Absolutely Fabulous. Image shows from L to R: Bubble (Jane Horrocks), Saffron (Julia Sawalha), Edina (Jennifer Saunders), Mother (June Whitfield), Patsy (Joanna Lumley). Copyright: Saunders And French Productions / BBC
Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1992 - 2012
  • 39 episodes (5 series)

Public relations maven Edina and best friend Patsy drive sensible daughter Saffron up the wall with their self-absorbed, substance-abusing escapades. Stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Fashion

Wealthy international public relations maven Edina Monsoon awakes hungover with one day to put together a major fashion show. Who should she turn to for help, and can she do it whilst off the booze?

Further details

Neurotic PR bigwig Edina Monsoon faces a heavy day. Eddy is frantically preparing for her debut fashion show and trying to prove to her daughter, Saffron, that she can function without booze.

Best friend Patsy, fashion editor of a glossy mag and content for alcohol to remain a substitute to food, isn't helping. Yasmin Le Bon just dropped out. Perhaps a little wine will help...

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th November 1992
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd July 2011 12:20am Gold
Thursday 18th August 2011 10:40pm Gold
Friday 19th August 2011 1:20am Gold
Monday 9th January 2012 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th January 2012 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 17th March 2012 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 18th March 2012 12:20am Gold
Saturday 1st September 2012 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 2nd September 2012 1:45am Gold
Thursday 10th January 2013 10:20pm Gold
Friday 11th January 2013 1:30am Gold
Monday 3rd June 2013 11:00pm Gold
Monday 2nd September 2013 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 3rd September 2013 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 25th March 2014 12:30am Gold
Tuesday 25th March 2014 2:10am Gold
Saturday 21st June 2014 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 22nd June 2014 12:55am Gold
Monday 23rd June 2014 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 24th June 2014 1:00am Gold
Saturday 14th February 2015 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 15th February 2015 3:30am Gold
Thursday 9th April 2015 11:00pm Gold
Friday 10th April 2015 2:30am Gold
Monday 13th June 2016 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 14th June 2016 2:00am Gold
Monday 16th January 2017 10:40pm W
Thursday 23rd February 2017 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 1st April 2017 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 2nd November 2017 1:00am Gold
Thursday 2nd November 2017 11:15pm Gold
Tuesday 19th June 2018 11:25pm Gold
Wednesday 20th June 2018 1:50am Gold
Monday 24th June 2019 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 25th June 2019 12:40am Gold
Saturday 20th July 2019 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 21st July 2019 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2019 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2019 3:20am Gold
Sunday 8th March 2020 10:15pm Gold
Monday 9th March 2020 3:05am Gold
Monday 8th March 2021 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 9th March 2021 12:40am Gold
Thursday 1st April 2021 9:40pm Gold
Friday 2nd April 2021 1:20am Gold
Thursday 29th April 2021 9:40pm Gold
Friday 30th April 2021 12:55am Gold
Tuesday 1st June 2021 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 12:40am Gold
Sunday 11th July 2021 12:05am Gold

Cast & crew

Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Nickolas Grace Jonny
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Jon Plowman Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Bryan Ellis Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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