Set in the world of fashion and PR, immature fun-loving mother Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this series a cult hit in the UK and abroad.
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Season 1Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | BritBox | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Nov 12, 1992
Fashion Nov 12, 1992 Despite giving up coffee and alcohol, taking up colonic irrigation and Buddhist chanting, Edina is panicking about a fashion show she's organizing, Princess Diana has turned down an invite, and the only celebs who can be bothered to attend are Sinitta and Anne Robinson.
S01 E02Nov 19, 1992
Fat Nov 19, 1992 Edina needs to get slim quickly as she's expecting a visit from old friend, Penny Casper-Morse, who used to tease her about her weight. She contemplates a regular fitness routine, but then Patsy suggests something much easier... liposuction.
S01 E03Nov 26, 1992
France Nov 26, 1992 Edina and Patsy go on holiday to France but the luxury they've booked turns out to be the ramshackle cittage. Unable to negotiate the local shops, Edina calls up Saffy for help. Bubble turns up, too, with news that Edina's interior design business has hit problems.
S01 E04Dec 3, 1992
Iso Tank Dec 3, 1992 Banned from attending Saffron's college open day, Edina sulks in her brand new isolation tank. But she's got a few tricks up her Lacroix sleeves yet.
S01 E05Dec 10, 1992
Birthday Dec 10, 1992 Eddie is turning 40 and Saffy organizes a quaint family get-together for her involving Mother, Justin (Saffy's father), Justin's lover Oliver, Marshall (Eddie's son Serge's father) and his new wife Bo. However, Eddie has developed a complex about her age and refuses to participate in the celebrations.
S01 E06Dec 17, 1992
Magazine Dec 17, 1992 Patsy actually visits her place of work, a fashion magazine where she is the 'Executive Fashion Director'. She takes on the job of organizing a fashion piece for a morning television show but when all the models drop out and refuse to wear the clothes, Patsy is forced to suck up to Saffy and Mother to get them to appear on the show. Meanwhile, Edina has a date with long-lost boyfriend Hamish.
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S02 E01Jan 27, 1994
Hospital Jan 27, 1994 Patsy is caught having an affair with a politician and is pushed into the tabloid spotlight which reveals her true age. Eddie stubs her toe and "requires" surgery. Patsy joins her in hospital for moral support - and a facelift.
S02 E02Feb 3, 1994
Death Feb 3, 1994 Eddie's father passes away and she is more concerned about how much weight she has put on and Saffy is horrified at her mother's selfishness regarding the death. It soon makes Eddie realize that she is also going to die and she goes out and spends hundreds of thousands of pounds on art that she doesn't want, just so she can leave something behind when she dies.
S02 E03Feb 10, 1994
Morocco Feb 10, 1994 Patsy agrees to put a Fashion spread in her magazine of the product Edina is promoting called "POPSPEX", and they both go to Marrakesh for the photo shoot. Saffron wants to go with them to help her university studies but Patsy ends up selling her to white slave traders.
S02 E04Feb 24, 1994
New Best Friend Feb 24, 1994 Edina's old friends, Bettina and Max, are coming to stay with her. Eddie remembers them as being notoriously minimalistic who have no need for possessions and she tries to make the house presentable, eventually telling Patsy to leave. Patsy is hurt by this and leaves to find herself a new best friend. Meanwhile, when Bettina and Max arrive they have their baby with them and are loaded with bags and baby stuff, turning Eddie's house into the inside of a laundry basket.
S02 E05Mar 3, 1994
Poor Mar 3, 1994 Edina discovers that the alimony payments from her ex-husbands, Justin and Marshall, have stopped. Does this mean she will be very poor? After consulting her accountant and much badgering from Saffy, Edina decides to make some sacrifices in her exuberant lifestyle to better herself, only to make matters worse by ending up in court.
S02 E06Mar 10, 1994
Birth Mar 10, 1994 Patsy burns down Eddie's kitchen with her cigarette when she falls asleep. Forced to live out of the sitting room, Eddie and Patsy plan a night out which suits Saffy as she is having a boy around to watch a documentary. Unfortunately for all, Mother accidentally locks them in the sitting room and Eddie tries to open up to her daughter and talk to her about sex and her birth, despite Patsy's comments.
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S03 E01Mar 29, 1995
Door Handle Mar 29, 1995 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.
S03 E02Apr 5, 1995
Happy New Year Apr 5, 1995 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. Kate O'Mara guest-stars.
S03 E03Apr 19, 1995
Sex Apr 19, 1995 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.
S03 E04Apr 26, 1995
Jealous Apr 26, 1995 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.
S03 E05May 3, 1995
Fear May 3, 1995 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.
S03 E06May 10, 1995
The End May 10, 1995 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?
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S04 E01Aug 30, 2001
Paralox Aug 30, 2001 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.
