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.


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.

Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Stuart (Derek Jacobi), Violet (Frances de la Tour), Freddie (Ian McKellen).

Finale - A Year

We follow newlyweds Freddie and Stuart through the seasons across a whole year, include Freddie's birthday, Violet deciding on a major 'lifestyle' change and Ash's big news.

Further details

This extended hour long special welcomes viewers back for one final time into the hectic world of newly married couple Freddie Thornhill and Stuart Bixby and their best friend Violet. Also returning for the final hurrah are Ash, Penelope and Mason.

In spring, Freddie and Stuart attempt to hide their inheritance, Violet has financial troubles after her recent divorce and Ash struggles to pay his rent. Signs of Freddie and Stuart's expenditure soon threatens the pretence as their home becomes overrun with guests. In summer, it is Freddie's birthday party and an unexpected card arrives. Stuart prepares a very special present, Violet has a surprising announcement, and Ash and Penelope share a secret. In autumn, Ash arrives at Freddie and Stuart's flat with news, while in winter the gang gather round at Christmas to experience Freddie's latest acting job.

The guest stars in the special are Frances Barber and Dame Eileen Atkins.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th December 2016
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Derek Jacobi Stuart
Ian McKellen Freddie
Frances de la Tour Violet
Iwan Rheon Ash
Marcia Warren Penelope
Philip Voss Mason
Guest cast
Alistair Brammer Oliver
Richard Gadd Delivery Man
Eileen Atkins Self (Voice)
Frances Barber Carlotta (Voice)
Writing team
Gary Janetti Writer
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Gary Reich Producer
Gary Janetti Executive Producer
Martin Joyce Co-producer

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