Waen Shepherd

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

A Preview Peek At The Ghoul

This week, we were lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Gareth Tunley’s debut feature film, The Ghoul. Mog made a few notes… Starring Tom Meeten, and with a cast that includes Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Waen Shepherd (who also scores the film – but [...]

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Tom Meeten And The Ghoul

A wee while ago we sat down for a couple of pints in the delightful company of Tom Meeten, to chat about (what was then) his forthcoming UK tour with Noel Fielding. He also talked to us about his latest film project, The Ghoul. Boasting a quality cast and crew that reads like a who’s who [...]

April 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Sounds of Shepherd

Waen Shepherd has released selections of the score he created for forthcoming Velvet Onion-flavoured movie The Ghoul. The film is the feature length directorial debut its writer, Gareth Tunley, and stars Tom Meeten alongside Shepherd, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Geoffrey McGivern, [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Film Festival To Champion Indie Talent

Friend of TVO, the very wonderful James Wren, will be hosting Unrestricted View‘s first film festival at his iconic Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Unrestricted View has championed new, innovative  comedy and theatre since 1999, and now the group is turning is attention to film [...]

April 14, 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’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory week approaches!

Monday 7th December sees the launch of Crackanory series three, and as we told you recently, there’s an episode every day until Saturday! And here, at last, are the juicy details. To celebrate the show’s return, the good folk at UKTV have provided us with some sneaky peek treats and [...]

December 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

I Am A Video (and a digital download)

The brand new Gary Le Strange single I Am A Video is available to buy now – and the video can be viewed below. TVO reached out to Gary’s minder Waen Shepherd for a word from the eccentric but entirely sane cult synth-rocker about the new track. Proudly describing it as “a [...]

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

I Am A Video

Gary Le Strange is back with a brand new single, and it’s available from all good digital retailers on Tuesday! The alter-ego of Waen Shepherd, Le Strange is a failed synth pop-star who was the subject of three live shows at Edinburgh Fringe (including the Perrier Comedy Award [...]

November 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Crackanory Returns

The long awaited third series of Crackanory is just over a month away, and the full list of this year’s readers have been revealed. For the uninitiated, the show features big name guests reading twisted tales – intercut with live action and animated segments which quite often star a [...]

November 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Out On Mondaaaaaaaah!

If you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion, you’ll know that we’ve been getting more than a bit excited about Aaaaaaaah!, the comedy horror from Steve Oram, which stars a bevy of TVO faces. And now we can get excited again – because from Monday everyone will get the [...]

October 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Return to Successville

BBC Three’s smash hit comedy series Murder in Successville is to return for a second series. The show, which first aired earlier this year, features Tom Davis as rough, gruff, intellectual doorknob DI Sleet, presiding over a town filled with potentially murderous celebrities – all [...]

October 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Peterford Golf Club Swings Again

Peterford Golf Club is being revived in brand new take on the cult classic for Radio Two. Promising to do for golf clubs what Green Wing did for hospitals, this new sitcom incarnation of the long gestating project is written by its co-creator Simon Farnaby and stars Simon alongside Barunka [...]

October 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Postaaaaaaaah!

The good folk at Rook Films have released a limited screen print run of the Aaaaaaaah! movie poster. There are only 100 copies of the five-layer print made to celebrate Steve Oram‘s directorial debut. In case you’ve missed it, the film stars Oram alongside a cavalcade of TVO [...]

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Monster Tease

The Velvet Onion has received a copy of the brand new teaser trailer for forthcoming short film The Monster. We first told you about the film back in March, when the production was awarded funding by Film London. A comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Exclusive: The Ghoul Teaser Trailer

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you the first official glimpse of The Ghoul in this tantalising teaser. The Ghoul is written and directed by Gareth Tunley and stars a whole bevvy of his regular collaborators. Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Dan Skinner, Waen [...]

September 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Ape Man Cometh: AAAAAAAAH! Review

One of the things that distinguishes the artists that we write about at The Velvet Onion is their ability to think differently and to make waves in a sea of entertainment mediocrity. At their best, they conjure up ideas and dream of worlds so creatively vibrant that they force us, the [...]

August 28, 2015 // 2 Comments

World Premiere & Q&A For Aaaaaaah!

As our regular readers will be aware, we’ve been getting more than a little over-excited about Aaaaaaah! for some time – and now the details of the World Premiere have been announced. Steve Oram‘s directorial debut comedy horror, about a world inhabited by apes in human form, [...]

July 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Faces of Successville

If, like us, you’re enjoying BBC Three’s new game-show sitcom whodunnit hybrid Murder in Successville, you’re no doubt already looking forward to this week’s episode on Wednesday evening. Starring Tom Davis on magnificent form as rough-n-ready DI Sleet, the series [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

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