Steve Coogan

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

Coogan & Brydon Tripping Again

The new series of The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, will start filming in September. The third series of the part-improvised comedy travelogue will be filmed in Spain. The duo will be visiting Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia. We hope, [...]

July 3, 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

Coogan and Kaye to be Zapped on Dave

Dave has commissioned Zapped!, a new fantasy comedy from Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan as Executive Producer and a cast that includes Paul Kaye. Baby Cow is the production company of Steve Coogan and Henry Normal which has been behind lots of TVO favourites such as The Mighty Boosh and [...]

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Alan Partridge’s Scissored Isle

Bank Holiday Monday sees Steve Coogan return to the role of Alan Partridge once more in his latest Sky Atlantic special: Scissored Isle.  Produced by regular Baby Cow collaborators Dave Lambert and Ted Dowd, the special sees Alan tackle Broken Britain in a bid to fix his broken career. But [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Victoria Wood CBE – 1953-2016

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria Wood CBE, who passed away today. Hailing from the Prestwich area of Bury in the North West of England, Victoria Wood started her career appearing on tv talent show New Faces in 1974, and became a [...]

April 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Partridge in a TFI Tree

Twenty years since his first, and only festive special, ended in disaster for Norwich’s most infamous broadcaster Alan Partidge, he returns to Prime Time mainstream TV this Christmas as co-presenter of the TFI Friday Christmas special. Regular host Chris Evans will be joined by Alan for a [...]

December 1, 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

Iannucci Interviews Coogan

A few weeks ago we told you about an event which was being run by The Guardian to mark the publication of Steve Cogan’s memoir Easily Distracted.  The event featured Steve in conversation with long-time collaborator and fellow comedy legend, Armando Iannucci. Tickets were notoriously difficult [...]

October 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Easily Distracted now available from all…

…Sorry, what were we saying, again? Ah yes – Easily Distracted, the long awaited autobiography from Steve Coogan is available to buy now. Telling Steve’s story from his early days in Manchester, the book navigates through his impressive career across Spitting Image, On The [...]

October 7, 2015 // 1 Comment