2011 Christmas Specials - Identity
Bubble awakens Edina for a very special day. Now into social media, Edina instructs Bubble to update her website and her Twitter account, as well as to keep an eye on Mother, who has continued to steal from the house.
After passing through Brixton in her limousine, Edina arrives at a prison to greet her estranged daughter - Saffron. Saffy has been imprisoned for two years after (unknowingly, she claims) distributing forged passports to asylum seekers.
Back at the house, the family, including Saffron's father, Justin, celebrate her return. Edina and Patsy update Saffron on trends in fashion and the media, Bubble re-enacts the royal wedding and Justin discusses more political matters.
Later at night, Edina is curious as to whether Saffron discovered lesbianism in prison. Saffron replies in the negative - but says that she did make friends. Edina assures her that she would be 'cool' with them visiting.
Before long, one of Saffy's friends arrives, a tall, street-talking white girl named Baron. Sarah arrives and assumes they were in a relationship and becomes hysterical - leaving when Saffron slaps her.
Baron, a former drug dealer, recognises Patsy as a client who still owes her a lot of money - and demands it be repayed, saying that Saffy will be her 'wife' until it is. Edina assures her that Saffron will cooperate.
Saffron confronts Edina and Patsy about Baron's changed demeanour and they admit all, but claim that they cannot pay the £50,000 she demands - which soon becomes £70k.
Enquiring as to Patsy's means and her job at the magazine, it becomes apparent that she has never spent a penny of her own money, nor claimed her pension. Worse, she has no legitimate passport, no birth certificate - no identity.
As the trio sink into despair, and Patsy begins to doubt her very existence, Mother helpfully presents Patsy's old Post Office savings book. Patsy resists going to the pension office as it will mean revealing her actual age, but Edina accompanies her.
Patsy soon finds her efforts have not gone unrewarded. She is able to pay off her debts to Baron with piles to spare - a wealthy woman in her own right.
- Sunday 25th December 2011
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
|Thursday 29th December 2011||10:20pm||BBC1|
|Thursday 29th December 2011||11:20pm||BBC1 Scot|
|Tuesday 9th April 2013||9:00pm||Gold|
|Wednesday 10th April 2013||12:55am||Gold|
|Thursday 16th May 2013||10:20pm||Gold|
|Friday 17th May 2013||1:00am||Gold|
|Wednesday 18th December 2013||9:25pm||Gold|
|Monday 30th December 2013||11:40pm||Gold|
|Tuesday 16th December 2014||10:40pm||Gold|
|Wednesday 17th December 2014||1:15am||Gold|
|Wednesday 21st January 2015||3:30am||Gold|
|Tuesday 1st September 2015||11:20pm||Gold|
|Wednesday 2nd September 2015||2:40am||Gold|
|Tuesday 22nd December 2015||12:00am||Gold|
|Tuesday 22nd December 2015||2:25am||Gold|
|Wednesday 6th April 2016||11:00pm||Gold|
|Wednesday 6th July 2016||9:40pm||Gold|
|Tuesday 29th November 2016||10:20pm||Gold|
|Wednesday 30th November 2016||1:00am||Gold|
|Friday 16th December 2016||9:40pm||Gold|
|Saturday 17th December 2016||12:50am||Gold|
|Thursday 23rd February 2017||1:10am||Gold|
|Thursday 23rd February 2017||10:40pm||Gold|
|Sunday 12th November 2017||10:15pm||Gold|
|Monday 13th November 2017||2:10am||Gold|
|Monday 4th December 2017||9:40pm||Gold|
|Saturday 16th December 2017||9:40pm||W|
|Wednesday 20th December 2017||9:00pm||Gold|
|Thursday 21st December 2017||2:30am||Gold|
|Thursday 28th December 2017||9:40pm||W|
|Wednesday 1st December 2021||11:15pm||Gold|
|Thursday 2nd December 2021||3:10am||Gold|
Cast & crew
|Christopher Malcolm||Justin (Saffy's Father)|
|Katy Wix||Annabelle (Pensions Office Worker)|
|Sofie Grabol||Sarah Lund|
|Ruby Wax||Script Editor|
|Jon Plowman||Executive Producer|
|Harry Banks||Production Designer|
Patsy and Edina tell Saffy all about the Kardashian syndrome.