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.

Series 3, Episode 2 - Happy New Year

As the family gathers for New Year's Eve, Edina and Patsy look forward to a night out at an ultra-hip underground rave. Patsy is particularly excited, as her well connected, jet-setting sister Jackie is about to arrive. When she appears, however, plans begin to disintegrate.

Further details

Saffy has plans for New Year's Eve - a quiet night in with Mother, her dad Justin and his boyfriend Oliver. But this homely setup won't do for Patsy and Eddy. They plan to see in the new year in style by attending an underground rave in a car park.

All plans are halted, however, by the arrival of Patsy's long lost sister Jackie. Once a renowned 60s party animal Jackie is now 72. Patsy is horrified to see how she has aged. The rave now scuppered, they all end up celebrating in boring Saffron-style.

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th April 1995
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jennifer Saunders Edina
    Joanna Lumley Patsy
    Julia Sawalha Saffron
    June Whitfield Mother
    Jane Horrocks Bubble
    Guest cast
    Christopher Malcolm Justin (Saffy's Father)
    Christopher Ryan Marshall (Edina's Ex-husband)
    Gary Beadle Oliver (Justin's Boyfriend)
    Kate O'Mara Jackie
    Rebecca Front Cherysh
    Writing team
    Jennifer Saunders Writer
    Ruby Wax Script Editor
    Production team
    Bob Spiers Director
    Jon Plowman Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Simon Brint Composer
    Harry Banks Production Designer

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