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House of Cards (audio story)

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House of Cards
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companion(s): Polly, Jamie, Ben
Main enemy: The Sidewinder Syndicate
Main setting: A Sidewinder Syndicate casino
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Steve Lyons
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Music: Daniel Brett
Sound: Matthew Cochrane
Read by: Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines
Cover by: Mark Plastow
Release details
Release number: 7.08
Release date: 6 February 2013
Format: 1 CD, 2 Parts
ISBN 978-1-78178-063-3
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House of Cards was the sixty-fourth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range. It was the eighth story of season 7. It was written by Steve Lyons and featured Jamie McCrimmon and Polly Wright.

Publisher's summary Edit

The TARDIS has landed in a futuristic space casino, where the Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie find fun, games... and monsters everywhere. There are vicious robot dogs, snake-headed gangsters from the Sidewinder Syndicate and a mysterious masked woman called Hope.

In this place, time travellers are to be tracked down and arrested. Yet, as events spiral out of control, time may be Polly's only ally...

Plot Edit

Part one Edit

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Part two Edit

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Cast Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • Polly notes that the Doctor grabs his lapels in the same manner as his first incarnation used to do.

Casino Edit

  • The casino has robot croupiers which were made to resemble playing cards.
  • One of the games at the casino is Three Card Vulcan Hold 'Em.
  • The casino has a time travel alarm.

Individuals Edit

  • After Polly explains to Jamie what a casino is, he tells her that there were gambling dens in London in his time.
  • Although he is from 1746, Jamie knows what a cowboy is.
  • Polly has always been afraid of snakes.

Sidewinder Syndicate Edit

DWA CS 169 Sidewinder

A member of the Sidewinder Syndicate. (COMIC: Money Troubles)

  • The Sidewinder Syndicate's ancestors were stranded on Old Earth in Chicago during the 1920s and adopted the method and mannerisms of the Chicago gangsters enthusiastically.
  • The Sidewinder Syndicate's rivals are the Ratler Mob.

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