Dr Who actor and every British mother’s favourite actor David Tennant will be starring in yet another BBC drama, The Politician’s Husband. Following from romance-drama True Love, which he starred in on Sunday, Tennant will be returning to BBC screens alongside Emily Watson, who won a BAFTA for her titular role in Appropriate Adult.
Written by White Heat’s Paula Milne, The Politician’s Wife is set to explore the consequences of a married couple in politics, and what happens when one becomes more successful then the other.
Tennant plays senior Cabinet Minister Aiden, and Milne plays his wife Freya, a junior minister. When Aiden’s career stalls, Milne soars to the top. Naturally, this has an effect on their relationship, with Aiden desperately clinging to maintain the dominant role.
Tennant and Watson will be joined by Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs) and Roger Allam (The Thick of It), with Boardwalk Empire and The Trial of Tony Blair director Adam Cellan Jones attached as director.
No air date has been set, but the filming of the three-parter is to commence this month in London, giving commuters a chance to prepare for The Olympic Games by battling through crowds of rabid Tennant fans.