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The Final Cut 

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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ian Richardson ...  Francis Urquhart 4 episodes, 1995
Diane Fletcher Diane Fletcher ...  Elizabeth Urquhart 4 episodes, 1995
Paul Freeman ...  Tom Makepeace 4 episodes, 1995
Isla Blair ...  Claire Carlsen 4 episodes, 1995
Nickolas Grace ...  Geoffrey Booza Pitt 4 episodes, 1995
Glyn Grain Glyn Grain ...  Rayner 4 episodes, 1995
Nick Brimble ...  Corder 4 episodes, 1995
Dorothy Vernon Dorothy Vernon ...  Speaker 4 episodes, 1995
Andrew Seear Andrew Seear ...  Wolfin 4 episodes, 1995
Peter Symonds ...  Polecutt 4 episodes, 1995
John Rowe ...  Sir Clive Watling 3 episodes, 1995
Yolanda Vazquez Yolanda Vazquez ...  Maria Passolides 3 episodes, 1995
Duggie Brown Duggie Brown ...  Joe Badger 3 episodes, 1995
Kevork Malikyan ...  Nures 2 episodes, 1995
David Ryall ...  Sir Bruce Bullerby 2 episodes, 1995
Joseph Long ...  President Nicolaou 2 episodes, 1995
Cherith Mellor Cherith Mellor ...  Hilary Makepeace 2 episodes, 1995
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ...  Princess 2 episodes, 1995
Leon Lissek ...  Evanghelos Passolides 2 episodes, 1995
Tom Beasley Tom Beasley ...  Young King 2 episodes, 1995
Richard Bebb Richard Bebb ...  Political Commentator 2 episodes, 1995
Sue Edelson Sue Edelson ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 1995
David Ashford 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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4 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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(4 parts)

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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 »

Goofs

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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Possible sound bites?
1 April 2014 | by wiccan333See all my reviews

I have loved all of the episodes of The House of Cards Trilogies from the very first to The Final Cut. I absolutely abhor the American version of the show. I wish Hollywood would stop taking BBC ideas, paint them thickly with a stupidity brush to then show on our television screens and start making original ideas of their own.

I am curious if any other fans of this original series has or know where one can get sound bites from the third series? In particular, there are two I am most interested in and I believe they are in the same scene. When Jeffrey Boozer-Pitt tells FU about his behavior with a woman who was married, FU makes the following statement, "Jeffrey, Jeffrey." The second sound bite is just a moment later when Jeffrey talks about his improper share dealing with same woman, FU says, You really are utterly contemptible, aren't you" he goes on, "No background, no bottom, absolutely no informing principal but the will to survive. Just a plump little bag of squirming appetites."

Harsh,perhaps, but appropriate. If anyone knows where I can get those sound bites, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.


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