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To Play the King 

Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.
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 The King 4 episodes, 1993
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 Tim Stamper 4 episodes, 1993
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 John Stroud 4 episodes, 1993
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 The Lady 4 episodes, 1993
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 Ken Charterhouse 4 episodes, 1993
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 Princess Charlotte 3 episodes, 1993
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 Sir Bruce Bullerby 3 episodes, 1993
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 Andrew Harding 3 episodes, 1993
Frederick Treves ...
 Lord Quillington 3 episodes, 1993
Tom Beasley ...
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 Graham Gaunt 3 episodes, 1993
Paula Tilbrook ...
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 Bryan Brynford-Jones 2 episodes, 1993
Kate Ricketts ...
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Anthony Smee ...
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John Paul Connolly ...
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Stamper confronts Francis about having a job in higher office after the election, like Home Secretary, but Francis rejects him. In the first House of Cards, Francis was promised a higher post like Home Secretary from Collingridge, but was rejected. See more »

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Francis Urquhart: You have a remarkable brain, and I should like to plunder it.
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After the credits Ian Richardson is shown in close up saying "God save the King" See more »

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Followed by The Final Cut (1995) See more »

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F.U. Rocks!
23 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Prime Minister Francis Urqhart will stop at nothing in his bid to gain ultimate control over Great Britain. Now, he is threatening to expose some of the royal families most scandalous secrets if the king continues to stand in his way. The media explodes as the two men go head to head in their efforts to gain the upper hand. Stories of sexual escapades, economic fiascos and more flood TV, magazines, the internet and newspapers. It appears that Urqhart just may succeed in his attempt to overthrow the monarchy.

Underhanded, dirty, low down politics (are we sure this isn't the U.S?) take center stage in this story of ego and the ultimate bid for supremacy.


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