BBC's House of Cards Returns to KCET

WHO:             Back by

popular demand...and because most TV fans have likely watched the complete second

season of Netflix's adaptation,
 BBC's iconic political thriller, House of Cards returns to KCET after

airing for the first time on public television in 20 years last month.


WHAT:           The

original drama, set in Great Britain, starring prolific stage and screen actor

Ian Richardson, explores the complex and maniacal political landscape of the

country following Margaret Thatcher's tenure. 


Adapted by Andrew Davies from Michael

Dobbs' novel, House of Cards debuted on the BBC in 1990 to

popular acclaim.  The series, which consists of four, 60-minute episodes,

follows protagonist Francis

Urquhart (Ian Richardson), who is the chief whip of the Conservative

party.  When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and

after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced

majority, he fully expects the new Prime Minister, Henry Collingridge (David

Lyon), to give him his just reward: a senior Cabinet post.  When he's

informed that he is to stay in his current position, he devises a plot to

unseat Collingridge and ensure his own election as party leader and Prime

Minister with encouragement from

his wife, Elizabeth (Diane



The series

is the basis for the critically acclaimed Netflix U.S. adaptation that has

three Emmy® awards.



WHEN:          Monday nights, beginning March 3 - March 24, 2014

9 p.m.


CONTACT:   Ayn Allen or Angelica Alumia


/ aalumia@kcet.org








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