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
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Simon Brint Composer
    Harry Banks Production Designer

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