Absolute Power (2003– )

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The inner workings of a successful PR firm - lying for a living.

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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)
Nicholas Burns ...
 Nick Mayer (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Cat Durnford (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
Stefanie Callister ...
 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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Charles Prentiss: Now. So... er... paintings... in the style of John Sell Cotman, Tom Girtin, Turner... The great tradition of English watercolourists and by extension, therefore, your enemy is... painters who prefer to use acrylics? Um... help me out. Um... right. "A.H." They're all signed A.H. Er... That would be Alice? Agatha? Give me a clue.
Martin McCabe: Adolf Hitler.
Lord Harcourt: The Commandant's desk from Auschwitz. His chair. This key once unlocked the main gate at Belsen. And over here, and this is particularly recherche, a ...
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Another hit British series finally!
1 January 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Excellent series, really witty and the Stephen Fry is sensational. If only I could be as brilliantly deceptive as his character - he's a morally challenged rogue but so lovable!

Only two things that bug me are:

1. Alison is just too stupid and I'm not sure she can pull it off sometimes (acting wise); and 2. Colin, the Australian press secretary at Downing Street, has a terrible Australian accent. It's more like a New Zealand one.

Eg, the little shut (instead of the little sh*t).

But still really looking forward to series three this year!


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