Absolutely Fabulous

Series 2, episode 1: “Hospital”

Air Date: 27th January 1994
Director: Bob Spiers
Writer: Jennifer Saunders (and Dawn French)
Producer: John Plowman

Runtime: 45 minutes
Language: English


Helena appears as an older version of Saffron ‘Saffy’ Monsoon in a dream sequence envisioned by Eddy while anaesthetised. Her casting stems from the comparisons between Helena and the actress who plays Saffy, Julia Sawalha;their likeness has been referenced a few times in the series.


Jennifer Saunders…as Edina ‘Eddy’ Monsoon
Joanna Lumley…as Patsy Stone
Julia Sawalha…as Saffron ‘Saffy’ Monsoon
Helena Bonham Carter…as Dream Saffy
Richard E. Grant…as Dream Justin
Mandy Rice-Davies…as Dream Patsy

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