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David Tennant - The Politician's Husband

David Tennant - The Politician's Husband

David Tennant starred in The Politician's Husband on BBC Two which was broadcast starting on Thursday 25th April 2013.

Emily Watson played his wife and Lucy Hutchinson (who appeared in Prometheus) played his daughter. Ed Stoppard was also in the drama which aired as three one hour programmes.

It was produced by Mentorn-owned Daybreak Pictures to air on BBC Two. Lucy Richer was the executive produce for the BBC alongside David Aukin for Daybreak. Hal Vogel produced the drama. The director was Simon Cellan Jones and the writer was Paula Milne.

The synopsis is:
"The Politician's Husband is a drama exploring what happens in a political marriage when the wife becomes more successful than her husband.
Aiden Hoynes, a senior Cabinet Minister, is happily married to Freya, a junior Minister who has consistently put her own career ambitions on hold for the sake of Aiden's career and their family.
When Aiden's career path to the top echelons comes to an abrupt halt, the power balance within his marriage is irrevocably shifted as he witnesses his wife's political career soar.
In his desperation to cling to power, Aiden risks destroying everything he holds most dear.
"

The DVD of The Politician's Husband was released on 13th May 2013

BBC micro site for The Politician's Husband.

BBC press release about the drama.

David attended the read-through and a photo shoot on Saturday 9th June and filming started on Monday 11th June 2012. It continued until Wednesday 25th July.

Cast list and synopsis of episode one

Synopsis of episode two

Synopsis of episode three

For posts related to The Politician's Husband on Blogger.com click here.

David Tennant Interviews
BBC Press Pack.
MP3 of call to Chris Evans on Radio Two - 19/4/13

David Tennant Videos
David did not record any video interviews for this production

Known filming dates and locations
A large proportion of filming of the drama is out of the public eye but the known dates / locations are:
June 2012
Sat 9 - read-through and photoshoot in London
Mon 11 & Tues 12 - London
Fri 15 - Christ Church, St Albans Road, Watford
Fri 15 - also a scene in a shop was filmed that day in Watford
Wed 20 - Abingdon Green (just outside the Houses Of Parliament), London
(Sometime around) Thurs 21st - Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
Sat 23 - London (Photo link)
Sometime W/C Mon 25 - Wimbledon Studios, London (their Parliament set was used so David may not be in those scenes)
Tues 26 - Near Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Iver, Buckinghamshire (Photo)
Fri 29 & Sat 30 - Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham (evening dinner scene filmed)

July 2012
Tues 3 - Swimming pool scene
Thur 5 - John Adam Street, London (10 Downing Street scene).
Wed 6 - Indoor house scenes. One involved a flour 'fight' & another included David Tennant plaiting his daughter's hair.
Tues 10 - Garden scene (West London).
Fri 13 - Indoor house scene filmed in Shepherd's Bush.
Mon 16 to Fri 20 - Hartswood Road, Stamford Brook, London, W12 (including scenes when he was wearing pyjamas).
Wed 25 - Wrap party so end of filming.

2016
BBC Store has a plethora of David Tennant / Doctor Who items including Doctor Who Series Two, Three and Four, Planet Of The Dead, The Waters Of Mars, The End Of Time Parts One and Two, Single Father, The Politician's Husband, Hamlet and Blackpool. Updated 2/4

A German dubbed trailer for The Politician's Husband has been posted to Twitter. Updated 10/3

A French dubbed trailer for The Politician's Husband has been posted to Twitter. Updated 10/3

The Politician's Husband premieres in France and Germany tonight. Updated 10/3

The Politician's Husband premieres in France and Germany in March. Updated 13/2

2015
The Australian reports that for the third week, The Politician's Husband was the ninth most watched programme yesterday in Australia. It received 581,000 viewers. The top programme (The Voice) had 1.381 million. Updated 17/8

Episode three of The Politician's Husband has its network premiere on ABC in Australia tonight. Updated 16/8

Episode two of The Politician's Husband has its network premiere on ABC tonight in Australia. Updated 9/8

News.co.au reports that The Politician's Husband was the 9th most viewed show on Australian television yesterday. The top show, The Voice, had 1.467m. Updated 3/8

Sydney Morning Herald has a 3 star review of The Politician's Husband and asks if there is anything David Tennant 'is not terrific in!' Updated 2/8

Episode one of The Politician's Husband has its network premiere on ABC in Australia tonight. Updated 2/8

