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, Episode 1 - Cleanin'

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.

Further details

Saffron is returning home after a long stint of aid work and Spice Girl Emma Bunton, a school chum of Saffy's and one of Edina's clients, is appalled by the state of the house after Edina and Patsy's non-stop party. She dragoons Edina, Patsy, Mother and Bubble into cleaning duties. Saffron arrives home with some life-changing news...

Broadcast details

Friday 17th October 2003
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Harriet Thorpe Fleur
Helen Lederer Catriona
Jane Horrocks Katy Grin
Llewella Gideon Tanning Beautician
Emma Bunton Self
Jane Horrocks Radio DJ (Voice)
Fern Britton Self
Writing team
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Sue Perkins Writer (Additional Material)
Ruby Wax Script Editor
Production team
Dewi Humphreys (as Dewi Humphries) Director
Jo Sargent Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

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