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

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Olympics Special - Olympics

Absolutely Fabulous. Image shows from L to R: Edina (Jennifer Saunders), Patsy (Joanna Lumley)
Eddy and Patsy play their own very special part in the London Olympics. The ladies shmooze some rather famous UK athletes, as only they know how.

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Further details

As the sound of the approaching Olympiad reaches deafening proportions Eddy is surprised that it is all about to start. She has rented out her house to a Hollywood A lister, but she is still living in it, as is her daughter, her mother, and her assistant Bubble.

Patsy tries to get into Eddy's body suit to look suitably great for the A listers, with disastrous results. Health professionals are summoned.

Eddy feels that doors are closing on her, age is catching up with her, invitations are not coming her way anymore and Stella McCartney's shop is closed to her.

To add to her depression, Bo and Marshall arrive to stay for the Games. Things can only get worse.

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd July 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 26th July 2012 10:35pm BBC1

Cast & crew

Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Mo Gaffney Bo (Marshall's Wife)
Christopher Ryan Marshall (Edina's Ex-husband)
Eleanor Thom Olympic Reception Greeter
Beattie Edmondson Olympic Reception Waitress
James O'Driscoll Blind Paralympian
Stella McCartney Self
Kelly Holmes (as Dame Kelly Holmes) Self
Tanni Grey-Thompson (as Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson) 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
Ian Masterson Composer


Absolutely Fabulous - BBC America Olympic Trailer

A trailer for the Ab Fab olympic special. This trailer is from BBC America so has an American feel to it.

London 2012 Olympics Special Preview

Getting into the Olympic spirit, Edina and Patsy prepare for a very special house guest...

Featuring: Joanna Lumley (Patsy) & Jennifer Saunders (Edina).

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