The Thick Of It

David Copperfield with Iannucci

Armando Iannucci is directing a new adaptation of David Copperfield. The Personal History of David Copperfield will be Armando’s third film as director after In the Loop and The Death of Stalin. He has co-written the script with Simon Blackwell (Back, The Thick of It). Dev Patel (Lion, [...]

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Space Comedy Pilot for Iannucci

Armando Iannucci is making a sci-fi comedy pilot for American TV network HBO. Avenue 5 (working title) is described as a comedy set in the future, mostly in space. The pilot will be Iannucci’s first work for HBO since leaving Veep and it is due to film in London next year. Meanwhile, [...]

September 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Death of Stalin Trailer

The first official trailer for The Death of Stalin has been released.  Adapted by Armando Iannucci (The Thick Of It, I’m Alan Partridge), David Schneider (The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge) and Ian Martin (The Thick Of It , Time Trumpet) from a graphic novel of the same [...]

August 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Book from Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci’s new book Hear Me Out is now available to pre-order. The man behind I’m Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It is a big classical music fan, and his new book explores this passion. In Hear Me Out, he has written about a range of composers from classical greats such [...]

July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

We Love Sitcom

Jessica Hynes appears as part of a star-studded line up for new BBC quiz special We Love Sitcom this Friday evening. A sort of ‘Big Fat Quiz of the Sitcom’, this hour long special features Ben Miller as quizmaster, alongside four teams of comedy greats, battling it out to be crowned [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Vote For Your Favourite Modern Sitcom

To kick off a celebration of 21st century sitcoms, the Radio Times is inviting you to vote for your favourite. A shortlist of 40 British sitcoms broadcast since the year 2000 has been created by Radio Times critics and BFI TV experts, and the online poll is now open until Thursday 11th August. [...]

July 21, 2016 // 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

Gold After Dark

UKTV Gold are running a new late night strand at the weekends. Starting on Friday (5th), they are “celebrating the very best in dark humour and cult comedy classics every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11pm”. There are a lot of TVO related people and shows, starting with the reason [...]

September 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hunderbafta… With Alan Partridge.

No, it’s not the title of another useless television pitch by yer man Alan, but the news that TVO’s top hitters are up for yet more gongs – this time at the BAFTA Television Awards. The seemingly never ending cycle of BAFTA award ceremonies is no bad thing when the likes [...]

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Own The Thick Of It Signed Scripts!

Here at TVO, we have a huge soft spot for The Thick of It. We haven’t mentioned the show nearly as much as we should have: after all, most of it’s run was before The Velvet Onion was ‘planted’, and last year’s final run got an awful lot of publicity without us… [...]

March 14, 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

Back in the Thick

Acclaimed political satire The Thick of It returns for a long-awaited fourth and final season this weekend, and we’ve got a selection of pictures from the new run to celebrate. The show, which focuses on fictional representatives of both major parties in UK government, was created by Alan [...]

September 4, 2012 // 0 Comments