The Politician's Husband: New Photos and Cast Details From David Tennant's New Drama

Further details have been posted on the website of Daybreak Pictures, the production company behind David Tennant's thrilling new political drama The Politician's Husband which is due to première on BBC Two on Thursday 25th April at 9pm. David Tennant and Emily Watson star as married politicians in this three part series created for the BBC by Paula Milne.

The Politician's Husband

A political melodrama, The Politician’s Husband explores what happens in a marriage when the wife becomes more successful than her husband and the lengths he resorts to regain power.

Aiden Hoynes, a senior Cabinet Minister, is happily married to Freya, 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.


David Tennant - Aiden Hoynes
Emily Watson - Freya Hoynes
Jack Shepherd - Joe Hoynes
Ed Stoppard - Bruce Babbish
Roger Allam - Marcus Brock
Oscar Kennedy - Noah Hoynes
Lucy Hutchinson - Ruby Hoynes
Anamaria Marinca - Dita Kowalski
Malcolm Scates - Kenny Moss
Luke Neal - Drew Bailey
Chipo Chung - Lian Hooper
Simon Chandler - Cliff Lyman    
Sylvestra le Touzel – Diane

Production Team

Writer - Paula Milne
Director - Simon Cellan Jones
Producer - Hal Vogel
Executive Producer - David Aukin, Paula Milne, Lucy Richer
Line Producer - Charlotte Ashby
Director of Photography - Tony Slater-Ling
Production Designer - Helen Scott
Costume Designer - Andrea Galer
Make-Up & Hair Designer - Karen Dawson
Editor - Paul Knight
Music - Adrian Johnston
Casting Director - Toby Whale

Sources: Daybreak Pictures and Passion Distribution