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 5 - Poor

Edina's ex-husbands have cut off her alimony payments. Saffron and Edina's accountant taker the opportunity to convince her to cut back on the excesses of her lavish lifestyle, and hide the fact that she is independently wealthy.

Further details

Eddy's ex-husbands discover that she has been deceiving both of them into paying her alimony, and cut off all payments. Edina fears the worst: poverty. Eddy is forced to take Saffy's advice and cut her expenses.

She exchanges her car for a smaller model and gives up Harrods grocery deliveries. Can Edina and Patsy really live so frugally? A trip to the supermarket ends up costing much more than they bargained for...

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd March 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 Malcolm Justin (Saffy's Father)
Mark Wing-Davey Malcolm (Accountant)
Miranda Forbes Woman in Car
Hugh Ross Judge
Helena McCarthy Old Woman
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Jon Plowman Producer

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