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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 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 ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2013
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Storyline

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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UK

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English

Release Date:

25 April 2013 (UK) See more »

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The Politician's Husband See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Daybreak Pictures See more »
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(3 parts)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

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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An Emily Watson Triumph by Stunned Reviewer!
3 June 2013 | by JohnLeeTSee all my reviews

In a performance that sets the small screen blindingly ablaze, so powerful that she turns our screens into pulsating, living organisms, Emily Watson proves that she has now, along with the award winning master work Appropriate Adult, conquered television and made the medium her own, as she has with motion picture greatness. From the moment the camera focuses on her, this film comes alive and her presence stuns the audience with the superb work she does as the wife of a British politician with her own ambitions. She is nothing short of brilliant in the role and it is unfortunate that her magnificence as an actor tends to highlight David Tenant's inadequacies. He definitely puts in a tremendous effort to equal Watson and his hard work reveals too much of how difficult it is for him and how futile it is. Watson is a national treasure and a gift to stage, screen, and now television audiences worldwide. There is no one who can deny that and Tenant must realize he is in way over his head and his reach is beyond his grasp. Watson attempts to lift him up to her own level and she is most gracious in trying desperately not to overshadow him. She is a generous actor and she has succeeded in bringing out the best in others, as in the case of even Adam Sandler. However, here it simply doesn't work and what she faces is even beyond her genius. The weakness in this piece is not only on the shoulders of a weak co-star, but a less than stellar director, and an obvious script. However, what Ms. Watson does in her portrayal of a lovely woman coming into her own and letting her talent lead her to the top of a male dominated environment is tremendous and borders on the purely astonishing. Emily Watson demonstrates again that she is the greatest actor working in any medium and that has been the case since her stunning debut in 1997's Oscar nominated Breaking the Waves. Anyone who walked away from that searing performance without having their soul touched to the very core is absent a soul altogether. As the years pass, her career spotlights her growing excellence, her maturing beauty, and utter command of every role she takes on. Anyone who appreciates greatness and recognizes superb talent must see this film if only for Emily Watson's exemplary performance, another triumph of the finest actor ever to step before a camera.

8/12/2014 One can not help but be stunned by the uninformed voting of 28 people and the artistic appreciation of only two! Breathtaking!


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