From the very first episode it was clear that this was going to be a smash hit success. This classic British comedy series starred the highly talented writer and actress, Jennifer Saunders as Edina Monsoon, head of an incompetent fashion business.Also in the cast are Joanna Lumley as foul mouthed, chain smoking, Patsy Stone, Edina's so called best friend. It is interesting to see Lumley shed her previously squeaky clean, aristocratic image to play a character who's every other word is either a swear word or something blatantly vulgar. She is an absolutley essental part of the series as Saunders and Lumley sparkle together as a pair of drug taking, promiscuous pair of alcoholics. Also included are comedy veteran, June Whitfield who was renowned for her role in the sitcom, Terry And June and appeared in a handful of the Carry On films and finally Julia Sawahala as Edina's poor put upon daughter, Saffron who plays the character perfectly.
The series was a winner from its classic opening episode which set the tone for the rest of the series. The rollercoaster dialogue is full of inventive repartee and bubbles with razor sharp wit, making this one of the very best comedy programmes from Britain (if not THE best)! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!