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 6 - Schmoozin'

Eddy's first ever boyfriend, Pete, is back on the scene, and he's in possession of a set of lost Beatles recordings. As he, Patsy and Eddy celebrate the find and prepare to unveil the tapes to the world, it seems that nothing can go wrong.

Further details

Absolutely Fabulous. Image shows from L to R: Patsy (Joanna Lumley), Elton John, Edina (Jennifer Saunders). Copyright: Saunders And French Productions / BBC

Eddy's boyfriend Pete has found himself in possession of a collection of lost Beatles recordings. After meticulous restoration, the two plan a party, with Elton John invited, to present them to the world for the first time.

The relationship seems to be going well, and the triumphant launch event seems - for once in Edina's life - to be going off without a hitch. If only Pete hadn't left them alone, drunk, at Abbey Road Studios...

Broadcast details

Friday 28th November 2003
30 minutes


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Tuesday 7th March 2017 10:40pm W
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Thursday 8th February 2018 9:20pm Gold
Friday 15th June 2018 12:30am Gold
Tuesday 19th June 2018 11:40pm W
Wednesday 20th June 2018 11:00pm W
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Tuesday 17th July 2018 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 17th July 2018 2:55am Gold
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Monday 6th March 2023 1:15am Gold
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Thursday 2nd November 2023 2:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Jennifer Saunders Edina
Joanna Lumley Patsy
Julia Sawalha Saffron
June Whitfield Mother
Jane Horrocks Bubble
Guest cast
Harriet Thorpe Fleur
Helen Lederer Catriona
Robert Lindsay Pete
Katie Blake Booberella Actor
Sam Spedding Booberella Actor
Jon Plowman Man At Party
Elton John (as Sir Elton John CBE) 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
Barry Osment Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer
Ben Lee-Delisle Composer

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