The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle. Vivienne Vyle (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: BBC
The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle

The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2007
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about a daytime talk show host played by Jennifer Saunders. Also features Miranda Richardson, Jason Watkins, Conleth Hill, Helen Griffin, Dave Lamb and more.

The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle. Vivienne Vyle (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Creator
Tanya Byron
Stars
Jennifer Saunders, Miranda Richardson, Jason Watkins, Conleth Hill, Helen Griffin, Dave Lamb, Lawry Lewin, Rochelle Gadd and more
Writers
Tanya Byron and Jennifer Saunders
Directors
Rupert Jones and David Coyle
Producers
Jo Sargent, Jon Plowman and Nerys Evans
Companies

The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle, written by Jennifer Saunders and clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron, takes a dark, comedic look at the daytime talk-show format.

Host Vivienne is a straight-talking protagonist, like Sally Jesse Raphael, Ricki Lake, Jeremy Kyle and Dr Phil all rolled into one. But her ambition knows no bounds...

Flattened by a blundering security guard on set following a punch from a guest, Vivienne is hospitalised and begins to question her future as a talk-show host - until her manic producer, Helena, reveals that ratings have doubled as a result of all the drama. Cue an ever-more determined Vivienne, who dreams of becoming the next Oprah and embarks on a quest to book the guests with the most tragic stories to tell.

The influx of troubled visitors to the show sparks a new recruit to the behind-the-scenes crew, in the shape of show psychotherapist Dr Jonathan Fowler.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th October 2007 at 9pm on BBC Two

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