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Release Date:
24 July 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sin is in, sweetie.
Plot:
Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their... See more »
Awards:
8 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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One of the best Britcoms ever made!! See more (47 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 42)

Jennifer Saunders ... Edina (40 episodes, 1992-2012)

Joanna Lumley ... Patsy (40 episodes, 1992-2012)

Julia Sawalha ... Saffron (40 episodes, 1992-2012)
June Whitfield ... Mother (37 episodes, 1992-2012)

Jane Horrocks ... Bubble / ... (33 episodes, 1992-2012)
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Series Directed by
Bob Spiers (23 episodes, 1992-2001)
Dewi Humphreys (8 episodes, 2003)
Christine Gernon (3 episodes, 2001)
Mandie Fletcher (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Jennifer Saunders (40 episodes, 1992-2012)
Dawn French (38 episodes, 1992-2012)
Sue Perkins (8 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Jon Plowman .... producer / executive producer (39 episodes, 1992-2012)
Tammy Chopling .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2003-2012)
Jo Sargent .... producer (10 episodes, 2002-2004)
Janice Thomas .... assistant producer / producer (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jonathan Paul Llewellyn .... producer (6 episodes, 2001)
Maria Cooper .... line producer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Justin Davies .... producer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Phil McIntyre .... executive producer: Saunders & French productions (2 episodes, 1996)
Maureen Vincent .... executive producer: Saunders & French productions (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Simon Brint (36 episodes, 1992-2004)
Ben Lee-Delisle (4 episodes, 2003)
Simon Wallace (2 episodes, 1996)
Ian Masterson (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Keith Goddard (6 episodes, 2001)
Peter Edwards (4 episodes, 2003)

Andy Hollis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (35 episodes, 1992-2003)
Barry Osment (5 episodes, 2003)
Jake Bernard (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Harry Banks (27 episodes, 1995-2012)
Bryan Ellis (12 episodes, 1992-1994)
 
Series Art Direction by
Joanna King (10 episodes, 2001-2012)
Jane Shepherd (8 episodes, 2003)
Maddy Turnbull (8 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Burns (23 episodes, 1992-2012)
Rebecca Hale (16 episodes, 2001-2004)
Mo Reitherman (6 episodes, 2001)
Cressida Lewis (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Philip Lester (2 episodes, 1992)
Jane Langdale (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Zoe Stevenson (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer / hair designer (32 episodes, 1992-2003)
Christine Cant .... makeup designer / hair designer (4 episodes, 2004-2012)
Nicola Coleman .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nina Pratley .... makeup artist / hair stylist (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kate Benton .... makeup designer / makeup designer: Morocco (2 episodes, 1994)
Catherine Wilkins .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Production Management
Francis Gilson .... production manager (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Gareth Carrivick .... production manager (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Janice Thomas .... production manager (6 episodes, 1994)
John Adams .... production manager (5 episodes, 1992)
John Gorringe .... production manager (5 episodes, 1992)
Mark Ellis .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
John Penotti .... production manager: New York (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Caroline Jeffries .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2001)
Andy Lumsden .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2003)
Jo Harrison .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sam Smith .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Andy Stenning .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Warans .... production buyer / properties buyer (36 episodes, 1992-2004)
Bernard Heyes .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1992)
Andy Carroll .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2001)
Laurie Heard .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jack Humpheson .... stand-by props (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matt Hunter .... storeman (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
David McCollin .... property master (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Laura Richardson .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Andrew Smee .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
 
Series Sound Department
Laurie Taylor .... sound / sound supervisor (20 episodes, 1994-2001)
Nick Roast .... sound supervisor / studio sound supervisor / ... (19 episodes, 1994-2012)
John Mooney .... sound (15 episodes, 1992-2003)
Scott Talbott .... sound (6 episodes, 1992)
John Taylor .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1994)
Bob Newton .... location sound (6 episodes, 2001)
John A. Parry .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 1992)
John Hooper .... sound recordist / sound recordist: London (5 episodes, 1995)
Keith Silva .... location sound (4 episodes, 2003)
Stuart Moser .... sound recordist: New York / sound recordist (3 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Atkinson .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Glenn Calder .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Leigh Crisp .... location sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Richard Merrick .... sound: film (2 episodes, 1996)

Chris Shellard .... deputy sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steve Bowman .... special effects (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Andy McVean .... visual effects designer (3 episodes, 1992-2002)
Steve Lucas .... visual effects designer (2 episodes, 1994)
Steve Bland .... visual effects (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Vincent .... camera supervisor / studio camera supervisor (37 episodes, 1992-2012)
Graham Rimmington .... lighting technician / lighting director (15 episodes, 1995-2002)
Mike Manning .... lighting technician (10 episodes, 1992-1994)
Christopher Clayton .... lighting director (7 episodes, 2003)
John Record .... location camera / location camera: London / ... (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Peter Ditch .... location camera (6 episodes, 2001)
Mike Radford .... location camera / camera operator: film camera (5 episodes, 1992)
John Daly .... location camera / location director of photography (4 episodes, 1994-2012)
Chris Kempton .... studio lighting director / lighting director (4 episodes, 2004-2012)
Colin Waldeck .... film camera (3 episodes, 1994)
Richard Quinlan .... director of photography: USA / director of photography: New York (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Jamie Cairney .... location director of photography (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mark Gibbon .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
James Grimes .... grip (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Darren Jackson .... best boy (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gary Rogers .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tom Vincent-Townend .... camera assistant (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Duncan Brown .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1994)
Pete Evans .... camera operator: studio camera / camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1996)
Chris Hartley .... film camera (2 episodes, 1996)
Dan Brough .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Warwick Drucker .... grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Andy Long .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Animation Department
Laura Hulme .... animation graphic designer (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Liz England .... casting advisor / original casting (20 episodes, 1992-1996)
Hayley Murt .... casting advisor (2 episodes, 1996)
Matthew Messinger .... casting / casting: New York (2 episodes, 2002-2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Rogers .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jane Langdale .... costume assistant (2 episodes, 1996)
Jason Airey .... costume trainee (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer (21 episodes, 1992-2012)
Barbara Hicks .... vision mixer (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kathryn Randall .... vision mixer (7 episodes, 1992-2001)
Vicki Matich .... colorist (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Music Department
Marianne Faithfull .... performer: "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" (1 episode, 2001)
Shel Silverstein .... songwriter: "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" (1 episode, 2001)
 
