Tom Meeten

The Apprentice Selection Process

Fresh from BBC Comedy, some never-before-seen footage from the new series of the ‘The Apprentice’. Why are we telling you about this? Well, as you watch the clip you might recognise the two candidates as Tom Meeten and James Bachman. The clip is from the BBC’s new completely [...]

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Lincoln Launched!

This week sees the launch of a new project planning to put the town of Lincoln on the filmmaking map.  The appropriately named Lincoln Studios is the brainchild of one Derek Evans, the co-owner of Ultimate Tan (formerly The Suntan Centre), whose goal is to create the English Hollywood. Now, if [...]

September 20, 2010 // 2 Comments

The Last Summer On Earth

The Velvet Onion has learnt of a very exciting new project hopefully coming your way in the near future – The Last Summer On Earth. Written by the sublime double-act of Steve Oram and Tom Meeten – whom many of you will know from their previous short films and live shows together, as [...]

July 31, 2010 // 2 Comments

Haven’t I Seen You Before? Part Two

Earlier this week, as part of our IT Crowd 4.0 celebrations, we started a helpful rundown of familiar faces who have cropped up in previous episodes, in aid of those viewers who just can’t quite put a name to a face. The series has had its fair share of cameos, especially during its first [...]

June 23, 2010 // 5 Comments

Dead Happy Premieres

The Velvet Onion is pleased to announce an official premiere date for Dead Happy – a new short film featuring Alice Lowe and Tom Meeten. We told you about the short, which has been funded by Sky Movies Indie HD, back in April, and can now confirm it will be unleashed on Sunday 20th June both [...]

June 1, 2010 // 2 Comments

Dead Happy

Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten and Justin Edwards are to star in a forthcoming short film Dead Happy, to be broadcast on Sky Movies this summer. The short – set to air in June – is the brainchild of writer David Lemon and director Nicky Lianos, and has been funded via a Sky Movies [...]

April 19, 2010 // 2 Comments


The latest film in the JackalFilms project is now online! Birdhandler stars the ever-brilliant Tom Meeten as an egg-eating avian fanatic with a very special creature in his care. Written by (and co-starring) Alice Lowe, and directed once again by Jacqueline Wright, Birdhandler is another fine treat [...]

March 29, 2010 // 2 Comments

More Mighty Japan

A few weeks ago, we told you about The Mighty Boosh coming to dvd in Japan, with the announcement of series 1 across two volumes on April 21st, with series 2 to follow on May 26th. Amazon Japan has now uploaded images of the series 2 covers, and we can confirm that the series is indeed split across [...]

March 9, 2010 // 3 Comments

Jackal Films

Alice Lowe has teamed up with the director of her BBC3 pilot LIFESPAM, Jacqueline Wright to launch Jackal Films – a new production company dedicated to bringing you weird and wonderful comedy shorts. There’s a new film promised every month, and they’re available for viewing via [...]

January 31, 2010 // 2 Comments