Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Specials
Comedy sensations Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their celebrated roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone in all-new Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Specials. The third of the three all-new Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Specials, premiered Wednesday, July 25, 10:00pm ET.
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Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) are well known for having their fingers on the pulse of the nation. As the sound of the approaching Olympiad reaches deafening proportions, Eddy is surprised that it is all about to start. She has rented out her house to a Hollywood A-lister, but she’s still living in it, as is her daughter (Julia Sawalha), her mother (June Whitfield) and her assistant Bubble (Jane Horrocks).
Patsy tries to get into Eddy’s body-suit to look suitably great for the A-listers, with disastrous results. Health professionals are summoned. Eddy feels that doors are closing on her, that age is catching up with her, that invitations are not coming her way anymore and that Stella McCartney’s shop is closed to her. Then, to add to her depression, Bo and Marshall (her ex-husband played by Chris Ryan and his girlfriend played by Mo Gaffney) arrive to stay for the Games. Things can only get worse…Somehow before the flame has been lit they will end up running for glory inside the Olympic stadium and crash a reception for the likes of famed Olympians Dame Tanni Grey Thompson, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Stella McCartney herself. The special is a Saunders and French production for BBC, co-produced by BBC AMERICA and Logo. It is written by Jennifer Saunders and executive produced by Jon Plowman (Twenty Twelve, Extras). The Absolutely Fabulous: Olympics special premiered on Wednesday, July 25, 10:00pm ET.
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CAST AND PRODUCTION CREDITS
Edina Monsoon (aka Eddy) Jennifer Saunders (French & Saunders)
Patsy Stone (aka Pats) Joanna Lumley (Mistresses)
Saffron Monsoon (aka Saffy) Julia Sawalha (Cranford)
Mother (aka Gran) June Whitfield (Doctor Who)
Bubble Jane Horrocks (Gracie!)
Writer Jennifer Saunders
Executive Producer Jon Plowman (Extras, The Thick of It)
Producer Justin Davies (Psychoville)
Absolutely Fabulous is a Saunders and French production for BBC, co-produced by BBC AMERICA and Logo.