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 2 - Book Clubbin'

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.

Further details

Horrified at the news that Saffron is pregnant and that she will be a grandmother, Edina and Patsy turn their focus to Eddy's new celebrity book club as the baby's father, John, arrives.

When he does, Edina realises what a boon the baby will be: the father is black, which means that she will have the best accessory any celebrity can have - a mixed race baby!

Broadcast details

Friday 24th 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
Janette Tough (as Janette Krankie) Midwife
Kristin Scott Thomas (as Kristin Scott-Thomas) Plum
Felix Dexter John
Mariella Frostrup 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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