Steve Coogan

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

Return Of The Trip

The Trip will return for its third series on Thursday April 6th. Whereas the previous two series aired on BBC Two, the show has now moved to Sky Atlantic, and the opening episode will see Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon travel to Santander in northern Spain. In a recent BAFTA event to launch the [...]

March 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Film and More Partridge for Coogan

Steve Coogan stars alongside Richard Gere in new film The Dinner. Coogan and Gere play estranged brothers who meet with their wives (Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall) for a dinner where ‘family drama and dark secrets are on the menu’. See the trailer for the psychological thriller [...]

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Top TV Comedy Performances of 2016

No matter what else occurred in 2016, it was a bit of a cracking year for ‘our sort’ of comedy on TV. Within the first few months we were treated to new dark comedies Stag, Camping and Flowers, shortly followed by specials from both Alan Partridge and Philomena Cunk. We also got a [...]

January 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

Fourth Series for Inside No. 9

Before series three has even aired, BBC Two has ordered a fourth series of Inside No. 9. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have been working on scripts for the fourth series over the last few months during the daytime, while they have been treading the boards in The Dresser and Dead Funny [...]

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Coogan Joins Celebrity Gogglebox

Gogglebox returns with its third celebrity special, raising awareness and money for Stand up to Cancer – and Steve Coogan will be one of the people to watch while he watches. Steve will be joined on the sofa by Anna Friel – and an unnamed dog. Other celebrity participants in the show [...]

October 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Partridge on Nomad

In a newly released audio clip, Alan Partridge introduces us to his upcoming book Nomad. The book has been written by Steve Coogan, along with Rob and Neil Gibbons, and is due to be released on October 20th this [...]

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Manchester Book Signing For Partridge

Alan Partridge is making the trip from Norwich to Manchester to launch his new travel book. Expect to see Steve Coogan somewhere in the vicinity too. Steve’s alter ego will be at Waterstones Deansgate on 25th October to sign copies of his new book Alan Partridge: Nomad. Alan’s [...]

October 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tony Way joins Kay & Coogan in Zapped

Tony Way be joining his former Mongrels co-star Paul Kaye in Dave Lambert‘s new fantasy sitcom Zapped which airs later this year. The series, which we told you about back in June, stars former Inbetweeners actor James Buckley (fresh from The Comedian’s Guide to Survival), as [...]

September 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Alan Partridge Goes Nomad

A new Alan Partridge memoir, entitled Nomad, will be hitting the shelves on October 20th this year.  While the bestselling I, Partridge released in 2011 was an ‘autobiography’ of Steve Coogan’s iconic character, Nomad will take the form of a ‘journey journal’ as [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments