Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin, Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe.

Having left/being ask to leave the BBC they embark on a new career as spin doctors, and are soon mysteriously at the top of their profession.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20060504 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060504 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060505 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20070615 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070615 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070616 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Charles and Martin are charged with bringing in more readers for The Sun newspaper. Episode 2 of 6.

20060601 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060601 BT=2200 (BBC7)

Charles and Martin are given the task of making the nation smile. Episode 6 of 6.

Charles and Martin are given the task of making the nation smile. Episode 6 of 6. Rpt of today 8.30am]

20060525 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060525 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070706 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070706 BT=2200 (BBC7)

Charles and Martin catch up with a former BBC colleague and visit their old company. Episode 5 of 6.

20041005 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20041005 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20041006 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Charles and Martin catch up with an old BBC colleague and visit their old company.

20060713 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060713 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060714 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20070830 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070830 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070831 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Charles is challenged to wheeze the unwheezable. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird. Episode 6 of 6.

20060706 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060706 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060707 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Charles manages to get himself out of trouble at Prentiss-McCabe, or so he thinks. Episode 5 of 6.

Charles manages to get himself out of trouble at Prentiss-McCabe, or so he thinks. Episode 5 of 6.

Charles manages to get himself out of trouble at Prentiss-McCabe, or so he thinks. Episode 5 of 6.

20070823 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070823 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070824 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Charles manages to get himself out of trouble at Prentiss-McCabe, or so he thinks. Episode 5 of 6.

20070809 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070809 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070810 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Martin is taking a very un-entertaining client to lunch. He turns out to be a former promising literary genius! Episode 3 of 6.

20060511 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060511 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060512 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20070622 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070622 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070623 BT=0300 (BBC7)

The agency has an American client who wants Martin and Charles to ensure that a socialist mayor is elected in London. Episode 3 of 6.

20070816 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070816 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070817 BT=0300 (BBC7)

The battle between the PM and the Chancellor is about to involve Charles and Martin. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird. Episode 4 of 6.

20070906 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070906 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070907 BT=0300 (BBC7)

The government retainer comes under threat when Prentiss McCabe is given a complicated task. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird. Episode 1 of 5.

20070802 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070802 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070803 BT=0300 (BBC7)

The two 'spinmeisters' end up on opposite sides, while the alluring Gail pulls Charles' strings. Tamsin Greig guest-stars. Episode 2 of 6.

20060803 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060803 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060804 BT=0300 (BBC7)

This week Charles enters the world of showbiz when he finds himself representing the latest 'star' from Big Brother. Episode 3 of 5.

20060221

1/3. A chance to revisit Machiavellian masters of spin, Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe (Stephen Fry and John Bird). As ever there are wheezes aplenty to be had, especially when our boys find themselves representing BBC Television.

Charles Prentiss....Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe....John Bird

Archie....Alex Lowe

Clive....Tom George

Morganna....Rachel Atkins

Debbie....Jamie Barbakoff

Headmaster....Kim Wall

20060222

2/3. When Martin becomes a bestselling author with his scathing attack of Britain under New Labour, The Notion of Nation, Charles finds himself commissioned by the government to bring his friend down a peg or two - a commission he's keen to accept.

Charles Prentiss....Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe....John Bird

Archie....Alex Lowe

Clive....Tom George

Lydia....Helen Atkinson Wood

Giles....Kim Wall

Presenter....Rachel Atkins

Claudia....Jamie Barbakoff

Producer Dawn Ellis.

20060223

3/3. When Martin persuades Charles to accompany him to Devon, Clive is left in charge of the government's Healthy Eating campaign. Will the company survive with Clive in charge, and more importantly, will Charles survive without the cut and thrust of London?

Charles Prentiss....Stephen Fry

Martin McCabe....John Bird

Archie....Alex Lowe

Clive....Tom George

Roger....Ewan Bailey

Geraldine....Beth Chalmers

Producer Dawn Ellis.

