While it first premiered on British TV screens fifteen years ago, The Politician's Wife is as compelling, gripping and shockingly true in its political and social impact as it ever was. The Tory Minister of the Family, Duncan Matlock - embroiled in a sensitive policy plan to cut Child Benefits - has been caught having an affair, and the last to know is his devoted wife Flora. To her, it is a body blow, not only for her husband's infidelity, but the way in which a swirling sea of Conservative men around her are not only aware of the affair but are only concerned with damage control. They are anxious to buoy her up for the good of the party while inside she is drowning alone. But not for long. One of Duncan's aides considers it vital that the truth be told, and once Flora is acquainted with the truth, she continues to play the hand she has been dealt, whilst secretly playing a game of her own. The sordid truth and the depths of his betrayal emerge hardening her resolve. For the politician's wife, there may be more than one victim - but when the time is right, there will be only one victor.