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To Play the King 

Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ian Richardson ...  Francis Urquhart 4 episodes, 1993
Michael Kitchen ...  The King 4 episodes, 1993
Kitty Aldridge ...  Sarah Harding 4 episodes, 1993
Colin Jeavons ...  Tim Stamper 4 episodes, 1993
Diane Fletcher Diane Fletcher ...  Elizabeth Urquhart 4 episodes, 1993
Nicholas Farrell ...  David Mycroft 4 episodes, 1993
Rowena King ...  Chloe Carmichael 4 episodes, 1993
Leonard Preston Leonard Preston ...  John Stroud 4 episodes, 1993
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ...  The Lady 4 episodes, 1993
Jack Fortune Jack Fortune ...  Ken Charterhouse 4 episodes, 1993
Nick Brimble ...  Corder 4 episodes, 1993
Bernice Stegers ...  Princess Charlotte 3 episodes, 1993
David Ryall ...  Sir Bruce Bullerby 3 episodes, 1993
Pip Torrens ...  Andrew Harding 3 episodes, 1993
Frederick Treves ...  Lord Quillington 3 episodes, 1993
Tom Beasley Tom Beasley ...  Young Prince / ... 3 episodes, 1993
Don Warrington ...  Graham Gaunt 3 episodes, 1993
Paula Tilbrook Paula Tilbrook ...  Speaker 3 episodes, 1993
John Bird John Bird ...  Bryan Brynford-Jones 2 episodes, 1993
Kate Ricketts Kate Ricketts ...  Current Affairs Lady 2 episodes, 1993
Merelina Kendall ...  Hilda Cordwainer 2 episodes, 1993
Anthony Smee Anthony Smee ...  John Staines 2 episodes, 1993
John Paul Connolly John Paul Connolly ...  Sturdy Beggar 2 episodes, 1993
Soo Drouet Soo Drouet ...  Big Woman 2 episodes, 1993
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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To Play the King See more »

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Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Emma Bunton (the future "Baby Spice") has a tiny speaking part as a prostitute in Episode 2. See more »

Quotes

Francis Urquhart: You have a remarkable brain, and I should like to plunder it.
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After the credits Ian Richardson is shown in close up saying "God save the King" See more »

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Great thing.
6 December 2006 | by EasternMafiaSee all my reviews

This is great and fascinating. You should watch it! Not sure is it an action or a crime-thriller? Maybe adventure.

Actually in this show I have learned what is parliament politics. The owner of this serial are British - it explains why it is so good. This is real - the ways in the politics... What to do, to survive. Actors are so fine in this movie. No complains. All scenes are great. King is King - his role is the best.

I have open my brain to maximum when I was watching it.

I give my full ten points for this movie.

Best, D


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