Absolutely Fabulous

Friday 8:00 PM on BBC Premiered Nov 01, 1992 In Season




Episode Guide

    • Comic Relief Special 2005
      Comic Relief Special 2005
      Season 5 - Episode 11
    • France
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Edina and Patsy go on holiday to France but the luxury they've booked turns out to be the ramshackle servants quarters. Unable to negotiate the local shops, Edina orders Saffy bring food from England. Bubble turns up too, with news that Edina's interior design business has hit problems.
    • Absolutely Fabulous: A Life
      Absolutely Fabulous: A Life
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      During the filming of her very own documentary, 'A Day in My Life', Eddie drops in on her mother who's working in a Help the Aged charity shop. There she reminisces about the people and events which have made her what she is today.
    • Poor
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Edina discovers that the alimony payments from her ex-husbands, Justin and Marshall, have stopped. Does this mean she will be very poor? After consulting her accountant and much badgering from Saffy, Edina decides to make some sacrifices in her exuberant lifestyle to better herself, only to make matters worse by ending up in court.moreless
    • Birthday
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Eddie is turning 40 and Saffy organises a quaint family get-together for her involving Mother, Justin (Saffy's father), Justin's lover Oliver, Marshall (Eddie's son Serge's father) and his new wife Bo. However, Eddie has developed a complex about her age and refuses to participate in the celebrations.
    • Death
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Eddie's father passes away and she is more concerned about how much weight she has put on and Saffy is horrified at her mother's selfishness regarding the death. It soon makes Eddie realise that she is also going to die and she goes out and spends hundreds of thousands of pounds on art that she doesn't want, just so she can leave something behind when she dies.moreless
    • Small Opening
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Saffy's first play, Self Raising Flower, based on her life is opening at the local theatre and Eddie worries that it will portray her as a bad mother, which of course it does.
    • Identity
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Twenty years after Eddy, Patsy, Saffy, Bubble and Mother first staggered into our lives, they're all back. One of them has been away for some time, so there is lots of catching up to do. She returns with a new best friend, who is both a blessing and a threat ... to the household. It forces them closer than ever. It may even involve one of them owning up to her real age.moreless
    • Morocco
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Patsy agrees to put a fashion spread in her magazine of the product Edina is promoting called "Pop-specs", and they both go to Marrakech for the photo shoot. Saffron wants to go with them to help her university studies but Patsy ends up selling her to white slave traders.
    • Sex
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Eddie wants to have a bigger bedroom and debates which of the two walls to knock down; one leading to Saffy's room, the other to Serge's. Eddie and Patsy go into Serge's room to clear it out where Saffy discovers a copy of Razzle amongst his magazines (thankfully not the one that Patsy appeared in!). Despite Saffy's objections about the magazine, Eddie leafs through it and realises that it has been awhile since she has had sex. Patsy talks her into hiring two male prostitutes on the night that Saffy has a presentation at school, both of which don't go off as smoothly as they would have liked.moreless
    • Happy New Year
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      While Saffy plans to spend a quiet New Year's Eve with her family and Sarah, Eddie and Patsy prepare to join a huge underground rave party to see in the new year, but things change when word comes of the visit from Patsy's long lost sister, Jackie, who is notorious for being a '60s party animal. Upon her arrival, Patsy is distressed to learn that her sister (unlike herself) has actually aged in the last 30 years.moreless
    • Iso Tank
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Eddie gets carried away with a new fad and buys an Isolation Tank which she likes until she finds out that she isn't the only person who has one. While spending most of her time in the tank, her claustrophobia causes her to dream of an alternate world where Bubble is efficient and Saffy has interesting friends.moreless
    • Fashion
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Despite giving up coffee and alcohol and taking up colonic irrigation and Buddhist chanting, Edina is panicking about a fashion show she's organising, Princess Diana has turned down an invite, and the only celebs who can be bothered to attend are Sinitta and Anne Robinson.
    • Fat
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Edina needs to get slim quickly because she's expecting a visit from old friend Penny Casper-Morse, who used to tease her about her weight. She contemplates a regular fitness routine, but then Patsy suggests something much easier... liposuction.
    • Hospital
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Patsy is caught having an affair with a politician and is pushed into the tabloid spotlight which reveals her true age. Eddie stubs her toe and "requires" surgery. Patsy joins her in hospital for moral support - and a facelift.
