Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a British sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the leading character.
It also stars Joanna Lumley and Julia Sawalha, along with June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. The series features Saunders as Edina Monsoon, a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent who spends her time chasing bizarre fads in a desperate attempt to stay young and "hip." Edina is joined in her quest by magazine editor Patsy Stone, her best friend and enabler, whose drug abuse, alcohol consumption, and promiscuity far eclipse Edina's comparatively mild self-destructive behaviour.
Despite being a middle-aged, twice-divorced career woman, Edina is reliant upon the support of her daughter, Saffron, a secondary school pupil (and later university student) whose constant care for her mother has left her a bitter cynic.
Jennifer Saunders..... as Edina Monsoon -- 1992-2005, 2011-12
Joanna Lumley.......... as Patsy Stone -- 1992-2005, 2011-12
Julia Sawalha............ as Saffron Monsoon -- 1992-2005, 2011-12
June Whitfield............ as Mother -- 1992-2005, 2011-12
Jane Horrocks........... as Bubble / Katy Grin / Lola / Radio voice -- 1992-2005, 2011-12
Christopher Ryan....... as Marshall Turtle -- 1992-2005, 2012
Mo Gaffney................ as Bo Turtle (n-e Crysalis) -- 1992-2005, 2012
Naoko Mori................ as Sarah -- 1992-2003, 2011
Christopher Malcolm... as Justin -- 1992-2003, 2011
Helen Lederer............ as Catriona -- 1992-2003, 2012
Harriet Thorpe............ as Fleur -- 1992-2003, 2012
Gary Beadle............... as Oliver -- 1992-1996
Kathy Burke............... as Magda -- 1992-1996
Celia Imrie................. as Claudia Bing -- 1995-2001
Eleanor Bron.............. as Patsy's Mother -- 1992-2003
Kate O'Mara............... as Jackie Stone -- 1995-2003
Premiere: November 12, 1992
Network: BBC One (United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
6x00 -- Mar 23, 2012 -- Sketch -- "Sport Relief Special" -- A short sketch in support of Sport Relief. While Edina is busy training for a Sport Relief charity function with Emma Bunton with disastrous results, Patsy fills in for her downstairs in a meeting with Stella McCartney. Patsy ends up taking the credit for Edina's idea to feature Kate Moss and David Gandy in the magazine, but the only condition is that Patsy must ot let Edina anywhere near the shoot. In the Gym upstairs, Edina boxes with David Haye and she and Emma end up fighting and Emma ends up punching Edina who gets wheeled through the hotel bar on a stretcher. -- Guest stars: Llewella Gideon (Nurse), Kate Moss (herself), Stella McCartney (herself), Emma Bunton (herself), David Gandy (himself), Colin Jackson (himself), Linford Christie (himself), David Haye (himself).
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Absolutely Fabulous - BBC Sport Relief Night 2012
6x01 -- Dec 25, 2011 -- "Identity" -- Edina picks up Saffy from prison where she has been held for two years after falsifying passports to give people asylum. After welcoming Saffy home, Saffy has her cellmate Baron visit, but it is soon revealed that Baron is Patsy's drug dealer and Patsy owes her 50 thousand pounds. Saffy's friend Sarah then turns up and it is revealed that she has been at some point sectioned and she is better now she is on pills however things take a turn for the worse when she reads too much into the relationship between Saffy & Baron and then Saffy slaps her resulting her saying the "voices are back" and running off, Edina still calls her Titicaca. Edina and Patsy must figure out a way to come up with the money, which means Patsy must fess up to her real age to collect her back wages and pension. -- Guest stars: Sofie Grabol (Sarah Lund), Katy Wix (Annabelle), Christopher Malcolm (Justin), Lucy Montgomery (Baron), Naoko Mori (Sarah)
6x02 -- Jan 1, 2012 -- "Job" -- When Saffy accuses that Edina has not made an honest day's work in years, she and Patsy decide to try to impress her by having her favourite French film star Jeanne Durand play the Royal Albert Hall. However, they soon discover that Durand cannot sing at all, and even with Lulu and Emma Bunton all hope is lost until Bubble is convinced to sing for Durand. -- Guest stars: Lulu (herself), Emma Bunton (herself), Lindsay Duncan (Jeanne Durand), Harriet Thorpe (Fleur), Helen Lederer (Catriona), Kirsty Wark (herself), Mark Kermode (himself), La Roux (themselves).
6x03 -- July 23, 2012 -- Olympics -- Eddy has rented out her house to Michael Douglas for the duration of the Olympics but she is still living in it. Patsy attempts to get into Eddy's body suit to look great for the A listers, with disastrous results. Bo and Marshall show up to stay for the duration of the Olympic Games and inform Eddy that they have come instead of Michael Douglas. Eddy feels that age is catching up with her as invitations are not coming her way anymore. -- Guest stars: Mo Gaffney (Bo), Christopher Ryan (Marshall), Stella McCartney (herself), Kelly Holmes (herself).