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House of Cards

Episode #1.3 (Season 1, Episode 3)
TV-Y
TV Episode | 57 min | Drama

The Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle newspaper comes out publicly in support of Urquhart. ...See moreThe Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle newspaper comes out publicly in support of Urquhart. At his wife's encouragement, Urquhart seduces journalist Mattie Storin but doesn't realize she recorded their conversation. She traces Charles Collingridge to the rehab center and begins to doubt that he was the engineer of the scandal. When she learns that someone altered the files at the Conservative central office, she has proof but her editor has different plans.When Urquhart learns that she's found Charles, he arranges for a clear message to be sent to her. As Mattie's investigation reveals even more information, she turns to Francis Urquhart foe help. Written by garykmcd See less
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Director
Writers
Michael Dobbs (novel) | Andrew Davies (screenplay)
Composer
Cinematographers
Jim Fyans (photography) | Ian Punter (photography)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 2, 1990

Release date
Dec 2, 1990 (United Kingdom)

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28 cast members
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Ian Richardson
Francis Urquhart Francis Urquhart   See fewer
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Susannah Harker
Mattie Storin Mattie Storin   See fewer
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David Lyon
Prime Minister Henry Collingridge Prime Minister Henry Collingridge   See fewer
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Miles Anderson
Roger O'Neill Roger O'Neill   See fewer
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Alphonsia Emmanuel
Penny Guy Penny Guy   See fewer
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Malcolm Tierney
Patrick Woolton Patrick Woolton   See fewer
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Kenny Ireland
Ben Landless Ben Landless   See fewer
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James Villiers
Charles Collingridge Charles Collingridge   See fewer
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Diane Fletcher
Elizabeth Urquhart Elizabeth Urquhart   See fewer
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Isabelle Amyes
Anne Collingridge Anne Collingridge   See fewer
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Colin Jeavons
Tim Stamper Tim Stamper   See fewer
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Damien Thomas
Michael Samuels Michael Samuels   See fewer
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Kenneth Gilbert
Harold Earle Harold Earle   See fewer
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Christopher Owen
McKenzie McKenzie   See fewer
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William Chubb
John Krajewski John Krajewski   See fewer
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John Hartley
Greville Preston Greville Preston   See fewer
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Richard Braine
Kevin Spence (as Richard Brain) Kevin Spence (as Richard Brain)   See fewer
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Hugh Dickson
Dr. Andrew Christian Dr. Andrew Christian   See fewer
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Angela Rippon
Newsreader Newsreader   See fewer
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Bill Wallis
Prestatyn Powell, Political Reporter Prestatyn Powell, Political Reporter   See fewer
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Ian Collier
Man at Clinic Man at Clinic   See fewer
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John Pirkis
Young Man at No. 10 (as John Duval) Young Man at No. 10 (as John Duval)   See fewer
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Nick Brimble
Corder (uncredited) Corder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucy Christofi Christy
News Reader (uncredited) News Reader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hattye C. Knight
Backgr (uncredited) Backgr (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kevork Malikyan
Mr. Naresh (uncredited) Mr. Naresh (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Mills
Prime Minister's personal detective (uncredited) Prime Minister's personal detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.4 / 10 | 309 votes