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

Absolute Power

BBC Two sitcom about a ruthless PR firm. 12 episodes (2 series), 2003 - 2005. Stars Stephen Fry, John Bird, James Lance, Zoe Telford and others.

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.

Absolute Power

Welcome to the offices of London-based Public Relations firm Prentiss McCabe and its bosses - amoral Charles Prentiss and worldly wise Martin McCabe

2003 - 2005
12   (2 series)
Mark Tavener
Stephen Fry, John Bird, James Lance, Zoe Telford, Sally Bretton, Nicholas Burns and Stefanie Callister
Mark Tavener, Mark Lawson, Guy Andrews and Andy Rattenbury
John Morton and Tristram Shapeero
Paul Schlesinger

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.

Production Details

Spin is dead, long live PR
Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 10th November 2003 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 25th August 2005 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 18th August 2015 at 9:00pm on London Live

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