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"Absolutely Fabulous" The End (1995)

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Original Air Date:
11 May 1995 (Season 3, Episode 6)
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Eddy is living in a commune but failing to fit in,whilst Mother has moved into her empty house and is... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jennifer Saunders ... Edina

Joanna Lumley ... Patsy

Julia Sawalha ... Saffron

Jane Horrocks ... Bubble
June Whitfield ... Mother

Kevin Allen ... Ben
Mossie Smith ... Diane

Kathy Burke ... Magda

Ruby Wax ... Candy

Suzanne Bertish ... Gina

Sean Chapman ... Santé

Mo Gaffney ... Bo

Josie Lawrence ... Cable TV Presenter
Max Brandt ... Mitchell Friedman
Drew Eliot ... Justice of the Peace

Chuck Varesko ... New York Transvestite (as C.G. Varesko)
Raven O. ... New York Transvestite (as Raven Oh)
Andre Shoals ... New York Transvestite

Rupert Penry-Jones ... Boy at Party

Daniela Denby-Ashe ... Saffy's Daughter Victoria (as Daniella Denby-Ashe)
Daniel Newman ... Saffy's Son (as Danny Newman)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Naoko Mori ... Sarah (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bob Spiers 
 
Writing credits
Jennifer Saunders (written by)

Jennifer Saunders (idea) &
Dawn French (idea)

Produced by
Jon Plowman .... producer
Janice Thomas .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Brint 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (video tape)
 
Production Design by
Harry Banks 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Burns 
Jane Langdale 
 
Makeup Department
Jan Sewell .... hair designer
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Gareth Carrivick .... production manager
John Penotti .... production manager: New York
 
Art Department
Bryan Ellis .... original designer
Bob Warans .... production buyer
 
Sound Department
John Hooper .... sound recordist: London
Stuart Moser .... sound recordist: New York
Laurie Taylor .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Quinlan .... director of photography: USA
John Record .... location camera: London
Graham Rimmington .... lighting technician
John Vincent .... camera supervisor
 
Casting Department
Liz England .... casting advisor
 
Editorial Department
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer
 
Other crew
Betty Jackson .... title designer
Rebecca Martin .... production assistant
Jemma Rodgers .... assistant floor manager
Patrick Steel .... resources manager
Caroline Summers .... production secretary
Ruby Wax .... script editor
 
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Benjamin Soames ... Boy #2

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Cinematography by
Andy Hollis 
 
Sound Department
Chris Shellard .... deputy sound supervisor
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Disappointments lead to a reunion, and "normality", 9 April 2007
Author: William (onnanob66@gmail.com) from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"The End" continues the storyline of "Fear," and it was originally going to be the final episode of "Absolutely Fabulous" (hence the title.) Saffy is living the college life with her friends Sarah and Caroline (final episode for Caroline Waldron), Patsy has gone to New York City for the new magazine job, and Edina has moved into a commune. Mrs. M. is in Edina's home, sipping champagne and using Edina's credit card to purchase items off a home shopping network. Patsy has a rough beginning at the magazine's office as she meets the rest of the staff (one staff member is played by comedienne Ruby Wax, who also plays a menopausal in "Menopause." Ruby is the script editor for "Absolutely Fabulous.") Magda (Kathy Burke) enters the office, which comes as some relief to Patsy. Patsy then runs into Marshall's ex-girlfriend, Bo, who is the nurse of an elderly gentleman. She wants to speak to the elderly man, who is the magazine's owner. Bo gets an idea when she finds out how rich the man is, and quickly whisks the man away in his wheelchair. They encounter each other again in Central Park as Bo is marrying the elderly man. The old man dies on the spot, but the vows were "exchanged" (this marriage is never mentioned in further episodes, and Bo would later return to the show reunited with Marshall.) Patsy muddles along and doesn't seem to be enjoying life in The Big Apple. Meanwhile, Edina finds modern commune life is not for her, and she isn't enjoying the people or the activities (one of the commune leaders is played by Mossie Smith, who can also be seen as a different character in the "Huntin', Shootin', And Fishin'" episode.) Saffy also seems to be having a difficult time with her change of life, and discovers campus life isn't always agreeable. Patsy finds some time away from it all on a skyscraper's rooftop. Suddenly, a helicopter rises along the side of the skyscraper. It's Edina looking for Patsy. Patsy is surprised, but also very happy to see her friend. They both return to London, and their bitter words are forgotten. Bubble is now Edina's servant, since Edina couldn't totally terminate Bubble due to contractual reasons. Mrs. M. has been released by the police on the charge of using Edina's credit card, and she's on parole. Saffy comes home and joins the group, but the happy reunion is short-lived when Edina starts to make demands of Saffy. Saffy explodes in anger, and the show's credits role. The final scene takes place twenty-five years later. Edina and Patsy are now senior citizens, but they're still smoking, drinking, and clubbing. Saffy is now the mother of two, and seems to be having difficulties with the children's father (of course this futuristic storyline wouldn't happen this way due to the introduction of the John character in series five.) Saffy now has the house and she tells Edina and Patsy they need to leave, because the children's father is coming for a visit. Elderly Edina and Patsy walk to their adjoining home with some hilarious events happening along the way. The excellent age transformation of Patsy and Edina can also be seen in "Menopause."

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