‘The Collection’ is PBS’ newest visual masterpiece this October

As if the return of both Poldark (October 1) and The Durrells in Corfu (October 15) aren’t enough to solidify this October as a must-see-tv month on PBS, the newest addition to ‘Drama Sunday’ of The Collection (October 8) will bring a bit of contemporary haute couture along with just enough conspiracy and sleaze to keep you coming back […]

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Chef Ian McKellen prepares ‘the best scrambled eggs in the world’!

At 77, Sir Ian McKellen is pure greatness. Much like Bill Nighy, I would pay to listen to Sir Ian read the phone book should he embark on a tour of such simplicity. Now, the star of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (Gandalf), X-Men (Magneto), Vicious on PBS and recipient of more accolades than the law allows, showcases […]

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Freddie and Stuart to get ‘Vicious’ once again

Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, along with Frances De La Tour and Iwan Rheon, will return to their London Soho flat (a.k.a. London Studios) to tape a new episode of the comedy series, Vicious. According to the British Comedy Guide, the one-off special will follow what was, originally, the final episode of Series 2 […]

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PBS gets ‘Vicious’ again with series 2 premiering Aug 23

Brilliance personified in the form of the British comedy hit, Vicious, returns to PBS on Sunday, 23 August. It has been awhile but, at long last, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi are back and are as turbulent (and bitchy) as ever. The two ‘Sirs”, who star as Freddie and Stuart, an elderly couple who […]

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How about a few ‘Vicious’ bloopers to get you ready for series 2!

Unlike American television where broadcast networks have made a living for years producing full-length programs that have centered around bloopers filmed during the actual episode recording, program bloopers for a majority of British telly, be it comedy or drama, have always been few and far between. Having had the great good fortune over the years […]

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After 2 years, PBS, ITV finally getting ‘Vicious’ once again

UPDATE: Leading up to the August 23 premiere of Season 2 on PBS, McKellen and Jacobi will serve as Grand Marshals of New York City’s 46th Annual Pride March on Sunday, June 28, the largest gay pride parade in the United States. Joining them as Grand Marshals are J. Christopher Neal, a New York artist […]

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First glimpse of PBS getting ‘Vicious’ on Christmas Day

Former bar manager, Stuart Bixby, and over-the-hill actor, Freddie Thornhill, have had a love/hate relationship for almost 50 years…although I’m not sure who loves to hate the other more… Created by Gary Janetti and starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon, Marcia Warren and Phillip Voss, the Vicious Christmas Special returns […]

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PBS getting more 'Vicious' in 2015

Following a new Christmas Day special this coming December on PBS, Freddie Thornhill and Stuart Bixby are headed back to PBS in Summer 2015 for the second series of Vicious, the story of two aging partners who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for 48 years. Vicious first premiered on PBS this past Summer bringing together two of the finest actors on Planet Earth, both very familiar to public television audiences, Sir’s Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.

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