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 5 - Fear

Saffron has moved out, Edina's PR company has merged with an enormous PR firm based in the United States and after her magazine closes, Patsy is offered a prestigious job in New York. Fearful of so much change, Eddy and Patsy indulge in a drunken, drugged bender and face stern words from Saffy.

Further details

Patsy shacks up with Edina after Saffy leaves for University, however the pair find it hard to survive alone. Neither of them can find or use the tin opener. On the bright side, Saffy's departure means that they can enjoy whiskey, ice cream and techno music whenever they want.

With her PR agency about to merge with a major American competitor, Edina's feeling the strain of change - and if all this wasn't bad enough, Patsy's magazine folds and she loses her job (a.k.a. the best free ride of her life). They are both faced with a major crossroads in their lives. Will they pull through?

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th May 1995
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Naoko Mori Sarah
Kathy Burke Magda (Editor)
Harriet Thorpe Fleur
Helen Lederer Catriona
Caroline Waldron Caroline
John Hudson Lecturer
David Cardy Candid Cameraman
Louis Hillier Candid Cameraman
Lulu Self
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Bob Spiers Director
Jon Plowman Producer

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