When the tabloids catch Conservative family-values MP Duncan Matlock (Trevor Eve, Heat of the Sun) in an affair with an escort girl (Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting), no one is more stunned than his devoted wife, Flora (Juliet Stevenson, Truly, Madly, Deeply). Pressured from all sides, she maintains a loyal facade at first, but in private, her anger hardens into rage. This taut British drama won an international Emmy®, a BAFTA, and a Peabody Award. 3 hrs, 1 DVD, SDH. Mature audiences.
Flora Matlock is the consummate political wife: well-spoken, unassuming, and devoted to her ambitious husband, Duncan, the Conservative government's Minister for the Family. But Flora's world is shattered when the press reveal Duncan's affair with a former call girl, Jennifer Caird.
Secretly seething with rage about the erotic telephone conversations between Duncan and Jennifer, Flora quietly shores up allies among the political machinery and sabotages Duncan's efforts to rehabilitate his public image.
As Duncan uses a family misfortune to his advantage, Flora steps up her campaign of revenge against her wayward husband. She sets him and the party boss at odds over ministry posts and reveals Duncan's true intentions regarding the local daycare. But her final play is yet to come.
- Background essay by writer Paula Milne
- Cast filmographies
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 187 minutes
Number of Discs: 1
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Rating: NR. For mature audiences.
"Brilliant"--The Boston Globe
"Splendidly wicked"--The New York Times
"Terrifically entertaining"--USA Today
"Enticing"--The Wall Street Journal
"...one of the best dramas the Masterpiece Theatreseries has ever produced"--Boston Globe