2014
BBC First have added a clip of the first episode of The Politician's Husband to YouTube.
The video will only play in Australia. Updated 4/8

The Politicianís Husband starts tonight on BBC First channel in Australia. Updated 4/8

A photo of a large billboard in Sydney advertising David Tennant in The Politician's Husband for new drama channel BBC First has been posted to Twitter. Updated 22/7

TVTonight (in Australia) gives The Politician's Husband 4.5 stars. Updated 13/7

The Politicianís Husband will air during the premiere week of BBC First channel in Australia. Updated 8/6

There is a David Tennant article and he is on the front cover of My Weekly magazine. The article mentions Broadchurch, Postman Pat, Doctor Who, Hamlet, The Politician's Husband, Gracepoint and our Twitter account! Updated 3/6

IF.com.au reports that The Politician's Husband is one of the programmes which will be shown on the new television station BBC First in Australia. Updated 26/3

December 2013
The Politician's Husband is included in the BBC's look at political dramas in 2013. Updated 24/12

The Huffington Post have chosen the reveal of who killed Danny Latimer in Broadchurch as the Most Dramatic TV Moment of 2013.
The Politician's Husband is listed #11 and The Day Of The Doctor was number 9. Updated 11/12


October 2013
The Guardian has an article about David Tennant complaining about the lack of political drama combined with news of a UK Borgen remake. Updated 25/10


September 2013
Episode two of The Politician's Husband premieres on TV in Finland (on Yle TV1) at 9pm tonight. Updated 10/9

Episode one of The Politician's Husband premieres on TV in Finland (on Yle TV1) at 9pm tonight. Updated 3/9


August 2013
The Politician's Husband will premiere on TV in Finland (on Yle TV1) at 9pm on Tuesday 3rd September. Updated 28/8

The former First Minister Of Scotland Lord McConnell has tweeted he is enjoying The Politician's Husband and that there are 'Depressingly realistic characters' plus he thinks that David Tennant is 'outstanding.' Updated 14/8


July 2013
The Politician's Husband is one of Vulture's 5 Great International Shows That Should Be Streaming. Updated 11/7


June 2013
The Guardian mentions the rape scene in The Politician's Husband in an article about rape on television. Updated 17/6

Daily Mail complains about the rape scene in The Politician's Husband in an article about The Fall. Updated 10/6


May 2013
BroadcastNow have announced that The Politician's Husband will be shown on BBC UKTV in Australia. The broadcast date is not known yet. Updated 29/5

Script of episode one of The Politician's Husband is available to download from the BBC Writers' Room with some interesting character traits and acting directions. Updated 21/5

The Politician's Husband DVD is released in the UK today. Updated 13/5

Janet Street-Porter describes The Politician's Husband as 'The best new show on the BBC' in The Independent. Updated 12/5

In its review of episode 3 of The Politician's Husband Liverpool Student Media wrote 'The Politicianís Husband as it is undoubtedly one of the best BBC television dramas of 2013. The script and the cast were perfectly assembled. David Tenant and Emily Watson fulfilled their roles as the Ďgolden coupleí faultlessly; it is impossible to highlight a fault' and 'The final episode was a fantastic result to a fantastic political drama.' Updated 11/5

Another worldwide link to download episode 3 of The Politicianís Husband has been posted to Veoh. To download play it and use Firefox Video Downloader. Updated 10/5

Radio Times has a fun article about the different colours of David's hairs for his various roles. Updated 10/5

Digital Spy says The Politician's Husband overnight figure was 8.7% of the viewing public at that time which is also higher than normal for that slot. Updated 10/5

The overnight figures for episode 3 of The Politician's Husband was that it received 1.959 million viewers which is higher than episode 2 and is also higher than the usual figures for the 9pm slot on BBC Two. Updated 10/5

Metro didn't like The Politician's Husband but says that David Tennant and Emily Watson acted their socks off. Updated 10/5

Worldwide link to download episode 3 of The Politician's Husband. Updated 9/5

Episode 3 of The Politician's Husband available to now available watch on BBC iPlayer (UK only). Updated 9/5

The Telegraph have a review of episode 3 of The Politician's Husband and give it three stars. Updated 9/5

Metro lists The Politician's Husband as one of its TV Picks For Today. Updated 9/5

Radio Times has a negative review of episode 3 of The Politician's Husband. However it still lists the drama as one of their TV Recommendations for the 7pm - 10pm slot. Updated 9/5

