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 - Complete Series 1 & 2

Absolute Power - Complete Series 1 & 2

"Spin is dead, long live PR."

Stephen Fry and John Bird star in this BBC satire set in the cynical world of public relations - where truth is an optional extra and no job is too grubby, so long as it pays well...

A re-working of Mark Tavener's acclaimed Radio 4 comedy series, Absolute Power sees Fry and Bird as Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe - spinmeisters supreme who run their own top London PR consultancy.

Whether keeping celebrity clients in or out of the tabloids, saving MPs from political oblivion or sugar-coating unpopular government schemes, Prentiss approaches his campaigns with sophistry, cynicism and a withering sarcasm. Occasionally reined in by his older, world-wearier and less amoral partner, the Machiavelli of Prentiss McCabe presides over an office of youthful executives that include the bright but dangerously honest Alison - and Jamie, an equally devious Prentiss-in-waiting.

With punchy, sometimes controversial scripts and guest turns from Geoffrey Palmer, Rebecca Front, Tim Brooke-Taylor and John Sessions, this set comprises both acclaimed series.

First released: Monday 30th January 2017

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Minutes: 336
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: 7954606

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