2006110320061104

One-off special from the comedy series with Stephen Fry and John Bird as the masters of spin.

Claret-swilling colleagues Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe are out to trip one another up as much as they are their clients.

With Tony Blair leaving and new boy David Cameron on the block, Charles is as mischievous as ever and no doubt Martin will be 'brilliant, but fundamentally unsound', although he may be found in a rather unexpected location with limited visiting rights.

With Tony Gardner, Saskia Wickham, Joseph Kloska and Bethan Walker

One-off special of the comedy series with Stephen Fry and John Bird as the masters of spin.

Claret-swilling colleagues Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe are out to trip one another up as much as they are their clients. With Tony Blair leaving and new boy David Cameron on the block, Charles is as mischievous as ever and no doubt Martin will be 'brilliant, but fundamentally unsound', although he may be found in a rather unexpected location with limited visiting rights.

0120060427-@@@-20060427 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060427 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060427 (BBC7)
20060428 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20060428 (BBC7)
20070608 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070608 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070609 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Mark Taverner's political comedy about spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe.

With Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Mark Taverner's political comedy about spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe. With Stephen Fry and John Bird. Episode 1 of 6.

Mark Taverner's political comedy about spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe. With Stephen Fry and John Bird.

01 OF 620040907 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20040907 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20040908 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20041019 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20041019 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20041020 BT=0330 (BBC7)

Stephen Fry and John Bird star. Prentiss McCabe try to save the Government from total voter humiliation.

Charles and Martin have been asked to leave the BBC and have set up their own business.

0220040914 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20040914 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20040915 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20041026 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20041026 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20041027 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20060615 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060615 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060616 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Stephen Fry and John Bird star in this comedy of spin. Have Charles and Martin met their match in a rival PR firm?

Charles and Martin are charged with bringing in more readers for The Sun newspaper.

Stephen Fry and John Bird star in this comedy of spin. Have Charles and Martin met their match in a rival PR firm? Episode 2 of 6.

0520060526 (BBC7)
20070707 (BBC7)

Charles and Martin catch up with a former BBC colleague and visit their old company.

0620070713 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070713 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070714 (BBC7)

Charles and Martin are given the task of making the nation smile. But how will they ever arrange an English sporting victory? Episode 6 of 6.

Charles and Martin are given the task of making the nation smile. But how will they ever arrange an English sporting victory?

0620041012 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20041012 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20041013 (BBC7)
20060602 (BBC7)

Charles and Martin are given the task of making the nation smile.

010120091206 (BBC7)
20091207 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20171013 (BBC7)

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are skint.

Comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Mark Tavener's political comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From January 2000.

01012000010520000405
20031231 (BBC7)
20040907 (BBC7)
20040908 (BBC7)
20060427 (BBC7)
20060428 (BBC7)
20070608 (BBC7)
20070609 (BBC7)
20091203 (BBC7)
20091206 (BBC7)
20091207 (BBC7)
20110530 (BBC7)
20130819 (BBC7)
20150717 (BBC7)
20171013 (BBC7)

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin, Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe.

Having left/being ask to leave the BBC they embark on a new career as spin doctors, and are soon mysteriously at the top of their profession.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are skint. Mark Tavener's political comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are skint. Comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Relaunching The Conservative Party

This week they are visited by the chairman of the Conservative Party.

Starring Siobhan Hayes, Jeremy Clyde, Tony Gardner, Simon Greenall, Martin Hyder and Beth Chalmers.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tony Gardner, Roger Blake and Neil McCaul.

Mark Taverner's political comedy about spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe.

With Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are skint.

Mark Tavener's political comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From January 2000.

Comedy with Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Relaunching The Conservative Party

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are skint.

Relaunching The Conservative Party

"

01022000011220000412
20040107 (BBC7)
20040914 (BBC7)
20040915 (BBC7)
20060504 (BBC7)
20060505 (BBC7)
20070615 (BBC7)
20070616 (BBC7)
20091210 (BBC7)
20110606 (BBC7)
20130826 (BBC7)
20150724 (BBC7)
20171020 (BBC7)

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

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe attempt to relaunch the Sun newspaper. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2000.

