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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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Cast

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
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Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly fifty 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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29 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

On May 14, 2016, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi appeared as Freddie and Stuart during the Eurovision Song Contest. See more »

Quotes

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)
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Simply Brilliant
8 May 2013 | by PantelemonSee all my reviews

My favorite new comedy by far. Yes, there are a few 'inappropriate' (not dirty!) jokes here and there, but i't part of the show's charm - a show that don't give a damn about what's appropriate. With every one of the two lead actors having such a fine career, I think they earned the right to not be politically correct once in a while. Finally a decent comedy with great writing and superb performances by every single lead actor, especially Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. Just as good as I hoped it would be.

I strongly recommend for anyone who's tired of the same American sitcom all over again every new season and looking for a laugh with a bit more class in it.


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