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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 5, Episode 1 is repeated on W on Monday at 10:40pm

Press Clippings

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 Daily 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

Dressing like... Absolutely Fabulous

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week she's taking on not one, but two outrageous style icons. Are you an Eddy or a Patsy?

Bertie Bowen, Standard Issue, 17th February 2016

Edina and Patsy should not come back

Twenty years after first starting work on its script, Jennifer Saunders has this week promised that the Absolutely Fabulous movie will finally begin filming some time this year.

Jon O'Brien, Metro, 5th January 2015

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