History Series / ThePoliticiansWife

8th Dec '14 11:10:16 PM SolipSchism
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''Series/ThePoliticiansHusband'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''The Politician's Wife'' also written by Milne, aired in 2013. The two works are not directly related, but are thematically very similar.
8th Dec '14 11:00:42 PM SolipSchism
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* ParentalFavoritism: Flora flat-out states that Paul is "hers" while Joanna is closer to her dad. As mentioned above, it's not very clear, but given Duncan's general [[HandsOffParenting lack of involvement]], this could be a case of AllGiveAndNoTake on Joanna's part.

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* ParentalFavoritism: Flora flat-out states that Paul is "hers" while Joanna is closer to her dad. As mentioned above, it's not very clear, but given Duncan's general [[HandsOffParenting lack of involvement]], this could be a case of AllGiveAndNoTake "all give and no take" on Joanna's part.
8th Dec '14 10:59:03 PM SolipSchism
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* BookEnds: The first episode begins, and the last episode ends, with Flora Matlock's face on a television screen. (No, not ''yours''; a television screen InUniverse.)


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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Heavily. At the end, Flora Matlock is [[spoiler:elected Minister of the Family]], and the last line in the miniseries is a political commentator saying, "Right now, she's savoring the moment of her triumph, and I'm sure everyone sitting at home watching this will feel that it's a triumph she's certainly earned."
2nd Aug '14 6:57:23 PM ThePope
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* ParentalFavouritism: Flora flat-out states that Paul is "hers" while Joanna is closer to her dad. As mentioned above, it's not very clear, but given Duncan's general [[HandsOffParenting lack of involvement]], this could be a case of AllGiveAndNoTake on Joanna's part.
** Clive seems to do this as well, but by favouring Duncan, [[LikeASonToMe who he considers to be a son in all but name]], over Flora. Rather than going all PapaWolf [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer on his ass]] when the news that he cheated on Flora gets out, he uses the death of Flora's mother to try to browbeat her into sticking by Duncan. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:he knew about the affair all along and did precisely jack shit about it]].

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* ParentalFavouritism: ParentalFavoritism: Flora flat-out states that Paul is "hers" while Joanna is closer to her dad. As mentioned above, it's not very clear, but given Duncan's general [[HandsOffParenting lack of involvement]], this could be a case of AllGiveAndNoTake on Joanna's part.
** Clive seems to do this as well, but by favouring favoring Duncan, [[LikeASonToMe who he considers to be a son in all but name]], over Flora. Rather than going all PapaWolf [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer on his ass]] when the news that he cheated on Flora gets out, he uses the death of Flora's mother to try to browbeat her into sticking by Duncan. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:he knew about the affair all along and did precisely jack shit about it]].
10th Mar '14 11:50:25 AM SuperTroper
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''The Politician's Wife'' is a 1995 three-part [[ChannelFour Channel 4]] drama written by Paula Milne about Flora Matlock, the devoted wife of the current Tory government's Minister for the Family, when she learns that her husband, Duncan, is having an affair with a researcher and former escort girl named Jennifer Caird. While all her husband's colleagues and even her own father try to persuade her to stand by him for the good of the Party, Flora plans her revenge.

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''The Politician's Wife'' is a 1995 three-part [[ChannelFour Channel 4]] drama written by Paula Milne about Flora Matlock, the devoted wife of the current Tory government's Minister for the Family, when she who learns that her husband, Duncan, is having an affair with a researcher and former escort girl named Jennifer Caird. While all her husband's colleagues and even her own father try to persuade her to stand by him for the good of the Party, Flora plans her revenge.
6th Mar '14 8:37:27 PM PaulA
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* ReCut: The version that aired on ''MasterpieceTheater'' had about eight minutes of material cut from it.

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* ReCut: The version that aired on ''MasterpieceTheater'' ''Series/MasterpieceTheatre'' had about eight minutes of material cut from it.
13th Oct '13 4:41:15 PM SuperTroper
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* LysistrataGambit: {{Inverted}}. Flora tries to appeal to Duncan's kinks in order to keep him sweet and oblivious to her plotting of his downfall.

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* LysistrataGambit: {{Inverted}}. Flora tries to appeal to Duncan's kinks in order to keep him sweet and oblivious to her plotting of his downfall.
1st Sep '13 1:36:38 PM SuperTroper
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* LysistrataGambit: {{Inverted}}. Flora tries to appeal to Duncan's kinks in order to keep him sweet and oblivious to her plotting of his downfall.
1st Sep '13 1:23:10 PM SuperTroper
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** Clive seems to do this as well, but by favouring Duncan, [[ParentalSubstitute who he considers to be a son in all but name]], over Flora. Rather than going all PapaWolf [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer on his ass]] when the news that he cheated on Flora gets out, he uses the death of Flora's mother to try to browbeat her into sticking by Duncan. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:he knew about the affair all along and did precisely jack shit about it]].

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** Clive seems to do this as well, but by favouring Duncan, [[ParentalSubstitute [[LikeASonToMe who he considers to be a son in all but name]], over Flora. Rather than going all PapaWolf [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer on his ass]] when the news that he cheated on Flora gets out, he uses the death of Flora's mother to try to browbeat her into sticking by Duncan. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:he knew about the affair all along and did precisely jack shit about it]].
23rd May '13 2:03:29 PM SuperTroper
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* GayConservative: [[spoiler:Mark Hollister.]] This is part of the reason why he wants to help Flora in her vendetta - he doesn't want a bigot like Duncan polluting the ethics and policies of the Party and it can take years to get rid of the effect that that can have. A case of TruthInTelevision since the stank from the Tories' interactions with the Gay community in TheEighties still dogs David Cameron's administration today.

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* GayConservative: [[spoiler:Mark Hollister.]] This is part of the reason why he wants to help Flora in her vendetta - he doesn't want a bigot like Duncan polluting the ethics and policies of the Party and it can take years to get rid of the effect that that can have. A case of TruthInTelevision since the stank from the Tories' interactions with the Gay Queer community in TheEighties still dogs David Cameron's administration today.
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