Edina (Jennifer Saunders), Patsy (Joanna Lumley), Bubble (Jane Horrocks), Saffron (Julia Sawalha), and Mother (June Whitfield) prepare for their respective New Year's festivities; Eddy and Pats plan to hit a Frankie Knuckles party while the others settle in for a night in front of the telly. Amidst a visit from Eddy's ex, Justin (Christopher Malcolm), and his boyfriend, Oliver (Gary Beadle), another newcomer arrives: none other than Jackie (Kate O'Mara), the long-lost sister whose glamour, beauty, and appetite for drugs awe Patsy. Alternately catty and convivial, Jackie delights Justin and Oliver, insults Saffy and Eddy, and mystifies Patsy, who can't believe her sister doesn't want to party with her. Before long, ulterior motives surface, and Pats must face not only her sister's advanced age, but her own. Originally broadcast on BBC 1 on April 6, 1995, Absolutely Fabulous: Happy New Year marked series three, episode two of this popular Brit-com. Rebecca Front appears briefly as Cherysh, the third New Age-y girlfriend of Eddy's other ex, Marshall (Christopher Ryan), to be introduced into the "AbFab" universe.
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