Series Other crew
Ruby Wax .... script editor (39 episodes, 1992-2012)
Betty Jackson .... title designer (21 episodes, 1994-2002)
Claire Bridgland .... production executive (15 episodes, 2001-2003)
Caroline Caley .... stage manager (15 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jackie Byrne .... production accountant (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Gareth Carrivick .... assistant floor manager (12 episodes, 1992-1994)
Vivien Ackland-Snow .... floor manager (12 episodes, 2002-2012)
John Latus .... resource coordinator (11 episodes, 1992-1994)
Bernadette Darnell .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 2003-2012)
Andrew Garnett .... studio resources manager (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Natalie Bailey .... production team (8 episodes, 2003)
Rebecca Kerley .... production team (8 episodes, 2003)
Tina Brough .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1994)
Alan Bright .... resources manager (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Rebecca Martin .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1995)
Jemma Rodgers .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1995)
Caroline Summers .... production secretary (6 episodes, 1995)
Claudia Cuffy .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2001)
Ellie Gleave .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2001)
Kevin King .... studio resource manager (6 episodes, 2001)
Jonathan Wicks .... location manager / location manager: UK (6 episodes, 2001)
Kirsty Barr .... production secretary (5 episodes, 1992)
Susie Bryant .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1992)
Mike Morgan .... floor manager (5 episodes, 2001)
Katie Collins .... production secretary / script supervisor (4 episodes, 1994-2002)
David Lardner .... location manager (4 episodes, 2003)
Vikki Dale .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sarah Daman .... stage manager (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Eirwen Davies .... production executive (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Josie Kelly .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jamie Lindsay .... location manager (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Laura Park .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Steve Whitehead .... studio resources manager (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ashley Lovell .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1994)
Patrick Steel .... resource manager / resources manager (2 episodes, 1995)
Stephen Abrahams .... location manager (2 episodes, 1996)
Wendy Gray .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1996)
Henrietta Hope .... assistant floor manager (2 episodes, 1996)
Jessica Powell .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1996)
Abigail Smart .... assistant floor manager / production team (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ben Michael .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Thanks
Barry Weissler .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Fran Weissler .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
 

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30 min (24 episodes) | 45 min (2 episodes)
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Trivia:
In the episode "The Last Shout, part 1", Patsy Stone makes reference to "when I was a Bond Girl"; the actress who portrays Patsy, Joanna Lumley, actually played a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).See more »
Quotes:
Eddie:All right, time for another little drinkie before we go?
Saffie:Where are you going?
Eddie:New York.
Saffie:I didn't think they let people with convictions in.
Eddie:Darling, its not a conviction.
Patsy:Just a firm belief.
Eddie:Yes.
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Britcoms ever made!!, 22 March 2006
Author: theshape-13 (Theshape5150@hotmail.com) from United States

"Absolutely Fabulous" is, without a doubt, one of the funniest shows to ever come across the pond from the U.K.! Apparently, the sitcom's subject matter and flat-out political incorrectness made it too edgy for local PBS stations to run. Instead, the cable channel COMEDY CENTRAL acquired the initial US rights from the BBC in the mid-1990s. The rest is history.

AB FAB (as we fans refer to it with affection) is the saga of Edina Monsoon (Eddy) and her fabulous pal Patsy Stone. Eddy & Patsy do everything in life to excess - drink, smoke, party. While Eddy has a PR firm (she represents LuLu) and a shop, her main income comes from the alimony her two ex-husbands give her. Eddy lives in a nice home in London's Holland Park area with her stuffed-shirt daughter Saffron (Saffy) who is the opposite of Eddy in every way. Patsy, on the other hand, has a flat above Oddbins, a liquor store. Also on hand was Eddy's bubble-headed assistant Bubble and her widowed mother (referred to as 'Gran' by Saffy) AB FAB was an instant hit here in the US - the initial 3 series of 18 episodes (6 eps in 1992, 6 in 1994 & 6 in 1995) were played to the hilt by Comedy Central. Roseanne the comedienne even bought the rights to update the series for US television, but nothing ever materialized. In 2002 Comedy Central, in joint production with the BBC, produced 6 more AB FABS eps. In these new episodes, viewers learned that in this post-9/11 world, Eddy and Patsy hadn't changed a bit. In 2004, the cable channel Oxygen teamed with the BBC and had another series of 7 episodes produced. There were also 2 AB FAB specials produced as well.

Sin is in, Sweetie!!

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