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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
31 March 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Nothing short of BRILLIANT!!! See more (31 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [23])

Ian Richardson ... Francis Urquhart (4 episodes, 1990)

Susannah Harker ... Mattie Storin (4 episodes, 1990)

Miles Anderson ... Roger O'Neill (4 episodes, 1990)
Alphonsia Emmanuel ... Penny Guy (4 episodes, 1990)

Malcolm Tierney ... Patrick Woolton (4 episodes, 1990)
Diane Fletcher ... Elizabeth Urquhart (4 episodes, 1990)
Colin Jeavons ... Tim Stamper (4 episodes, 1990)
Damien Thomas ... Michael Samuels (4 episodes, 1990)
William Chubb ... John Krajewski (4 episodes, 1990)
Kenneth Gilbert ... Harold Earle (4 episodes, 1990)
Christopher Owen ... McKenzie (4 episodes, 1990)
David Lyon ... Prime Minister Henry Collingridge (3 episodes, 1990)
Kenny Ireland ... Ben Landless (3 episodes, 1990)
James Villiers ... Charles Collingridge (3 episodes, 1990)
Isabelle Amyes ... Anne Collingridge (3 episodes, 1990)
John Hartley ... Greville Preston (3 episodes, 1990)

Nick Brimble ... Corder (3 episodes, 1990)
Nicholas Selby ... Lord Billsborough (2 episodes, 1990)
Tommy Boyle ... Stephen Kendrick (2 episodes, 1990)
John Arnatt ... Sir Jasper Grainger (2 episodes, 1990)
Richard Braine ... Kevin Spence (2 episodes, 1990)
Hugh Dickson ... Dr. Andrew Christian (2 episodes, 1990)
Angela Rippon ... Newsreader (2 episodes, 1990)

Series Directed by
Paul Seed (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrew Davies (4 episodes, 1990)
Michael Dobbs (4 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Jeremy Gwilt .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1990)
Ken Riddington .... producer (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Original Music by
Jim Parker (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jim Fyans (4 episodes, 1990)
Ian Punter (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Howard Billingham (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Ken Ledsham (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Helen Barrett .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nigel Taylor .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Department
Chris Ferriday .... properties buyer (4 episodes, 1990)
Rosemary Turner .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Gordon Lester .... film recordist (4 episodes, 1990)
Michael Narduzzo .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1990)
Jonathan Rowdon .... dubbing editor (4 episodes, 1990)
Barrie Tharby .... film recordist (4 episodes, 1990)

Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Tina Maskell .... stunts (1 episode, 1990)
Gareth Milne .... stunt arranger (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Wood .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1990)
James Grimes .... grip (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting Department
Anne Henderson .... casting adviser (4 episodes, 1990)
Hayley Murt .... casting adviser (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Ernest Armstrong .... political advisor (4 episodes, 1990)
Ellen Fraser .... script editor (4 episodes, 1990)
Katharine Gatt .... trainee production assistant (4 episodes, 1990)
Karen Jones .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1990)
Amanda Neal .... assistant floor manager (4 episodes, 1990)
Deborah Saban .... assistant floor manager (4 episodes, 1990)
Lesley Williams .... location manager (4 episodes, 1990)
 

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226 min (4 parts)
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Trivia:
Roger O'Neill's habit of blowing his nose repeatedly is supposed to indicate that he is a heavy cocaine user.See more »
Quotes:
Francis Urquhart:[Following fatal bomb blast in the street] Don't worry, no-one we know.See more »
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43 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Nothing short of BRILLIANT!!!, 25 April 2004
Author: elgatony from New York, NY

One night I happened to be channel surfing looking for the next sci-fi, action, horror thriller when I happened upon PBS's broadcast of the BBC's "House of Cards." I put down the remote for a good 4 hours because what I was experiencing was something truly special. "House of Cards", of course, does not have aliens or chainsaw wielding maniacs. "HOC"'s monster is instead someone frightfully believable. Thanks to Ian Richardson's amazing performance, one can believe such a monster exists and can become PM or President. I won't beat the Shakespeare comparison horse (other users have done so and you can read their comments) but Mrs. Urquhart could easily hold her own in a series focused solely on her. Indeed, all of the characters are well-written and not dumbed-down to the viewer. If only American TV had the guts to produce something like "House of Cards" and let it end instead of dragging it on forever like the American version of "Queer as Folk." That aside, Dobbs and Davis have written a nice tidy political thriller which made me hunt down the DVD years after I saw the TV showing and made me recommend the trilogy to all my friends. I say give "House of Cards" and the sequels a try. Your remote and your intellect will thank you for it.

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