Vicious 204 - Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen
Vicious 204 "Stag Do" - Stuart (Derek Jacobi) and Freddie (Ian McKellen) ©2015 Brown Eyed Boy

This is the fourth episode of Season two of Vicious following the boisterous world of Freddie Thornhill (Ian McKellen) and Stuart Bixby (Derek Jacobi).

The series last year was a bit of an effort to watch with the two main character playing up to the title’s meaning and not really showing that they actually cared for each other. This season has taken a little softer tone and one can now appreciate the couples relationship, care for them and enjoy the comedy.

Frances de la Tour, who plays one of their close friends Violet, was of course great in the first series and continues her excellent portrayal in this season.

Frances also has a role in the current/upcoming movie Mr Holmes which has Ian McKellen in the title role!

Iwan Rheonm, who plays neighbour Ash, has for three years also been Ramsay Snow aka Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones and survived the bloodbath of the recent end of season 5!

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Finding themselves both single, Violet and Ash consider dating new people. Violet has already met someone on the internet, while Ash’s ex, Chloe, returns.

Freddie, meanwhile, feels under pressure from Stuart to land a major new acting role.

Cast includes Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren and Philip Voss.



Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online