Relaunching The Sun

Charles and Martin are charged with bringing in more readers for The Sun newspaper.

Prentiss and McCabe attempt the relaunch of the Sun newspaper as the beacon of the pro-Euro movement while retaining the paper's traditionAl Readership.

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From January 2000.

From 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe attempt to relaunch 'The Sun' newspaper. From 2000.

01032000011920000419
20040114 (BBC7)
20040921 (BBC7)
20040922 (BBC7)
20060511 (BBC7)
20060512 (BBC7)
20070622 (BBC7)
20070623 (BBC7)
20091217 (BBC7)
20110613 (BBC7)
20110619 (BBC7)
20110620 (BBC7)
20130902 (BBC7)
20150731 (BBC7)
20171027 (BBC7)

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

From 2000.

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From January 2000.

This week the specialists in government and media relations get involved in the race for LONDON mayor.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tony Gardner, Colin Mcfarlane and Hugh Parker.

The agency has an American client who wants Martin and Charles to ensure that a socialist mayor is elected in LONDON.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe get involved in the race for London Mayor. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe get involved in the race for London Mayor. From 2000.

01042000012620000426
20040121 (BBC7)
20040928 (BBC7)
20040929 (BBC7)
20041109 (BBC7)
20041110 (BBC7)
20060518 (BBC7)
20060519 (BBC7)
20070629 (BBC7)
20070630 (BBC7)
20091224 (BBC7)
20110620 (BBC7)
20130909 (BBC7)
20150807 (BBC7)

The Church Versus The State - and Prentiss McCabe emerge with a fee from both sides.

The PR agency with contacts at the highest level of government is asked to come up with a strategy to increase church congregations around the country.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tony Gardner, John Rowe and Alys Torrance.

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

Stars Stephen Fry.

From January 2000.

Spinning for both the Church and the State proves profitable for Prentiss and McCabe. Stars Stephen Fry. From January 2000.

The Church vs The State - and Prentiss McCabe emerge with a fee from both sides.

The Church vs The State - and Prentiss McCabe emerges with a fee from both sides.

The battle between the PM and the Chancellor is about to get some help from Charles and Martin.

010420171103

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

01052000020220000503
20040128 (BBC7)
20041005 (BBC7)
20041006 (BBC7)
20060525 (BBC7)
20060526 (BBC7)
20070706 (BBC7)
20091231 (BBC7)
20110627 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)
20150814 (BBC7)
20171110 (BBC7)

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

This week, their challenge is to achieve a substantial increase in Radio 3's listening figures.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tony Gardner, Rebecca Front, Roger Sloman, Philip Fox, Simon Greenall, Mark Tonderai and Beth Chalmers.

Written by Mark Burton.

Charles and Martin catch up with a former BBC colleague and visit their old company.

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From February 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe land at the BBC to tackle Radio 3. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe land at the BBC to tackle Radio 3. From February 2000.

01062000020920100107 (BBC7)
20150821 (BBC7)

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe tackle a sporting victory for England. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2000.

0106 LAST2000020920000510
20040204 (BBC7)
20041012 (BBC7)
20041013 (BBC7)
20060601 (BBC7)
20060602 (BBC7)
20070713 (BBC7)
20070714 (BBC7)
20100107 (BBC7)
20110704 (BBC7)
20130923 (BBC7)
20150821 (BBC7)

This week, they are charged with boosting national morale via an ENGLAND win in a major sporting trophy.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tony Gardner, Simon Greenall and Beth Chalmers

Charles and Martin are given the task of making the nation smile.

But how will they ever arrange an English sporting victory?

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

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From February 2000.

From 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe tackle a sporting victory for England. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2000.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe tackle a sporting victory for England. From 2000.

