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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100 BBC TV gamechangers

The Sooty Show, Goodness Gracious Me and Hancock's Half Hour have been named amongst 23 comedy titles in a BFI list of the 100 most important television programmes from the BBC, as the broadcaster marks its 100th anniversary.

British Film Institute, 28th April 2022

Joanna Lumley says Princess Margaret was the 'prototype' for Ab Fab

'There was something so fabulous about her,' Lumley said of the late royal.

The Independent, 25th November 2021

Joanna Lumley: I love Patsy, we're such polar opposites

The actor, 74, on Ab Fab, recycling, President Clinton and why you can't be happy all the time.

Rich Pelley, The Guardian, 24th April 2021

Jane Horrocks: Ab Fab 'wouldn't be made now'

Jane says meddling bosses would now bar creator Jennifer Saunders from writing some of the most scandalous plots and punchlines from the series, which first hit screens in 1992.

Andy Halls, The Sun, 15th September 2020

10 underrated British comedies on Netflix

Check them out next time you're Netflix-surfing!

Leah Flavell, Screen Rant, 14th October 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'obsessed' with Ab Fab

Phoebe Waller-Bridge "got really obsessed" with Absolutely Fabulous, because she loved how the cast were able to do "exactly what they wanted to do".

Female First, 29th May 2019

The Top 10 British sitcoms of the 90s

The 1990s were a period of renewed confidence in the UK. The economy continued to boom and Blair's huge majority made 'Cool Britannia' a phenomenon. Oasis and Blur fought it out as most influential band, and the Spice Girls were everywhere. What a time to be alive! Sitcoms didn't disappoint either, and offered a rich variety.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 13th May 2019

Jennifer Saunders once considered 'killing off' Ab Fab

Joanna Lumley revealed during the BFI and Radio Times TV Festival that her co-star suggested a drastic way to end the show - but she joked that the characters "can never die".

Radio Times, 14th April 2019

Fawlty Towers tops Radio Times greatest British sitcom list

Fawlty Towers has come out top of a list of the greatest British sitcoms, as compiled by Radio Times magazine.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019

13 utterly charming British comedies on Netflix

A look at some British comedies on Netflix.

Refinery 29, 15th January 2019

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