Coming Soon: Emily Watson Talks To TV & Satellite Week

Listings magazine TV & Satellite Week spoke to Emily Watson earlier today about The Politician's Husband. Emily stars in the new three part political drama for BBC Two as Freya Gardner, an MP whose career starts to overtake that of her husband and fellow politician Aiden Hoynes, played by David Tennant. The series was written by Paula Milne and directed by Simon Cellan Jones, and TV & Satellite Week say that it is expected to air later this spring.

The Politician's Husband, written by Paula Milne,and produced by Daybreak pictures for BBC Two, is a drama exploring what happens in a political marriage when the wife becomes more successful than her husband. David Tennant stars as Aiden Hoynes, a senior Cabinet Minister, who is happily married to Freya (Emily Watson), a junior Minister who has consistently put her own career ambitions on hold for the sake of Aiden's career and their family. When Aiden's career path to the top echelons comes to an abrupt halt, the power balance within his marriage is irrevocably shifted as he witnesses his wife's political career soar. In his desperation to cling to power, Aiden risks destroying everything he holds most dear. The drama also stars Roger Allam, Jack Shepherd, Ed Stoppard and Oscar Kennedy.

The DVD of the series will be released on Monday 20th May. Pre-order your copy here

Look out for Emily's interview in TV & Satellite Week sometime in the next few weeks