Female political powerhouses have dominated our news over the past week following the death of Margaret Thatcher, so what better time for a new BBC2 drama about a highly ambitious woman?
Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Emily Watson (War Horse) star as Aiden and Freya Hoynes in upcoming drama The Politician’s Husband, written by Paula Milne – the woman behind 1995’s Bafta and Emmy Award-winning The Politician’s Wife.
The drama follows Aiden – a politician who always puts his career ahead of his family – after his bid for leadership fails and his marriage suffers as a result. Meanwhile his wife, Freya, has political aspirations of her own and launches a separate career that threatens to overshadow that of her spouse.
The new trailer for the three-part series – which begins on Thursday 25 April – features plenty of snide remarks and exasperated bickering between the pair as they struggle to deal with the ramifications of their careers in the public eye. Take a look below…