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

Episode menu

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd July 2011 1:00am Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2011 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 13th September 2011 12:00am Gold
Monday 16th January 2012 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 17th January 2012 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 23rd June 2012 9:35pm Gold
Sunday 9th September 2012 12:00am Gold
Sunday 9th September 2012 2:20am Gold
Thursday 17th January 2013 10:20pm Gold
Friday 18th January 2013 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 4th June 2013 11:30pm Gold
Monday 2nd September 2013 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 3rd September 2013 1:00am Gold
Wednesday 12th March 2014 1:00am Gold
Wednesday 12th March 2014 2:30am Gold
Sunday 25th May 2014 10:00pm BBC2
Sunday 25th May 2014 11:00pm BBC2 Scot
Wednesday 25th June 2014 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 26th June 2014 1:00am Gold
Saturday 14th February 2015 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 9th April 2015 11:40pm Gold
Monday 14th December 2015 12:15am Gold
Tuesday 14th June 2016 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 15th June 2016 1:40am Gold
Tuesday 17th January 2017 10:40pm W
Saturday 1st April 2017 9:40pm Gold
Monday 30th October 2017 10:00pm W
Tuesday 31st October 2017 12:20am W
Thursday 2nd November 2017 11:55pm Gold
Friday 3rd November 2017 3:30am Gold
Saturday 5th May 2018 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th June 2018 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 21st June 2018 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 25th June 2019 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 26th June 2019 12:55am Gold
Saturday 20th July 2019 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 21st July 2019 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 29th August 2019 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 8th March 2020 10:55pm Gold
Tuesday 9th March 2021 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 10th March 2021 12:35am Gold
Tuesday 6th April 2021 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 7th April 2021 1:00am Gold
Wednesday 7th April 2021 3:30am Gold
Friday 30th April 2021 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 1st May 2021 1:10am Gold
Sunday 11th July 2021 12:45am Gold
Sunday 18th July 2021 9:20pm Gold
Monday 19th July 2021 1:00am Gold

Cast & crew

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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