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

Date
Thursday 3rd March 1994
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    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
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Bryan Ellis Production Designer
    Simon Brint Composer

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