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Masterpiece Theatre; Politician's Wife, The

Episode One of The Politician’s Wife starring Juliet Stevenson and Trevor Eve

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Masterpiece Theatre
Politician's Wife, The
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

This three-hour drama tells the tale of a suave Tory Minister (Trevor Eve) whose brief affair with a parliamentary researcher and former call girl (Minnie Driver) suddenly appears in the tabloids. His wife, Flora (Juliet Stevenson), is pressured to stand by her man to save his political career. (2 Parts)

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Broadcast program

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APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Politician's Wife, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB7C7107D69A49ABA5E7A7F49EAE59DF
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