02012001013020010725
20041019 (BBC7)
20041020 (BBC7)
20060608 (BBC7)
20060609 (BBC7)
20070726 (BBC7)
20070727 (BBC7)
20110711 (BBC7)
20140101 (BBC7)
20150508 (BBC7)
20151030 (BBC7)
20060228 (R4)

Prentiss McCabe tries to save the Government from total voter humiliation. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Prentiss McCabe try to save New Labour from total voter humiliation. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Prentiss McCabe try to save New Labour from total voter humiliation.

Prentiss McCabe try to save New Labour from total voter humiliation. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2001.

Charles takes a commission to revive interest in the Labour Party.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tony Gardner and Beth Chalmers

Prentiss McCabe try to save the Government from total voter humiliation.

Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Prentiss McCabe try to save the Government from total voter humiliation. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

02022001020620010801
20041026 (BBC7)
20041027 (BBC7)
20060615 (BBC7)
20060616 (BBC7)
20070802 (BBC7)
20070803 (BBC7)
20110718 (BBC7)
20140108 (BBC7)
20151106 (BBC7)
20060307 (R4)

An old flame pits spinmeisters Charles and Martin against one another. Stars Stephen Fry and Tamsin Greig. From February 2001.

An old flame pits spinmeisters Charles and Martin against one another.

The two 'spinmeisters' end up on opposite sides, while the alluring Gail pulls Charles' strings.

Tamsin Greig guest-stars.

They enlist Ken Livingston and Mel C in an attempt to sell the study of philosophy as sexy, happening and popular.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tamsin Greig and Tony Gardner

Have Charles and Martin met their match in a rival PR firm?

Stars Stephen Fry and Tamsin Greig.

From February 2001.

02032001021320010808
20041102 (BBC7)
20041103 (BBC7)
20060622 (BBC7)
20060623 (BBC7)
20070809 (BBC7)
20070810 (BBC7)
20110725 (BBC7)
20140115 (BBC7)
20151113 (BBC7)
20060314 (R4)

Can spin kings Prentiss McCabe turn a failed novelist into a best seller? Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2001.

Can spin kings Prentiss McCabe turn a failed novelist into a best seller?

They are asked to put a failed novelist at the top of the bestsellers list.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tamsin Greig and Tony Gardner

Martin is taking a very un-entertaining client to lunch.

He turns out to be a former promising literary genius!.

Can spin kings Prentiss McCabe turn a failed novelist into a best seller? Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From February 2001.

02042001022020010815
20041109 (BBC7)
20041110 (BBC7)
20060629 (BBC7)
20060630 (BBC7)
20070816 (BBC7)
20070817 (BBC7)
20110801 (BBC7)
20140122 (BBC7)
20151120 (BBC7)

The Prime Minister wants Charles and Martin to discredit the Chancellor. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2001.

The Prime Minister wants Charles and Martin to discredit the Chancellor. Stars Stephen Fry

The battle between the PM and the Chancellor is about to involve Charles and Martin.

Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Episode 4 of 6.

They take on a contract to discredit the Chancellor and make the PM look good.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tamsin Greig and Tony Gardner

The battle between the PM and the Chancellor is about to get some help from Charles and Martin.

The battle between the PM and the Chancellor is about to get help from Charles and Martin.

The Prime Minister wants Charles and Martin to discredit the Chancellor.

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From February 2001.

Stars Stephen Fry

02052001022720010822
20041116 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20041116 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20041116 (BBC7)
20041117 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20041117 (BBC7)
20060706 (BBC7)
20060707 (BBC7)
20070823 (BBC7)
20070824 (BBC7)
20110808 (BBC7)
20140129 (BBC7)
20151127 (BBC7)

Charles tackles prison reform, as Martin helps Delia Smith with a new image. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2001.

Charles manages to get himself out of trouble at Prentiss-McCabe, or so he thinks.

