British Comedy Guide

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 others.

Series 1, Episode 2 is repeated on W on Monday 30th October at 10pm

Press Clippings

Dawn French interview - I was jealous of Ab Fab

Dawn French talks candidly about her father's suicide, and being "really annoyed" when Absolutely Fabulous became a hit.

Jane Graham, The Big Issue, 10th October 2017

Ab Fab stars film TV travel show

Absolutely Fabulous stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are reuniting to film a one-off travelogue for Christmas.

British Comedy Guide, 7th October 2017

Ab Fab will show how fun life was before Brexit

As part of 90s comedy week, we ask: could the Remain campaign have done with some help from Edina Monsoon?

Lizzie Palmer, The New Statesman, 9th August 2017

Helen Lederer, still fabulous after all these years

Here Helen Lederer discusses being part of The Comic Strip and working on Absolutely Fabulous.

Dannii Cohen, The Gay UK, 29th March 2017

Generation snowflake has RUINED chance of Ab Fab return

Jennifer Saunders has revealed that the award-winning show won't ever enjoy a TV reunion because the modern world is hyper-sensitive and unable to enjoy humour without being mock-offended.

Speaking to the Press Association, Saunders said: "People are so politically correct now; we couldn't get away with anything. You can't even get away to be a politically incorrect character, because that is seen as being politically incorrect. Everyone's down on everyone for everything."

James Draper, The Mirror, 26th February 2017

Gala marking 25 years of Absolutely Fabulous to be held

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will be appearing at the event in Liverpool as part of a four-day internation TV market.

Francesca Gosling, The Mirror, 20th February 2017

Fawlty Towers named comedians' favourite sitcom

A survey of comedians has revealed that Fawlty Towers is their favourite sitcom, and Alan Partridge meeting his superfan is their favourite scene. "Don't tell him Pike" was picked as the favourite one-liner.

British Comedy Guide, 4th January 2017

Jennifer Saunders says no to more Ab Fab

Jennifer Saunders has said she has finished with the Absolutely Fabulous characters. She won't write any more TV specials, nor a film sequel.

British Comedy Guide, 28th November 2016

The best of British sitcom idiots

Following on from the last post about idiots in sitcoms, and some ensuing twittering, perhaps it's only fair we pay tribute to the best of British sitcom idiots. Lots of candidates, for sure, but here are, for my money, the most dimwitted of nincompoops who should be recognised for outstanding services to idiocy.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 31st August 2016

15 Fabulous facts about Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous is one of Britain's best-loved comedies, made wonderful by the fabulous characters of Patsy Stone and Eddie Monsoon. Here are some little known facts that all superfans should know.

Readers Digest, 30th June 2016

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