House of Cards Saturday, 8.30pm, Showcase
This has to be one of the best, if not the best, series around at the moment. Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood is positively evil in his pursuit of the top job at the White House. He lets nothing stand in his way. Lying, cheating, a murder or two, it all comes naturally to this conniving VP. His super cool wife, Claire (Robin Wright), isn’t much better. She sees grabbing every opportunity and twisting it to their advantage as all part of the game. Here in chapter 19, Francis and his achilles heel Raymond Tusk, the billionaire businessman and president’s pal, end their colourful alliance.