The BEST episodes directed by Bob Spiers

Casting Agency
star
9.25
4 votes

#1 - Casting Agency

French & Saunders - Season 3 - Episode 7

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders round off their series with more comedy sketches and special guest Jane Asher.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
star
9.20
5 votes

#2 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

French & Saunders - Season 3 - Episode 6

Jennifer's Marilyn Monroe and Dawn's Jane Russell spell it out with an outrageous rendition of Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.

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Gone with the Wind
star
9.00
6 votes

#3 - Gone with the Wind

French & Saunders - Season 3 - Episode 4

French and Saunders have Gone with the Wind with Jennifer as Scarlett and Dawn as Mammy.

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Menopause
star
8.84
261 votes

#4 - Menopause

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 4 - Episode 6

After Patsy cracks her wrist and finds out she is has osteoporosis, Saffron sets up a menopause meeting for the pair. Edina's businesses are going under and it seems that everyone is undergoing change. Then Saffron starts having day-dreams about the possible future...

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The Silence of the Lambs
star
8.83
6 votes

#5 - The Silence of the Lambs

French & Saunders - Season 4 - Episode 2

Dawn and Jennifer pay homage to The Silence of the Lambs, and there's a unique appearance by The Mamas and Papas.

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The Sound of Music
star
8.80
5 votes

#6 - The Sound of Music

French & Saunders - Season 3 - Episode 1

The hills are alive with the sound of French and Saunders as Dawn and Jennifer parody The Sound of Music. With special guest Jerry Hall.

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Thelma and Louise
star
8.75
4 votes

#7 - Thelma and Louise

French & Saunders - Season 4 - Episode 7

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders pay comic homage to Thelma and Louise. They are also joined by Royal Ballet star Darcey Bussell.

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Jealous
star
8.69
350 votes

#8 - Jealous

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 3 - Episode 4

Eddie gets very depressed that she doesn't win the PR Person of the Year Award and almost works herself to death trying to gain revenge. Saffy's psychology lecturer starts giving her some "extra special tuition" and Eddie comes to her daughter's aid for one of the few times in her life.

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Episode 3
star
8.69
66 votes

#9 - Episode 3

A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Season 4 - Episode 3

Sketches Include: Vox Pops, Guests Introduction, Barman, Interruptus, Little Girl (song), Making Tea, For Some Reason Angry, Don't Be Dirty. The guests order a South Seas Vulvic Wart cocktail.

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The Exorcist
star
8.67
6 votes

#10 - The Exorcist

French & Saunders - Season 3 - Episode 3

French and Saunders with guests including Lynn Faulds Wood and Maggie Philbin perform the sketches 'The Exorcist', 'Girl Bikers', and 'Publishers'.

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Aliens
star
8.67
6 votes

#11 - Aliens

French & Saunders - Season 4 - Episode 5

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders pay comic tribute to Sigourney Weaver in the film Aliens.

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Death
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8.66
311 votes

#12 - Death

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 2 - Episode 2

Eddie's father passes away and she is more concerned about how much weight she has put on and Saffy is horrified at her mother's selfishness regarding the death. It soon makes Eddie realize that she is also going to die and she goes out and spends hundreds of thousands of pounds on art that she doesn't want, just so she can leave something behind when she dies.

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Donkey
star
8.64
278 votes

#13 - Donkey

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 4 - Episode 4

Despite having tried every fad diet going, Eddie is still desperate to be thin, and decides to try detox. Spurred on by a Sex And The City-style lunch with her bitchy girlfriends, Eddie embarks on a strict regime of water and red meat and enrolls herself in a grueling military fitness program. Despite Patsy's best efforts, Eddie swears off champagne and begins to shed the pounds. But her nights are plagued with visits from God and the Devil, who have their own agendas. Meanwhile, budding playwright Saffy bumps into a pretentious old school friend, Taylor Johns, who attempts to use her in his bid to further his acting career, and Patsy decides to see what life is like without her trademark Sixties forelock.

