Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders’ onscreen counterparts – Absolutely Fabulous’ Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon – were rarely seen without a glass of champagne in their hand. And, off camera, these long-time comedy collaborators and dear friends love nothing more than getting together to share a glass of something chilled and bubbly.
Now, the duo are reuniting on our screens, and heading across the channel to explore the beautiful Champagne region of North Eastern France to learn all about how their favourite tipple is made.
Joanna Lumley & Jennifer Saunders: Absolutely Champers is an exploration of one of the finer things in life, but it is also an exploration of each other’s lives, as the much-loved stars dig deep and uncover things they never knew about their partner in crime.
Touring this picturesque province Joanna and Jennifer visit boutique, family-run vineyards and join seasonal workers as they get stuck in with this year’s grape harvest – as well as learning the processes involved in taking Champagne from grape to glass.
As Joanna and Jennifer take in the sights and sips of France we’ll be privy to their intimate and hilarious conversations, listening in as the friends share anecdotes and never-before-heard stories from their lives.
Joanna & Jennifer: Absolutely Champers airs Thursday 21 December 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Two.