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Like the look of the new ITV comedy 'Vicious'

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sensesworkingovertime Thu 25-Apr-13 20:08:00

Stars Ian McKellen and Derek 'Del Boy' Jacobi, coming on next Monday, it looks pretty funny from the clips I've seen so far on website. I'm a huge DJ fan anyway (have been since the BBC repeated 'I Claudius' in 1986) so I'm looking forward to it smile

PersonalClown Thu 25-Apr-13 20:08:39

I can't wait for this. I love SIM. I think he is awesome!

iklboo Thu 25-Apr-13 20:11:56

Looking forward to this too. Saw SIM being interviewed about it & it sounds like they had a whale of a time filming it.

insanityscratching Thu 25-Apr-13 20:15:04

I said the same to dh who disagreed and said he thought it looked rubbish hmm Mind you he's a grumpy git at the best of times so will come on here to wax lyrical about it instead.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Thu 25-Apr-13 20:16:11

Well up for this. Decent writing pedigree too. Who'd have thought it - we're agog with anticipation for an new ITV sitcom shock

RedPencils Thu 25-Apr-13 20:16:27

Looks good, must remember to record it.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 25-Apr-13 20:19:27

DH has put this on the TV reminder setting.
Yes it does look funny from the clips.
And after the Watershed so might be a bit rude wink

limitedperiodonly Sat 27-Apr-13 13:44:27


I'm, looking forward to this. Thanks for the reminder.

limitedperiodonly Sat 27-Apr-13 13:46:27

Oh, Sir Ian McKellan. blush

He's good at comedy. I watched Coronation Street for him and I've seen him in panto. Brilliant.

diddl Sat 27-Apr-13 19:14:08

I like the look of it also.

Well, from the clips, at least.

Clawdy Sun 28-Apr-13 10:18:49

I like them both but the one-liners in the clips seemed feeble and unfunny to me,slightly off-putting.

mrsjay Sun 28-Apr-13 10:39:24

I cant wait it looks FABULOUS wink be lots of 'old queen' jokes and it has SIM in it what is not to like, dh was a bit hmm though but he is a grump and thinks only fools and horses is still hilarious ,

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 28-Apr-13 18:43:44

its on the planner so will see whats its like

need something good for a monday now broadchurch has finished

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 28-Apr-13 18:45:12

I think it looks good dh said the clips remind him of a few friends he has. It's exactly the sort of thing they would say.

BedHanger Sun 28-Apr-13 18:45:50

Senses, snap. Was too young to watch the repeat in 86 but watched the video a few years later. I LOVE Derek, he is a genius.

JuliaScurr Sun 28-Apr-13 18:48:23

can anyone imagine a female equivalent? Who would star?

mrsjay Sun 28-Apr-13 19:13:12

sadni toksvic and erm <shrug>

LunaticFringe Sun 28-Apr-13 19:18:15

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limitedperiodonly Sun 28-Apr-13 19:25:35

No juliascurr I can't. I can think of women who could star in a putative comedy about lesbians but they would be actors, not necessarily gay ones.

Most people aren't at all friendly towards gay females in any walk of life, so a lesbian comedy isn't going to make it, even on BBC4.

I'll discuss the portrayal of homosexuality in popular entertainment from the personal POV of a straight woman if you like, but I need to know more about your view before I can.

limitedperiodonly Sun 28-Apr-13 19:41:18

Sorry julia I didn't mean it to come over as arsey as it might have done.

I'm interested in the many comedy portrayals of gay men, and whether they're helpful or whether, on balance, gay women are better off out of it.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sun 28-Apr-13 19:53:01

Did nobody watch Sue Perkins' recent lesbian sitcom then? It was only a few weeks ago.

If you were casting a female version of Vicious then your stars would probably be Miriam Margolyes (obvs) and Francis De La Tour, who may not be gay, but is definitely fabulous.

Pan Sun 28-Apr-13 19:53:51

no, I can't think of a lesbian equivalent, but that's neither here nor there.
We have just suffered Sue Perkins' stint as a vet, which was supposedly lesbian-based, but it really wasn't imo, and was really not funny at all. (apart from the Brummie vet who was male and hilarious.)

Pan Sun 28-Apr-13 19:55:51

X- posts! Francis de la Tour would be excellent, if she wasn't too old? Saw her on stage years ago. Brilliant actor.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sun 28-Apr-13 20:04:40

Well she's a co-lead in Vicious, so no she's not too old.

Pan Sun 28-Apr-13 20:14:01

Well that answers my question!grin

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