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Fear
star
8.61
288 votes

#14 - Fear

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 3 - Episode 5

Patsy moves in to live with Edina when Saffy goes off to college. However it proves to be a turbulent arrangement, especially when they can't find the tin opener. Further trouble errupts when Lulu arrives at Edina's office to terminate her contract and sign with a high-powered American PR agency. Patsy loses her job when her magazine folds, leaving the high-living pair contemplating old age and a crossroads in their lives.

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Parallox
star
8.55
378 votes

#15 - Parallox

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 4 - Episode 1

Patsy has an injection to freeze her wrinkles; Edina is due to make an appearance on the TV show "This Morning With Richard & Judy"; Saffy is looking for a job with New Labour and Mother is finding out the delights of the internet

Door Handle
star
8.54
406 votes

#16 - Door Handle

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 3 - Episode 1

As the kitchen is being rebuilt after the fire in last series finale, Eddie is hell-bent on searching for the perfect door handle to match her decor, and she and Patsy take a day trip to New York on the concord to track one down.

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War Babies
star
8.50
2 votes

#17 - War Babies

The Goodies - Season 8 - Episode 6

The Goodies are grown-up babies who are sent off to boarding school during the war years, and are asked by Churchill to go behind enemy lines to buy him a box of German cigars.

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Birth
star
8.44
320 votes

#18 - Birth

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 2 - Episode 6

Patsy burns down Eddie's kitchen with her cigarette when she falls asleep. Forced to live out of the sitting room, Eddie and Patsy plan a night out which suits Saffy as she is having a boy around to watch a documentary. Unfortunately for all, Mother accidentally locks them in the sitting room and Eddie tries to open up to her daughter and talk to her about sex and her birth, despite Patsy's comments.

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Misery
star
8.40
5 votes

#19 - Misery

French & Saunders - Season 4 - Episode 1

Featuring a memorable reenactment of the film 'Misery' and an exclusive performance by Dickens Daughters.

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Happy New Year
star
8.40
421 votes

#20 - Happy New Year

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 3 - Episode 2

While Saffy plans to spend a quiet New Years Eve with her Gran and Justin, Eddie and Patsy prepare to join a huge underground rave party to see in the new year, but things change when word comes of the visit from Patsy's long lost sister Jackie who is notorious for being a 60's party animal. Upon her arrival, Patsy is distressed to learn that her sister (unlike herself) has actually aged in the last 30 years.

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Hospital
star
8.39
322 votes

#21 - Hospital

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 2 - Episode 1

Patsy is caught having an affair with a politician and is pushed into the tabloid spotlight which reveals her true age. Eddie stubs her toe and "requires" surgery. Patsy joins her in hospital for moral support - and a facelift.

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Sex
star
8.36
322 votes

#22 - Sex

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 3 - Episode 3

Eddie wants to have a bigger bedroom and debates which of the two walls to knock down; one leading to Saffy's room, the other to Serge's. Eddie and Patsy go into Serge's room to clear it out where Saffy discovers a copy of 'Razzle' amongst his magazines (thankfully not the one that Patsy appeared in!). Despite Saffy's objections about the magazine, Eddie leafs through it and realizes that it has been awhile since she has had sex. Patsy talks her into hiring two male prostitutes on the night that Saffy has a presentation at school, both of which don't go off as smoothly as they would have liked.

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Basil the Rat
star
8.33
765 votes

#23 - Basil the Rat

Fawlty Towers - Season 2 - Episode 6

The health inspector is coming and Basil tells Manuel to get rid of his pet rat, which he later finds out is named Basil.

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Birthday
star
8.31
528 votes

#24 - Birthday

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 1 - Episode 5

Eddie is turning 40 and Saffy organizes a quaint family get-together for her involving Mother, Justin (Saffy's father), Justin's lover Oliver, Marshall (Eddie's son Serge's father) and his new wife Bo. However, Eddie has developed a complex about her age and refuses to participate in the celebrations.

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The End
star
8.28
284 votes

#25 - The End

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 3 - Episode 6

After Patsy and Saffy both move away from her, Eddie moves to a commune where she tries to fit in but doesn't have a chance. Patsy's new job is not what she was expecting and Eddie turns up in New York where she meets her on the top of a building in a helicopter before heading back to London. There is also a sneak peek at them in 25 years time.