Charles, against his better judgement, decides to help the case for prison reform, while Martin tries to help Delia Smith to change her image.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tamsin Greig and Tony Gardner

Charles tackles prison reform, as Martin helps Delia Smith with a new image.

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From February 2001.

02062001030620110829 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)

Charles Prentiss is challenged by a PR rival to wheeze the unwheezable. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From March 2001.

0206 LAST20041123-@@@-2001030620010829
20041123 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20041123 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20041123 (BBC7)
20041124 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20041124 (BBC7)
20060713 (BBC7)
20060714 (BBC7)
20070830 (BBC7)
20070831 (BBC7)
20110829 (BBC7)
20140205 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)

Charles Prentiss is challenged by a PR rival to wheeze the unwheezable. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From March 2001.

Charles Prentiss is challenged by a PR rival to wheeze the unwheezable. Stars Stephen Fry.

Charles is challenged to wheeze the unwheezable.

Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

Charles is temporarily out-wheezed by rival PR woman Gail Shand.

With Siobhan Hayes, Tamsin Greig and Tony Gardner

Charles Prentiss is challenged by a PR rival to wheeze the unwheezable.

Charles is challenged to wheeze the unwheezable. Last in the series starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

03012002010120060720 (BBC7)
20060721 (BBC7)
20070906 (BBC7)
20070907 (BBC7)
20110905 (BBC7)
20140709 (BBC7)
20140710 (BBC7)
20160129 (BBC7)

They are asked to knock the PM's reputation.

The government retainer comes under threat when Prentiss McCabe is presented with the difficult and complicated task.

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

The government retainer comes under threat when Prentiss McCabe is presented with a difficult and complicated task.

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

The government retainer is under threat when Prentiss McCabe faces a very tricky task. Stars Stephen Fry. From January 2002.

The government retainer comes under threat when Prentiss McCabe is presented with a difficult and complicated task. Starring Stephen Fry and John Bird.

03022002010820030816 (BBC7)
20060727 (BBC7)
20060803 (BBC7)
20060804 (BBC7)
20070913 (BBC7)
20070920 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070920 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070920 (BBC7)
20070921 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20070921 (BBC7)
20110912 (BBC7)
20140716 (BBC7)
20140717 (BBC7)
20160205 (BBC7)

Charles finds himself entering the world of showbiz when he finds himself representing the latest 'star' from Big Brother. Episode 3 of 5.

Charles finds himself entering the world of showbiz when he finds himself representing the latest 'star' from Big Brother.

Charles enters the world of show business when he represents the latest `Big Brother' star.

The pair find themselves charged with the unenviable task of trying to help the government sort out the health service.

This week Charles enters the world of showbiz when he finds himself representing the latest 'star' from Big Brother.

Can Prentiss and McCabe's medicine help the government sort out the NHS? Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From January 2002.

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

Can Prentiss and McCabe's medicine help the government sort out the NHS? Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2002.

03032002011520060727 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060727 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060728 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20060728 (BBC7)
20070913 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070913 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070913 (BBC7)
20070914 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20070914 (BBC7)
20070920 (BBC7)
20110919 (BBC7)
20140723 (BBC7)
20140724 (BBC7)
20160212 (BBC7)

The pair find themselves charged with the unenviable task of trying to help the government sort out the health service. Episode 2 of 5.

The pair find themselves charged with the unenviable task of trying to help the government sort out the health service.

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

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From January 2002.

With Stephen Fry

Roguish Martin enters the Lords, as Charles takes on a Big Brother 'star'. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2002.

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

03042002012220060810 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060810 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060810 (BBC7)
20060811 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20060811 (BBC7)
20070927 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20070927 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20070927 (BBC7)
20070928 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20070928 (BBC7)
20110926 (BBC7)
20140730 (BBC7)
20140731 (BBC7)
20160219 (BBC7)

Charles decides that Martin needs a challenge and determines to find him the most demanding client the firm has ever taken on. Episode 4 of 5.

