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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
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
Jack Shepherd ...  Joe Hoynes 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

Language:

English

Release Date:

2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann an ihrer Seite See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Daybreak Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

(3 parts)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Characters share surnames with characters from The West Wing. See more »

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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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Sexually Explosive Political Drama
29 April 2015 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

Emily Watson is fantastic in this tremendous British political drama. As the wife of an ambitious politician played by David Tennant, she gives what is nothing less than the performance of a lifetime. Ms. Watson exudes sexuality and her quiet beauty and stunning eyes are completely mesmerizing. In several sequences she virtually sets the screen afire with her volcanic but subdued passion. It is amazing to watch her create a character that is incredibly desirable and stunningly sensual while at the same time being strong willed and seemingly made of steel. Speaking volumes with just those magnificent eyes, she conveys more emotion in a glance than 50 pages of exposition. This is a character who is all woman and then some and there is no doubt regarding her prowess in the bedroom. However, she is equally adept in the cabinet room and her strength as a leader even surpasses her carnal appetites. Watson is the only actress who could manage this and it's wondrous to see. It is no wonder she is so acclaimed as an actor and after so many superb performances that she remains the most respected actress of our time. It doesn't seem possible that she could exceed herself with every role but she does so in film after film as her career continues to astound.


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