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Zapped S2 Picture Preview

This week sees fantasy comedy Zapped return to Dave – once again with director Dave Lambert at the helm. The star studded series features former Inbetweeners actor James Buckley as data marketing assistant Brian who is abruptly transported to a parallel world he doesn’t [...]

October 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tony Way joins new Gervais show

Tony Way is among the cast of a new comedy drama from Ricky Gervais. The show has no definite title so far, but we know that it’s being made for Netflix and is about a suicidal middle-aged man. Gervais is going to play the lead role and also among the cast are TVO regular Tony Way and Tom [...]

October 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Julia Davis in Electric Dreams

Julia Davis is among the cast of Channel 4’s Electric Dreams. Each episode of the new sci-fi anthology series is based on one of Philip K Dick’s short stories. His writing has previously inspired films including Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. Each installment of [...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

BBC Announces Comedy Pilots

The BBC has announced a whopping 12 new comedy pilots, with casts featuring plenty of TVO favourites. These pilots will air as part of ‘Comedy Playhouse’ on BBC One, ‘New on Two’ on BBC Two and ‘Comedy Slices’ on BBC Three. The Other One, BBC Two A sitcom about [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tony Way In Alternative Rom Com

A new film, which claims to “reinvent the rom com” starts shooting in London next week, and Tony Way will be playing one of the main characters. The Revenger: An Unromantic Comedy is the story of how one man’s quest for love turns to revenge when his wife-to-be attempts to take him [...]

July 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

MindhOWN – Pre-order Mindhorn on disc and digital now!

Mindhorn – the smash hit film from Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby – will be released on blu-ray, dvd and download in September. If you’ve been living under a rock recently, or maybe just in a bunker filled with merchandise from long-forgotten detective series, Mindhorn is [...]

June 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Loaded EXCLUSIVE preview clip

Next week sees the launch of Channel 4’s new sitcom Loaded starring Samuel Anderson, Nick Helm, Jonny Sweet and TVO regular Jim Howick, and the good folk at Channel 4 have provided us with an exclusive preview clip while we wait! The eight part series focuses on four friends who have just [...]

May 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview: Murder in Successville Series Three

Murder in Successville is back on our screens next week, with a third series once more bringing Tom Davis back as uncompromising cop DI Sleet, alongside a whole new roster of celebrity rookie-cops to help him solve a crime. But is the third series up to the high standards set by the two before [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

Onion Talking: Rhys Thomas on Brian Pern: A Tribute

This week sees BBC Four air a special tribute to fallen prog-rock singer Brian Pern, who died last month aged 66 following an unexpected segway mistake. This exclusive documentary for BBC Four also features Brian’s final prophetic interview, which has never been transmitted before as well as the [...]

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Big Field Is Back

BBC Three has ordered an extended-length second series of Big Field, the wonderfully oddball comedy show which first aired on the channel last year. The show, by Darren Dutton and Jonny Roberts, mixes the mashed up sound from popular TV programmes with live action sequences – all set in [...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brian Pern 1951-2017

The Velvet Onion is saddened to report the death of prog-rock legend Brian Pern, following an unexpected segway mistake. The singer was the frontman of 70s legends Thotch, whose hits included Onion Divorce, Worm Equinox, Rock the Nation and enormous festive hit In Dulci Yuletide, before [...]

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yonderbye

Family friendly fantasy favourite Yonderland will not be returning, it has been revealed. The Sky One comedy drama, which ran for three series and a Christmas special, was the work of the original lead cast for CBBC’s Horrible Histories – all of whom have made regular contributions [...]

February 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

Preview: Crackanory Series 4

The latest series of Crackanory is looming and this latest set of episodes features a whole host of TVO regulars. While Episode 1 is available to preview on UKTV Play now, Becca Moody took a sneak peek at the whole of series 4 ahead of broadcast on Dave from January 30th. Here are her [...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

BIFA screenings for independent films

The Ghoul and Trespass Against Us are to screen across the UK as part of the BIFI Independents season. For the uninitiated The Ghoul is the directorial debut by Gareth Tunley and stars a bevy of TVO regulars including Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Geoffrey McGivern and Rufus [...]

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Case of Identity: TVO meets Sherlock

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Season 4 of Sherlock and references to episodes in previous series. It’s one of the biggest shows in television and as secretive as its stars are lucrative, so it was a pleasant surprise even to TVO that Katy Wix appeared in the latest episode of [...]

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spotting TVO links in Ricky Gervais shows

Ricky Gervais seems ubiquitous at the moment, what with his recent film David Brent: Life on the Road, live performances in character as Brent, and a stand-up tour (as himself) scheduled for 2017. So we thought we’d take a look back through Ricky’s television work, from The [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Crackanory Returns

Crackanory is set to return for a fourth series on Dave in January with lots of TVO names attached. Here’s what we can expect from the eight new episodes… A Close Shave Monday 30th January at 10pm Written by Tony Way, narrated by Dara O’Briain. Set in ancient Rome, [...]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back

Kevin Bishop stars as Nigel Farage in a new one-off BBC comedy. The 30-minute mockumentary will see the controversial politician try to ‘get his life back’ after resigning as UKIP leader. Aside from Kevin Bishop in the titular role, the cast also includes TVO regular Tony Way. The BBC [...]

October 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments