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The Politician's Husband 

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:
David Tennant ...  Aiden Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
Emily Watson ...  Freya Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
Jack Shepherd ...  Joe Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
Roger Allam ...  Marcus Brock 3 episodes, 2013
June Bailey June Bailey ...  Pensioner 1 3 episodes, 2013
Tim Bentinck ...  Freddy Seabourn / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Chipo Chung ...  Lian Hooper 3 episodes, 2013
Lee Nicholas Harris ...  TV cameraman 3 episodes, 2013
Lucy Hutchinson ...  Ruby Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
Harmage Singh Kalirai ...  Muslim Constituent / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Oscar Kennedy ...  Noah Hoynes 3 episodes, 2013
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Diane 3 episodes, 2013
Kate Maravan ...  Reporter 3 episodes, 2013
Anamaria Marinca ...  Dita Kowalski 3 episodes, 2013
Matthew David McCarthy Matthew David McCarthy ...  MP / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Luke Neal Luke Neal ...  Drew Bailey 3 episodes, 2013
Malcolm Scates Malcolm Scates ...  Kenny Moss 3 episodes, 2013
Ed Stoppard ...  Bruce Babbish 3 episodes, 2013
Leon Symnz Leon Symnz ...  TV Camera Man 3 episodes, 2013
James Weber Brown ...  Reporter / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Clare Welch Clare Welch ...  Pensioner 2 3 episodes, 2013
Sarah Woodward ...  Undercover Reporter 1 3 episodes, 2013
Simon Chandler ...  Cliff Lyman 2 episodes, 2013
Chris Cowlin Chris Cowlin ...  Civil Servant 2 episodes, 2013
David Shelley ...  Undercover Reporter 2 episodes, 2013
Kirsty Wark Kirsty Wark ...  Self 2 episodes, 2013
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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 »

Goofs

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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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Political Dramas (2018) See more »

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A welcome Political drama.
10 August 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Politician's Husband is a very enjoyable three part mini series, which delves into the murky world of Westminster, the backstabbing and willingness to sell anyone out to get to the top, at the cost of anything and anyone.

The story is good, if I'm absolutely honest I think it started better then it finished, Part one promised a tale of revenge and seething jealousy, we got it for the most part, but I felt a little short changed in the concluding episode. Plenty going on, at times a little too much, it's almost as if they tried cramming in to many twists, au pairs, drowning children etc.

The acting was extraordinary, very much The BBC at is best, Emily Watson and David Tennant both fantastic, and worthy of their individual statuses as superb talents. A word also for Jack Shepherd, Ed Stoppard and Roger Allam, all excellent.

I applaud them for giving us a Political drama, a genre are starved of on British screens, it's a good story, with amazing performances, it just perhaps loses a little focus in the end. Worth a look though, 8/10


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English

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25 April 2013 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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(3 parts)

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