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Vicious

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Title: 

    Series 2 2015
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 01 Jun 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 9.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 23 2015 : Sat 30 May - Fri 05 Jun
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Episode 1
 
Violet panics when her wealthy sister Lillian (played by guest star Celia Imrie), whom she hasn’t seen in years, announces a visit. Worried that Lillian will discover the truth about a few white lies she’s told, Violet and friends begin an elaborate plan to save her from humiliation. Meanwhile, Ash is keen to introduce his new girlfriend, Jess (played by guest star Georgina King) to the group, but he’s in for a surprise.
 
Series overview
 
Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi and Frances de la Tour return to ITV in the second series of hit comedy Vicious.
 
The new 6 part series returns viewers back into the boisterous world of Freddie Thornhill (played by Ian McKellen) and Stuart Bixby (played by Derek Jacobi) as we follow more of their adventures and mishaps.
 
The loving (and bickering) couple of over 50 years soon discover it’s all change amongst their close circle of friends. Violet (played by Frances de la Tour) has married a mystery man who now seems to have gone AWOL. Ash (played by Iwan Rheon) is all loved up with new girlfriend Jess (played by guest star Georgia King). And ditzy Penelope (played by Marcia Warren) and no nonsense Mason (played by Philip Voss) continue to be baffled by everyone around them.
 
Throughout the new series we’ll see our family of friends try ballroom dancing, discover what the inside of a gym looks like and try sushi for the very first time.
 
In the first episode of the new series, we meet Lillian who is Violet’s sister (played by guest star Celia Imrie).
 
Vicious is a Brown Eyed Boy production with Kudos Film and TV.  Written by Emmy nominated writer/producer Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace) and directed by Ed Bye (My Family, French and Saunders). The show has been co-created by Gary Janetti and the Olivier award winning playwright Mark Ravenhill. Co-producers are Gary Reich from Brown Eyed Boy and Gary Janetti.