Tony Way

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

CrackaFOURy

Crackanory will be returning for a fourth series in the new year, and we can exclusively reveal a heavy TVO presence. For the uninitiated, the series is an adult spin on storytime, with big name stars narrating tales which are brought to life by leading comic actors, and written by leading comedy [...]

October 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Trespassing Tony

Tony Way appears in the forthcoming movie Trespass Against Us – and a preview clip featuring his character is available to view now. The film stars Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson as anarchic travelling outlaws, spending their lives hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. Three [...]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency

Next Monday sees the launch of the long-awaited new sketch show: Morgana Robinson’s The Agency. The series sees the House of Fools star transform into a cavalcade of celebrities, and also features a number of our regulars for good measure. But is it any good? TVO’s Sophie Davies [...]

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

TVO-Connected Film Events At Empire Live

Empire Live is a three day film-centric series of events at the O2, and we can look forward to seeing a smattering of TVO faces across the weekend. The action takes place on 23rd, 24th and 25th September, and it offers tons to see and do for film fans. From a Velvet Onion perspective, however, [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rich On The Radio

Rich Fulcher is the latest guest on Fubar Radio’s Screen talk with Dan Clark, the podcast which features Dan talking about the world of TV and film. Each week his guest discusses their work and their love of movies. The show also features a segment called Guilty Pleasure where each guest [...]

September 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Morgana’s Agency coming soon

With news of Mel & Sue’s departure from The Great British Bake Off in the midst of a controversial buy-out, the duo are going to be looking for fresh work opportunities soon – so they may want to look ahead to see what their alter-egos do in Morgana Robinson‘s long awaited [...]

September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

John Hopkins: Past, Present & Futuristic

John Hopkins formed part of the iconic Ealing Live comedy troupe, who we tend to think of as the artistic core of The Velvet Onion. Since then he’s continued to work with multiple offshoots of the TVO family. Recently, we’ve been focusing on his newest work – his web series [...]

September 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

High Rise Screening & Q&A

Ben Wheatley will be presenting a screening of High Rise and answering questions from the audience at The Riverside in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The event takes place at 7pm on Monday 10th October, and will include an introduction to a screening of High-Rise from Ben (which features TVO faces Dan [...]

September 12, 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

Five days in a Big Field

A smattering of TVO regulars make appearances in new BBC Three comedy series Big Field.  The show is the brainchild of Darren Dutton and Jonny Roberts, originally an independent viral smash in its own right, and is proudly made of recycled materials. That is, it steals the sound of your [...]

June 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Preview: Murder in Successville Series 2

Next week sees the launch of Murder in Successville‘s second series: as the buddy cop celebrity sitcom gameshow hybrid returns to BBC Three on Wednesday 15th June. With a top notch cast of comic talent on board once more, including TVO regulars aplenty, is the second series worth the hype [...]

June 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Fubar with Dan

The latest edition of Dan Clark‘s show Screen Talk on Fubar Radio is now available, and features Tony Way, which gives us a good excuse to shout out about the series so far. We all know Dan for his fantastic stand-up comedy, or his appearances in How Not to Live Your Life, The Mighty [...]

June 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Murder in Successville returns

Cult-hit BBC Three who-dunnit and big ol’ TVO favourite Murder in Successville returns to our screens from Wednesday 15th June. The partially improvised detective comedy gameshow was a huge success for the channel last year, as the likes of Greg James, Dermot O’Leary and Kimberly [...]

June 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Aaaaaaaah! Out On DVD On Monday

One of our favourite films of 2015, Steve Oram‘s dystopian simian punk vision, Aaaaaaaah!, will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 18th January. Previously only available via VOD, the cult film sees its actors (a phenomenally strong cast featuring a bevy of TVO-connected folk: Steve [...]

January 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what you can catch on the picturebox this week. Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Thursday, 10:00pm, BBC Four Simon Day returns as the legendary Thotch frontman Brian Pern in the third series of his mockumentary saga created with Rhys Thomas. Along for the ride once more are [...]

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2015

TVO has rounded up this year’s essential festive viewing, and summarised it on our homepage for the season. But here for posterity, and those of you bookmark thevelvetonion.com/news and come straight here, is that round-up. The following selection of new shows on your tellybox this Yuletide [...]

December 19, 2015 // 0 Comments