Absolute Power. Image shows from L to R: Martin McCabe (John Bird), Charles Prentiss (Stephen Fry). Copyright: BBC
Absolute Power

Absolute Power

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2003 - 2005
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Welcome to the offices of London-based Public Relations firm Prentiss McCabe and its bosses - amoral Charles Prentiss and worldly wise Martin McCabe. Stars Stephen Fry, John Bird, James Lance, Zoe Telford, Sally Bretton and more.

Absolute Power. Image shows from L to R: Cat Durnford (Sally Bretton), Jamie Front (James Lance), Martin McCabe (John Bird), Nick Mayer (Nicholas Burns), Charles Prentiss (Stephen Fry), Alison Jackman (Zoe Telford). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2003 - 2005
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
12 (2 series)
Creator
Mark Tavener
Stars
Stephen Fry, John Bird, James Lance, Zoe Telford, Sally Bretton, Nicholas Burns and Stefanie Callister
Writers
Mark Tavener, Mark Lawson, Guy Andrews, Andy Rattenbury, Graeme Garden and Julia Walsh
Directors
John Morton and Tristram Shapeero
Producers
Paul Schlesinger and Jon Plowman
Companies

Prentiss McCabe is one of London's top PR companies. They can make anything and anyone look good or bad and won't let silly things like morals get in the way.

In charge of the company are Charles Prentiss (Stephen Fry), a man whose skill at spinning is something to be both admired and appalled by, and Martin McCabe (John Bird), a more relaxed chap who is more than willing to stop his business partner when he goes just that little too far.

Also working for Prentiss McCabe are the devious liar Jamie Front, the smart but honest Alison Jackson, Charles's slick PA Nick Mayer, and young party girl Cat Drumford.

Additional details

Tagline
Spin is dead, long live PR
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 10th November 2003 at 9:30pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Thursday 25th August 2005 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 18th August 2015 at 10:00pm on London Live - Series 1, Episode 6
  • Tuesday 18th August 2015 at 9:30pm on London Live - Series 1, Episode 5
  • Tuesday 18th August 2015 at 9:00pm on London Live - Series 1, Episode 4

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