Masterpiece Theatre; House of Cards
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- House of Cards
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971
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Broadcast: March 31- April 21, 1991 A black comedy of British politics in a post-Thatcher Conservative Party. Francis Urquhart, the party's Machiavellian Chief Whip sets to work on a dark and devious plan to settle the question of "Who will be the next Prime Minister?" His plan to undermine the new PM gathers force and his power grows. The foreign secretary's dalliance is secretly taped, and Mattie Storin crusades on Urquhart's behalf. Blackmail convinces the Tory's publicity director to assist Urquhart as his methods become more and more ruthless. From the makers of "Mother Love."
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; House of Cards,” 03/08/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_114AAAC47F5E49248202BC0054940544.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; House of Cards.” 03/08/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_114AAAC47F5E49248202BC0054940544>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; House of Cards. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_114AAAC47F5E49248202BC0054940544