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 2, Episode 4 - New Best Friend

Patsy finds herself displaced as Edina tidies the house in preparation for old friends Bettina and Max, renowned for their minamilist design concepts, to come and stay.

Further details

Eddy is expecting a visit from some old 60s friends who are obsessed with minimalism. Embarking on a mission to remove all the rubbish from her house, she gets into such a state that words are said in haste and she throws out Patsy.

Bereft, both Patsy and Eddy set about looking for a new best friend. Eddy is in for a further loss when she realises her old friends are not quite what she expected. Can Eddy and Patsy live without each other?

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th February 1994
30 minutes


  1. Friday 16th April 2021 at 9:40pm on Gold
  2. Saturday 17th April 2021 at 12:55am on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Harriet Thorpe Fleur
Helen Lederer Catriona
Adrian Edmondson Hamish (Restaurant Critic)
Jo Brand Carmen
Meera Syal Suzy
Miranda Richardson Bettina
Patrick Barlow Max
Britt Ekland Self
Lulu Self
Zandra Rhodes Self
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Jon Plowman Producer

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