Machiavellian monster Francis Urquhart returns in the second part of the House of Cards trilogy. Now the Prime Minister, albeit with a slender majority, Urquhart finds he has an unlikely adversary - the King. When the Monarch begins to publicly question the government's social policy, Urquhart deploys every ounce of cunning he possesses as he fights to defend his position. Is no move too ruthless for the conspirator extraordinaire? Political drama starring Ian Richardson, adapted from Michael Dobbs' novel by Andrew Davies.