Velvet Soup

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Velvet Soup
Genre Sketch comedy
Written by Neil Harrison
Paul Marshall
Rab Christie
Noddy Davidson
Mark McDonnell
Steven McNicoll
Directed by Eric Haynes Ngowan
Starring Gavin Mitchell
Steven McNicoll
Julie Duncanson
Mark McDonnell
Theme music composer The Gentleman's Wash
Country of origin Scotland
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Producer(s) Gary Chippington
BBC Scotland
Cinematography Brian Jobson
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Scotland
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9 PAL SD
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1 July 2001 – 24 June 2003

Velvet Soup was a Scottish comedy sketch show, starring Gavin Mitchell, Steven McNicoll, Julia Duncanson and Mark McDonnell.


It started as a radio series for BBC Radio Scotland called Velvet Cabaret, named after a nightclub in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street called The Velvet Rooms where the first series was recorded. After a couple of series, the show was commissioned as a pilot for BBC Scotland and BBC Two, before going to series.

The show first aired in 2001 and ended in 2003.

It has not received an official DVD release.


Series 1: 2001[edit]

Date Episode number
1 July 2001 1
8 July 2001 2
15 July 2001 3
29 July 2001 4
5 August 2001 5
12 August 2001 6

Series 2: 2003[edit]

Date Episode number
20 May 2003 1
27 May 2003 2
3 June 2003 3
10 June 2003 4
17 June 2003 5
24 June 2003 6

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