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 7 - Exploitin'

Saffy's feeling the stress of motherhood, and taunted by Patsy as to her tired emotional and physical state, agrees to allow Eddy to look after Jane for the day. Unfortunately, the wayward grandmother doesn't have entirely honest intentions for the young one.

Further details

With Mother banned from the house and Saffron and John on a romantic day out, Edina finds herself taking care of baby Jane.

Patsy and Edina waste no time in putting their plan to make her a model into action, and whisk the baby off to the zoo for a fashion shoot with Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th December 2003
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jennifer Saunders Edina
    Joanna Lumley Patsy
    Julia Sawalha Saffron
    June Whitfield Mother
    Guest cast
    Jane Horrocks Katy Grin
    Felix Dexter John
    Charlotte Palmer Zoo Keeper
    Ralph Perou (as Perou) Photographer
    Fern Britton Self
    Jean Paul Gaultier (as Jean Paul Goultier) 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
    Phil McIntyre Executive Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Barry Osment Editor
    Simon Brint Composer
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Ben Lee-Delisle Composer

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