Ian Richardson (From Hell, M. Butterfly) leads an all star cast in this malevolent satire of greed, corruption and ambition in the highest realms of government. As Machiavellian monster Francis Urquhart, he schemes and backstabs his way to the top until he is standing on a pile of broken promises, betrayals and the bodies of those who oppose him. Every step of the way, Urquhart lays out his plans with horrifying wit and venomous charm. But the ranks of his enemies are growing, and they intend to bring him down, whatever the price. Brilliantly adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones's Diary), from Michael Dobbs's best-selling novel, this satirical trilogy took home a primetime Emmy, a peabody, two BAFTAs and a Broadcasting Press Guild Award.
The House of cards trilogy
Burbank, CA : Distributed in the US by Warner Home Video, 2003.
3 videodiscs (ca. 10 hr., 40 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Adapted by Andrew Davies from the novels by Michael Dobbs.
Originally shown on Masterpiece theatre and telecast on the BBC in 1990-1995.
House of cards (225 min.)
To play the king (215 min.)
The final cut (200 min.).
Branch Call Number:
DVD F HOU
Statement of Responsibility:
A co-production of BBC-TV and "WGB"H/Boston ; produced by Ken Riddington ; adapted by Andrew Daview
Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon, Nicholas Selby, James Villiers, Michael Kitchen, Kitty Aldridge, Diane Fletcher, Nick Brimble.
Great Britain Politics and government 1979-1997 Drama Video recordings.
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