To Play the King

To Play the King (1993)

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, War & Politics
  • Creator: Andrew Davies
  • First Air Date: 1993-11-21
  • Last Air Date: 1993-12-12
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 50 min.
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC One
  • Director: Paul Seed
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Francis Urquhart's survival at the top is threatened by the new king's populist agenda.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, sequel, miniseries, british politics, british prime minister, british monarchy
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    To Play the King Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1993-11-21
    4 Episodes

    To Play the King Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1House of Cards - Episode 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2House of Cards - Episode 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3House of Cards - Episode 360 min
    Season 1Episode 4House of Cards - Episode 460 min
    Season 2Episode 1To Play the King - Episode 160 min
    Season 2Episode 2To Play the King - Episode 260 min
    Season 2Episode 3To Play the King - Episode 360 min
    Season 2Episode 4To Play the King - Episode 460 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Final Cut - Episode 160 min
    Season 3Episode 2The Final Cut - Episode 260 min
    Season 3Episode 3The Final Cut - Episode 360 min
    Season 3Episode 4The Final Cut - Episode 460 min
    • Ian Richardson

      as Francis Urquhart
    • Kitty Aldridge

      as Sarah Harding
    • Michael Kitchen

      as The King
    • Colin Jeavons

      as Tim Stamper
    • Nicholas Farrell

      as David Mycroft
    • Rowena King

      as Chloe Carmichael
    • Diane Fletcher

      as Elizabeth Urquhart
    • Erika Hoffman

      as The Lady
    • David Ryall

      as Sir Bruce Bullerby
    • Bernice Stegers

      as Princess Charlotte
    • Nick Brimble

      as Corder
    • Jack Fortune

      as Ken Charterhouse
    • Pip Torrens

      as Andrew Harding
    • Frederick Treves

      as Lord Quillington
    • Don Warrington

      as Graham Gaunt
    • Merelina Kendall

      as Hilda Cordwainer
    • Richard Durden

      as BBC Official
    • Barry Linehan

      as Henry Hotson
    Directing Paul Seed Director
    Writing Andrew Davies Writer
    Writing Michael Dobbs Writer
    Production Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
    Production Ken Riddington Producer
    Production Michael Wearing Executive Producer
    Sound Jim Parker Original Music Composer
    Camera Ian Punter Director of Photography
    Camera Keith Thomas Director of Photography
    Editing Dave King Editor
    Production Gail Stevens Casting
    Art Ken Ledsham Production Design
    Art Susan Tanner Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Rosalind Ebbutt Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Les Lansdown Costume Design
    Sound Barrie Tharby Sound Recordist
    Sound Keith Silva Sound Recordist