Absolutely Fabulous - Episode Guide

Season 1

Fashion

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Nov 12, 1992

Fashion

Patsy's new job is not what she was expecting and Eddie turns up in New York where she meets her on the top of a building in a helicopter before heading back to London. There is also a sneak peek at them in 25 years time.

Fat

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1992

Fat

Edina's weight problem becomes critical when she hears she is going to be visited by her reed-like model friend from the 60s. When her doctor refuses to give her diet pills, best friend Patsy has some simple advice: 'liposuction on the stomach and hips, bum lift, boob job and lose a rib'.

France

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Nov 26, 1992

France

Edina and Patsy head to Provence on holiday, but things do not go as expected. Bubble and Saffron come to their rescue.

Iso Tank

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Dec 3, 1992

Iso Tank

Edina tries out the latest "in" experience: the immersion tank. It's just the first in a string of bizarre events - she also attends an open day at Saffron's school and adopts some Romanian babies.

Magazine

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Dec 10, 1992

Magazine

Patsy decides to do a TV makeover show, but disaster strikes when she falls out with the models. Will Saffy agree to take part and save the day?

Birthday

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1992

Birthday

Edina turns 40 - and she's not happy about it! But Saffy organises a birthday lunch with Eddy's exes and their new partners to celebrate the occasion.

Season 2

Hospital

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jan 27, 1994

Hospital

Patsy becomes the centre of tabloid attention when news breaks of her relationship with an MP. Eddy goes to hospital suffering from pain in her toe. Patsy has a face-lift that goes terribly wrong.

Death

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Feb 3, 1994

Death

Edina's father has died and Saffron tries, amidst the usual chaos, to organise a funeral.

Morocco

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Feb 10, 1994

Morocco

Patsy plans to go to Marrakech for a photo shoot. She's joined by Edina, who spies an opportunity for her current project, and Saffy, who wants to learn more about the indigenous population.

New Best Friend

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1994

New Best Friend

Patsy gets jealous when an old friend of Edina's brings her family to stay. The duo compete with each other to make a famous person their friend.

Poor

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Mar 3, 1994

Poor

Edina is forced to make economies when her ex-husband, Justin, stops paying her alimony.

Birth

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Mar 10, 1994

Birth

Patsy sets fire to the kitchen. Later, Edina, Patsy and Saffy get locked in the living room and begin to remember their time in the womb and relive the experience of birth.

Season 3

Door Handle

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Mar 30, 1995

Door Handle

Having burnt down Edina's kitchen, Patsy and Edina set out to find the perfect door handle - in New York. While they're there, Patsy persuades Edina to go in for body piercing.

Happy New Year

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Apr 6, 1995

Happy New Year

It's New Year's Eve and Edina and Patsy are awaiting the arrival of Patsy's long-lost sister, Jackie, so that they can go clubbing. But their plans are thwarted and Saffy's quiet night in with Dad, Gran and Sarah is ruined.

Sex

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Apr 20, 1995

Sex

After a copy of Razzle is discovered in Serge's old bedroom, the conversation turns to sex, and Patsy persuades Edina to host an orgy. Meanwhile, Saffy and her friends plan a genetics lecture.

Jealous

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Apr 27, 1995

Jealous

Edina seems set to sweep the board at the imminent PR awards - especially as she has paid for them - but her rival has other ideas. Meanwhile, Saffy enjoys a romance with her psychology lecturer.

Fear

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: May 4, 1995

Fear

Saffy moves out, so Patsy moves in - but can her friendship with Edina take the strain? Eddy teams up with a US PR agency to retain top client Lulu, and Patsy is offered a job in New York.

The End

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: May 11, 1995

The End

Edina heads to a retreat to find herself, while Patsy goes to work in New York. With Saffy away at university, only Mother remains in the house, alone with the Shopping Channel. Will the gang ever meet up again?

Season 4

Parralox

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Aug 31, 2001

Parralox

Patsy has had injections to freeze her wrinkles, and persuades Edina to undergo the same procedure before her planned appearance on This Morning. Saffy wants to get a job so that she can leave home.

Fish Farm

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Sep 7, 2001

Fish Farm

Edina rocks out with Marilyn Manson and makes a move on an aristocratic gardener. Meanwhile, Mother makes it in the movies.

Paris

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Sep 14, 2001

Paris

Patsy and Eddy go on a photo shoot to Paris for a 'generation flex' feature in which old and young mingle. Patsy teams up with supermodel Erin O'Connor and Eddy reluctantly teams up with Saffy.

