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Absolute Power: Series 1

Released on 18 July 2005

Featuring: Stephen Fry, John Bird & Sally Bretton

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe, bringing the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC 2. Written by media commentator Mark Lawson, writers Andy Rattenbury (Teachers) and Guy Andrews (Chancer), Absolute Power casts a witty and acerbic eye on the machinations of PR gurus and does for the PR industry what Drop The Dead Donkey did for the newsroom.

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.

Absolute Power is a satirical comedy about a world in which style triumphs over substance; tabloids are the new judge and jury; and where five minutes of fame is considered a long term career.

Episodes comprise:

1. History Man
2. Pope Idol
3. Tory Women
4. Mr. Fox
5. Country Life
6. Burn and Crash

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ActorsStephen Fry, John Bird, Sally Bretton, Nick Burns, James Lance, Zoe Telford, Mark Lawson, Richard Cordery, Phillip Schofield, Fern Britton, Huw Edwards, Angus Deayton, Kirsty Wark, Geoffrey Palmer & Gareth Hunt
DirectorJohn Morton
Certificate15 years and over
Year2003
ScreenWidescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
Duration2 hours and 51 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.