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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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...

Further details

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 22nd September 2011 12:20am Gold
Thursday 22nd September 2011 2:15am Gold
Monday 5th December 2011 12:05am Gold
Saturday 31st December 2011 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 31st December 2011 11:50pm Gold
Sunday 13th January 2013 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 14th March 2013 10:20pm Gold
Friday 15th March 2013 2:05am Gold
Monday 24th June 2013 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 25th June 2013 1:30am Gold
Saturday 7th September 2013 10:20pm Gold
Monday 21st October 2013 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 10th July 2014 9:40pm Gold
Friday 11th July 2014 1:05am Gold
Saturday 28th March 2015 9:45pm Gold
Thursday 21st May 2015 10:55pm Gold
Friday 22nd May 2015 2:25am Gold
Sunday 27th December 2015 12:05am Gold
Thursday 7th January 2016 11:30pm Gold
Friday 8th January 2016 2:45am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2016 1:30am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2016 3:10am Gold
Wednesday 29th June 2016 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 5th July 2016 2:15am Gold
Wednesday 25th January 2017 11:20pm W
Wednesday 15th November 2017 10:00pm W
Tuesday 21st November 2017 12:00am Gold
Wednesday 14th March 2018 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 24th March 2021 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th March 2021 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 21st April 2021 9:35pm Gold
Thursday 22nd April 2021 12:35am Gold
Sunday 4th July 2021 12:00am Gold
Saturday 1st January 2022 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 2nd January 2022 3:30am Gold

Cast & crew

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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