Absolute Power (2003– )

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

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Season:

2 | 1

Year:

2005 | 2003
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Series cast summary:
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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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Spin is dead, long live PR See more »

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10 November 2003 (UK)  »

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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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Spun-off from In the Red (1998) See more »

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A damn fine job, brilliant!
7 January 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Hi, This is a fantastic satire on spin and th 'real' power behind popular news stories of the day. British irony at its best. Wickedly funny. Stephen Fry is at his best portraying Charles Prentiss and the script is far above the cheap humour seen on other comedy series, though some might find it a bit too high-brow.

There were 2 runs of this show one in autumn/winter 2003 and then in summer 2005.

PS - For those who like these kind of media based cynicism would also like "Trevor's World of Sport" another BBC comedy to feature around the same time starring Neil Pearson and Paul Reynolds.

Both shows at their heart are about (comic) observations of a crazy world that feature an ironic pair as bosses, one controlling manipulative and the other bumbling, meek work to look forward to retire.


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