Absolute Power

Absolute Power (2003)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • First Air Date: 2003-11-10
  • Last Air Date: 2005-08-25
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 12
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Networks: BBC Two
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Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip PR agency Prentiss McCabe. Dealing with commercial as well as personal PR, their remit covers everything from political communications to celebrity media relations. Their manipulation skills are tested to the full as they frequently find that their work brings them into conflict with political parties, newspaper editors and celebrities.

  • Keywords: manipulation, scandal, media, politics, workplace, celebrity, satire, sitcom, political humor, workplace comedy
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    Absolute Power Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2003-11-10
    6 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2005-07-21
    6 Episodes

    Absolute Power Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1History Man30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Pope Idol30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Tory Woman30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Mr. Fox30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Country Life30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Burn and Crash30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Identity Crisis30 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Trial30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Blood Bank30 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Nation's Favourite30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Spinning America30 min
    Season 2Episode 6The House of Lords30 min
    • John Bird

      as Martin McCabe
    • Stephen Fry

      as Charles Prentiss
    • Geoffrey Palmer

    • Sally Bretton

      as Cat Durnford
    • Nicholas Burns

    • James Lance

    • Zoe Telford

    Production Jon Plowman Producer