House Of Cards Trilogy Part 1 House Of Cards 1990 [DVDRip XviD ] **FLOTW 12 October 18 October 2012**
Category: TV Show
House Of Cards Trilogy - Part 1 - House Of Cards (1990) [DVDRip (XviD)] **FLOTW 12 October - 18 October 2012**
AVI | XviD 1729kbps | 640 x 480 23.98fps | AC3 192kbps | 2.74 GB
Genre: TV Show | Drama
House of Cards is a political thriller novel written by Michael Dobbs, a former Chief of Staff at Conservative Party headquarters, which was set at the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In 1990, it was televised in a critically and popularly acclaimed television drama serial by the BBC in four parts, from 18 November - 9 December 1990. The story was adapted by Andrew Davies. Dobbs's novel was also dramatised for radio for BBC World Service in 1996, by Neville Teller. The House of Cards trilogy was ranked 84th in the British Film Institute list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes.
No-one captures elegant evil like Ian Richardson and, with House of Cards, he distills the phenomena to create Francis Urquhart, the arch-manipulator at the heart of this political thriller. Naturally, he defines menace and cold cunning with his portrayal of the statesman who will stop at nothing and no-one in order to achieve the office of Prime Minister, but Richardson's brilliance lies in his ability to make Urquhart simultaneously loathsome and likable. The audience may be repelled by his ruthlessness, but his wit, coolness, preening intelligence and conspiratorial asides to camera combine to make this minister a strangely charismatic monster.
Complete Series: 4 Episodes