Spin is dead, long live PR. Stephen Fry and John Bird star in this hilarious 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. [show more]
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All 12 episodes of the satirical comedy based on Mark Tavener's radio show, starring Stephen Fry and John Bird. Charles Prentiss (Fry) and Martin McCabe (Bird) are spin doctors extraordinaire who manage their own PR consultancy firm in London. Along with a crew of young executives learning the ropes of deceit and distraction, Prentiss and McCabe provide their services to many a celebrity seeking to gain or escape from attention as well as to politicians scrambling to brush their underhand dealings under the carpet. The episodes are: 'History Man', 'Pope Idol', 'Tory Woman', 'Mr Fox', 'Country Life', 'Crash and Burn', 'The Nation's Favourite', 'The Trial', 'Blood Bank', 'The House of Lords', 'Spinning America' and 'Identity Crisis'.