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The House of Eliott
star
8.20
5 votes

#26 - The House of Eliott

French & Saunders - Season 4 - Episode 6

French and Saunders pay tribute to the House of Eliott and there are comic takes on Pan's People, Gladiators and the royal family.

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Morocco
star
8.18
434 votes

#27 - Morocco

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 2 - Episode 3

Patsy agrees to put a Fashion spread in her magazine of the product Edina is promoting called "POPSPEX", and they both go to Marrakesh for the photo shoot. Saffron wants to go with them to help her university studies but Patsy ends up selling her to white slave traders.

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Iso Tank
star
8.17
561 votes

#28 - Iso Tank

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 1 - Episode 4

Banned from attending Saffron's college open day, Edina sulks in her brand new isolation tank. But she's got a few tricks up her Lacroix sleeves yet.

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Episode 4
star
8.13
91 votes

#29 - Episode 4

A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Season 4 - Episode 4

Sketches include: Good Evening, Guests Introduction, Soccer School, Dalliard: Models, Hugh Interviewing Guests, Be Nice (song), Head Gardener, Gelliant Gutfright("Flowers For Wendy"). The guests order a A Quick One With You, Stephen cocktail.

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France
star
8.11
662 votes

#30 - France

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 1 - Episode 3

Edina and Patsy go on holiday to France but the luxury they've booked turns out to be the ramshackle cottage. Unable to negotiate the local shops, Edina calls up Saffy for help. Bubble turns up, too, with news that Edina's interior design business has hit problems.

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Paris
star
8.10
371 votes

#31 - Paris

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 4 - Episode 3

Patsy heads to Paris for a fashion shoot, a chance to relive her modeling days and to spend time with her new best friend, super model Erin O'Connor; with Eddie and Saffy in tow. While Patsy struggles to cope with fresh-faced models, unflattering clothes and the photographer from hell; Eddie tries to bond with her estranged daughter and somehow convinces Saffy to let down her defenses and flash the whole of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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Episode 7
star
8.10
62 votes

#32 - Episode 7

A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Season 4 - Episode 7

Sketches include: Guests Introduction, Religianto, Consent, Sophisticated Song (song), Fast Monologue, Telephone Alert, Truancy. The guests order a Modern Britain cocktail.

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Whatever Happened to Baby Dawn?
star
8.06
33 votes

#33 - Whatever Happened to Baby Dawn?

French & Saunders - Season 3 - Episode 2

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders pay tribute to the American thriller Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

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Dangerous Liaisons
star
8.06
34 votes

#34 - Dangerous Liaisons

French & Saunders - Season 3 - Episode 5

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders develop Dangerous Liaisons with more outrageous parody. With special guest Joan Bakewell.

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New Best Friend
star
8.04
391 votes

#35 - New Best Friend

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 2 - Episode 4

Edina's old friends, Bettina and Max, are coming to stay with her. Eddie remembers them as being notoriously minimalistic who have no need for possessions and she tries to make the house presentable, eventually telling Patsy to leave. Patsy is hurt by this and leaves to find herself a new best friend. Meanwhile, when Bettina and Max arrive they have their baby with them and are loaded with bags and baby stuff, turning Eddie's house into the inside of a laundry basket.

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Fat
star
8.01
677 votes

#36 - Fat

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 1 - Episode 2

Edina needs to get slim quickly as she's expecting a visit from old friend, Penny Casper-Morse, who used to tease her about her weight. She contemplates a regular fitness routine, but then Patsy suggests something much easier... liposuction.

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Robot AKA Automation
star
8.00
3 votes

#37 - Robot AKA Automation

The Goodies - Season 9 - Episode 2

Due to dire financial conditions, Bill is fired and replaced with a baby robot; however Tim and Graeme need help with raising the robot and hire a strange bearded Swedish nanny to look after it.

Didn't You Kill My Brother?
star
8.00
1 votes

#38 - Didn't You Kill My Brother?

The Comic Strip Presents - Season 3 - Episode 5

Carl Moss, a convicted murder, is released early from prison and is confronted by his brother who framed him.