Episode three of The Politician's Husband is broadcast on BBC Two tonight at 9pm. A synopsis of this episode is here. Updated 9/5

The Politician's Husband is mentioned in an article in The Guardian about sex on television. Updated 8/5

Evening Standard has an article about how Paula Milne used names from The West Wing for The Politician's Husband characters. Updated 8/5

Episode 1 of The Politician's Husband was BBC2's most watched programme for the week ending 28th April with 3.35m viewers. Updated 7/5

The BBC have posted a preview clip of the final episode of The Politician's Husband titled Aidan responds to allegations. Updated 5/5

The Times (not online) gives episode 2 of The Politician's Husband 4 stars and includes the phrase 'As soon as we leave the House for the house, the drama works indecently well.' Updated 3/5

GulfNews has an interview with Emily Watson about The Politician's Husband. Updated 3/5

Review of episode 2 of The Politician's Husband by Liverpool Student Newspaper. Updated 3/5

Huffington Post review of episode 2 of The Politician's Husband has the title 'David Tennant Has Never Looked So Evil.' Updated 3/5

Episode 2 of The Politician's Husband received 1.7 million viewers which is 7.4% of those viewing television at that time. This is about average for the 9pm BBC2 slot. Updated 3/5

Daily Mail did not like The Politician's Husband. Updated 3/5

Worldwide link to download epsiode 2 of The Politician's Husband. Updated 3/5

The Telegraph gives episode 2 of The Politician's Husband 4 stars in its review. Updated 2/5

iPlayer link to episode 2 of The Politician's Husband (UK only). The link is valid for two weeks. Updated 2/5

Huffington Post have a poll about The Politician's Husband. Updated 2/5

The Politician's Husband is one of the TV Highlights for today in The Guardian. Updated 2/5

Birmingham Mail lists The Politician's Husband as one of its top TV choices for tonight. Updated 2/5

The Sun says the BBC expects a backlash over an unpleasant scene towards the start of The Politician's Husband tonight. The link contains SPOILERS. Updated 2/5

The Politician's Husband is one of the Radio Times recommended TV viewing for today.
Radio Times online review of The Politician's Husband (includes a link to the preview clip).
Scan of Radio Times magazine review of The Politician's Husband (the same review) which includes a photo of Emily Watson. Updated 2/5

Episode two of The Politician's Husband is broadcast on BBC Two tonight at 9pm. A synopsis of this episode is here. Updated 2/5

The Politician's Husband producer Hol Vogel explains to On The Box why David Tennant took the role - 'David was drawn to the idea of a character that wasnít a friendly face that weíre used to seeing. This is a more darker, grown up, complex figure.' Updated 1/5


April 2013
Kasterborous takes a second look on The Guardian's question about David Tennant being the best actor on TV. Updated 30/4

Page 15 of Evening Standard has a photo of David Tennant with this item about David Cameron and The Politician's Husband (scroll down the column). Updated 30/4

The Guardian has a video review of both Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband from last week. Updated 30/4

The Guardian reports that The Politician's Husband was originally going to include a scene on Question Time instead of Newsnight. Updated 30/4

The Yorker has a review of episode one of The Politician's Husband. Updated 30/4

Some promo pictures from The Politician's Husband final episode have been added to BlogtorWho. Click on each one for a larger version. Updated 30/4

Caitlin Moran's review of The Politician's Husband in The Times has been posted to Tumblr. Updated 29/4

Daily Express believes star names pull in viewers for dramas such as Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband. Updated 28/4

MP3 of a discussion on Front Row about The Politician's Husband. It includes clips from both The Politician's Wife and then The Politician's Husband. Updated 28/4

(Another) Daily Mail review gives The Politician's Husband 3/5 and calls it 'highly watchable' but has a few niggles. Updated 28/4

The Guardian looks at both Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband. It uses the phrases 'two extremely watchable leads' and 'Hardy needed to played by an actor with a lot of charm, and Tennant has charm to burn' about Broadchurch. Updated 28/4

The Independent article about both Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband includes the phrase 'This is David Tennant Week!' Updated 27/4

Caitlin Moran in The Times (not online) reviews The Politician's Husband and says 'Tennant clocking up another 10/10 performance in a career that doesnít seem capable of being lacklustre.' Updated 27/4

Herald Scotland has a review of The Politician's Husband which includes praise for David Tennant. Updated 27/4

