This comedic series tells the story of aging partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart worked in a bar when they first met, but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of entertaining their frequent guests, making sure that their aged dog Balthazar is still breathing, and hurling caustic insults at each other.
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KQED 9: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
Freddie and Stuart host a wake. Joined by their small circle of elderly friends, the couple manages to create a splendidly awkward evening of meager food and liberal insults. Joining them is Freddie and Stuart's young neighbor Ash, whose sexuality is a point of interest. Ash spends the evening trying to be a good guest while fending off the advances of Freddie and Stuart's predatory best friend, Violet.
- KQED 9: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
Freddie and Stuart expect a long-awaited guest at their anniversary party. When Ash accidentally mentions the party to Stuart's mother, Stuart decides, finally, to tell her that he and Freddie are a couple. The whole clan comes around again to celebrate a typically awkward and eventful evening. Freddie is excited about the arrival of a celebrity actor he invited, but Stuart doubts she'll show up.
- KQED 9: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 4:30 AM