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Francis Urquhart's survival at the top is threatened by the new king's populist agenda.

Series Cast

  1. Michael Kitchen

    Michael Kitchen

    The King

    4 Episodes

  2. Ian Richardson

    Ian Richardson

    Francis Urquhart

    4 Episodes

  3. Kitty Aldridge

    Kitty Aldridge

    4 Episodes

  4. Colin Jeavons

    Colin Jeavons

    4 Episodes

  5. Nicholas Farrell

    Nicholas Farrell

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1993 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of To Play the King premiered on November 20, 1993.

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To Play the King
To Play the King



Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime -



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