Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Violet (Frances de la Tour), Freddie (Ian McKellen), Ash (Iwan Rheon), Stuart (Derek Jacobi). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2016
Channels
ITV
Episodes
14 (2 series)
Creators
Mark Ravenhill and Gary Janetti
Stars
Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren and Philip Voss
Writer
Gary Janetti
Director
Ed Bye
Producers
Gary Reich, Jane Featherstone, Gary Janetti and Mark Ravenhill
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

ITV's Monday comedies

Also known as
  • Viscious Old Queens (Working title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme song is Never Can Say Goodbye, performed by The Communards.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 29th April 2013 at 9pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Friday 16th December 2016 at 9pm on ITV
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • The London Studios

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