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 Charles Prentiss (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
John Bird ...
 Martin McCabe (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Jamie Front (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Alison Jackman (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Nick Mayer (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Newsreader (6 episodes, 2003-2005)
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With spin doctors ery much in the spotlight of late, this TV adaption of the BBC radio series could hardly have picked a better time to rear its head. The show centres around the workings of Prentiss McCabe, a PR agency whose offices play host to a succession of minor celebrities, politicians and high-up businessmen who all need photo-shoots arranging and soundbites composing. Ethics are not a priority; the firm's staff will lie, cheat and possibly steal as long as it makes their clients look good. Written by Richard Smeltzer

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Colin Priestley: [about the Democrabus] He loves it.
Charles Prentiss: What?
Colin Priestley: It's quintessentially British, it has tradition, it has flair, it has...
Charles Prentiss: ...wheels.
Colin Priestley: Yes. It's also got democracy. It's modern.
Charles Prentiss: It's a bus.
Colin Priestley: It's in tune with the people, it's blue-skies thinking. It reminds one of childhood, of day trips, of the seaside. It's radical but rooted.
Charles Prentiss: He wants it?
Colin Priestley: He wants the whole package. This'll get rid of the old bastards once and for all, spending the rest of their lives in some travelling, never-ending Radio Five Live ...
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Pure Sophisication
5 January 2011 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Here is British humour at its very wittiest and cutting.

The machinations of the team at Prentiss McCabe are a joy to behold as they spin the latest challenge.

The dialogue is edged with a delicious sprinkle of smugness. Not that you'd like to meet any of these people - they're utterly self-serving, and are a sharp reflection of the slick wheelings and dealings, counter-dealings, backstabbing, Machiavellian world that I could only imagine might take place in such a real world business.

I came late to this series, only discovering it last year and, I can thoroughly recommend it. Like Fawlty Towers, the limited production of episodes will ensure this remains a classic.


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