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

Absolutely Fabulous

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1992 - 2012
  • 39 episodes (5 series)

Public relations maven Edina and best friend Patsy drive sensible daughter Saffron up the wall with their self-absorbed, substance-abusing escapades. Stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 2:15am Gold
Saturday 14th January 2012 11:50pm Gold
Wednesday 4th April 2012 10:55pm Gold
Thursday 5th April 2012 1:25am Gold
Monday 21st May 2012 2:30am Gold
Friday 17th August 2012 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 18th August 2012 1:30am Gold
Wednesday 17th July 2013 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 5th February 2015 10:50pm Gold
Friday 6th February 2015 2:30am Gold
Thursday 24th March 2016 1:50am Gold
Thursday 24th March 2016 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 24th May 2016 2:00am Gold
Saturday 11th June 2016 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 1st March 2017 11:20pm W
Wednesday 6th December 2017 11:20pm W
Wednesday 17th January 2018 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 18th January 2018 9:20pm Gold
Monday 18th June 2018 11:00pm W
Tuesday 19th June 2018 2:20am W
Wednesday 11th July 2018 12:30am Gold
Saturday 14th July 2018 3:10am Gold
Sunday 6th March 2022 10:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

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
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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