    • Birth
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Patsy burns down Eddie's kitchen with her cigarette when she falls asleep. Forced to live out of the sitting room, Eddie and Patsy plan a night out which suits Saffy as she is having her boyfriend around to watch documentaries - yeah right! Unfortunately for all, Mother accidentally locks them in the sitting room and Eddie tries to open up to her daughter and talk to her about sex and her birth, despite Patsy's comments.moreless
    • Jealous
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Eddie gets very depressed that she doesn't win the PR Person of the Year Award and almost works herself to death trying to gain revenge. Saffy's psychology lecturer starts giving her some "extra special tuition" and Eddie comes to her daughter's aid for one of the few times in her life.moreless
    • Cold Turkey
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Eddie spends her first Christmas at home, much to Saffy's chagrin, and goes all out for the festivities. John is preoccupied with knowing the details of Justin's sex life. Marshall and Bo arrive for Christmas with their details of the infomercial they've been doing "since the bottom fell out of the baby business." Patsy, who detests Christmas, is happy when she collapses and gets to spend a few days on drugs in the hospital... though it seems that her condition may be more dire than anyone realized.moreless
    • Magazine
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Patsy actually visits her place of work, a fashion magazine where she is the 'Executive Fashion Director'. She takes on the job of organising a fashion piece for a morning television show but when all the models drop out and refuse to wear the clothes, Patsy is forced to suck up to Saffy and Mother to get them to appear on the show. Meanwhile, Edina has a date with long-lost boyfriend Hamish.moreless
    • Menopause
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      After Patsy cracks her wrist and finds out she is has osteoporosis, Saffron sets up a menopause meeting for the pair. Edina's businesses are going under and it seems that everyone is undergoing change. Then Saffron starts having day-dreams about the possible future...
    • The Last Shout (2)
      The Last Shout (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Paolo's parents arrive, disapproving of Saffy... until Patsy realizes that she knows Paulo's mother. Meanwhile, Eddie and Saffy plan the wedding.
    • Panickin'
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      In this episode Edina has a panic room installed in the house. Patsy is at the shop and Minnie Driver walks in talking to her director. She had walked into Dior and they expected her to pay. She was disgusted. Patsy says she could show Minnie some stuff. The next day they are both at Eddy's house. Eddy goes into the panic room and Patsy follows because she wants Eddy's necklace for Minnie. They get locked in with no way out.moreless
    • Birthin'
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Saffy's baby is coming and all the principles are present... Patsy has plans to host a banquet -- though her plans soon change; Bo and Marshall arrive with plans to snatch Saffy's baby and sell it; Justin arrives to see his grandchild (and winds up being outed to John by Eddie); John botches the Monsoon's electricity; Gran is preoccupied with finding forceps; and Katie Grin is high on her starring role in "Chicago."moreless
    • Paris
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Patsy heads to Paris for a fashion shoot, a chance to relive her modelling days and to spend time with her new best friend, super model Erin O'Connor; with Eddie and Saffy in tow. While Patsy struggles to cope with fresh-faced models, unflattering clothes and the photographer from hell; Eddie tries to bond with her estranged daughter and somehow convinces Saffy to let down her defences and flash the whole of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.moreless
    • Door Handle
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      As the kitchen is being rebuilt after the fire in the last season's finale, Eddie is hell-bent on searching for the perfect door handle to match her decor, and she and Patsy take a day trip to New York on Concorde to track one down.
    • New Best Friend
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Edina's old friends, Bettina and Max, are coming to stay with her. Eddie remembers them as being notoriously minimalistic and tries to make the house presentable, eventually telling Patsy to leave. Patsy is hurt by this and leaves to find herself a new best friend. Meanwhile, Bettina and Max arrive with a new baby and soon Eddie's house resembles the the inside of a laundry basket.moreless
    • The End (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      After Patsy and Saffy both move away from her, Eddie moves to a commune where she tries to fit in but doesn't have a chance. Patsy's new job is not what she was expecting and Eddie turns up in New York where she meets her on the top of a building in a helicopter before heading back to London. There is also a sneak peek at them in 25 years time.moreless
    • Fear (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Patsy moves in to live with Edina when Saffy goes off to college. However it proves to be a turbulent arrangement, especially when they can't find the tin opener. Further trouble errupts when Lulu arrives at Edina's office to terminate her contract and sign with a high-powered American PR agency. Patsy loses her job when her magazine folds, leaving the high-living pair contemplating old age and a crossroads in their lives.moreless
    • Job
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Eddy has fewer and fewer clients and her daughter despises her. So far, so normal. Then Eddy and Patsy meet a famous French film star of whom Saffy is a huge fan. Could this bring Edina new found respect? Eddy decides to take her on as a client and excites ... the media but everything quickly unravels.moreless
    • Cleanin'
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      The first episode of a new series. While Saffy is away, Eddie and Patsy are having the time of their lives home alone. Only Saffy returns to reveal her pregnancy.
