Ian Richardson (From Hell, M. Butterfly) returns as malevolent statesman Francis Urquhart in this acclaimed finale to the Masterpiece Theatre trilogy that began with House of Cards and continued in To Play the King. Now Prime Minister, and nearing the end of his term, Urquhart plans to let international events help him to a luxurious retirement. But he finds himself caught in someone else's power play, and for the first time he is unable to see a way out. Will he outwit his enemies one last time, or will his long career end in disgrace and defeat? 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 Writers' Guide 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.
Originally shown on Masterpiece theatre and telecast on the BBC in 1990-1995.
Adapted by Andrew Davies from the novels by Michael Dobbs.
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.
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