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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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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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Welcome to the world of public relations See more »

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Country:

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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Simon Wellington: It's very simple. I was looking for a fox.
Colin Priestley: Right. Jesus. It's our own fault. We train you guys to talk bollocks in the House of Commons and the television studio, but please spare me the dispatch box stare. I'm not Leader of the Opposition. I'm an intelligent man.
Simon Wellington: A fox. Really. There are foxes on the heath. It's quite a sight. I like to go there after doing my red boxes.
Colin Priestley: Simon. Simon. As the Prime Minister's Press Secretary, you take more confessions than a priest, so I've heard the best lies ...
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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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