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 - Death

Edina's father is dead, but is it art? Struggling to grasp the concept of mourning, Edina begins to worry about her own mortality, prompting a lavish spending spree. Meanwhile, Gran and Saffron make funeral arrangements while Edina and Patsy, drunk, finally decide to attend.

Further details

After receiving news of her father's death, Edina takes the theme of transience to heart and decides to invest in some immortal works of art. Patsy is called in to help her find the right acquisitions.

Saffy, already horrified at her mother's display of materialism, is further disgusted that Eddy is more upset about putting on weight than the death of her own father.

Saffron arranges for her deceased grandfather to lie in state - in the living room! Now inescapable, the death begins to effect Eddy, but only because she is thinking about her own mortality.

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd February 1994
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jennifer Saunders Edina
    Joanna Lumley Patsy
    Julia Sawalha Saffron
    June Whitfield Mother
    Jane Horrocks Bubble
    Guest cast
    Christopher Ryan Marshall (Edina's Ex-husband)
    Llewella Gideon Nurse
    Gwen Humble Sondra Lorrance
    Mark Tandy Mark
    Natascha Taylor Art Gallery Assistant
    Ciaran McIntyre Vicar
    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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