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, Jul 27, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend, Chloe, to dinner. Infrequent acting work has been getting Freddie down, but things are looking up for Ash, who has fallen in love with the perfect woman. Or is she? As the evening progresses, Chloe's habits stop seeming so sweet, and tensions mount over dinner. Violet, meanwhile, is having difficulty with her lover in Buenos Aires.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
Freddie, Stuart and the gang go clubbing after Ash gets a job handing out club fliers. By the end of the night, only Freddie is left standing and Stuart feels left out. Overcome by popularity, Freddie heads back to the club with Ash's trendy friends, but soon realizes clubbing isn't for him. With Violet in Argentina with her new lover, Stuart seeks comfort in his dotty friend Penelope, who offers him some surprising advice.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
Ash is confused about his career. Freddie, who has an important audition coming up, suggests Ash pursue acting and teaches him the tricks of the trade. When Ash secures an acting role after only one audition, Freddie is thrown into a state of depression. Stuart must come up with a plan to renew his confidence. Meanwhile, Violet seeks advice from Freddie and Stuart about her tumultuous love affair with her Hungarian boyfriend.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
KQED 9: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 10:30 PM
Freddie and Stuart shop for a new coat for Freddie for his fan club event. Since the coat is more expensive than they'd expected, Stuart finds a way of secretly raising some cash. Meanwhile, Ash seeks Freddie and Stuart's advice to win back his ex-girlfriend. Violet is more than happy to help, and Ash and Violet, along with friend Penelope, take an eventful trip to the shops, where they make a shocking discovery.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 4:30 AM