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 2 - Fat

Penny Casper-Morse, a stick thin model from Eddy's 1960s past, is coming to visit. Edina's already worried about her weight, having failed to exercise for about 30 years, and now the issue's pressing!

Further details

Penny Casper-Morse, a stick thin model from Eddy's 1960s past, is coming to visit. Edina's already worried about her weight, having failed to exercise for about 30 years, and now the issue's pressing!

As the date draws closer, Patsy, Saffron, Bubble, Mother and ex-husband Justin gather close and Edina considers diet pills, surgery and even the dreaded... exercise.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 19th 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
Christopher Malcolm Justin (Saffy's Father)
Alexandra Bastedo Penny
Anthony Asbury Georgy
Russell Kilmister Surgeon
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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