Steve Coogan

Christmas Onions 2017

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing… Taskmaster: Champion of Champions Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 20th December at 9pm, Dave Taskmaster series 5 champion Bob [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom?

The BBC has told us what we can expect from Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How and Whom? which is set to air over Christmas. They say: “It has been a quarter of a century since a little known sports reporter was given his own radio chat show by the BBC. Two radio series, five TV series, [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Partridge back on the BBC

It has been confirmed that Alan Partridge will be back on both BBC One and BBC Two. BBC Two will broadcast a 25th anniversary special before the end of the year, marking 25 years since his debut on BBC Radio back in 1992. A BBC One series will then air next year. Both are set to be produced by Baby [...]

August 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alan on Brexit

Steve Coogan has revealed that Alan Partridge will be ‘the voice of Brexit’ when he returns to the BBC. Coogan told The New European that the new series is due to air on BBC2 in spring 2018. Alan was last on the BBC around 15 years ago, and in recent years he has been on Sky (and of [...]

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Celebr-ALAN-tion for Partridge in Manchester

I’m Alan Partridge is 20 years old this year, so the good folk behind the Pilot Light TV Festival are putting on a celebratory shindig in Manchester next month to celebrate. AHA! I’m Alan Partridge 20th Anniversary Celebration Special will see the Norfolk broadcaster, who first rose to [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

MindhOWN – Pre-order Mindhorn on disc and digital now!

Mindhorn – the smash hit film from Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby – will be released on blu-ray, dvd and download in September. If you’ve been living under a rock recently, or maybe just in a bunker filled with merchandise from long-forgotten detective series, Mindhorn is [...]

June 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA for Henry Normal

Comedy writer, producer and Baby Cow Productions co-founder Henry Normal, who was heavily involved in shows including The Mighty Boosh, Nighty Night and Moone Boy, is to receive a BAFTA Special Award. The award will be presented at a private event, including an on-stage interview with John [...]

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Partridge’s Car Could Be Yours!

Steve Coogan fans have a chance to own a replica of the car owned by his most famous creation, Alan Partridge, which is currently sale on eBay. The 1998 Rover Saloon appeared in I’m Alan Partridge and was vandalised with the words “cock piss Partridge”, which was then changed to [...]

June 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Unadorned Truth… on vinyl!

Following the successful reissue of Richard Thorncroft’s cult single You Can’t Handcuff the Wind, recently featured in the movie Mindhorn, a limited edition 3-track 12″ single is available to pre-order by the actor. The film is written by and stars Julian Barratt and Simon [...]

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Review: Mindhorn

Our roving reporter, Mog, has been lucky enough to see Mindhorn twice. The first time she was so absorbed in the film she forgot to make any notes. That probably tells you all you need to know (about both the film and her). On the second run, she was able to remember why she was there; [...]

May 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

You Can’t Handcuff the Wind

…but Richard Thorncroft can, as his legendary long-lost single of the same name is released digitally today. UPDATE! The music video is now available too, and can be watched at the bottom of this post. The track features in Mindhorn – the new film written by and starring Julian [...]

April 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Making of Mindhorn

As we count down to the official release of Mindhorn, the new film written by and starring Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, we bring you the inside story of the development and making of the film, as told by the stars, cast and crew. Ten years ago, Julian and Simon decided they wanted to make a [...]

April 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

Zapped to return

Fantasy sitcom Zapped will be returning for a six part second series later this year, with director Dave Lambert once again at the helm. The fantasy epic for UKTV channel Dave stars former Inbetweeners actor James Buckley as data marketing assistant Brian who is abruptly transported to a [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA TV Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 TV BAFTAs have been announced, with plenty of TVO-connected shows and performers receiving nods. Here’s a roundup of the nominations with the TVO-linked ones highlighted: Scripted Comedy Camping (Sky Atlantic) Fleabag (BBC3) Flowers (Channel 4) People Just Do [...]

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

BAFTA Craft Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the BAFTA Craft Awards, with some well-deserved recognition for Camping and Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle. Here are the nominees in the comedy writing category: JULIA DAVIS – Camping (Baby Cow Productions/Sky Atlantic) PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE [...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment