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Mirrorball (2000)

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


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A series of outtakes and deleted scenes from the first few seasons of "Absolutely Fabulous".

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Saunders ... Vivienne Keill
Joanna Lumley ... Jackie Riviera
Julia Sawalha ... Freda Keill
Jane Horrocks ... Yitta Hilberstam
Harriet Thorpe ... Cat Rogers
Tim Wylton ... Brice Michaels
June Whitfield ... Dora Vermouth
Matthew Francis Matthew Francis ... Theatre Producer
Sean Chapman ... Mark
Alan Corser Alan Corser ... Johnny
Andy Clarkson Andy Clarkson ... Postman
Rupert Bates Rupert Bates ... Gordon
Nigel Ellacott ... Jackie's Fan 1
Peter Robbins Peter Robbins ... Jackie's Fan 2
Bonnie Langford ... Herself


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

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Release Date:

24 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mirrorball See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Originally filmed as the pilot for an intended television series. The experience of working alongside her Absolutely Fabulous castmates again reminded Jennifer Saunders of how much she enjoyed making that show, and after filming she scrapped all plans for a Mirrorball TV series and began work on a revival of Absolutely Fabulous. The result was Series 4 of that show. See more »


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 »


References Star Trek: Voyager (1995) See more »


Send in the Clowns
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Jennifer Saunders
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A brilliant one-off programme with the cast of Ab Fab
29 January 2001 | by chrisme2000See 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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