Vicious | ITV

Six episodes aired weekly on Mondays at 9pm beginning 29 April 2013

WINNER! Best Sitcom, Montreux Comedy Festival 2013

Second Season Now in Production!


Now on DVD: Vicious Season One


"It's packed with zingers. It's like Downton Abbey if the only character was Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess." -- The Times (3 stars)


"Acting with a capital A - thespian jousting. Take that darling, no you take that, ouch, you bitch. Which is rather fabulous." -- The Guardian


"It's a sign of how far sexual liberation has come that we're ready to laugh along with the ludicrously stereotypical pair pecking away at each other like camp woodpeckers." -- Metro (4 stars)


"The highest-rated comedy launch on any UK channel this year." -- Deadline

Respected luminaries of British stage and screen, Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi head the cast and are joined by Frances de la Tour in this unashamedly wicked new comedy. The show is written by Gary Janetti, the Emmy nominated writer/producer behind hit shows Family Guy and Will & Grace. Vicious tells the story of ageing partners, Freddie (played by Ian McKellen) and Stuart (played by Derek Jacobi), two men who have lived together in a small London flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart a barman when they first met but their careers are now pretty much over and their lives now consist of reading books, walking their dog and bickering…. Joining Freddie and Stuart is feisty best friend Violet (played by Frances de la Tour). She's young at heart with a delicious sense of humour and always on hand to calm Freddie and Stuart down during one of their many arguments. Also part of their longstanding friendship group is dizzy Penelope (played by Marcia Warren) and grumpy Mason (played by Phillip Voss). And their worlds are turned upside down with the arrival of a young man, Ash (played by Iwan Rheon), as their new upstairs neighbour.


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