Aiden Hoynes (David Tennant) and Freya Hoynes (Emily Watson) are the golden couple of British politics. Aiden is a senior cabinet minister tipped for the top and Freya a junior minister who has had to put her own career on hold for the sake of husband's and to spend more time at home raising their young children. When Aiden suffers a humiliating political betrayal by his best friend and fellow cabinet minister Bruce Babbish (Ed Stoppard) Aiden finds himself consigned to the back benches and a life of political obscurity. But it's when Freya is offered a senior cabinet post herself that the humiliation intensifies as Aiden struggles to deal with his wife's new found success. Driven by a desire to avenge his downfall and increasingly threatened by his wife's meteoric rise, Aiden gambles it all in this gripping tale of political intrigue and shifting sexual politics within a marriage.