The Mighty Boosh, Man To Man With Dean Leaner, Bo Selecta, Does Doug Know? and most recently, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, produced the first series of the [...]

September 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

Forgotten Favourites: Man To Man With Dean Learner

Earlier this year, Richard Ayoade wowed audiences with his directorial movie debut, Submarine. With his next feature in the writing stages, and his former collaborator Matt Holness also writing and directing a forthcoming film, we felt this was an opportune time to look back at their last project [...]

September 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

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