Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in all 22 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.
Prentiss McCabe is a London-based 'government-media relations consultancy', and in each episode Charles and Martin are embroiled in the machinations of the British political system. This complete collection includes all 21 episodes of the four series broadcast between 2000 and 2004, plus the special 2006 episode.
Duration: 11 hours approx.
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Witty, bite -sized comedy wondrfully performed. Characters slightly dated now but that doesn't detract from the enjoyment at all. Recommended!
I'd missed this on the radio, and it was an impulse purchase that I quite enjoyed, but I think it has dated a bit and with less stellar a cast it might not have kept me listening right through. Great fun in parts, and great performances.
..in fact I do listen to it over and over again. I still find it very funny.
Just a few episodes in and I already feel the need to put myself out of my misery. Sometimes Radio 4 comedies hit the spot, let's not forget that it is the stable from which The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy came. However, more often than not one is treated to a bunch of BBC heavyweights given free reign but who have either ventured off piste or not ventured anywhere at all. This falls into the latter category. The two main characters are cliché executives who are so far removed from the bottom of the pile that they have no clue what a real day's work is all about and who bring the socialist in me screaming out from the depths. They are just plain abominable to their office assistant who's character is another caricature from the imagination of someone who's never had to do a day's work at the bottom of the pile. Some might say this is where the humour lies but I'm afraid I find it tedious and frustrating.
What a waste of a credit. My third star probably isn't justified.
funny! I was surprised how very pointed the satire was against the government and celebrities.
Some people are meant for greatness. Others are meant to listen to audiobooks. Go and buy the audiobook Morris.
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