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

The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle

BBC Two sitcom about a talk show host. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2007. Stars Jennifer Saunders, Miranda Richardson, Jason Watkins, Conleth Hill and others.

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

The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle

Sitcom about a daytime talk show host played by Jennifer Saunders

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Jennifer Saunders, Miranda Richardson, Jason Watkins, Conleth Hill, Helen Griffin, Dave Lamb, Lawry Lewin, Rochelle Gadd and Brian Conley
Writers
Tanya Byron and Jennifer Saunders
Director
Rupert Jones
Producer
Jo Sargent

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 4th October 2007 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 8th November 2007 on BBC Two at 9pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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