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20091207 BT=0330 (BBC7)Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are skint. Comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird.
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20191225 (BBC7)
Having left the BBC, Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe embark on a new career as spin doctors in the world of government and media relations.

They’re visited by the Chairman of the Conservative Party, who offers to establish them on the road to solvency...

Mark Tavener's political comedy stars Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Jeremy Clyde
Tony Gardner
Simon Greenall
Siobhan Hayes
Martin Hyder

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are skint.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20191120 (BBC7)
20200101 (BBC7)
Prentis McCabe - the machiavellian doctors of spin - attempt the impossible.

Can they relaunch The Sun newspaper as the beacon of the pro Euro movement while retaining the newspaper's traditional readership nurtured on a healthy diet of extreme xenophobia?

Mark Tavener's comedy about the two specialists in government and media relations.

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Tony Gardner
Siobhan Hayes
Roger Blake
Neil McCaul

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe attempt to relaunch the Sun newspaper.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Tony Gardner
Siobhan Hayes
Roger Blake
Neil McCaul

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

01032000011920171027 (BBC7)
20200108 (BBC7)
Prentis McCabe - the machiavellian doctors of spin – get involved in the race for London Mayor.

Mark Tavener's comedy about the two specialists in government and media relations.

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Tony Gardner
Siobhan Hayes
Colin McFarlane
Hugh Parker

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe get involved in the race for London Mayor.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20200115 (BBC7)
Can Prentiss McCabe come up with a strategy to increase church congregations around the country?

Mark Tavener's comedy about the machiavellian doctors of PR spin with contacts at the highest level of government.

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Tony Gardner
Siobhan Hayes
John Rowe
Alys Torrance

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000.

Spinning for both the Church and the State proves profitable for Prentiss and McCabe.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

01052000020220171110 (BBC7)
20200122 (BBC7)
Prentiss and McCabe are set their hardest challenge so far - to substantially increase listening figures for BBC Radio 3.

Will this prove a wheeze too far for the Wheeze-master Generals?

Mark Tavener's comedy about the machiavellian doctors of PR spin with contacts at the highest level of government.

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Rebecca Front
Roger Sloman
Philip Fox
Beth Chalmers
Mark Tonderai

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe land at the BBC to tackle Radio 3.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

01062000020920171117 (BBC7)
20200129 (BBC7)
What better way to increase the nation's feelgood factor than for England to win a major sporting trophy?

An impossible task Prentiss and McCabe?

Mark Tavener's comedy about the machiavellian doctors of PR spin with contacts at the highest level of government.

Starring Stephen Fry as Charles Prentiss and John Bird as Martin McCabe.

With:
Siobhan Hayes
Tony Gardner
Simon Greenall
Beth Chalmers

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe tackle a sporting victory for England.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

02012001013020171211 (BBC7)Prentiss McCabe try to save New Labour from total voter humiliation.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

02022001020620171218 (BBC7)An old flame pits spinmeisters Charles and Martin against one another.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

02032001021320171225 (BBC7)Can spin kings Prentiss McCabe turn a failed novelist into a best seller?

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

02042001022020180101 (BBC7)The prime minister wants Charles and Martin to discredit the chancellor.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

02052001022720180108 (BBC7)Charles tackles prison reform, as Martin helps Delia Smith with a new image.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

02062001030620180115 (BBC7)Charles Prentiss is challenged by a PR rival to wheeze the unwheezable.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20180815 (BBC7)
The government retainer is under threat when Prentiss McCabe is given a difficult task.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20180829 (BBC7)
Roguish Martin enters the Lords as Charles takes on a Big Brother 'star'.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20180905 (BBC7)
Martin has a sporting challenge, but can Charles save a disgraced minister?

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20180912 (BBC7)
Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are challenged to boost public opinion about men.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

04012004020520160729 (BBC7)
20181128 (BBC7)
The spin doctoring duo get a lucrative contract to work for the BBC.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

The spin doctoring duo get a lucrative contract to work for the BBC.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20181205 (BBC7)
Spin doctor Martin's new bestseller drives a wedge between him and Charles.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Spin doctor Martin's new bestseller drives a wedge between him and Charles.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20181212 (BBC7)
Revenge is a gourmet dish best served cold when Martin deceives Charles.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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20181219 (BBC7)
Spin doctor Charles heads across the pond, leaving Martin to fend alone.

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird

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

Satirical comedy starring Stephen Fry and John Bird