Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedian, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won three BAFTAs (including the BAFTA Fellowship), a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a People's Choice Award.
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39. Jennifer Saunders, Small Talk, Fame & Politics
Tonight, we honour some of the most inspiring, talented and brilliant women around at GLAMOUR's 14th Women of the Year Awards. And in the podcupboard, our host Jennifer Saunders joins Jo and James to talk about Ab Fab, the awards, and invading Kourtney Kardashian photo ops on the red carpet. In this week of voting in all its different forms, we ask – is it OK to hate small talk? Is it OK to want to be famous? And is it OK to change your politics? ****Hey, It's OK... will be at the London Podcast Festival! Come and see Jo, James and a celebrity guest in London for a live episode on Saturday 16 September – tickets at**** Episode edited by Kat Brown with music by Martin Austwick. Get the GLAMOUR Women of the Year issue in all good shops this Thursday, and follow us online by searching GLAMOUR UK. This episode was recorded before the appalling events in London Bridge that took place this weekend. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the emergency services who helped them,... For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Jennifer Saunders; the new Mission: Impossible film
With Mark Lawson. Jennifer Saunders reflects on the return of Absolutely Fabulous, 20 years after Patsy and Eddy first staggered onto our screens. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is the latest instalment of the action-packed franchise. The film sees Tom Cruise return as undercover operative Ethan Hunt, trotting the globe in an attempt to clear his name of terrorism charges and prevent a nuclear attack. Naomi Alderman gives her verdict. Television is as much part of a traditional Christmas as turkey, with programmes including Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and Great Expectations on offer this year. Sarah Crompton makes her selection. And a tribute to Vaclav Havel, the playwright and former Czech President who died this weekend, from his friend and translator Paul Wilson. Producer Katie Langton Presenter Mark Lawson.
Jennifer Saunders
The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is Absolutely Fabulous! Jennifer Saunders began "doing funny things with props" in the early 1980s. With her stage partner Dawn French, she toured the clubs and comedy venues making people laugh with acts like The Menopause Sisters. As part of the Comic Strip performers, she burst onto our TV screens as one of the famous, if rather manic, five. Now through her characters Edina and Patsy, she has created a comedy classic. But as she tells Sue Lawley, Absolutely Fabulous came about because, having taken a year off from French and Saunders, the phone was ominously silent, and she had absolutely nothing else to do. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: I Didn't Have The Nerve To Say No by Blondie Book: Traveller's Prelude by Freya Stark Luxury: Tribute Heads By Elisabeth Frink
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Jul 6th, 1958
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1 hour, 35 minutes