Charles decides that Martin needs a challenge and determines to find him the most demanding client the firm has ever taken on.

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

Martin has a sporting challenge, but can Charles save a disgraced minister? Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2002.

030520071004-@@@-2002012920071004 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20071004 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20071004 (BBC7)
20071005 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20160226 (BBC7)

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are challenged to boost public opinion about men. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2002.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe face one of their biggest challenges to date - a comission to boost public opinion of men. Episode 5 of 5.

0305 LAST2002012920060817 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20060817 BT=2200 (BBC7)
20060817 (BBC7)
20060818 BT=0300 (BBC7)
20060818 (BBC7)
20071004 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20071004 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20111004 (BBC7)
20140806 (BBC7)
20140807 (BBC7)
20160226 (BBC7)

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe face one of their biggest challenges to date - a commission to boost public opinion of men. Episode 5 of 5.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe face one of their biggest challenges to date - a commission to boost public opinion of men.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe face one of their biggest challenges to date - a comission to boost public opinion of men.

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe have a commission to boost public opinion of men.

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

Spin doctors Prentiss and McCabe are challenged to boost public opinion about men. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From January 2002.

04012004020520060221
20111228 (BBC7)
20140924 (BBC7)
20140925 (BBC7)
20160729 (BBC7)

The spin doctoring duo get a lucrative contract to work for the BBC. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.

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

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

Fresh from BBC2, the hit satirical comedy returns to its radio roots with Stephen Fry and John Bird playing MachiavellIan Masters of spin, Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe.

As ever there are 'wheezes' a -plenty to be had, especially when our boys find themselves a lucrative contract representing BBC television.

04022004021220060222
20120104 (BBC7)
20141001 (BBC7)
20141002 (BBC7)
20160805 (BBC7)

Spin doctor Martin's new bestseller drives a wedge between him and Charles. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.

Spin doctor Martin's bestseller drives a wedge between him and Charles. Stars Stephen Fry.

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

When Martin becomes a bestselling author with his scathing attack of Britain under New Labour, The Notion of Nation, Charles finds himself commissioned by the government to bring his friend down a peg or two - a commission he's keen to accept.

Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird.

From February 2004.

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

Stars Stephen Fry.

04032004021920060223
20120111 (BBC7)
20141008 (BBC7)
20141009 (BBC7)
20160812 (BBC7)

Revenge is a gourmet dish best served cold when Martin deceives Charles. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.

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

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

When Martin persuades Charles to accompany him to Devon, Clive is left in charge of the government's Healthy Eating campaign.

Will the company survive with Clive in charge, and more importantly, will Charles survive without the cut and thrust of London?

  • archie....Alex Lowe clive....Tom George lydia....Helen Atkinson Wood giles....Kim Wall presenter....Rachel Atkins claudia....jamie barbakoff music composed by Matthew Scott.

    produced by Dawn Ellis

  • archie....Alex Lowe
  • claudia....jamie barbakoff
  • clive....Tom George
  • debbie....jamie barbakoff
  • geraldine....Beth Chalmers
  • giles....Kim Wall
  • headmaster....Kim Wall
  • lydia....Helen Atkinson Wood
  • martin mccabe....John Bird
  • morganna....Rachel Atkins
  • music composed by Matthew Scott
  • presenter....Rachel Atkins
  • producer Dawn Ellis
  • roger....Ewan Bailey

  • 04042004022620120118 (BBC7)
    20160819 (BBC7)

    Spin doctor Charles heads across the pond, leaving Martin to fend alone. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.

    0404 LAST2004022620120118 (BBC7)
    20141015 (BBC7)
    20141016 (BBC7)

    Spin doctor Charles heads across the pond, leaving Martin to fend alone. Stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. From February 2004.

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

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

    The firm is offered the chance to cross the pond and help with the presidential campaign, and whilst Charles can't resist the challenge of spinning in the land of the dirty trick, Martin decides to stay at home.

    Could this be the end of a beautiful friendship?