ITV sitcom with Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple living in Covent Garden. Also stars Frances de la Tour
- Vicious Old Queens (Working Title)
- 2013 - 2015 (ITV)
- 13 (2 series)
- Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren, Philip Voss
- Gary Janetti, Mark Ravenhill
- Brown Eyed Boy
& Kudos Productions
Vicious tells the story of ageing partners, Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in a small Covent Garden 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. 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 long-standing friendship group is dizzy Penelope and grumpy Mason.
Freddie and Stuart's worlds are turned upside down with the arrival of a young man, Ash, as their new upstairs neighbour.
Series 2: The new 6 part series returns viewers back into the boisterous world of Freddie Thornhill and Stuart Bixby as we follow more of their adventures and mishaps.
The loving (and bickering) couple of over 50 years soon discover it's all change amongst their close circle of friends. Violet has married a mystery man who now seems to have gone AWOL. Ash is all loved up with new girlfriend Jess. And ditzy Penelope and no nonsense Mason continue to be baffled by everyone around them.
Throughout the new series we'll see our family of friends try ballroom dancing, discover what the inside of a gym looks like and try sushi for the very first time.