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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.
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5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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political & personal See more (15 total) »

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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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
political & personal, 13 September 2001
Author: edward wilgar (edwardwilgar@optusnet.com.au) from Melbourne, Australia

Reading some of the other opinions on 'The Politician's Wife' leads me to suspect that United States TV viewers are somewhat starved of quality drama. I watched this show for the third time on Cable TV in Australia where it seems we are rather luckier.

And what exceptional entertainment it is. 'The Politician's Wife' could almost have been made as a documentary during the dying days of the John Major Conservative Government in Britain in the mid-nineties when several cabinet ministers were exposed by the tabloid press as having extra-marital affairs. Which is the beginning of the storyline here.

'The Politician's Wife' is a tale of revenge as a dish taken cold with Juliet Stevenson as the wronged spouse under pressure from all sides including her patrician father (Frederick Treves) to forgive her errant husband, an all-stops-out performance of hypocrisy and venality from Trevor Eve. He is a grammar school boy on the make who has married into the upper echelons of the Tory Party. There's usually an element of class in these English dramas!

Interesting to see Minnie Driver in the small but pivotal role as the mistress. Minnie was a quite sturdy young woman then; but in common with many other actresses of her generation she has been disappearing in an alarming fashion ever since.

A special mention for the wonderful Juliet Stevenson who seems a little mousy in the early scenes, especially by comparison with the stylish Minnie, but Juliet's radiant beauty shines out as the story unfolds and she starts to move beyond her humiliation to seek vengeance.

Thoroughly recommended.

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