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29 October 2014
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Stephen Fry and John Bird in Absolute Power
Machiavellian Charles (Stephen Fry) and cynical Martin (John Bird) run a blue-chip London PR firm, Prentiss McCabe.

The PR maestros head up a team of ambitious young agents who work in the dark art of repackaging black as white.

The company's client list ranges from ambitious bishops and irate chefs to aspiring shadow ministers.

Whether it's defending a comedian caught beating up his girlfriend in the IKEA car park or deflecting attention from a TV historian accused of faking his programme evidence, the company's mantra is that the public will swallow anything, just as long as it's made palatable.

And that's where Prentiss McCable excel. Exposing the collusion between press and PR, while holding up a mirror to today's celebrity obsessed times.

The series includes cameos from the celebrity world of sport and television including Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton, Anneka Rice, Huw Edwards, Angus Deayton, Kirsty Wark, Mark Lawson, Dermot Murnaghan, Ray Stubbs, Anthea Turner and Gareth Hunt.

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