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

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom focusing on two fashionistas. 39 episodes (5 series), 1992 - 2012. Stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks.

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

Date
Thursday 12th November 1992
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
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