Absolutely Fabulous: Olympics

Confirmed for Monday 23 July on BBC One at 9.30pm - 10.00pm

Ep 3/3

Monday 23 July



As unmissable as the Olympic 100m final, but longer and funnier, Absolutely Fabulous returns tonight with Olympics - the last of three specials made to celebrate its 20 year anniversary.

Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders, Bafta 'female comedy performance' for Ab Fab) 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 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, age is catching up with her, invitations are not coming her way anymore and Stella McCartney's shop is closed to her.

To add to her depression, Bo and Marshall (her ex-husband, played by Chris Ryan and his American 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 Tanni Grey Thompson, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Stella McCartney.