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

Absolutely Fabulous

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1992 - 2012
  • 39 episodes (5 series)

Public relations maven Edina and best friend Patsy drive sensible daughter Saffron up the wall with their self-absorbed, substance-abusing escapades. Stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks

Episode menu

2011 Christmas Specials - Job

Edina has some crucial questions to answer, including: Has she still got it? And could a new client destroy her relationship with Saffy or make it stronger?

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Further details

Absolutely Fabulous. Image shows from L to R: Patsy (Joanna Lumley), Royal Albert Hall Manager (Patricia Potter), Edina (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: Saunders And French Productions / BBC

Edina has some crucial questions to answer, including: Has she still got it? And could a new client destroy her relationship with Saffy or make it stronger?

With fewer and fewer clients and a daughter who despises her, it's business as usual but, when Eddy and Patsy meet a famous French film star whom Saffy hugely admires, Eddy hopes that the job of taking her on as a client could bring a new-found respect, and some much-needed income.

The problem is that her client's talents aren't everything they seem to be...

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 1st January 2012
Time
9:40pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 10:55pm on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 5th January 2012 10:35pm BBC1
Thursday 5th January 2012 11:35pm BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 9th April 2013 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 10th April 2013 1:25am Gold
Thursday 23rd May 2013 10:35pm Gold
Friday 24th May 2013 1:10am Gold
Thursday 19th December 2013 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 31st December 2013 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 16th December 2014 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 17th December 2014 1:45am Gold
Thursday 22nd January 2015 3:30am Gold
Monday 2nd February 2015 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 2nd September 2015 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 3rd September 2015 2:40am Gold
Tuesday 22nd December 2015 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd December 2015 1:55am Gold
Wednesday 13th April 2016 11:55pm Gold
Thursday 7th July 2016 9:45pm Gold
Tuesday 6th December 2016 9:35pm Gold
Thursday 23rd February 2017 1:50am Gold
Thursday 23rd February 2017 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 12th November 2017 11:00pm Gold
Monday 13th November 2017 2:50am Gold
Wednesday 6th December 2017 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 7th December 2017 1:10am Gold
Saturday 16th December 2017 10:20pm W
Thursday 21st December 2017 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 23rd December 2017 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 28th December 2017 10:20pm W

Cast & crew

Cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Harriet Thorpe Fleur
Helen Lederer Catriona
Lindsay Duncan Jeanne Durand
Hannah Dodd Saffy's Do Gooder
Patricia Potter Royal Albert Hall Manager
Llewella Gideon Beautician
Rose Johnson Patsy's Intern
Camille Ucan Bubble's Intern
Femi Oyeniran Agent
Amy Yamazaki Agent
Lulu Self
Emma Bunton Self
Kirsty Wark Self
Mark Kermode Self
Eleanor Kate Jackson (as La Roux) Self
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Justin Davies Producer
Jake Bernard Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer
Richard Sisson Pianist

Video

Jeanne Durand

Patsy and Edina get star-struck...

Featuring: Joanna Lumley (Patsy), Jennifer Saunders (Edina) & Lindsay Duncan (Jeanne Durand).

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