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

Vicious

ITV sitcom starring Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen. 14 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2016. Stars Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon and others.

Series 1

Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Freddie (Ian McKellen), Stuart (Derek Jacobi). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 29th April 2013

Elderly gay couple Freddie and Stuart are delighted to meet new, young neighbour Ash. They are almost equally delighted to hear of an old friend's death. Tragic, of course - but it does mean they can host a wake.

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Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Stuart (Derek Jacobi), Freddie (Ian McKellen). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 6th May 2013

Stuart insists on purchasing Freddie a new coat to attend a Doctor Who fan club event, but is flabbergasted by the prices. Meanwhile, Ash asks for girlfriend advice.

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Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Freddie (Ian McKellen), Ash (Iwan Rheon). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 13th May 2013

Freddie has an important audition coming up, whilst Ash frets over the direction of his own career. Meanwhile, Violet reveals a sordid affair with a Hungarian.

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Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Stuart (Derek Jacobi), Penelope (Marcia Warren), Mason (Philip Voss), Freddie (Ian McKellen). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions.

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 20th May 2013

Freddie and Stuart agree to help Ash in his new job getting people into a trendy London nightclub. Freddie proves popular with the pretty young things, sending Stuart into a spiral of self-doubt.

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Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Ash (Iwan Rheon), Chloe (Alexandra Roach). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions.

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 3rd June 2013

Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend Chloe to dinner. Meanwhile, Violet is visiting her lover in Argentina.

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Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Freddie (Ian McKellen), Stuart (Derek Jacobi). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions.

6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 10th June 2013

It's Freddie and Stuart's anniversary party and they're expecting a long awaited guest.

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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.

Christmas Special

First broadcast: Friday 27th December 2013

Freddie and Stuart have invited all of their friends to the flat for a traditional Christmas dinner. But a secret threatens to break up the whole group.

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Vicious - Series One

Vicious - Series One DVD

Release date: Wednesday 20th November 2013

Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), two men who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, we can still see that underneath all their...

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