A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.
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Cast

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 Flora Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Duncan Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Sir Donald Frazier (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Mark Hollister (3 episodes, 1995)
David Auker ...
 Labour Party member (3 episodes, 1995)
Trevor Baxter ...
 Gordon Naylor (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Colin Fletcher (3 episodes, 1995)
Richard Brierley ...
 Richard Pearson (3 episodes, 1995)
Penny Bunton ...
 Lydia Gibb (3 episodes, 1995)
Gary Cady ...
 Alistair Drummond (3 episodes, 1995)
Jack Chissick ...
 Labour Party member (3 episodes, 1995)
Max Digby ...
 Young Tory (3 episodes, 1995)
Chris Donat ...
 TV newsman (3 episodes, 1995)
Katie Donnison ...
 Joanna Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Jennifer Caird (3 episodes, 1995)
Patrick Drury ...
 Ian Ruby Smith (3 episodes, 1995)
Sue Edelson ...
 TV political commentator (3 episodes, 1995)
Jackie Everett ...
 Female demonstrator (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Rosalind Clegg (3 episodes, 1995)
Mark Fowley ...
 John (3 episodes, 1995)
Michael Harbour ...
 Roger Gravely (3 episodes, 1995)
Edward Highmore ...
 Club Waiter (3 episodes, 1995)
Andrew Hilton ...
 Hugo Patterson (3 episodes, 1995)
Joe Hutton ...
 Male Demonstrator (3 episodes, 1995)
Lisa Jacobs ...
 Margot (3 episodes, 1995)
Iain Marshall ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1995)
Charmian May ...
 Mrs. Lucas (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Trade Union Representative (3 episodes, 1995)
Fidelis Morgan ...
 Rachel Gold (3 episodes, 1995)
Aline Mowat ...
 Woman Reporter (3 episodes, 1995)
Richard Philips ...
 TV Interviewer (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Paul Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
Mark Powley ...
 John (3 episodes, 1995)
David Prescott ...
 Mindermere Reporter (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Youth Programme Host (3 episodes, 1995)
Crispin Redman ...
 Duncan's Assistant 2 (3 episodes, 1995)
Shirley Anne Selby ...
 2nd Female Demonstrator (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Martyn Price (3 episodes, 1995)
David Solomon ...
 Jennifer's Solicitor (3 episodes, 1995)
Peter Sproule ...
 School's Reporter (3 episodes, 1995)
Frederick Treves ...
 Clive Woodley (3 episodes, 1995)
Claire Vousden ...
 Duncan's Secretary (3 episodes, 1995)
Jonathan Whaley ...
 Reporter 1 (3 episodes, 1995)
James Woolley ...
 Conservative Committee Member (3 episodes, 1995)
Sarah Wynter ...
 Liberal Democratic Committee (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Breakfast TV Presenter (3 episodes, 1995)
Veronica Clifford ...
 Veronica Weston (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Peggy Price (2 episodes, 1995)
Jacqueline Tong ...
 Suzie (2 episodes, 1995)
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A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.

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He's had a mistress. She's had enough

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The three parts had the titles "Stand By Him", "Echo Chamber" and "Body Politic". See more »

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Top notch political drama - still timeless after many years
20 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure why the person who graded this a one star is so angry, or what axe they have to grind with the film, but it's best to disregard their review completely, for their drama and hysterics have absolutely no place in IMDb reviews.

I would guess they have a personal issue with the topic of cheating, given their angry one star review.

Clearly, others do not share in their opinion, as the film garnered awards at the 1996 BAFTA ceremonies and the film has a following, given it's incredible performances and beautifully shot scenes.

It's a great film and even viewing it in 2013, it's still up to date. It's a must-see for anyone who loves British political dramas. The acting is top notch and the plot is just...delicious!

10 out of 10 stars for me, but then again, I'm not bitter about being cheated on.

Cheers!


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