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.
Last Episode06x03 Olympics Aired: Jul. 23, 2012
Series Finale: This is the final show (no, I really mean it this time) from this memorably wild and quirky series.
Series Fun Facts
- The series started out as a single sketch on French & Saunders (UK), entitled "The Modern Mother and Daughter".
- Bob Spiers directed 23 episodes and worked on every season on the show, save for the last, as he passed away in 2008.
- When the series first aired in 1992, the BBC placed it on its out-of-the-mainstream channel, BBC2, thinking that it might build a modest cult following. However, the show drew such high…
[show]When the series first aired in 1992, the BBC placed it on its out-of-the-mainstream channel, BBC2, thinking that it might build a modest cult following. However, the show drew such high ratings that it was moved to the more Populist channel, BBC1. According to Jon Plowman, head of comedy at the BBC, during the development of the first series there was concern that "an audience outside the square mile of Soho - the trendy district of London - would not know what this was about." It eventually became one of the highest-rated shows in Britain.