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Frances Urquhart is now Prime Minister and is somewhat haunted by what he has done in the past. A newly crowned King presents him with more of a challenge that he may have expected. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Seed

Writers:

Michael Dobbs (novel), Andrew Davies (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Richardson ... Francis Urquhart
Michael Kitchen ... The King
Kitty Aldridge ... Sarah Harding
Colin Jeavons ... Tim Stamper
Diane Fletcher Diane Fletcher ... Elizabeth Urquhart
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ... The Lady
Tom Beasley Tom Beasley ... Young Prince
Leonard Preston Leonard Preston ... John Stroud
Rowena King ... Chloe Carmichael
Nicholas Farrell ... David Mycroft
Michael Howarth Michael Howarth ... Dick Caule
Merelina Kendall ... Hilda Cordwainer
Barry Linehan ... Henry Hotson
Nick Brimble ... Corder
Bernice Stegers ... Princess Charlotte
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Storyline

Frances Urquhart is now Prime Minister and is somewhat haunted by what he has done in the past. A newly crowned King presents him with more of a challenge that he may have expected. The King has a conscience and to Urquhart's distress, wants to 'make a contribution'. Urquhart doesn't stand by idly and the King's interest in a major urban renewal project means curtains for the Environment Secretary who proposed it. Meanwhile, the PM hires a new political adviser Sarah Harding and his right-hand man, Tim Stamper, puts into motion an insurance policy of sorts they've developed by co-opting a member of the Royal family, Princess Charlotte. The King's refusal to change a speech where he is seemingly at odds with the government sets the wheels of his destruction in motion. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-Y
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Release Date:

21 November 1993 (UK) See more »

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Francis Urquhart: If he thinks that being King allows him to say what he likes, he is a bloody fool.
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Connections

Features House of Cards: Episode #1.4 (1990) See more »

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No Limit
Written by Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul DeCoster, Ray Slijngaard and Anita Doth
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Courtesy of Byte Records
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