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 3 - France

Edina and Patsy are off for a jaunt in France. Arriving at the wrong place, they struggle to find food until Saffron and Bubble arrive. After drinking liberally and actually enjoying a game of ping-pong, they are given an urgent message by Bubble.

Further details

With a suitably chosen wardrobe, Eddy and Patsy take a trip to Provence in France. But they find the language barrier is the least of their problems. Their accommodation is far from the five-star standard they expect.

The cupboards are bare, walls are damp and they have no idea why a dubious looking Frenchman keeps knocking on the chalet door.

Meanwhile Edina hopes that, back home, daughter Saffron will come out of her shell and transform herself into a raver.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th November 1992
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Geoffrey McGivern Customs Officer
Juliette Mole Air Hostess
Robert Ripa Old Frenchman
Jon Plowman French Waiter
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Jon Plowman Producer

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