Based on the novels by Michael Dobbs, this terrific "Masterpiece Theatre" trilogy centers on duplicitous British cabinet official Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) who uses his power and smarts to manipulate the government to his needs. Three-disc set includes "House of Cards" (1991), "To Play the King" (1994), and "The Final Cut" (1995). With Michael Kitchen, Susannah Harker, Kitty Aldridge. 10 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; interviews.