5 viewers opinions of The Politician's Husband have been posted onto the Radio Times website. Updated 26/4

The worldwide link to watch episode 1 of The Politician's Husband has been posted to VEOH (install the veoh web player first). Updated 26/4

Daily Mail has an article titled 'From murder to political suicide, David Tennant's the master of tension.' Updated 26/4

Digital Spy has an article on The Politician's Husband viewing figures. Updated 26/4

Episode one of The Politician's Husband last night received 2.5 million viewers which was 11.2% of those watching television at that time. The usual BBC Two 9pm slot on a weekday is only 1.7 million or 7.5%. Updated 26/4

Review of The Politician's Husband by Huffington Post has the title 'David Tennant Proves 'Broadchurch' Was No Fluke.' Updated 26/4

The Guardian review of The Politician's Husband includes 'Tennant and Watson; they're both great, and great together.' Updated 26/4

MSN have a 3 star review of The Politician's Husband and describe it as 'a solid political drama.' Updated 26/4

The Independent review of The Politician's Husband mentions 'the quality of the cast and the emotional intrigue.' Updated 26/4

The review of The Politician's Husband from The Spectator concludes with 'Itís a gripping watch.' Updated 26/4

Worldwide link to download episode 1 of The Politician's Husband. Updated 25/4

A clip of episode 2 of The Politician's Husband has been added to the BBC microsite. Updated 25/4

The Telegraph gives The Politician's Husband 3 stars in its review. Updated 25/4

UnrealityTV have a review of The Politician's Husband with the title 'David Tennant and Emily Watson shine in this engaging and well-written drama.' The review ends with 'From watching Tennant in the Politicianís Husband it is clear why he is appearing on every TV drama at the moment and why 2013 will continue to be his year.' Updated 25/4

#politicianshusband was trending on Twitter tonight! Updated 25/4

iPlayer link to download episode 1 of The Politician's Husband. (UK only and valid until 16th May.) Updated 25/4

FemaleFirst have an article titled 'David Tennant Ė Going From Strength To Strength' which is mainly about Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband. Updated 25/4

A chance to have your review of The Politician's Husband posted on Radio Times website. Updated 25/4

A transcript of The Politician's Husband Q&A from last Friday. Updated 25/4

The Huffington Post asks 'Can David Tennant Do The Double?' The page also has 35 photos from The Politician's Husband. Updated 25/4

Radio Times 'compares the real dramas of Westminster with David Tennant's new drama' (The Politician's Husband). Updated 25/4

Metro also mentions David Tennant's hair as it lists The Politician's Husband as one of its TV Highlights for tonight. However they describe it as 'a slightly dodgy quiff.' Updated 25/4

The Politician's Husband is The Guardian's Top TV Highlight and they write about David 'with an incredible hairdo!' Updated 25/4

The online version of Radio Times today also has The Politician's Husband as one of their recommended television programmes today, along with their review. Updated 25/4

The Politician's Husband is the TV Pick Of The Day in both Daily Star and Daily Express. Updated 25/4

The Politician's Husband is the TV Choice For Today in Radio Times magazine. Updated 25/4

Episode one of The Politician's Husband is broadcast on BBC Two at 9pm tonight.
The cast list and a synopsis of episode one is here. Updated 25/4

Article from The Independent about The Politician's Husband (with quotes taken from the BBC press pack). Updated 24/4

The BBC have issued the first video clip of David Tennant and Emily Watson from The Politician's Husband. Updated 23/4

The cover of The Times supplement has a full page photo from The Politicianís Husband of David Tennant and Emily Watson. Updated 23/4

If you are suffering from post-Broadchurch blues, remember David Tennant stars in The Politician's Husband on Thursday! Updated 23/4

Two promo photos of David Tennant from episode two of The Politician's Husband have been posted to Blogtor. Updated 23/4

Time Out gives The Politician's Husband 3 stars in its review. Updated 22/4

The Sun article about The Politician's Husband focuses on the sex scene. Updated 22/4

Radio Times has its review of episode one of The Politician's Husband. Updated 21/4

The Politician's Husband is the TV Highlight on ThisIsSouthWales website. The article has some great comments about David Tennant. Updated 20/4

On Monday 22nd at 7.15pm real life political couple Peter and Virginia Bottomley will discuss The Politicianís Husband in Front Row on BBC Radio Four. Updated 20/4

