House Of Cards

Michael Dobbs' tale of chief whip, Francis Urquhart who will stop at nothing to gain power and become Prime Minister.

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With the worst property slump in 50 years imminent, Christopher Hird opens the accounts of the property developers and uncovers billions of pounds of hidden debt.

In a File on Four special documentary, he investigates the creative accounting techniques which companies have used to invent profits.

And he reports on why, as more and more property companies collapse, the banks are being blamed for leaving thousands of creditors without a penny. Producer Louise Hibbins

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Unknown: Christopher Hird

Producer: Louise Hibbins

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Unknown: Christopher Hird

Producer: Louise Hibbins

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Evil Chief Whip Francis Urquhart starts scheming his way into 10 Downing Street.

Evil Chief Whip Francis Urquhart starts scheming his way into 10 Downing Street.

A close election sees evil Chief Whip Francis Urquhart start scheming his way into 10 Downing Street.

Stars Daniel Massey.

02The Dart Of Chance1996031220040922 (BBC7)
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Michael Dobbs' tale of chief whip Francis Urquhart, who is quite happy to use other people's secrets for his own ends.

Francis puts pressure on Roger, and a press leak occurs.

Meanwhile, Mattie wonders who her new ally is.

Stars Daniel Massey.

Francis puts pressure on Roger, and Mattie wonders who her new ally is.

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Henry's brother proves to be a useful pawn.

Francis deals with an irate media mogul who wants the Prime Minister replaced.

Francis deals with an irate media mogul who wants the Prime Minister replaced, after sitting on a leak.

Stars Daniel Massey.

04In Hot Pursuit1996032620040924 (BBC7)
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Francis Urquhart will stop at nothing to gain power.

Not even framing the Prime Minister's brother.

Francis uses the Prime Minister's brother as the lynchpin to his plans.

Mattie starts to get suspicious.

Stars Daniel Massey.

05The Path To Danger1996040220040927 (BBC7)
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Francis Urquhart will stop at nothing to gain power.

But will others get in the way? Can Roger be trusted?

An unpopular media merger seems to put Francis' plans at risk.

Roger is once more forced to co-operate.

Stars Daniel Massey.

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Roger stands up for himself and pays the price, but his misfortune gives Mattie her lead.

Roger finally stands up for himself, but pays the price.

His misfortune, however, gives Mattie her lead.

Stars Daniel Massey.

Francis Urquhart will stop at nothing to become Prime Minister.

Mattie will stop at nothing to expose him.

Who will succeed?