British Comedy Guide

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 others.

Series 3, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 10:55pm.

Series 3, Episode 1 - Door Handle

Eddy's become bogged down in the detail whilst renovating the kitchen after Patsy's fire, and is on the hunt for a very specific door handle. If only she could remember where she saw it - or which continent it may be on...

Full synopsis

Eddy's kitchen is being rebuilt after Patsy burnt it down with a rogue cigarette, and she's determined to make sure her new decor is perfectly co-ordinated.

Eddy treats her seach for the perfect matching door handle as if she were hunting the Holy Grail. She flies on Concorde to New York taking Patsy with her on her quest.

While galavanting round the Big Apple they bump into some rather disreputable characters. Edina even finds time to have her navel pierced. When they get home Saffy reveals that it is her birthday - Eddy has forgotten. Will she be able to rustle up a present?

Broadcast details

Thursday 30th March 1995
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 22nd September 2011 at 12:20am on Gold
  2. Thursday 22nd September 2011 at 2:15am on Gold
  3. Monday 5th December 2011 at 12:05am on Gold
  4. Saturday 31st December 2011 at 9:00pm on Gold
  5. Saturday 31st December 2011 at 11:50pm on Gold
  6. Sunday 13th January 2013 at 9:40pm on Gold
  7. Thursday 14th March 2013 at 10:20pm on Gold
  8. Friday 15th March 2013 at 2:05am on Gold
  9. Monday 24th June 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  10. Tuesday 25th June 2013 at 1:30am on Gold
  11. Saturday 7th September 2013 at 10:20pm on Gold
  12. Monday 21st October 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  13. Thursday 10th July 2014 at 9:40pm on Gold
  14. Friday 11th July 2014 at 1:05am on Gold
  15. Saturday 28th March 2015 at 9:45pm on Gold
  16. Thursday 21st May 2015 at 10:55pm on Gold
  17. Friday 22nd May 2015 at 2:25am on Gold
  18. Sunday 27th December 2015 at 12:05am on Gold
  19. Thursday 7th January 2016 at 11:30pm on Gold
  20. Friday 8th January 2016 at 2:45am on Gold
  21. Thursday 10th March 2016 at 1:30am on Gold
  22. Thursday 10th March 2016 at 3:10am on Gold
  23. Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 9:40pm on Gold
  24. Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 2:15am on Gold
  25. Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 11:20pm on W
  26. Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 10:00pm on W
  27. Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 12:00am on Gold
  28. Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 11:00pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Jon Plowman Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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