Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly fifty years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.
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Series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Stuart Bixby 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Ian McKellen ...  Freddie Thornhill 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Frances de la Tour ...  Violet Crosby 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Iwan Rheon ...  Ash Weston 14 episodes, 2013-2016
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ...  Penelope 12 episodes, 2013-2016
Philip Voss ...  Mason 11 episodes, 2013-2016


Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet and Ash, their young, upstairs neighbor.

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Release Date:

29 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To skarpe tunger See more »

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16:9 HD
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Freddie Thornill (Sir Ian McKellen) mentions several times that he was in Doctor Who (2005) and was voted 10th Popular Villain; McKellen did actually voice the Great Intelligence, a popular villain, in the Doctor Who: The Snowmen (2012). His co-star Derek Jacobi (Stuart Bixby) has also appeared as Professor Yana/The Master in Doctor Who: Utopia (2007). See more »


Freddie Thornhill: So, who were you squawking on the phone to just now?
Stuart Bixby: My mother, if you must know. She was very distraught.
Freddie Thornhill: Why, did you finally tell her about us?
Stuart Bixby: I'm waiting for the right time.
Freddie Thornhill: It's been forty-eight years!
Stuart Bixby: And there has not been a right time!
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Never Can Say Goodbye
Written by Clifton Davis (uncredited)
Performed by The Communards
Series theme song played over the opening credits
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To Sirs (McKellen and Jacobi) with Love!
7 July 2014 | by Billyjhobbs-1See all my reviews

It's deliciously vicious, this "Vicious" series from the Brits. And no one does "camp" like the Brits. Between Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi, we have "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe" meeting "Will and Grace," with the former coming out better, higher, funnier.

Sharp, very sharp, screenplay and the biting, scathing retorts to these who longtime partners is at once horrifying yet all this ends up in an "ab fab" understatement: they really are more than partners; they are friends. Kudos to them for chancing such roles and kudos to the writers for being so "spot on." (And what's NOT to like about Ash!)

Here's to a continuation of this series.

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