The first episode of The Politician's Husband airs on the newly launched Australian premium channel BBC First this evening.
In The Politician's Husband, David Tennant stars as Aiden Hoynes, a high-flying British cabinet minister who we meet on the verge of a challenge for the leadership of the party. However, Aiden's move goes awry and he finds himself isolated and ridiculed and without any political power. At the same time, his wife Freya, herself a junior minister, steps out of his shadow and begins to enjoy her own time in the limelight. As Freya's position strengthens, Aiden becomes less and less certain of who he can trust as he struggles to regain his own standing.
The Politician's Husband is a three part drama written by Paul Milne and originally shown on BBC Two in April and May 2013. The cast includes Emily Watson as Freya Gardner, Ed Stoppard as Bruce Babbish and Roger Allam as Chief Whip Marcus Brock.
The Politician's Husband
BBC First, 8.30pm, Monday 4th August
Aiden and Freya Hoynes are the golden couple of British politics. In a cabinet reshuffle, Freya is appointed whilst Aiden returns to the back benches. Freya must choose between her own career and supporting her husband.
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BBC First launched on Foxtel in Australia on Sunday 3rd August. Described as the new home of original British drama, it promises high quality programming without interruptions and the first place to find the newest UK dramas and comedies.