The Final Cut (1995)

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 Francis Urquhart (4 episodes, 1995)
Diane Fletcher ...
 Elizabeth Urquhart (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Tom Makepeace (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Claire Carlsen (4 episodes, 1995)
Nickolas Grace ...
 Geoffrey Booza Pitt (4 episodes, 1995)
Glyn Grain ...
 Rayner (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Corder (4 episodes, 1995)
Dorothy Vernon ...
 Speaker (4 episodes, 1995)
Andrew Seear ...
 Wolfin (4 episodes, 1995)
Peter Symonds ...
 Polecutt (4 episodes, 1995)
John Rowe ...
 Sir Clive Watling (3 episodes, 1995)
Yolanda Vazquez ...
 Maria Passolides (3 episodes, 1995)
Duggie Brown ...
 Joe Badger (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Mattie Storin (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Nures (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Sir Bruce Bullerby (2 episodes, 1995)
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 President Nicolaou (2 episodes, 1995)
Cherith Mellor ...
 Hilary Makepeace (2 episodes, 1995)
Erika Hoffman ...
 Princess (2 episodes, 1995)
Leon Lissek ...
 Evanghelos Passolides (2 episodes, 1995)
Tom Beasley ...
 Young King (2 episodes, 1995)
Richard Bebb ...
 Political Commentator (2 episodes, 1995)
Sue Edelson ...
 Newsreader (2 episodes, 1995)
David Ashford ...
 Newsreader / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish monument to himself, he takes part in negotiations aimed at ending the Cyprus conflict. However, that same island hides the secrets from Urquhart's youth - secrets that could destroy him. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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House of Cards - Das letzte Kapitel  »

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Michael Dobbs, the author of the original book, was angered at the opening scene depicting Margaret Thatcher's funeral. As a result he demanded his name be removed from the credits which just say "Based on the novel The Final Cut" without mentioning his name. See more »

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When the security man at No. 10 enters the Urquharts' bedroom with his pistol drawn and at the ready, the gun actually has no live round in the chamber and is thus not ready to fire (we can tell this by the fact that the Glock's trigger is to the rear, which would not be the case if the action had been cycled to chamber a round). See more »

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[Prime Minister Urquhart is watching Makepeace being interviewed on television]
Tom Makepeace: To quote the prime minister, "You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment."
Francis Urquhart: You bastard!
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Edited into The Demon Headmaster: Episode #1.6 (1996) See more »

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A great series! Smart, devious, ruthless!
2 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I decided to put my review of the series here, on The Final Cut instead of the first part, House of Cards. I discovered the existence of this mini-series after finishing up season 2 of House of Cards (the remake!). It's funny because I had no idea that Netflix's version was a remake at all! When I learned about its original, a British version no less, well I just couldn't pass it up.

I was impressed, surprised and entertained by how the first part of the trilogy matches up wonderfully with the major events of the remake's first season on Netflix. The remake's second season however, tends to deviate from this British version, but there still are a couple of similar plot points.

Even the similarities of some names, Francis, Stamper... Were pleasant to come across.

It's a really fantastic series. It was so smart and so damn ruthless! The ending was almost awe-inspiring. I really recommend this series if you're into political craziness. What a dirty business politics is!


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