ITV sitcom Vicious, featuring gay British actors Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, is being described as ‘homophobic’.
Barry Cryer, a veteran comedy writer and performer, accused the comedy’s writers of using gay clichés.
‘A sitcom with two old gays could be really good and moving. With two great actors in Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi it should be fantastic," Cryer writes in Radio Times.
‘But it was insult, insult, insult every other line. You don't believe in them … it made [camp Are You Being Served actor] John Inman look restrained.’