The BEST episodes of House of Saddam

Every episode of House of Saddam ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of House of Saddam!

The intimate world of Saddam Hussein and his closest inner circle is revealed in House Of Saddam. It charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant political figures in recent history. Offers a fresh perspective on the dictator, his relationships and his actions behind closed doors, by retelling events from inside the very heart of the regime. Beginning in 1979 when Saddam became president of Iraq, it follows the impact of his political ambitions on his oldest advisors, closest friends, family members – and on Saddam himself.

Last Updated: 8/13/2023Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Part 4
126 votes

#1 - Part 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/20/2008

The invasion of Iraq forces Saddam to go into hiding near the town of Tikrit, while his daughters, grandchildren and wife flee the country to safety in Syria. Uday, Qusay and eldest grandson Mustapha take refuge at a relative's house in Baghdad, but disloyalty leads to their deaths, and the net begins to close in on the former president's secluded hiding place.

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Part 3
140 votes

#2 - Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/13/2008

The drama captures the events of May 1995, when Iraq was crippled by sanctions after refusing to comply with inspections. Feeling betrayed following the appointment of Saddam's second son Uday as the dictator's successor, Hussein Kamel gave UN and CIA officials information on the whereabouts of the country's hidden weapons. This act of disloyalty led to he and his brother being murdered by their uncle.

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Part 1
205 votes

#3 - Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/30/2008

Igal Naor stars in a drama charting Saddam Hussein's turbulent rule over Iraq, tracing his dictatorship from its beginnings in a political coup within his Ba'ath party in 1979 to the conflicts of later years. In the first episode, detractors of the new regime face a harsh punishment and Saddam's dominant mother dies.

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Part 2
138 votes

#4 - Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/6/2008

In 1988, as Baghdad celebrates victory in the war with Iran, Kuwait's upsurge in oil output challenges future Iraqi prosperity. Tension grows within Saddam Hussein's household due to the increasingly erratic behaviour of his son Uday, who beats a man to death, and a frosty relationship between the dictator and his partner Sajida, that eventually leads to him taking Samira as a second wife.

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