AUSTRALIA: The Politician's Husband To Premiere In August On BBC First

New Australian channel BBC First have released airdates for its new titles airing following its launch on August 3rd. The first week includes the Australian premiere screening of the David Tennant drama The Politician's Husband. The three part mini-series will air on Mondays at 8.30pm from August 4th.

The Politician’s Husband 

David Tennant and Emily Watson star in this gripping drama about the shifting balance of power in a political marriage, and the ensuing consequences when a wife becomes more successful than her husband.

From multi-award winning screenwriter Paula Milne, The Politician’s Husband tells the story of Senior Cabinet Minister Aiden Hoynes who is happily married to Freya, a junior minister who has consistently put her own career ambitions on hold for the sake of Aidan’s career and their family. A rising star in Parliament, Aidan hatches a plot with his close friend and Cabinet colleague Bruce to trigger a leadership coup. However his support mysteriously dissipates and it becomes clear that Bruce has betrayed him in order to bid for leadership himself. Aidan is banished to the back benches.

At the same time Freya is offered a cabinet post. Aiden encourages her to take it and together they work out a plan to return him to power. However their pact backfires – once Freya has tasted power she is reluctant to relinquish it.

The drama is a companion piece to Milne’s BAFTA and Emmy award-winning The Politician’s Wife.

Starring: David Tennant (Broadchurch) and Emily Watson (The Book Thief)

BBC First is a new Australian drama and comedy premium channel, launching as part of the Foxtel Drama & Lifestyle package. It will feature quality premiere programming from the BBC and other great British producers, which will not be available on terrestrial television for at least 12 months. BBC First is a new BBC Worldwide brand that will eventually be rolled out globally.

BBC First launches in Australia on Sunday August 3rd at 9.30am with a screening of all 10 episodes of  The Musketeers. Other highlights of launch week include Peaky Blinders, Burton And Taylor, Shetland and Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life.

Source: TV Tonight