‘Joanna & Jennifer: Absolutely Champers’ airs tonight

Actresses Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders’ onscreen counterparts – ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ pair Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon – were rarely seen without a glass of champagne in their hand.

And off camera, these long-time 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 Champagne region of North Eastern France and learn about how their favourite tipple is made.

‘Joanna & Jennifer: Absolutely Champers’ is a one-off special which is broadcast tonight (Thursday December 21) at 9pm on BBC2.

Touring the province, the pair visit boutique, family-run vineyards and join seasonal workers as they get stuck in with this year’s grape harvest – and learn the processes involved in taking Champagne from grape to glass.

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