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Absolute Power 

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

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Mark Tavener
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stephen Fry ...  Charles Prentiss 12 episodes, 2003-2005
John Bird John Bird ...  Martin McCabe 12 episodes, 2003-2005
James Lance ...  Jamie Front 12 episodes, 2003-2005
Zoe Telford ...  Alison Jackman 12 episodes, 2003-2005
Nicholas Burns ...  Nick Mayer 12 episodes, 2003-2005
Sally Bretton ...  Cat Durnford 12 episodes, 2003-2005
Stefanie Callister Stefanie Callister ...  Newsreader 6 episodes, 2003-2005
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Storyline

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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A tudás hatalom See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Quotes

Charles Prentiss: Are you familiar with your arse? Because your wife has just saved it.
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Spun-off from In the Red (1998) See more »

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Another hit British series finally!
1 January 2008 | by tdk1147See 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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