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
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Barry Osment Editor
    Simon Brint Composer
    Harry Banks Production Designer

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