David Tennant and Emily Watson star in new BBC2 drama The Politician’s Husband later this month – see preview pictures in the gallery below.
Written by Paula Milne, the drama follows Aiden (Tennant), a politician who has always put his career before his family life, and his sidelined wife Freya (Emily Watson), who habours political ambitions of her own.
The three-part drama will follow the couple as Freya steps out from Aiden’s shadow and launches her own political career – a career which threatens to topple her husband’s…
Paula Milne says The Politician’s Husband is about “power within a marriage”, adding: “I wanted to explore the way that men feel about their wives becoming more successful than them – that’s an interesting dynamic to set against the power games in Whitehall.”
A follow up to 1995 political drama The Politician’s Wife, which starred Trevor Eve, Minnie Driver and Juliet Stevenson, The Politician’s Husband also features Roger Allam and Ed Stoppard.
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