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 2, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold today at 9:40pm.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Iso Tank

With Bubble now surprisingly efficient at the office, Edina feels surplus to her own life. Forbidden by Safron from attending her sixth form's open day, she decides that adopting a Romanian baby would be a good idea...

Further details

After drifting into her new isolation tank without Patsy for company, Edina becomes bored...

Forbade by Saffron from attending a school open day, Edina orders a selection of Romanian babies out of spite. With Bubble now surprisingly efficient, the deal goes through before she can cancel it and the babies arrive during Saffron's science presentation. Can this really be happening?

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd December 1992
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Tim Woodward Headmaster
Naoko Mori Sarah
Lisa Coleman Joanna
Adrian Ross-Magenty James
James Lance Daniel
Paul Mark Elliott Teacher
Sidney Cole Teacher
Annabelle Hampson (as Annabell Hampson) Headmistress
Melanie Jessop Secretary
Tricia Aileen School Secretary
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Jon Plowman Producer

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