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The Psychiatrist
star
8.00
845 votes

#39 - The Psychiatrist

Fawlty Towers - Season 2 - Episode 2

A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil thinks Sybil is telling them all about his life.

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The Kipper and the Corpse
star
7.98
917 votes

#40 - The Kipper and the Corpse

Fawlty Towers - Season 2 - Episode 4

Unknown to Basil, a guest dies in the night and he tries to serve him breakfast anyway and an obnoxious woman insists on service for her dog.

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Poor
star
7.95
357 votes

#41 - Poor

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 2 - Episode 5

Edina discovers that the alimony payments from her ex-husbands, Justin and Marshall, have stopped. Does this mean she will be very poor? After consulting her accountant and much badgering from Saffy, Edina decides to make some sacrifices in her exuberant lifestyle to better herself, only to make matters worse by ending up in court.

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Communication Problems
star
7.95
866 votes

#42 - Communication Problems

Fawlty Towers - Season 2 - Episode 1

A selectively deaf woman named Mrs Richards insists that she has had a large amount of money stolen at the hotel, and against Sybil's wishes Basil puts a fiver on Dragonfly.

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Magazine
star
7.94
417 votes

#43 - Magazine

Absolutely Fabulous - Season 1 - Episode 6

Patsy actually visits her place of work, a fashion magazine where she is the 'Executive Fashion Director'. She takes on the job of organizing a fashion piece for a morning television show but when all the models drop out and refuse to wear the clothes, Patsy is forced to suck up to Saffy and Mother to get them to appear on the show. Meanwhile, Edina has a date with long-lost boyfriend Hamish.

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Waldorf Salad
star
7.91
848 votes

#44 - Waldorf Salad

Fawlty Towers - Season 2 - Episode 3

An American and his wife get unsatisfactory service at Fawlty Towers when he orders a Waldorf salad, after the kitchen has closed.

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Episode 1
star
7.87
44 votes

#45 - Episode 1

A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Season 4 - Episode 1

Sketches include: Grey and Hopeless, Guest Movements, Theme Vox Pops, Blame the System, The Comedy Charter, Writing Poetry, Smell: The Forgotten Sense?, Gordon's Unintelligible Song, Wrist Changer Commercial, and It's A Soaraway Life. The guests order a Golden Meteorite cocktail.

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Episode 6
star
7.84
143 votes

#46 - Episode 6

A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Season 4 - Episode 6

Sketches include: Stolen Money, Young Tory of the Year, Variety, Gossiping Heads, Death Threat, What I Mind (Misunderstood) (Song), Honda, The Duke of Northampton. The hosts finish off with a Silver Prostate cocktail.

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Episode 2
star
7.83
96 votes

#47 - Episode 2

A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Season 4 - Episode 2

Sketches include: Hugh's Accident, Psychotherapy Video, Local News at Ten Thirty Three and a Bit, English People Care to be the Most Ignorant in Europe, I'm In Love With Steffi Graf, The Lover's Helper, Fascism Discussion, Max Meets Fiona, and Heart Transplant. The guests order a Long Confident Suck cocktail.

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Carnival
star
7.79
128 votes

#48 - Carnival

Bottom - Season 3 - Episode 6

It is the annual Hammersmith carnival, where the local residents take part in riots, and Richie and Eddie find their flat window to be the best place to watch from. After going looting, Eddie learns Richie has stolen a BBC camera, and they decide to make money recording their own films. They are unaware that the camera contains a dirty video of the Prime Minister.

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Hole
star
7.78
245 votes

#49 - Hole

Bottom - Season 3 - Episode 1

Richie and Eddie are stranded on the big wheel at the fairground. It gets worse - the wheel is due to be demolished the next day!

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Finger
star
7.77
110 votes

#50 - Finger

Bottom - Season 3 - Episode 5

After coming home from a cricket match, Richie learns Eddie has stolen 'Cannonball' Taffy O' Jones car keys, and learn that he is getting married to a woman who looks like Ted Rogers. Richie and Eddie steal the car and end up at a hotel where they pretend to be husband and wife.

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