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7 January 1996 (USA) See more »
He's had a mistress. She's had enough
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.
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 49)

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)

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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A woman scorned, 23 April 2011
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Juliet Stevenson is "The Politician's Wife" in this British three-part series that also stars Trevor Eve, Ian Bannen, and Minnie Driver. Written by Paula Milne, it's the story of a Flora Matlock married to a very ambitious man (Trevor Eve) in England's conservative party. She helps him by doing public speaking and handling requests from his constituents. They have two beautiful children, and her husband is on his way up. Then a scandal breaks -- he's had an affair with a young woman (Minnie Driver) who was working in the government as a researcher.

Flora is devastated. Her husband begs her to stay with him, swearing it was a one-night stand, never happened before and will never happen again. For the moment, she stays. Then someone leaves her some cassette tapes and she finds out that this was hardly a one-night stand - it was a full blown, wildly sexual affair that went on for almost a year, and everyone, including her father, also in the party, knew it. To the surprise of the associate of her husband's who left her the tapes, Flora still stands by her man...sort of.

This is a fantastic story of a woman who learns her own power and worth as she watches her husband manipulate her, his associates, and his constituents. Juliet Stevenson is marvelous - at first, she's an attractive but not particularly glamorous woman -- as she gains self-esteem she becomes very stylish and confident in her look. Trevor Eve as her husband gives a great performance as well as an unlikeable man who is obsessed with his career.

Totally worth seeing.

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