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03012002010120210610 (BBC7)"

Prentiss McCabe’s government retainer is under threat from a difficult and complicated task, which Martin so decorously puts it as “poking one right up the prime minister”.

Whilst Martin is enthused with the challenge, Charles is torn and admits to quite liking the PM.

Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe return as spin masters in the world of government and media relations.

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe …. John Bird

With:

Tony Gardner

Siobhan Hayes

Tom George

David Timpson

Music by Matthew Scott

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.

The government retainer is under threat when Prentiss McCabe is given a difficult task.

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03022002010820210617/19/7) (BBC7)Can Prentiss and McCabe's medicine help the government to sort out the NHS?

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe …. John Bird

Sir Archibald Sullivan …. Tony Gardner

Sandy …. Siobhan Hayes

Clive …. Tom George

Maurice …. David Timson

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.

Can Prentiss and McCabe's medicine help the government sort out the NHS?

03032002011520210624 (BBC7)"

Roguish Martin enters the Lords as Charles takes on a Big Brother TV 'star'.

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe …. John Bird

Sir Archibald Sullivan …. Tony Gardner

Maurice …. David Timson

with Lisa Coleman, James Vaughan and Beth Chalmers

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.

Roguish Martin enters the Lords as Charles takes on a Big Brother 'star'.

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03042002012220210701 (BBC7)"

Martin has a sporting challenge, but can Charles save a disgraced minister?

A swipe at the cults of celebrity and spin, Absolute Power centres around the PR agency, Prentiss McCabe, a company set up by a couple of ex-BBC, long-term staffers. The partners spin news stories to benefit their invariably loathsome clients.

CAST:

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe …. John Bird

Sir Archibald Sullivan …. Tony Gardner

Clive …. Tom George

Sandy …. Siobhan Hayes

Johannes Pollard …. Chris Pavlo

Maurice …. David Timson

with Beth Chalmers

Written by Mark Tavener

Producer: Dawn Ellis

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03052002012920210708 (BBC7)"

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are challenged to boost public opinion about men.

A swipe at the cults of celebrity and spin, Absolute Power centres around the PR agency, Prentiss McCabe, a company set up by a couple of ex-BBC, long-term staffers. The partners spin news stories to benefit their invariably loathsome clients.

CAST:

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe …. John Bird

Sir Archibald Sullivan …. Tony Gardner

Clive …. Tom George

Jeremy Lewis …. James Vaughan

with Beth Chalmers

Written by Mark Tavener

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2002.

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04012004020520210812/14/7) (BBC7)The spin doctoring duo get a lucrative contract to work for the BBC.

The Machiavellian masters of spin get a lucrative contract to represent BBC television.

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe …. John Bird

Archie …. Alex Lowe

Clive …. Tom George

Morganna …. Rachel Atkins

Debbie …. Jalml Barbakoff

Headmaster …. Kim Wall

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2004.

04022004021220210819 (BBC7)Spin doctor Martin's new bestseller drives a wedge between him and Charles.
04032004021920210826 (BBC7)"

Revenge is a gourmet dish best served cold when Martin deceives Charles.

CAST:

Charles Prentiss …. Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe …. John Bird

with Beth Chalmers, Ewan Bailey, Tom George and Alex Lowe

Producer: Dawn Ellis

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04042004022620210902/04/7) (BBC7)"

Spin doctor Charles heads across the pond, leaving Martin to fend alone.

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