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

    • Michael Kitchen

      as The King
    • Colin Jeavons

    • Nicholas Farrell

    • Rowena King

    • Diane Fletcher

    • Erika Hoffman

    • David Ryall

    • Bernice Stegers

    • Nick Brimble

    Directing Paul Seed Director
    Writing Andrew Davies Writer
    Writing Michael Dobbs Writer