The Persuasionists

Alex Beckett 1982 – 2018

The Velvet Onion is tremendously saddened to be writing about the death of actor Alex Beckett at the age of just 36. Beckett, who died suddenly this week, was perhaps best known to comedy audiences for his role as hipster PR man Barney Lumsden in John Morton’s Twenty Twelve and W1A alongside [...]

April 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Adam Buxton on The Persuasionists

Comic legend Adam Buxton has taken a swipe at the failure of his recent sitcom, The Persuasionists, which co-stared Simon Farnaby and Iain Lee. As we reported recently, the show was faced with appalling reviews and terrible ratings, and was eventually dumped in a graveyard slot halfway through its [...]

February 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Time Called For The Persuasionists?

Simon Farnaby‘s latest project, The Persuasionsists, has struggled to find an audience and ended up buried in graveyard slots over the last week. The show, which featured the Bunny & The Bull star alongside cult favourites Adam Buxton, Iain Lee, Daisy Haggard and Jared Christmas was [...]

February 16, 2010 // 2 Comments