The main cast from "Absolutely Fabulous" appear as aspiring, out-of-work actresses.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivienne Keill
Jackie Riviera
Freda Keill
Yitta Hilberstam
Cat Rogers
Tim Wylton ...
Brice Michaels
June Whitfield ...
Dora Vermouth
Matthew Francis ...
Theatre Producer
Alan Corser ...
Andy Clarkson ...
Rupert Bates ...
Jackie's Fan 1
Peter Robbins ...
Jackie's Fan 2
Bonnie Langford ...


The main cast from "Absolutely Fabulous" appear as aspiring, out-of-work actresses.

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Comedy | Short





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24 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peilipallo  »

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Jackie Riviera: All the poppers in the world couldn't make that seem like an attractive package.
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Crazy Credits

The opening titles are a shot of a 70s disco mirrorball set to 22 seconds of Hugh Cornwell (ex The Stranglers) performing The Stranglers' hit "Heroes". The closing titles are ran over a black screen while June Whitfield can be heard singing "Awake, awake, springtime is here". See more »


Spoofs Angela's Ashes (1999) See more »


"Sleepy Time Gal' (uncredited)
Written by George Hall (III)' and Jennifer Saunders
Sung by June Whitfield accompanied by George Hall
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A brilliant one-off programme with the cast of Ab Fab
29 January 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This programme, shown on BBC1 in the UK on 22nd december 2000, is a one-off christmas special written by Jennifer Saunders. It was to be developed into a series but then Jennifer decided to write a new series of Absolutely Fabulous instead. This brilliant 30-minute comedy is about fading show-business diva Vivienne Keill (Saunders) and her has-been best friend Jackie Riviera (Lumley). Vivienne is a dancer who is well past her prime, but who still lingers in the public's imagination thanks to her trademark high kicks. She is nervous about her forthcoming audition for the role of matriarch Angela in Angela's Ashes - the Musical, and seeks advice from her sister Freda, a serious actress (Julia Sawalha). The audition and its fall-out serve to introduce other Ab Fab luminaries, notably the splendid June Whitfield as fifties starlet Dora Vermouth, Jane Horrocks as eccentric Icelandic waitress and would-be performer Yitta and Harriet Thorpe as desperate wannabe Cat Rogers.

Another triumphe by the BBC, but I still can't wait for the new AbFab!

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