Daily Record describes David Tennant as 'one of the best actors of his generation' in an article about The Politician's Husband, Broadchurch and Doctor Who. Updated 20/4

Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband are two of the programmes included in Radio Times 3 Shows to Watch This Week article. Updated 20/4

Since The Press Association reprinted them, several publications today are printing David Tennant's comments from The Politician's Husband press pack e.g. Express and Star. Updated 20/4

Review of The Politician's Husband in The Lady describes it as 'a reminder of how television should be. Itís a big, brainy, sexy political drama with a splendid cast and no compromise made for lightweights.' Updated 20/4

MP3 of David Tennant's telephone call to Chris Evans from the set of Doctor Who today. David also spoke about The Politician;s Husband. Updated 19/4

Both Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband are praised by Bristol Post in their article looking at television next week. They describe Broadchurch as "This eight-part series from acclaimed writer Chris Chibnall has been a slow-burner, with the patience of audience members rewarded with one of the most gripping plots we've seen in a long while." Updated 19/4

The Politician's Husband is one of The Independent's Television Choices for this week. Updated 19/4

Ian Wylie tweeted a photo of the screen from the press screening for The Politician's Husband today.
A Q&A with writer Paula Milne followed the screening of the first two episodes.
Ian tweeted afterwards "David Tennant and Emily Watson are terrific in The Politician's Husband. Power games with sex as one of the battlegrounds." Updated 19/4

Today there is a press screening of The Politician's Husband in London. Updated 19/4

Radio Times website has more preview photos of David Tennant and the rest of the cast from The Politician's Husband. Updated 16/4

MP3 of the Paula Milne interview this morning on Woman's Hour about The Politician's Husband. It includes a new clip of David Tennant and Emily Watson from the drama. Updated 16/4

TV Choice has an interview with Emily Watson about The Politician's Husband and about working with David Tennant. Updated 16/4

David Tennant on front of Radio Times about The Politician's Husband David Tennant is on the front of Radio Times. This is for The Politician's Husband (with an article inside although they have not interviewed David) plus there is a Broadchurch article. Updated 16/4

Amazon now list the DVD of The Politician's Husband to be released one week early - on 13th May! Updated 16/4

The Politician's Husband writer Paula Milne will be interviewed on Woman's Hour on BBC Radio Four from 10am today. Updated 16/4

The BBC have released several new hi-res promo photos of David Tennant in The Politician's Husband. Updated 16/4

David Tennant in The Politician's Husband A photo of David Tennant from The Politician's Husband is on the cover of TV & Satellite Week magazine (published tomorrow). Updated 15/4

Anglotopia have posted a new photo of David Tennant from The Politician's Husband. Updated 15/4

The Politician's Husband writer Paula Milne will be interviewed on Woman's Hour on BBC Radio Four from 10am tomorrow. Updated 15/4

Guardian had an interview with Emily Watson about The Politician's Husband where David Tennant's sex appeal is mentioned! Updated 14/4

The BBC have posted the first trailer for The Politician's Husband to YouTube. The Radio Times website has an item about the trailer. Updated 12/4


TVWise has a new photo of David Tennant from The Politician's Husband. Updated 12/4

Amazon are now showing both the front and back cover of The Politician's Husband DVD. It will be released on Monday 20th May. Updated 10/4

David Tennant in The Politician's Husband David Tennant in The Politician's Husband

Independent quotes David Tennant (from The Politician's Husband press pack) about highlighting his hair for the drama. Updated 10/4

Radio Times has confirmed that the first episode of The Politician's Husband will broadcast on Thursday 25th April at 9pm. Updated 10/4

The Politician's Husband is mentioned in Telegraph article about upcoming British drama. Updated 9/4

BBC Media Centre has a new David Tennant interview (and photos!) about The Politician's Husband.
That link also has interviews with Emily Watson and writer Paula Milne.
A confirmed broadcast date has not been set yet. The Times yesterday listed Thursday 25th April. Updated 9/4

New photos of David Tennant from The Politician's Husband (plus extra cast details) have been posted to the Daybreak Pictures website. Updated 9/4

Evening Standard has an item about Emily Watson talking about the sex scene in The Politician's Husband with David Tennant which appeared in The Times today. Updated 8/4

It's not confirmed yet by the BBC but The Times interview with Emily Watson lists The Politician's Husband to premiere on BBC Two at 9pm on Thursday 25th April. Updated 8/4

A photo of David Tennant from The Politician's Husband from The Times interview has been posted to Tumblr. Updated 8/4

