The BEST episodes of To Play the King

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

Ian Richardson returns as conspirator extraordinaire, Francis Urquhart. Urquhart is pitched into Government with a fantastically slim majority and a hatred of his King who is far too liberal. But the King fights back and dirty...

Last Updated: 7/31/2023Network: BBCStatus: Ended
206 votes

#1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/21/1993

Although he has been installed as Prime Minister, Urquhart's past crimes haunt him, and he faces criticism from an unexpected source the electorate who agrees with the newly appointed liberal King.

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182 votes

#2 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/12/1993

Urquhart makes a bold move that could change history.

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197 votes

#3 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/28/1993

For appearances sake, Urquhart pretends to take a more temperate stance towards the King's attack on his policies.

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184 votes

#4 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/5/1993

Urquhart accuses the King of trying to organize a bloodless coup against the Government.

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