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

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