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 5 - Birthin'

It's a big night for Patsy as she gears up to present a prestigious style awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. However it's destined to be a bigger night for Saffy, who suddenly goes into Labour, and without a doctor in sight.

Further details

Saffron's baby is on the way. Her waters have broken and ruined Patsy's one-off ensemble, destroying her chance to present the style awards at Royal Albert Hall.

With wildly ambitious presenter friend Katy Grin off to take Patsy's place, the house is put on lock down when John shorts out the electricity. Patsy plots with Marshall and his Californian new-age wife Bo to kidnap the baby for their celebrity adoption agency.

Meanwhile, John and Justin try to fix the fuse box so that the electrified security system might let the doctor in through the front door - leaving Edina to help Saffy bring the baby into the world alone.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th November 2003
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jennifer Saunders Edina
    Joanna Lumley Patsy
    Julia Sawalha Saffron
    June Whitfield Mother
    Guest cast
    Christopher Malcolm Justin (Saffy's Father)
    Mo Gaffney Bo (Marshall's Wife)
    Christopher Ryan Marshall (Edina's Ex-husband)
    Jane Horrocks Katy Grin
    Felix Dexter John
    Simon Brodkin Doctor
    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
    Ben Lee-Delisle Composer

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