Political drama series about a marriage between two politicians, and what happens when the wife's career starts to overshadow her husband's.




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Series cast summary:
 Marcus Brock 3 episodes, 2013
June Bailey ...
 Pensioner 1 3 episodes, 2013
 Freddy Seabourn / ... 3 episodes, 2013
 Lian Hooper 3 episodes, 2013
 TV cameraman 3 episodes, 2013
 Ruby Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
 Muslim Constituent / ... 3 episodes, 2013
 Noah Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
Kate Maravan ...
 Reporter / ... 3 episodes, 2013
 Dita Kowalski 3 episodes, 2013
Matthew David McCarthy ...
 MP / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Luke Neal ...
 Drew Bailey 3 episodes, 2013
Malcolm Scates ...
 Kenny Moss 3 episodes, 2013
 Joe Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
 Bruce Babbish 3 episodes, 2013
Leon Symnz ...
 TV Camera Man 3 episodes, 2013
 Reporter / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Clare Welch ...
 Pensioner 2 3 episodes, 2013
 Undercover Reporter 1 / ... 3 episodes, 2013
 Cliff Lyman 2 episodes, 2013
Chris Cowlin ...
 Civil Servant 2 episodes, 2013
 Undercover Reporter 2 episodes, 2013
Kirsty Wark ...


Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to overshadow his, Aiden's life is thrown into chaos. As his political career comes to a standstill, and with his marriage turned upset down, Aiden takes increasing risks in his quest for power. Written by anon

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Aiden is played by David Tennent, who also played the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who. Notice how the color of the front door of Aiden's home is the Tenth Doctor's Tardis blue and how the door resembles the Tardis. Having the door this way was obviously playing homage to Tennant's great work as the Tenth Doctor. See more »


For each episode, the copyright date, expressed in Roman numerals as for most UK programmes, is MMXXIII (2023) instead of MMXIII (2013). See more »

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Expect the Brits to dump all over their own political system. They do it well.
15 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

As fan of David Tennant's and Emily Watson's work I couldn't pass on the opportunity to watch this miniseries. In a way it reminded me of Secret State, but it was less flamboyant while being a lot more visceral. This is the story of a successful politician who gambles on his way to power. He loses, allowing his wife, until then staying in his shadow, and his backstabbing friend to rise to the top of the political hierarchy. As a result he cannot stop plotting to get himself back to where he has fallen from, only losing everything else on the way up.

A nice cautionary tale, a criticism of the political system in Britain (and everywhere else, really) and brilliant acting. The problem with the story, though, was that one could not sympathize with any of the characters. David Tennant's interpretation of an obsessive politician is brilliant, but who can really identify with it other than the psychopaths that enter politics in the first place?

Bottom line: a good movie, but at one moment I couldn't wait for it to be over and the finale was not really something that inspired me.

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