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1
Release Date:
7 January 1996 (USA) See more »
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He's had a mistress. She's had enough
Plot:
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.
Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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(16 articles)
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Cast

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Juliet Stevenson ... Flora Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)

Trevor Eve ... Duncan Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)

Ian Bannen ... Sir Donald Frazier (3 episodes, 1995)

Anton Lesser ... Mark Hollister (3 episodes, 1995)
Katie Donnison ... Joanna Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)

Minnie Driver ... Jennifer Caird (3 episodes, 1995)
Diana Fairfax ... Rosalind Clegg (3 episodes, 1995)

Stuart Piper ... Paul Matlock (3 episodes, 1995)
Veronica Clifford ... Veronica Weston (2 episodes, 1995)

Sally Knyvette ... Peggy Price (2 episodes, 1995)
Jacqueline Tong ... Suzie (2 episodes, 1995)
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Series Directed by
Graham Theakston (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Paula Milne (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Peter Ansorge .... commissioning editor (unknown episodes)
Jenny Edwards .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jeanna Polley .... producer (unknown episodes)
Neal Weisman .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Barrington Pheloung (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tom McDougal (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alan Jones (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Adrian Smith (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tom Conroy (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Pam Tait (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Rebecca Jones .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sherief M. Hassan .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
David Ned Kelly .... stand-by carpenter (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul Conway .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Iain Eyre .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Nigel Galt .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tony Jackson .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Christian Joyce .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Alloway .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Julian Bucknall .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tracey Jury .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Other crew
Clair Chrysler .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Sarah Hayward .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Emma Mager .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Charlie Woodhouse .... unit location manager (unknown episodes)
 

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185 min (3 parts)
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The three parts had the titles "Stand By Him", "Echo Chamber" and "Body Politic".See more »
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1 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Prime-time Soap, 13 November 2009
Author: jcappy from ny-vt

It's hard to know who is more manipulated in "The Politicans Wife," the audience or the actors. These episodes seem to offer no more than an apathetic mess on an issue that cries out for clarity and commitment. Banalities replace ideas; paparazzi camera-work (why not put the camera inside Julia Stevenson's skin?) that makes the actual paparazzi in the film seem benign replace sensitive vision; moral confusion replaces ethics (nothing new here so perhaps it's too much to ask for); and an up-to-date spectator sex replaces an adult look at sexuality.

The movie, in short, offers little to the viewer in the way of enlightenment, challenge, or change. And equally little to the actors who are victims of unconvincing, stereotypical roles that often border on the grotesque. Which is too bad, because as we can sometimes glimpse, they deserve far more.

And somehow these episodes are enclosed in such a way as to make very public lives seem uncomfortably private--to the viewer and the viewed. The lighting and composition gets switched from too harsh and naked to flattering in the bat of an eye. But it's the starkness that makes this an endurance test for the viewer. One can be saved just so many times by Juliet Stevenson's brightly expressive eyes only to have to be jerked back to their sulfurous fierce intensity. Or by the the heavy-handed symbolism which manipulate them, and to which all the other characters are subject. (the father hospitalized in episode 3 was the last gasp for me--and the end of the torture)

In sum, "The Politician's Wife" is one big exercise in obscurity: a contorted plot,twisted relationships, stunting manipulations, half baked cynicism with a dollop of social concern, and opportunistic sexuality conspire to this end. Pass it up--it's current grade is truly mistaken.

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