    • The Last Shout (1)
      The Last Shout (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Saffy becomes engaged to her snooty new boyfriend, Paolo Carlo. Eddie and Patsy go on a ski trip where Eddie has a real near-death experience. Bo arrives, hiding from the Scientologists. And June goes to the airport to meet two old friends she hasn't seen in years.
    • Donkey
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Despite having tried every fad diet going, Eddie is still desperate to be thin, and decides to try detox. Spurred on by a Sex And The City-style lunch with her bitchy girlfriends, Eddie embarks on a strict regime of water and red meat and enrolls herself in a grueling military fitness program. Despite Patsy's best efforts, Eddie swears off champagne and begins to shed the pounds. But her nights are plagued with visits from God and the Devil, who have their own agendas. Meanwhile, budding playwright Saffy bumps into a pretentious old school friend, Taylor Johns, who attempts to use her in his bid to further his acting career, and Patsy decides to see what life is like without her trademark Sixties forelock.moreless
    • White Box
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Edina tried to bring her vision for a new kitchen to life. Trouble is, she's awfully fuzzy on the specifics on how the room should look. Her decorating woes are compounded by the fact that her designer is emotionally unstable, and Saffy completely disapproves of the remodel.
    • Gay
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Patsy's off to New York's fashion week and drags Eddie along for company. As you can imagine it didn't take much persuasion, especially after Mother lets it slip that Serge is living there. The pair get into all sorts of mischief in New York, including a Gay wedding, celebrity apperances and fashion faux pas. Meanwhile, back in the UK, Eddie's first husband and partner Bo run a christian TV channel. Saffy's studying people whilst in a cupboard and Bubble desperatly tries to be useful.moreless
    • Book Clubbin'
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Eddy wants nothing to do with Saffy and the baby. Saffy invites the father to tell him. When he arrives he just wanted to talk about brands of things. Meanwhile Patsy and Eddy have a book club. Peach, the mental health spa maker comes, but Geri Halliwell or Liz Hurley do not turn up. They talk about the latest OK (the magazine) gossip. When Eddy finds out that the baby is going to be mixed-race she has a dream about everyone liking her and she is cool. She brands the baby a Chanel must have.moreless
    • Fish Farm
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      After rocking on at a Marilyn Manson concert, Eddie finds an attractive young man in her garden. Patsy recognises Jago, the landscape gardener hired by Saffy, as the brother of a well known aristocrat and Eddie turns on the charm to get her dream of a huge mansion with servants.
    • Exploitin'
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Edina's mother is banned from the Monsoon home after inviting her elderly friends to have a "Cocoon spa day" in Eddie's bathroom. Patsy and Eddie snatch Saffy's baby, Jane, to take her to a fashion shoot. Saffy tries to spend some quality time with John.
    • Schmoozin'
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Eddie has a boyfriend in this episode. To her dream he works in the Abbey Road Studios and he's made the discovery of a lost Beatles tape. Unfortunately he dumps her because of a disaster where Patsy, in a drunken stupor, decides to hit a button, accidently recording Eddie's singing over the Beatles tape...moreless
    • Olympics
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Even the London 2012 Olympics aren't safe from the disgraceful duo as Eddy and Patsy play their own very special part in this prestigious sporting event. Eddy rents out her house to someone rather important (Hollywood, darling), and the ladies schmooze some rather famous UK athletes, as only they know how.moreless
    • Parallox
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Patsy has an injection to freeze her wrinkles; Edina is due to make an appearance on the TV show This Morning With Richard & Judy; Saffy is looking for a job with New Labour and Mother is finding out the delights of the internet
    • Huntin' Shootin' & Fishin'
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Eddie and Patsy go away for a posh weekend of hunting, shooting and fishing. Meanwhile Saffy has a baby shower.
    • The Story Of Absolutely Fabulous
      The Story Of Absolutely Fabulous
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      The Story Of Absolutely Fabulous is the definitive account of one of British comedy's most successful sitcoms. The programme answers burning questions such as: was Patsy once a man? Why was Joanna Lumley nearly put off taking the role of Patsy? Who was originally going to play Saffy? And what do Marisa Berensen, Jennifer Saunders and Lynne Franks all have in common? From how it came into being to how it manages to stay at the top of its game, this entertaining and engaging documentary follows the antics of the Ab Fab crew, namely Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield. It also sheds light on some of comedy's most far-out characters. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and drunken outtakes, The Story Of Absolutely Fabulous is everything you need to know... and a little bit more.moreless
    • How To Be Absolutely Fabulous
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      A wonderful documentary about the hilarious Britcom series. Hosted by Jennifer Saunders.