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Absolute Power

The Complete BBC Radio 4 Radio Comedy Series
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Stephen Fry and John Bird star in all four series of the BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy, plus the 2006 special episode.

Set in the Machiavellian world of modern PR, Absolute Power introduces us to London-based 'government-media relations consultancy' Prentiss McCabe, whose partners Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe are frequently embroiled in the machinations of the British political system. Prentiss is ruthless, unscrupulous, and will go to almost any lengths to pull off a big commission, while McCabe does have a moral compass, but is too laid-back and fond of claret to use it very often.

In episodes that could have been written yesterday, the duo's targets for makeover include the Conservative Party; The Sun; the Mayor of London; the Church of England; Radio 3; English sporting success; the elderly; prisons; the Prime Minister; the Health Service; a Big Brother star; a tennis pro; men; the BBC; 'the notion of Nation'; healthy eating and the US Presidential Campaign.

This complete collection includes all 21 episodes of the four series, first broadcast between 2000 and 2004, plus the special 2006 episode. Stephen Fry and John Bird star as Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe, with Tamsin Greig as rival spin doctor Gayle Shand.

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  • Danzer
  • 05/10/2016

unsparing!

funny! I was surprised how very pointed the satire was against the government and celebrities.

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  • Amaanah Lions
  • 06/06/2016

Evil Genius

Some people are meant for greatness. Others are meant to listen to audiobooks. Go and buy the audiobook Morris.

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  • M. Hunter
  • 21/04/2020

Good Comedy

Love Stephen Fry! Great performances and funny. Original casts make the reading great and memorable.

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  • Taiki
  • 30/06/2019

Fabulous Writing Outstanding Performances

Extremely niche and the references to 'New Labor's were doubtless funnier at the time, but the sitcom setup and witty back and forth make this outstanding.

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  • joshua chilton
  • 11/01/2019

excellent series

great satire at the spin doctors serving new labor under Tony Blair. will definitely listen again

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  • Blizzard
  • 01/05/2017

Good fun if a little dated

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If you like British Radio comedy, this is a good option. It pokes fun at all classes of British society.

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  • Sean
  • 06/02/2017

So weak. Fry's worst work

Fry is ok but the other guy is terrible and it's all so overacted. Very disappointing and predictable

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  • Corinna Janßen
  • 13/07/2020

Nasty in the best way possible

Sarcastic, biting and hilarious. This is great political and social satire. Hits a nerve. It is a lot of fun to listen to these two spin doctors at their malicious best and you find yourself rooting for them even though they are so gleefully unlikeable. Very good scripts, acting and humour. This program is wholly enjoyable if you like good satire.