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

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