Drunk and angry that Freya has not done as he wanted and is enjoying her own sense of power, Aiden forces himself on her sexually. Next day he apologizes but still asks her staff to keep him informed...
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Andy De Emmony
The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.
A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
Bev is a downtrodden housewife who's failed her driving test eight times, having only been instructed by her impatient husband Ian. After registering with a driving school, she develops a crush on her instructor, Chris.
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
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 »
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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