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House of Cards: Episode 1

Tory Party Chief Whip Francis Urquhart decides to become Prime Minister of Great Britain and begins as campaign of weakening the incumbent as well as potential rivals for the position.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday November 18th, 1990

Director: Paul Seed
Writer: Andrew Davies
Story: Michael Dobbs


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Guest Stars
Alphonsia EmmanuelAlphonsia Emmanuel
As Penny Guy
Recurring
Angela RipponAngela Rippon
As Newscaster
Recurring
Christopher OwenChristopher Owen
As McKenzie
Recurring
Colin JeavonsColin Jeavons
As Stamper
Recurring
David Lyon (1)David Lyon (1)
As Henry Collingridge
Recurring
Diane FletcherDiane Fletcher
As Elizabeth Urquhart
Recurring
Isabelle AmyesIsabelle Amyes
As Anne Collingridge
Recurring
James VilliersJames Villiers
As Charles Collingridge
Recurring
John ArnattJohn Arnatt
As Sir Jasper Grainger
Recurring
John Hartley (1)John Hartley (1)
As Greville Preston
Recurring
Kenneth Gilbert (2)Kenneth Gilbert (2)
As Harold Earle
Recurring
Kenny IrelandKenny Ireland
As Ben Landless
Recurring
Malcolm TierneyMalcolm Tierney
As Patrick Woolton
Recurring
Miles AndersonMiles Anderson
As Roger O'Neill
Recurring
Nicholas SelbyNicholas Selby
As Lord Billsborough
Recurring
Tommy BoyleTommy Boyle
As Stephen Kendrick
Recurring
William ChubbWilliam Chubb
As John Krajewski
Recurring
Colin DudleyColin Dudley
As Speaker
David Blake KellyDavid Blake Kelly
As Charles Goodman
Henrietta VoigtsHenrietta Voigts
As Secretary
Jeff NuttallJeff Nuttall
As Biggman
Nadim SawalhaNadim Sawalha
As Bank Manager
Sally FaulknerSally Faulkner
As Health Minister
Tariq YunusTariq Yunus
As Jhabwala
Main Cast
Susannah Harker
As Mattie Storin
Ian Richardson
As Francis Urquhart
Other Episode Crew

ProducerKen Riddington
Associate ProducerJeremy Gwilt
Production DesignerKen Ledsham
EditorHoward Billingham
CastingHayley Murt  |  Anne Henderson
MusicJim Parker (3)
Costume DesignerRosalind Ebbutt
Make-upHelen Barrett
Story EditorEllen Fraser
 
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