The Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle ... See full summary »

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David Lyon ...
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Roger O'Neill
Alphonsia Emmanuel ...
Penny Guy
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Patrick Woolton
Kenny Ireland ...
James Villiers ...
Diane Fletcher ...
Elizabeth Urquhart
Isabelle Amyes ...
Anne Collingridge
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Tim Stamper
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Michael Samuels
Kenneth Gilbert ...
Harold Earle
Christopher Owen ...
McKenzie
William Chubb ...
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The Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle newspaper comes out publicly in support of Urquhart. At his wife's encouragement, Urquhart seduces journalist Mattie Storin but doesn't realize she recorded their conversation. She traces Charles Collingridge to the rehab center and begins to doubt that he was the engineer of the scandal. When she learns that someone altered the files at the Conservative central office, she has proof but her editor has different plans.When Urquhart learns that she's found Charles, he arranges for a clear message to be sent to her. As Mattie's investigation reveals even more information, she turns to Francis Urquhart foe help. Written by garykmcd

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2 December 1990 (UK)  »

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When Francis Urquhart says "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well," he is likening Henry Collingridge to the murdered King Duncan in Shakespeare's play Macbeth (Act 3, Scene 2). See more »

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Francis Urquhart: So hard to know who to trust in these suspicious days. Does passion engender trust? Not necessarily. And yet we all would wish to feed on certainties. To hear the word "always", and believe it true. She trusts me absolutely, I believe. I trust she does. And I? I trust her absolutely... to be absolutely human.
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