Promotion for The Politician's Husband has started! There is an interview with Emily Watson in The Times (behind the paywall). The title describes the drama as "power, politics and a violent union." Updated 8/4

It has not been announced yet by the BBC but Doctor Who Magazine says that The Politician's Husband will start being broadcast on Monday 29th April. That is the Monday after Broadchurch ends! Updated 7/4

Today the BBC released the days and times of their television programmes for the week commencing Saturday 20th April. However The Politician's Husband was not listed for Monday 22nd as The Telegraph has specfied. Later someone from the BBC told us that it would not be on that day so there will be no clash with the final episode of Broadchurch. Updated 4/4

It doesn't include David Tennant but Channel 4 On Demand has the 1995 drama The Politician's Wife available to watch (UK only). Although a different story, this three part drama has been described by the writer Paula Milne as 'a bookend' to The Politician's Husband. Updated 1/4


March 2013
Radio Times Extra magazine has an item about The Politician's Husband. Updated 31/3

The Telegraph lists The Politician's Husband in its Culture and Arts Things To See in April. It says that it will air from Monday 22nd April. If that is correct then it means that the first episode of The Politician's Husband will broadcast on the day of the final episode of Broadchurch. If The Politician's Husband is similar to The Politician's Wife then it will have to be in a post 9pm watershed slot. Hopefully BBC Two will broadcast it at 10pm and not 9pm which is the broadcast time for Broadchurch! Updated 31/3

A video of the BBC Two Trailer (which includes the clips of The Politician's Husband) has been posted to YouTube. Updated 30/3


Clips of The Politician's Husband were shown tonight in a BBC Two trailer of various forthcoming programmes. The trailer included a clip of David Tennant's character saying on the telephone (close-up facing the camera) "Rather you than me, love." Updated 30/3

More photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband have been posted onto Tumblr. Updated 24/3

New photos of David Tennant (in an apron or a dress!) from The Politician's Husband have been posted to Tumblr. Updated 23/3

Amazon now list the release date for the DVD of The Politician's Husband back to 20th May (from 29th April). This indicates that broadcast of the three part drama has been put back too (possibly so that it is not screened while Broadchurch is airing). Updated 19/3

The British Board Of Film Classification has given The Politician's Husband DVD a 12 rating. Updated 15/3


February 2013
David Tennant from The Politician's Husband The Sun has extracts from an interview with David Tennant about The Politician's Husband and Broadchurch. Updated 26/2

The DVD of The Politician's Husband is now available to pre-order on Amazon.co.uk. It will be released on Monday 29th April.

The first (short!) clip of David Tennant from The Politician's Husband is included in the BBC drama showreel which was posted online today. Updated 12/2

Amazon lists the DVD of The Politician's Husband with a release date of 29th April. However there is no pre-order link or cover photo yet. The BBC have not announced yet when the three part series will be broadcast. Updated 8/2


January 2013
The Independent mentions both Spies Of Warsaw and The Politician's Husband in it's highlights of Spring article. Updated 5/1

Both Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband are in Herald Scotland's list of 2013: What To Watch On TV. Updated 4/1

The Custard TV lists Broadchurch, The Politician's Husband and The Escape Artist in its article What's In The Works In 2013. Updated 2/1


December 2012
The Guardian has an article looking at television programmes in 2013. One section is titled "Tennant and Colman will reign supreme" and includes the description "Post-Doctor Who and Peep Show, the brilliant David Tennant and the even better Olivia Colman will be everywhere next year. The rarely resting actors star together in ITV's Broadchurch, an ensemble piece about the media descending on a small seaside town after a boy is murdered. Tennant goes solo in BBC4 wartime yarn Spies Of Warsaw as well as The Politician's Husband." Updated 28/12


November 2012
More about the possible change of the broadcast timeframe for Broadchurch (and The Spies Of Warsaw and The Politician's Husband). Updated 28/11


September 2012
According to the BFI website unfortunately clips from The Politician's Husband will not be shown at Paula Milne Q&A tonight as they "are not ready yet." Updated 24/9

Tonight there is a Q&A with Paula Milne including clips of the Politician's Husband at the BFI in London. Updated 24/9

10 new photos of David Tennant from when he was filming The Politician's Husband have been added to Facebook. Updated 14/9


August 2012
Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Q & A with writer Paula Milne at the BFI in London on 24th September which will include clips of The Politician's Husband. Updated 21/8

