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"Brilliant" —The Boston Globe
"Splendidly wicked" —The New York Times
"Terrifically entertaining" —USA Today
"Enticing" —The Wall Street Journal
When the tabloids catch Conservative family-values politician Duncan Matlock (Trevor Eve, Waking the Dead) in an affair with an escort (Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting), no one is more stunned than his devoted wife, Flora (Juliet Stevenson, The Hour, Bend It Like Beckham). Pressured by her husband, the party machinery, and even her father, Flora maintains a loyal façade at first. But in private, her anguish hardens into rage after erotic telephone tapes reveal the extent of Duncan's duplicity.
Best drama winner at the International Emmys® and the BAFTA awards, The Politician's Wife is "one of the best dramas the Masterpiece Theatre series has ever produced" (The Boston Globe).
Contains coarse language, nudity, and sexual violence
Absolutely loved this three-part series when it aired on UK's Channel 4 in 1995 and was delighted to find it from Acorn at well over half the price of the PBS dvd (which is also... Read morePublished 5 months ago by They
Interesting and well done. WIsh they would make the Politician's Husband into a version we could view in the US.Published 7 months ago by Nan Deveroux
This one may be fiction but we've seen true life philandering politicians and even hoped we'd see some retaliation from the wife. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carolyn Sutter
Had two gatherings of friends to watch -- both groups agreed it was an excellent production -- timely, well written, produced and acted. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Florence M. Horn
Typical British excellent presentation, with great actors and impeccable writing. Without spoiling too much, let me just say that if you like a little "revenge" theme, you... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Bun
Seen this serie when first aired although not entirely. Some violence but deals with family matters in an acceptable manner for viewers. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Jake