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In his ongoing battle with the King, Urquhart decides to call an election and has senior party members and his new adviser Sarah Harding spend the weekend at Chequers. He names Chief Whip ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Seed

Writers:

Michael Dobbs (novel), Andrew Davies (screenplay)
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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
Rowena King ... Chloe Carmichael
Nicholas Farrell ... David Mycroft
Jack Fortune Jack Fortune ... Ken Charterhouse
Bernice Stegers ... Princess Charlotte
David Ryall ... Sir Bruce Bullerby
John Bird John Bird ... Bryan Brynford-Jones
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ... The Lady
George Raistrick George Raistrick ... Gropeham
Nick Brimble ... Corder
Kate Ricketts Kate Ricketts ... Current Affairs Lady
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In his ongoing battle with the King, Urquhart decides to call an election and has senior party members and his new adviser Sarah Harding spend the weekend at Chequers. He names Chief Whip Tim Stamper party chairman but is somewhat reticent at making any post-election promises. The King also decides to go on the offensive and plans a television documentary where he will again push his views on the need for a compassionate, caring society. Sarah arranges for a poll favorable to the government. Having separated from his wife, the King's chief of staff and press secretary, David Mycroft, has found new interests in the form of a handsome man. Walking down the street alone, Sarah is accosted and told to ask the PM about Mattie Storin. Written by garykmcd

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-Y
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Francis Urquhart: Did you enjoy my little speech? I thought my "deep personal wound" was a rather good touch. I am in fact extremely angry with His Majesty and I intend to do him harm. I feel exhilarated. Prospect of a fight, of course, with the odds unfairly weighted in my favour. Next to a small war, there's nothing quite like a general election to stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood.
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28 November 1993 (UK) See more »

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