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The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle 

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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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Saunders ...  Vivienne Vyle 6 episodes, 2007
Miranda Richardson ...  Helena de Wend 6 episodes, 2007
Conleth Hill ...  Jared 6 episodes, 2007
Jason Watkins ...  Dr. Jonathan Fowler 6 episodes, 2007
Helen Griffin ...  Carol 6 episodes, 2007
Dave Lamb Dave Lamb ...  Des 6 episodes, 2007
Lawry Lewin Lawry Lewin ...  Damien 6 episodes, 2007
Rochelle Gadd Rochelle Gadd ...  Dionne 5 episodes, 2007
Lorna Brown ...  Pregnant make-up artist / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Brian Conley Brian Conley ...  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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Vivienne Vyle élete és kora See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dark, Biting Satire.....fabulous!
8 November 2007 | by Thats_RacistSee 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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