Cultural Olympiad 2012

London 2012 Festival and The Cultural Olympiad on the BBC

Absolutely Fabulous Olympic Special

Eddy and Patsy return - and are running for glory.

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 decibel 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 is 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 US girlfriend played by Mo Gaffney) arrive to stay for the Games. Things can only get worse…

After their triumphant reunion at Christmas on BBC One, Eddy and Patsy return. 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 Dame Tanni Grey Thompson, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Stella McCartney herself.

As unmissable as the Olympic 100m final, but longer and funnier. Written by Jennifer Saunders, directed by Mandie Fletcher, produced by Justin Davies and Executive Produced by Jon Plowman.

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