Donkey

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Sep 21, 2001

Donkey

Eddy goes on a detox diet in a desperate attempt to lose weight. Saffy gets picked up by an old schoolfriend. Patsy tries life without a fringe.

Small Opening

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Sep 28, 2001

Small Opening

Saffy's first play, based on her life, is due to open at a small theatre, but Edina and Bubble plot to get it cancelled. Meanwhile, Justin, Marshall and Bo arrive to offer moral support.

Menopause

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Oct 5, 2001

Menopause

Edina's company is losing clients to her rival, Claudia Bing, and Patsy seems to be going through the menopause.

Gay

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Dec 27, 2002

Gay

Edina is still trying to lose weight while also attempting to properly train Bubble as her PA. However Mother lets it slip that Eddy's long lost son Serge is not studying at the bottom of the ocean, but living in the party capital of America - New York.

Season 5

Cleanin'

Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Oct 17, 2003

Cleanin'

Saffy is in Iraq and, in her absence, Edina's house and career are in a mess. Saffy returns with big news.

Book Clubbin'

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Oct 17, 2003

Book Clubbin'

When Edina starts having nightmares about becoming a grandmother, she and Patsy decide to focus instead on their celebrity book club. Saffy invites John, the father of her child, over to the house in an attempt to tell him the big news.

Panickin'

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Oct 24, 2003

Panickin'

Edina is thrilled by the newest addition to her house - a panic room fully stocked with champagne, toilet paper and a surveillance system. Patsy is busy impressing Hollywood actress Minnie Driver.

Huntin' Shootin' & Fishin'

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Oct 31, 2003

Huntin' Shootin' & Fishin'

Edina and Patsy take up rural pursuits in an attempt to infiltrate the gentry but, to their distress, discover that money can't buy everything. Back at home, Saffy throws a baby shower with friends Emma Bunton and Sarah. Sarah develops an unhealthy obsession towards Emma.

Birthin'

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Nov 7, 2003

Birthin'

As Saffy prepares to give birth, Patsy's plans to host the prestigious Style Awards are dashed by an unexpected arrival. Bo, Marshall and Justin add to the chaos.

Schmoozin'

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Nov 14, 2003

Schmoozin'

Edina's new boyfriend is the proud owner of some lost Beatles tapes. Eddy agrees to lay on an industry party to play the tapes to a select group of producers. Plans of wedding bells and success are shattered.

Exploitin'

Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Nov 28, 2003

Exploitin'

While Saffy and John head off for a romantic day together, Patsy and Edina babysit Jane, taking her to a glamorous photo shoot with Jean Paul Gaultier. All seems to have gone to plan - until Eddy brings baby Jane back home.

Cold Turkey

Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Dec 24, 2003

Cold Turkey

Edina plans her first family Christmas. Meanwhile, Patsy is traumatised by the arrival of her sister Jackie.

Specials

How to be Absolutely Fabulous

Episode: S02 Special | Airdate: Jan 6, 1995

How to be Absolutely Fabulous

Special taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first two series of "Absolutely Fabulous".

Includes interviews with the cast and producers, telephone messages from Bette Midler, and Elizabeth Taylor and Neil Tennant conducting business with Roseanne regarding the American version of the series.

The Last Shout: Part 1

Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Nov 6, 1996

Saffy enjoys a romance with Paolo, while Patsy and Eddy embark on a skiing holiday - at the wrong end of the season, to the wrong end of Val D'Isere.

The Last Shout: Part 2

Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Nov 7, 1996

Edina has a near-death experience and comes back reborn, while Saffy gets ready to walk down the aisle, with or without her mother's help.

A Life

Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Nov 2, 1998

Edina makes a "day in my life" documentary.

White Box

Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Dec 25, 2004

White Box

Edina suffers a redecorating crisis that even Bettina and Max can't cure, so she turns to regression therapy for help. Saffy and Mother, meanwhile, feel overwhelmed caring for the baby.

Identity

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Dec 25, 2011

Identity

The award-winning sitcom returns, as a frightening visitor forces Patsy to find out who she really is.

Job

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Jan 1, 2012

Job

Edina tries to prove that she has still got it. And will a new client destroy her relationship with Saffy, or make it stronger?

Olympics

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Jul 23, 2012

Olympics

Edina forgets that the Olympics are on, until it gets her closer to her idol.