The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (2007– )

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Revolving around the life of Vivienne Vyle, a daytime TV presenter/agony aunt in the mold of Trisha, the show focuses on not only the problems of her guests but the problems Vivienne faces herself in regards to her love and home life.

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 Vivienne Vyle (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Helena de Wend (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jared (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Dr. Jonathan Fowler (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Des (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Dionne (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Pregnant make-up artist / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Chris Connor (3 episodes, 2007)
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Revolving around the life of Vivienne Vyle, a daytime TV presenter/agony aunt in the mold of Trisha, the show focuses on not only the problems of her guests but the problems Vivienne faces herself in regards to her love and home life.

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Dark, Biting Satire.....fabulous!
8 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When the first episode of Vivienne Vyle premiered in the UK in October 2007, the critics knives were out for Jennifer Saunders latest venture into sitcom territory. A sharp shock for anyone expecting Absolutely Fabulous or Jam and Jerusalem, Vivienne Vyle is a disturbing, all too real insight into the world of TV talk shows and celebrity culture.

Jennifer Saunders relishes her role as the ambitious, uncompromising Vivienne Vyle - host of a trashy morning talk show. Miranda Richardson excels as the heavy drinking, manic editor of the show who, after a fight breaks out on the show, decides to take the programme in a new direction.

Over six thirty-minute episodes, The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle perfectly balances comedy, tragedy and a disturbingly authentic view of the celebrity culture in which we live.

Ignore the critics and give it a chance - this is Jennifer Saunders at her very best.


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