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 - Cold Turkey

It's Jane's first Christmas, and Edina plans to spend the festive period at home rather than on holiday. Trouble is, she's not told Patsy yet. What'll be her reaction to the news?

Further details

It's Christmas and Edina is breaking the habits of a lifetime by staying home with her family and spoiling her grand-daughter, Jane.

They are all thrown into suspense, however, when Patsy collapses and is rushed to hospital. Her sinister sister Jackie arrives. Will Patsy survive?


Also known as Drinkin'.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 24th December 2003
35 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jennifer Saunders Edina
    Joanna Lumley Patsy
    Julia Sawalha Saffron
    June Whitfield Mother
    Jane Horrocks Bubble
    Guest cast
    Christopher Malcolm Justin (Saffy's Father)
    Harriet Thorpe Fleur
    Helen Lederer Catriona
    Eleanor Bron Patsy's Mother
    Mo Gaffney Bo (Marshall's Wife)
    Christopher Ryan Marshall (Edina's Ex-husband)
    Kate O'Mara Jackie
    Felix Dexter John
    Simon Brodkin Doctor
    Alex Lowe Wood Cutter
    Amy Phillips Paramedic
    Marion Pashley Nurse
    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
    Simon Brint Composer
    Harry Banks Production Designer
    Ben Lee-Delisle Composer

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