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 5

1. Cleanin'

First broadcast: Friday 17th October 2003

Saffy's due home after a long stint abroad undertaking aid work in Uganda. Before she returns, however, the house is desperately in need of a clean.

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2. Book Clubbin'

First broadcast: Friday 24th October 2003

Edina is struggling to come to terms with the news of Saffy's pregnancy, and Patsy's only offer is the address of an abortion clinic. They throw themselves into a new celebrity book club, but the arrival of the father-to-be brings Eddy some much needed joy.

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3. Panickin'

First broadcast: Friday 31st October 2003

Patsy takes on her first proper celebrity styling client, in the form of actress Minnie Driver. Unfortunately Eddy's had a panic room installed - the latest craze - and they promptly manage to lock themselves in...

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4. Huntin' Shootin' & Fishin'

First broadcast: Friday 7th November 2003

Having won the contract to promote a new Duchy Originals range for Prince Charles, Eddy decides she must get into the lifestyles of the landed gentry, taking Patsy away for an expensive weekend of country pursuits. Saffy, meanwhile, is trying to keep Sarah away from Emma Bunton.

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5. Birthin'

First broadcast: Friday 14th November 2003

It's a big night for Patsy as she gears up to present a prestigious style awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. However it's destined to be a bigger night for Saffy, who suddenly goes into Labour, and without a doctor in sight.

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Absolutely Fabulous. Image shows from L to R: Patsy (Joanna Lumley), Elton John, Edina (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: Saunders And French Productions / BBC.

6. Schmoozin'

First broadcast: Friday 28th November 2003

Eddy's first ever boyfriend, Pete, is back on the scene, and he's in possession of a set of lost Beatles recordings. As he, Patsy and Eddy celebrate the find and prepare to unveil the tapes to the world, it seems that nothing can go wrong.

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7. Exploitin'

First broadcast: Friday 5th December 2003

Saffy's feeling the stress of motherhood, and taunted by Patsy as to her tired emotional and physical state, agrees to allow Eddy to look after Jane for the day. Unfortunately, the wayward grandmother doesn't have entirely honest intentions for the young one.

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Christmas Special: Cold Turkey

First broadcast: Wednesday 24th December 2003

It's Jane's first Christmas, and Edina plans to spend the festive period at home rather than on holiday. Trouble is, she's not told Patsy yet. What'll be her reaction to the news?

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