Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will be back together this festive season as BBC Studios Comedy brings a special anniversary episode of their award-winning sketch show French and Saunders to BBC One.
Reuniting for their first show in 10 years, the huge comedy talents that brought the world Absolutely Fabulous and The Vicar of Dibley are coming back to a screen near you to celebrate 30 years of French and Saunders.
Dawn and Jennifer promise to be the uproarious and madcap twosome that they have been since 1987 with a show bursting with greatest hits, hilarious rarities, and even some brand new material.
Dawn French says: “We’ve got our lucky pants on and we’re ready to get funny…”
Jennifer Saunders says: “We have almost deliberately stayed alive this long just to force the British Broadcasting Castration to put us on television one last time.”
Jon Plowman, Executive Producer says: “To be honest I wouldn’t have a career without them so it’s terrific that they’re back together for this show of old, gold and new stuff. They are two of the greats and it’s good that they’ve finally found each other’s phone numbers for the first time in a while.”
Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning says: “French and Saunders are the godmothers of modern female comedy performers and one of the most beloved comedy double acts this country has ever produced. This will be a special treat for all comedy fans and we look forward to seeing what will get their glorious spoof treatment this Christmas”