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

Series cast summary:
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 Flora Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Duncan Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Mark Hollister (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Sir Donald Frazier (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Youth Programme Host (3 episodes, 1995)
Claire Vousden ...
 Duncan's Secretary (3 episodes, 1995)
Crispin Redman ...
 Duncan's Assistant 2 / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Colin Fletcher (3 episodes, 1995)
Katie Donnison ...
 Joanna Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Paul Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
Charmian May ...
 Mrs. Lucas (3 episodes, 1995)
Patrick Drury ...
 Ian Ruby Smith (3 episodes, 1995)
Frederick Treves ...
 Clive Woodley (3 episodes, 1995)
David Prescott ...
 Mindermere Reporter / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
Michael Harbour ...
 Roger Gravely (3 episodes, 1995)
Andrew Hilton ...
 Hugo Patterson (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Breakfast TV Presenter (3 episodes, 1995)
Gary Cady ...
 Alistair Drummond (3 episodes, 1995)
Trevor Baxter ...
 Gordon Naylor (3 episodes, 1995)
Chris Donat ...
 TV newsman / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Jennifer Caird (3 episodes, 1995)
David Solomon ...
 Jennifer's Solicitor (3 episodes, 1995)
Aline Mowat ...
 Woman Reporter (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Rosalind Clegg (3 episodes, 1995)
Lisa Jacobs ...
 Margot (3 episodes, 1995)
Mark Powley ...
 John (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Labour Party member / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
Richard Brierley ...
 Richard Pearson (3 episodes, 1995)
Penny Bunton ...
 Lydia Gibb (3 episodes, 1995)
Jack Chissick ...
 Labour Party member / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
Max Digby ...
 Young Tory (3 episodes, 1995)
Sue Edelson ...
 TV political commentator / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
Jackie Everett ...
 Female demonstrator / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
Edward Highmore ...
 Club Waiter (3 episodes, 1995)
Joe Hutton ...
 Male Demonstrator (3 episodes, 1995)
Iain Marshall ...
 Reporter (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Trade Union Representative (3 episodes, 1995)
Fidelis Morgan ...
 Rachel Gold (3 episodes, 1995)
Richard Philips ...
 TV Interviewer (3 episodes, 1995)
Shirley Anne Selby ...
 2nd Female Demonstrator (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Martyn Price (3 episodes, 1995)
Peter Sproule ...
 School's Reporter (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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 Suzie (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Angie (2 episodes, 1995)
Veronica Clifford ...
 Veronica Weston (2 episodes, 1995)
Mark Fowley ...
 John (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Peggy Price (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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7 January 1996 (USA)  »

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A Mulher do Político  »

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

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a woman scorn
13 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Flora (Juliet Stevenson) is the happy housewife to Conservative Minister of the Family Duncan Matlock (Trevor Eve). They seem to have a perfect family until the media descend on them about his affair. He reveals that he had an affair with assistant Jennifer Caird (Minnie Driver) but he claims that he was set up by the ex-escort and her husband. Flora's father is a senior political hand and expects her to be the stoic supportive wife for her husband's ambition to be Prime Minister. Duncan's aide Mark Hollister reveals that it was not a simple short fling.

Juliet Stevenson is great. Her character holds it back a little too long for my taste. I love "The Good Wife" and this hits some of the similar points. It's a good start. I would definitely have loved to see the story continue.


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