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Series 1, Episode 4

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: Stuart (Derek Jacobi), Penelope (Marcia Warren), Mason (Philip Voss), Freddie (Ian McKellen). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy / Kudos Productions

Freddie, Stuart, Penelope and Mason go clubbing after Ash gets a job handing out club fliers. By the end of the night only Freddie is left standing and Stuart is feeling left out.

Overcome by popularity, Freddie heads back to the club the next night with Ash's trendy friends, but soon realises clubbing is not quite for him.

With Violet off with her new lover in Argentina, Stuart seeks comfort in his dotty friend Penelope who offers him some surprising advice.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th May 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd May 2013 10:35pm ITV1
Sunday 27th April 2014 9:30pm ITV3
Sunday 24th May 2015 10:30pm ITV3

Cast & crew

Derek Jacobi Stuart
Ian McKellen Freddie
Frances de la Tour Violet
Iwan Rheon Ash
Marcia Warren Penelope
Philip Voss Mason
Guest cast
Sam Swann Rob (Ash's Friend)
Joshua Miles Tom (Ash's Friend)
Aysha Kala Emma (Ash's Admirer)
Georgina Beedle Sarah (Girl with Ash)
Bo Poraj Man in Club
Stephen Hoo Man in Club
Writing team
Gary Janetti Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Gary Reich Producer
Jane Featherstone Executive Producer
Gary Janetti Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Mark Wybourn Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer

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