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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June Whitfield interview

As Ab Fab returns to our screens for a 20th anniversary special, June Whitfield talks about her six decades of work with the biggest names in the business.

Christopher Stevens, The Observer, 11th December 2011

Joanna Lumley interview

Bond girl, fashion icon, renowned stage actor, Gurkha champion: Joanna Lumley has had a wonderful career. But it is her portrayal of Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous that is stamped on the nation's consciousness. She talks about the new episodes of the show.

Stuart Jeffries, The Observer, 11th December 2011

Downton Abbey vs Ab Fab in Christmas Day ratings war

ITV has set out to win the Christmas Day ratings war with a festive serving of Downton Abbey.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 1st December 2011

Kate Moss fury at Jennifer Saunders' gag

Jennifer Saunders joked "Kate Moss is an old model." It's the fashion equivalent of telling a child Santa doesn't exist.

Gordon Smart, The Sun, 1st December 2011

Stella McCartney to star in Absolutely Fabulous

Fashion designer Stella McCartney is just one of the names to star in the revived TV comedy, along with Kelly Holmes and Emma Bunton.

Olivia Bergin, The Telegraph, 30th November 2011

Absolutely Fabulous - first look at the cast for Xmas

Here's a sneak peek, sweeties, at Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and co ahead of the seasonal specials.

Radio Times, 22nd November 2011

OK, Sweetie, I admit it - I've learnt to love Ab Fab

As Jennifer Saunders prepares to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary with a selection of Christmas specials - and possibly a film - I am reminded of that period of my life. And do you know what? I could not be more excited.

Lynne Franks, The Telegraph, 22nd November 2011

Jennifer Saunders to write an Absolutely Fabulous film

Jennifer Saunders plans to pen an Absolutely Fabulous film next year, it has been revealed.

British Comedy Guide, 8th November 2011

With a title like Absolutely Fabulous, it is hard to see how Jennifer Saunders's series will acknowledge the economic downturn when its latest instalment is broadcast over Christmas.

Still, Harriet Thorpe, who appears in it, tells me: "Jennifer keeps everything current. She acknowledges the recession, but doesn't make it all about that."

Speaking at the first night of Crazy for You in the West End, Thorpe adds: "It's very clever, and, of course, incredibly funny to see how the characters cope."

Their co-star June Whitfield says, perhaps even more depressingly, that Eddy and Patsy are shown to be getting on a bit. The actress, 85, insists that this "opens up a whole new avenue of hilarity".

Tim Walker, The Telegraph, 19th October 2011

Absolutely Fabulous 2011 - first pictures

Two pictures from the new series of the show.

Entertainment Weekly, 6th October 2011

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