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.

Absolutely Fabulous. Image shows from L to R: Edina (Jennifer Saunders), Patsy (Joanna Lumley).

Olympics Special - Olympics

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.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    Justin Davies Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive 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: Jennifer Saunders (Edina), Joanna Lumley (Patsy).


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