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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

'Absolutely Fabulous' has become one of the all-time favourite British sitcoms. Written by Jennifer Saunders, 'Absolutely Fabulous' revolves around two hideous, but hilarious, mutton dressed as lamb middle-aged women - Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Eddy (Ms. Saunders).

'Absolutely Fabulous' came out of a sketch from the popular BBC sketch show, 'French & Saunders', which co-starred Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. This sketch originated from the 'The Comic Strip Presents...' TV play, 'Eddie Monsoon: A Life?'

Often called simply 'Ab Fab', the show would never appeal to really conservative audiences, with its covering drugs, sex, and drunkenness in a quite explicit way. Becoming popular throughout the English-speaking world, 'Absolutely Fabulous' has been broadcast in the U.S. on the Comedy Central network, and on Oxygen in Australia, by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in Canada by Comedy Network.


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Main Characters

Jennifer Saunders - Edina Monsoon (Eddy)
Joanna Lumley -
Patsy Stone (Pats), Edina's best friend
Julia Sawalha -
Saffron (Saffy), Edina's daughter
June Whitfield -
June Monsoon (Mother or Gran), Edina's mother
Jane Horrocks -
Bubble, Edina's assistant; celebrity personality Katy Grin

(Just Some of the) Other Characters

Eleanor Bron - Patsy's Mother
Kathy Burke -
Magda
Richard E. Grant -
Justin
Mo Gaffney -
Bo
Jo Brand - Carmen
Meera Syal -
Suzy
Helen Lederer -
Catriona
Kristen Scott Thomas -
Plum
Christopher Malcolm -
Justin
Christopher Ryan -
Marshall
Harriet Thorpe -
Fleur
Naoko Mori -
Sarah
Robert Lindsay - Pete
Adrian Edmondson -
Hamish
Miranda Richardson -
Bettina
Dora Bryan -
Millie
Celia Imrie -
Claudia
Patrick Barlow -
Max
Ruby Wax -
Candy
Peter Richardson -
Tony
Kate O'Mara -
Jakie
Dawn French -
talk show host
Marianne Faithfull -
God
Anita Pallenberg - The Devil

Celeb Watch

Elton John - Lulu - Emma Bunton - Whoopi Goldberg - Suzi Quatro
Britt Ekland - Mariella Frostrup - Zandra Rhodes
Twiggy - Deborah Harry - Minnie Driver
Graham Norton - Judy Finnigan - Richard Madeley
Sacha Distel - Christopher Biggins

That Song

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' theme song, 'This Wheel's On Fire', was sung by Julie Driscoll, and was a '60s hit. It was written by Bob Dylan.

Absolutely Fabulous DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk

B000050YIM Absolutely Fabulous - The Last Shout [1992] ~ Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley

Absolutely Fabulous DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.com

Absolutely Fabulous - Complete Series 1 DVD

Absolutely Fabulous Complete DVD Collection (4-Disc Set)

Absolutely Fabulous Episode List - in (BBC screening) chronological order

Series 1 (12th November, 1992 - 17th December, 1992)
Fashion
Fat
France
Iso Tank
Magazine
Birthday

Series 2 (27th January, 1994 - 10th March, 1994)
Hospital
Death
Morocco
New Best Friend
Poor
Birth

Series 3 (30th March, 1995 - 4th May, 1995)
Door Handle
Happy New Year
Sex
Jealous
Fear
The End

Special 1 - The Last Shout - Part 1 (6th November, 1996)
Special 2 - The Last Shout - Part 2 (7th November, 1996)


Series 4 (31st August, 2001 - 5th October, 2001)
Parallox
Fish Farm
Paris
Donkey
Small Opening
Menopause

Special 3 - Gay (27th December, 2002)

Series 5 (17th October, 2003 - 5th December, 2003)
Cleanin'
Book Clubbin'
Panickin'
Huntin' Shootin' Fishin'
Birthin'
Schmoozin'
Exploitin'

Special 4 - Cold Turkey (24th December, 2003)
Special 5 - White Box (25th December, 2004)

Documentary - The Story Of Absolutely Fabulous (2nd January, 2004)

 

 

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