Vic Reeves

First look at Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out

Big Night Out is returning for a one-off special on 29th December and the BBC have released a few preview images. In this special revival of the madcap show that first unleashed Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on TV audiences, the duo will be introducing us to some new characters as well as reuniting [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Christmas Onions 2017

The festive season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep you entertained on the tellybox. Here’s our roundup of this year’s most essential Christmas viewing… Taskmaster: Champion of Champions Wednesday 13th and Wednesday 20th December at 9pm, Dave Taskmaster series 5 champion Bob [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

London Film Festival

The lineup for BFI’s London Film Festival has been announced. This year’s festival runs from 4th to 15th October and there are a few TVO-connected films among the jam-packed programme. Funny Cow In 1970s and 80s Northern England, a woman rises above abusive relationships and crass [...]

September 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vic on MasterChef

Vic Reeves will be a contestant on the next series of Celebrity MasterChef. BBC Commissioning Editor, Carla-Maria Lawson, says: “Celebrity MasterChef is an astonishing test of culinary ability from people who are not recognised for their talents in the kitchen. Every year we are blown away by [...]

June 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

QI: A to G to DVD

The first seven seasons of smash-hit panel show QI have been released on DVD. The long-running show, in which three guests and regular panelist Alan Davies have to find the most interesting answers to unusual – and everyday – questions, has now been running for for an incredible 14 [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vic Reeves in Corrie

Believe it or not, Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) has joined the cast of Coronation Street. Corrie has confirmed that Jim (Vic) will be playing television presenter Colin, who comes to Weatherfield to film with Norris and Mary after they are chosen to make an appearance on his show. However it’s not [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vic and Bob back for more Big Night Out

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are bringing Big Night Out back to BBC Two for a one-off special. Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out will be a reimagining of Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out – the seminal show that ran on Channel 4 in 1990-91. In the special, Vic and Bob will be introducing us to some [...]

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Postscript: Comic Relief 2017

This year’s charity telethon featured a large TVO contingent amongst its bevy of stars, and raised over £71m for great causes around the world. But it was also a highly divisive evening for audiences. Our editor in chief, Paul Holmes, shares his thoughts on some of the things that worked, [...]

March 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Red Nose Day Highlights

The BBC has revealed the lineup for its Comic Relief broadcast on Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017. Here are the TVO highlights of the night… Philomena Cunk Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) presents a new ‘Moments of Wonder’ segment about charity, featuring Richard [...]

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morgan joins Eldon in Funny Cow

More cast members have been announced for new comedy-drama film Funny Cow. We previously reported that Kevin Eldon, Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham and Tony Pitts (who also wrote the script) would be among the film’s cast. They have now been joined by TVO regulars Diane Morgan and Vic [...]

January 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vic Reeves Art

A selection of artwork from Vic Reeves is set to be exhibited and sold in November. The exhibition will run from 7th – 13th November 2016 , and any pieces not sold during this time will be available to purchase by auction on the 13th. This is all taking place at The Auction House near [...]

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Vic Goes Gaga For Dada

Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves, will present Gaga for Dada: The Original Art Rebels on BBC Four. The channel has just announced its BBC Four Goes Conceptual season, which will include a special programme to mark the 100th anniversary of Dada presented by Jim Moir, better known as Vic Reeves. In the [...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Vic and Bob Are Storage Hunters

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be taking part in Celebrity Storage Hunters on Dave this autumn, along with some more comedy faces.  The one-off Christmas special was Dave’s most-watched programme of 2015, so Celebrity Storage Hunters is now returning to the channel with five hour-long [...]

August 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

RIP Caroline Aherne 1963 – 2016

The Velvet Onion is extremely saddened to report the death of Caroline Aherne who has lost her battle with cancer, aged 52. Born in Ealing but raised in the Manchester district of Wythenshawe, Caroline Aherne’s breakthrough role was as the elderly chat-show host and agony aunt Mrs Merton [...]

July 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Richard Herring Podcast Returns

Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is back and guests include some TVO favourites.  Richard Herring’s award-winning podcast series, in which the standup chats to some of the biggest names in comedy, has made a welcome return… and its 102nd episode (released today) [...]

June 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Whelan & Reeves bring statues to life in Leeds

Gemma Whelan and Vic Reeves are amongst the star names providing voiceovers for an interactive tour of Leeds, as part of the Yorkshire Festival. The project aims to use the public’s obsession with their smartphones to get them to look up at what’s around them, and re-engage with the [...]

June 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

As Yet Untitled returns

The forthcoming fourth series of improvised chat show Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled will feature a bevy of TVO related artists, we can reveal. The show – which airs on freeview channel Dave – features the much loved stand-up comic, QI regular and Jonathan Creek star talking [...]

May 24, 2016 // 0 Comments