The Politician's Wife 1995

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The complete serial on one tape starring Juliet Stevenson as the betrayed wife of Trevor Eve's Conservative Government Minister for the Family. When the scandal breaks Flora finds herself caught up in a damage limitation exercise, smiling meekly at her husband's side for photo opportunities. Inside though, Flora burns with the desire for revenge, determined to act on it.

Starring:
Trevor Eve, Anton Lesser
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DVD

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  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 3 hours 5 minutes
Starring Trevor Eve, Anton Lesser, Juliet Stevenson, Ian Bannen, Minnie Driver, Frederick Treves
Director Graham Theakston
Genres Drama
Studio ACORN MEDIA
Rental release 6 June 2011
Main languages English

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. D. White on 4 July 2011
Format: DVD
A gripping turn-of-events political drama from the 90s when Channel 4 seemed to be churning out quality drama series. Superb performances from Trevor Eve and Juliet Stevenson who, even with an incredible script, just add a whole other dimension to the show. Bonus points for casting Minnie Driver in the pivotal supporting role - one of my favourite actresses. If you dont believe me when I say how cool this show is, the DVD itself plugs the awards it won at the time
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. A. Weedon VINE VOICE on 14 Mar 2012
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This is an outstanding production. I first saw it on TV and am now delighted to have my own DVD of it. An added bonus is that, since Trevor Eaves is one of my least favourite actors, it was inspiring to see him getting bested by the brilliant Juliet Stevenson at every turn. One gets the impression that the storyline is very close to how politics actually operates. Indeed, we have only to reflect on the misdemeanours of real life politicians to realise how realistic this production is. All the acting is of a high standard and I thoroughly recommend this dvd.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Monette on 11 Dec 2012
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As The Politican's Wife, Juliet Stevenson is nothing short of brilliant. Married to a handsome, ambitious TomCat politician (Trevor Eve), the quiet, reserved and rather plain wife ever so subtly uses her knowledge of the political world's workings to exact revenge and make her own life. The supporting cast is excellent and the script is brilliant. Like any really good drama, it keeps the viewer hooked with twists and turns and wondering what will happen next.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By QUEENB on 24 May 2013
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loved this mini series when it came on tv. Love the way Juliet Stevenson portrays the dutiful wife to her cheating husband...before she see the light.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on 27 July 2013
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Great acting and excellent writing have stood the test of time and this could have been written today rather than 10 years ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mary fleet. on 7 Jan 2013
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i really enjoyed this dvd fine acting by a very strong cast will definately watch it again in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Sims Robinson on 20 Jun 2014
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Juliet Stevenson was very good and Trevor Eve played the role of the weak politician well. Very enjoyable and well acted
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Didi Felton de Aparicio on 13 Nov 2013
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I enjoyed this film, basically because it was well acted and, I fear, reflected the dark side of politics pretty faithfully! The taste it leaves in the mouth is somewhat bitter since the Wife is well on the way to becoming a true refection of her husband and his career. However, well worth seeing. Perhaps we can all learn something from it!
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