S04 E02Sep 6, 2001
Fish Farm Sep 6, 2001 Edina rocks out with Marilyn Manson and makes a move on an aristocratic gardener. Meanwhile, Mother makes it in the movies.
S04 E03Sep 20, 2001
Paris Sep 20, 2001 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.
S04 E04Sep 27, 2001
Donkey Sep 27, 2001 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.
S04 E05Oct 4, 2001
Small Opening Oct 4, 2001 Saffy's first play, "Self Raising Flower," based on her life is opening at the local theatre and Eddie worries that it will portray her as a bad mother, which of course it does.
S04 E06Oct 11, 2001
Menopause Oct 11, 2001 Edina's company is losing clients to her rival, Claudia Bing, and Patsy seems to be going through the menopause.
S04 E07Dec 27, 2002
Gay Dec 27, 2002 Patsy, now chief buyer for a new designer shop, goes to New York Fashion Week to find ideas but her plans are subverted by Edina's search for Saffy's long departed older brother and their encounter with social counsellor Goldie. Meanwhile Bo and Marshall are running a Christian TV show and Saffy has been observing the world from inside a cupboard to help her career as a writer.
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S05 E01Oct 16, 2003
Cleanin' Oct 16, 2003 Patsy and Eddy are forced to clean up the house in preparation of Saffy returning from Iraq. When Saffy returns, she has a big announcement.
S05 E02Oct 23, 2003
Book Clubbin' Oct 23, 2003 Eddy and Patsy organize a book club to meet famous people, but no one is interested in reading anything except celebrity gossip magazines. Eddy has recurring nightmares about Saffy's midwife, who delights in teasing her about them. She's very unhappy about the expected grandbaby until she learns the father is black... after all, a mixed-race baby is the greatest accessory, the "Chanel of babies."
S05 E03Oct 31, 2003
Panickin' Oct 31, 2003 When Eddy converts her bomb shelter into a panic room, she and Patsy accidentally get locked in and, not knowing the access code, have to wait until the system resets and the door opens.
S05 E04Nov 7, 2003
Huntin' Shootin' & Fishin' Nov 7, 2003 Edina and Patsy spend the weekend at a snooty lodge in the country and become so bored, they create their own version of fun. Meanwhile, Saffy has her friends, Emma and Sarah, over for a baby shower and Sarah becomes obsessed with Emma. The weekend ends with Emma getting a restraining order and an unexpected turn of events for Sarah.
S05 E05Nov 14, 2003
Birthin' Nov 14, 2003 The big day has finally come and Saffy goes into labor. Everyone is there except the midwife who is unable to get into the house after the power goes out because the doors, which lock electronically, cannot be opened without electricity.
S05 E06Nov 28, 2003
Schmoozin' Nov 28, 2003 Edina's 'new' boyfriend Pete, who she and Patsy knew growing up, works at Abbey Road Studios and uncovered some "lost tapes" of the Beatles. They throw a party to play them in public for the first time and things don't quite go as planned. Elton John does a cameo.
S05 E07Dec 5, 2003
Exploitin' Dec 5, 2003 Saffy grudgingly agrees to let Eddy babysit Jane while she and John go to lunch, but as soon as they're gone, Eddy whisks her off to the zoo where Patsy has arranged for her to be part of a photo shoot with famous photographer, Jean-Paul Gaultier. Saffy's anger at her mother is softened when Eddy confides she and Jane bonded; that is, until Saffy makes a shocking discovery.
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S06 E01Dec 27, 2002
Christmas Special 2002: New York Special Dec 27, 2002 Eddie has expanded her business into television, but still finds ample time to mix business with pleasure and a large glass of champagne. No substance - liquid, legal or illegal - is safe when her friend Patsy is in the vicinity, and yet somehow Patsy has managed to become managing editor of a glossy magazine. Her new high-flying fashion job gives her the perfect excuse to pay New York Fashion Week a visit, and when Mother lets slip that Eddie's long lost son Serge is living in the party capital of America, the Eddie and Patsy set off across the Atlantic to track him down...
S06 E01Dec 25, 2011
Identity Dec 25, 2011 Absolutely Fabulous is back! In the first of three new episodes written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, with Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield, there’s an awful lot of catching up to do. First of all there’s a homecoming for one of them who’s been ‘away’ for quite some time. She arrives at the Monsoon household with a new – slightly scary – best friend. Her presence could be either a blessing or a disaster, raising questions of identity that could even involve a certain person owning up to her real age … if she can remember it.
S06 E02Jan 1, 2012
Job Jan 1, 2012 Edina has some crucial questions to answer, including: Has she still got it? And could a new client destroy her relationship with Saffy or make it stronger? With fewer and fewer clients and a daughter who despises her, it’s business as usual but, when Eddy and Patsy meet a famous French film star whom Saffy hugely admires, Eddy hopes that the job of taking her on as a client could bring a new-found respect, and some much-needed income. The problem is that her client’s talents aren’t everything they seem to be…