Me & Mrs. Jones TV PG
Airing Sunday, February 29, 2004, on PBS
(Check local listings; dates and times may vary)
Aired previously January 2003
He's a writer nosing for scandal. She's a prime minister looking for love. When they meet, neither is disappointed.
Robson Green plays aspiring novelist Liam Marple, who makes his living as a faceless showbiz gossip columnist writing under the moniker "Mrs. Jones." Politics is the last thing on Liam's mind until he is assigned to get the dirt on Britain's controversial new leader. Caroline Goodall (Schindler's List, The Princess Diaries) co-stars as the object of this seedy mission: Prime Minister Laura Bowden, a selfless public servant and mother of two who ascended to the top job a few months earlier when the previous PM died. Now Laura faces her first general election and grim prospects from an electorate that considers her stiff and humorless. In addition, she faces brewing scandal from the not-so-subtle philandering of her husband.
Also starring is Keeley Hawes (Othello, Wives & Daughters) as Jane, Liam's hard-driving ex-wife and boss at the tabloid and Michael Maloney (Painted Lady) as Liam's best friend, political fundraiser Ivan.
Needless to say, it doesn't take long before Laura is feeling the pangs of love for this mysterious stranger. It doesn't take long before Liam is feeling a few pangs himself. But now, with access to the biggest story of his life, he faces the conflict of following his heart or the scoop of a lifetime.
Curt, sardonic, and smoldering with sex appeal, Robson Green has previously enraptured Masterpiece Theatre audiences in three delightful hits: Reckless, Reckless: The Sequel, and The Prince of Hearts. He has also thrilled Mystery! addicts as the mentally unbalanced hero of the Touching Evil series.
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