Charming chief whip Frances Urquhart plots revenge against his colleagues.

  1. Andrew Davies


Series Cast

  1. Ian Richardson

    Ian Richardson

    Francis Urquhart

    4 Episodes

  2. Susannah Harker

    Susannah Harker

    Mattie Storin

    4 Episodes

  3. Malcolm Tierney

    Malcolm Tierney

    Patrick Woolton

    4 Episodes

  4. Alphonsia Emmanuel

    Penny Guy

    4 Episodes

  5. Diane Fletcher

    Elizabeth Urquhart

    4 Episodes

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House of Cards

House of Cards

1990 | 4 Episodes

Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime Minister, Henry Collingridge, to give him his just reward: a senior Cabinet post. When he's informed that he is to stay in his current position, he devises a plot to unseat Collingridge and ensure his own election as party leader which would make him Prime Minister.

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 50m



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