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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 4, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold today at 9pm

Press Clippings

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

Absolutely Fabulous: who was the real Patsy Stone?

When Lauretta Sullivan Feldman died in 2010, the few obituaries of her that were published described her as "the widow of Marty Feldman". What many missed is that Sullivan, the Bristol-born daughter of a butcher, was largely responsible for Feldman's success in America and ended her life as one of Los Angeles's most beloved and quietly influential cultural figures.

But did this impossibly glamorous woman also play a part in the creation of Absolutely Fabulous character Patsy Stone?

Alice Vincent, The Telegraph, 28th June 2016

Joanna Lumley reveals that Patsy is transgender

"It's completely normal that Patsy is transgender."

Paul Jones, Radio Times, 4th June 2016

Over 60 cameos announced for Ab Fab movie

Dawn French, Graham Norton, Jeremy Paxman, Mark Gatiss, Robert Webb and Stella McCartney are amongst the list of 60+ cameos revealed for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

British Comedy Guide, 25th April 2016

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