Stephen Fry and John Bird star in Absolute Power, the 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 this series features guest turns from Geoffrey Palmer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), Rebecca Front (The Day Today), Tim Brooke-Taylor (The Goodies) and John Sessions (Flith).
Absolute Power – The Complete Series comprises both acclaimed series and will be released on UK DVD on 30 January 2017 at the RRP £19.99, courtesy of Network Distributing.
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