Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia... More
Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield. It was broadcast on the BBC from 1992 to 2005, and is popularly referred to as Ab Fab.
Patsy's indecent outings with an MP land her on the front page of every tabloid in the country, but if that weren't enough, her age is listed as "47". This prompts her to do some damage control, and leads to an interview with a... More
Patsy's indecent outings with an MP land her on the front page of every tabloid in the country, but if that weren't enough, her age is listed as "47". This prompts her to do some damage control, and leads to an interview with a reporter from 'Hello!' magazine who doesn't even know who Patsy is. Patsy prepares for the interview by improvising a facelift with surgical tape, then discovers the photographer won't be along for some days. Meanwhile, Eddy has a pain in her big toe, and after calling her doctor in Switzerland, she decides to go to a private hospital for surgery. Patsy tags along, planning to get a chemical peel and some eyelid rejuvenation before the Hello! photographer arrives. At the hospital, Edina and Patsy make life hell for the nurses and staff. While anesthetised, Edina dreams that she's on her deathbed and is receiving farewell visits from idealised versions of her family and friends: her daughter, now played by Helena Bonham Carter, has followed in her bacchanal footsteps; her ex-husband Justin – who is now Richard E. Grant – still adores her and only told everyone he was gay because he could never love another woman; her mother is Germaine Greer; and Patsy (Mandy Rice-Davies) tells her how much she envies her good bone structure. Suzi Quatro provides musical accompaniment to this scenario. In an adjoining operating room, Patsy dreams of looking young for her Hello! spread. It's all for naught, though; Edina wakes to find that her toe pains were caused by a stray acupuncture needle which worked its way from her cranium to her toe, and Patsy's skin is burned off her face. On seeing Patsy's face, Edina's mother collapses. As staff from the private hospital respond, Edina points to her mother and calls out "NHS! NHS! NHS!" Also appearing: Sylvia Anderson (Voice Of Lady Penelope), Helena Bonham Carter ('Saffy'), Orla Brady (Nurse Mary), Llewella Gideon (Nurse), Richard E. Grant ('Justin'), Germaine Greer ('Mother'), David Henry (Mr Simpson), Jennifer Piercey (Antonia), Suzi Quatro ('Nurse'), Mandy Rice-Davies ('Patsy')