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.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 4th October 2007

Forthright talk-show host Vivienne Vyle wants to become the next Oprah. After being flattened by a security guard following a punch-up on set, she questions her ability as a presenter, but when her manic producer Helena reveals ratings have gone through the roof she becomes more determined than ever.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 11th October 2007

The new, improved Vivienne Vyle Show needs some re-branding, and Vivienne rejects the channel's marketing department for a more old-school PR approach.

In-depth Guide

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 18th October 2007

Vivienne finds herself defending her husband Jared when an interviewer calls him a kept man. Jared sets out to prove himself useful to Vivienne both at home and professionally with varying success. Vivienne then has an epiphany moment thanks to producer Helena's uncontrollable temper.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 25th October 2007

The Vivienne Vyle show is nominated for a TV Pick Award and everyone on the team except Vivienne is confident of success. Vivienne's arch rival Chris Connor continues to have an extraordinary rapport with his audience that guarantees him a win every year - could the Ice Queen really conquer his territory?


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 1st November 2007

The shock of winning a TV award sends Vivienne into a downward spiral. She seems to be suffering from a mystery illness, and can't leave her apartment. The Vivienne Vyle Show's psychologist, Dr Jonathan Fowler, talks her through her symptoms.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 8th November 2007

Vivienne and Jared's blissful marriage looks like it could be blown apart when a newspaper threatens to run a story about him attending a suspect party. Vivienne tries to use the revelation to her advantage, talking about it live on air 'from the heart'.