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

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 4 - Jealous

When Edina's arch-rival Claudia Bing beats her to a coveted Public Relations award set up by Edina herself, she is left fuming. Unfortunately a missing speech sends her comeback plans awry, and she rants against her own industry in frustration.

Further details

PR-land quakes with anticipation as the award season approaches. Edina, having paid for them, naturally expects to win her fair share. Arch rival Claudia Bing has other ideas. Eddy misses out on PR Person of the Year Award and wants revenge.

Meanwhile, Saffy gets some extra special education from her psychology lecturer. Supermodel Naomi Campbell puts in an appearance as herself, but where is Lulu when you need her?

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 27th April 1995
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 24th September 2011 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 25th September 2011 2:00am Gold
Thursday 8th December 2011 12:45am Gold
Thursday 8th December 2011 2:25am Gold
Friday 30th December 2011 12:00am Gold
Friday 30th December 2011 2:15am Gold
Sunday 20th January 2013 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 26th March 2013 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 27th March 2013 2:00am Gold
Friday 28th June 2013 11:45pm Gold
Sunday 8th September 2013 9:55pm Gold
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th October 2013 1:30am Gold
Wednesday 16th July 2014 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 17th July 2014 1:05am Gold
Wednesday 24th September 2014 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 4th June 2015 11:35pm Gold
Friday 5th June 2015 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 29th December 2015 11:35pm Gold
Thursday 28th January 2016 11:20pm Gold
Friday 29th January 2016 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 16th March 2016 1:10am Gold
Friday 1st July 2016 10:15pm Gold
Friday 8th July 2016 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 31st January 2017 10:40pm W
Monday 20th November 2017 10:00pm W
Thursday 23rd November 2017 1:00am Gold
Thursday 23rd November 2017 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 28th March 2018 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 29th March 2018 2:10am Gold
Monday 29th March 2021 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th March 2021 12:20am Gold
Monday 26th April 2021 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th April 2021 12:55am Gold
Monday 5th July 2021 12:20am Gold
Sunday 2nd January 2022 12:00am Gold
Sunday 2nd January 2022 11:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Celia Imrie Claudia Bing
Simon Stokes Gerard (Psychology Lecturer)
Paul Reynolds Squeak
Peter Richardson Tony
Joanna Bowen Journalist
Naomi Campbell Self
Lulu Self (Voice)
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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