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 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Monday at 9:40pm.

Series 5, Episode 3 - Panickin'

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...

Further details

Edina, conscious of her impending duties as a grandmother, follows the lead of celebrities everywhere and installs a panic room.

She and Patsy promptly lock themselves in. Patsy's new client, Minnie Driver, is left in the hands of Bubble, and Edina & Patsy take to spying on Saffron and her friend Sarah via the hidden cameras in the house.

Broadcast details

Friday 31st October 2003
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Naoko Mori Sarah
Minnie Driver 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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