There are chances to see clips of two new David Tennant projects before they are released. On Monday 24th September at the British Film Institute on the South Bank in London, there is a screening of all three parts of A Politician's Wife. There will be a Q and A with the writer Paula Milne which will be "illustrated by clips from her past work and her eagerly awaited follow-up, The Politicianís Husband."
On Wednesday 10th October at 2pm writer of Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger Debbie Isitt will make an appearance at the Christian Resource Exhibition (CRE) at Event City, Manchester and will show clips of the movie. Updated 19/8


July 2012
The Star newspaper from the Sheffield area has an interview with Jack Shepherd in which he speaks about Shakespeare, acting and working with David Tennant on The Politician's Husband. Jack plays David's father in the three part drama. Updated 4/8

The wrap party for The Politician's Husband is apparently tonight which tends to give more credence to the 'expected' appearance by David Tennant at the 2012 TV Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Wednesday 1st August in Beverley Hills near Los Angeles. Updated 25/7

Paul Whitelaw, who is writing an article for Broadcast Magazine which will be published around the time that The Politician's Husband is broadcast, today tweeted "Earlier I was in the vicinity of David Tennant. He was attired in pyjamas & dressing gown. It was like The Christmas Invasion all over again." Paul also tweeted "Excitingly, I can confirm that David Tennant is very tall. Can also verify that he owns a mobile phone. Sorry DT fans, that's all I've got." He then added the amusing anecdote "During a scene set in a child's bedroom, a Doctor Who boardgame with David Tennant's fizzog on the cover had to be hidden from view." Updated 20/7

Katie Olivia has posted a photo of David Tennant from filming The Politician's Husband today. Updated 19/7

From several tweets posted David Tennant is filming scenes for The Politician's Husband in Hartswood Road, West London again today. Updated 17/7

Today David Tennant was believed to be filming The Politician's Husband in Hartswood Road, Stamford Brook, London, W12. There was also a report that he was fiming a scene where he was wearing pyjamas today. Updated 16/7

There are two items (with photos) about David Tennant in this week's Radio Times. One looks at his current and future projects (The Spies Of Warsaw, The Politician's Husband and Broadchurch) and the other is an item about Shakespeare Uncovered. Updated 15/7

A long distance photo of David Tennant filming The Politicianís Husband today by the person in the house next door. Updated 10/7

The Sun has a new photo of David Tennant filming the Politician's Husband yesterday. Updated 6/7

Some paparazzi photos of David Tennant on the set of The Politician's Husband on 23rd June have been posted onto Tumblr. Updated 1/7


June 2012
Helenaa has posted two photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband today here and here. Updated 26/6

A photo of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband today in Buckinghamshire by eleanorsarah. Updated 26/6

Incentive Travel reports that David Tennant is filming The Politician's Husband at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. Updated 21/6

According to Simon Mares of ITV David Tennant's BBC drama The Politician's Husband is being shot on Abingdon Green (just outside the Houses Of Parliament) this morning. Updated 20/6

The BBC have finally issued a press release about David Tennant starring in The Politician's Husband. (David started work on the project over a week ago!) Updated 19/6

The Daily Mail ponders whether The Politician's Husband is based on Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper. Updated 19/6

The Sun has more photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband. Whereas the Daily Mail focused on his blonde hair, The Sun's focus is on him wearing pyjamas for the scene. Updated 19/6

DigitalSpy reports that the press release for The Politician's Husband says that Roger Allam, Jack Shepherd and Oscar Kennedy star alongside David Tennant, Emily Watson and Ed Stoppard. Updated 18/6

The Daily Mail has photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband. Updated 18/6

The Watford Observer have posted the first photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband in Watford today. Updated 15/6

Today the Radio Times confirmed the name of David Tennant's ITV detective series as Broadchurch and he has started filming The Politician's Husband in London. Updated 12/6

Following our post yesterday morning about David Tennant appearing in The Politician's Husband for the BBC, yesterday David Tennant attended both the read-through and a photo shoot for the drama. The other known cast members are Emily Watson who will play his wife and Lucy Hutchinson (who appeared in Prometheus) who will play his daughter. Ed Stoppard is also in the drama which will air as three one hour shows in 2013. Updated 10/6

There is a RUMOUR that David Tennant will play The Politician's Husband for the BBC. Filming starts this month and it will be broadcast on BBC Two during 2013. Updated 9/6


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