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the entire, marathon 3-series set

  • Jul 12, 2002
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Sit back and break out the Bolly stollies and enjoy the first three series of ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

FASHION - How should Edina and Patsy prepare for their latest celebrity fashion show? How about starting with a glass of Bolly or two?

FAT - Edina needs to lose weight quick-smart! Emergency liposuction is needed!

FRANCE - The ideal getaway, a bon vivance in Provence. But endless peace and harmony is hardly St Tropez, is it?

ISO TANK - Eddy's got a new iso tank and is in a real sulky mood, thanks to Saffy banning her from open day at College. But Eddy has a few tricks up her sleeves...

BIRTHDAY - It's the acursed day, Eddy's 40th birthday, and Saffy has invited her two ex's and their new spouses for a lunch...sounds delightful.

MAGAZINE - Eddy has a new man and Patsy is bloody jealous...perhaps immersing herself in work will help?

HOSPITAL - Patsy has got a week to look 35 for a Hello! Magazine photo shoot, and a facelift is needed...

DEATH - Eddy's father is dead...but is it art?

MOROCCO - Sex drugs and shopping - Marrakesh proves to be a veritable haven of delights for Eddy and Patsy.

NEW BEST FRIEND - Lacroix and baby spew don't mix - this is the lesson Eddy leans when she welcomes old friends Bettina and Max into her life.

POOR - Harrods have stopped delivering, her ex's have cut her off and Eddy is, well...stuffed.

BIRTH - Eddy is in heaven...Saffy has found a man and at last the dutch-cap can see the light of day!

DOORHANDLE - Edina has got a new electronic organiser....too bad she has nothing to organise!

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Patsy's ultra-glam sister Jackie is back in town...

SEX - After finding a copy of Razzle in Serge's room, the girls decide to have an orgy.

JEALOUS - Claudia Bing dupes Eddy's PR firm yet again, leaving Eddy feeling like a bird on the wire...

FEAR - Saffy finally moves out of home and Eddy is faced with yet another mid-life crisis.

THE END - Patsy and Eddy reconcile their differences and Saffy has a few home truths to tell...

With Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks, Kathy Burke, Mo Gaffney, Kate O'Mara, Gary Beadle, Naomi Campbell, Lulu, Celia Imrie, Ruby Wax, Josie Lawrence, Dawn French, Helen Lederer and Adrian Edmondson.

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Byron has been actively involved in theatre since the age of 12. He has had a great variety of roles (both on-stage and off). In addition he has hosted the long-running "Show Business" programme … more
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"Inside of me there's a thin woman trying to get out," complains the ever-suffering Edina. "Are you sure it's just the one, dear?" asks her mother.

When anyone raves about Sex and the City, you need only to remind her that the Brits did it first--and better--with the creation of the brave say-anything show about sex, drugs, and the battle of the bulge. Absolutely Fabulous is a groundbreaking, off-the-wall comedy from the early 1990s, which began with a skit from The French and Saunders Show, about a moral, uptight daughter and her extremely loose mother. Ab Fab has taken this to the extreme. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) is the queen of excess. Her clothes are outrageous, her attempts at weight loss comical, and her efforts at motherhood (her daughter, Saffron--played to perfection by Julia Sawalha--is a practical-minded, reliable teenager) are uneven at best. Eddy's best friend is Patsy, a promiscuous Ivana Trump look-alike who always has a cigarette between her lips, a drink in her hand, and a fine-looking man (or boy) in her bed. The entire show lasted for three seasons, and all are included in this set. From organizing an orgy to a brush with poverty to the death of Eddy's father, nothing--and we mean nothing--is sacred in this show. Without a doubt, Ab Fab is one of the greatest television satires created, although keep in mind that it's strictly for adults. --Jenny Brown

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Genre: Comedy
Studio: BBC Warner
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001

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