Without a shadow of a doubt, Eddy and Patsy are two of the most iconic female characters in British comedy since... well, ever.
The chain-smoking, hard-drinking women of Absolutely Fabulous, played by Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, have become iconic and a film's long overdue. Today, in the French Rivera (where else?), principal photography kicked off on AbFab: The Movie.
Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, Eddy and Patsy become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life permanently.
The original cast, as mentioned, is back along with June Whitfield as Patsy's mother, Julia Sawalha as Saffron, Patsy's daughter and even Jane Horrocks as Bubbles, the odd-ball model who follows them around everywhere. Here's a quick reminder of how amazing AbFab was. If the film is half as good as this was, we're in for a cracker.