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|name = House of Cards
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{{Infobox Story
|image = House of Cards cover.jpg
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|image = HouseOfCards.jpg
|series = [[The Companion Chronicles]]
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|range = The Companion Chronicles
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|series in range = Series 7 (CC)
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|series number in range = 7
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|number in series = 8
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|series = ''[[The Companion Chronicles]]''
 
|number = 7.08
 
|number = 7.08
 
|doctor = Second Doctor
 
|doctor = Second Doctor
|companions = [[Polly Wright]]<br />[[Jamie McCrimmon]]<br />[[Ben Jackson]]
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|companions = [[Polly Wright|Polly]], [[Jamie McCrimmon|Jamie]], [[Ben Jackson|Ben]]
|enemy =
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|enemy = [[Sidewinder Syndicate]], [[Fortune (House of Cards)|Fortune]]
|setting =
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|setting = [[Casino (House of Cards)|Casino]]
 
|writer = [[Steve Lyons]]
 
|writer = [[Steve Lyons]]
 
|director = [[Lisa Bowerman]]
 
|director = [[Lisa Bowerman]]
|read by = [[Anneke Wills]]<br />[[Frazer Hines]]
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|read by = [[Anneke Wills]], [[Frazer Hines]]
 
|music = [[Daniel Brett]]
 
|music = [[Daniel Brett]]
|sound = [[Matthew Cochrane]]
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|sound = [[Thea Cochrane]]
|publisher = [[Big Finish Productions]]
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|cover = [[Mark Plastow]]
|release date = [[February]] [[2013]]
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|publisher = Big Finish Productions
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|release date = [[6 February (releases)|6 February]] [[2013 (releases)|2013]]
 
|format = 1 CD, 2 Parts
 
|format = 1 CD, 2 Parts
 
|production code =
 
|production code =
 
|isbn = ISBN 978-1-78178-063-3
 
|isbn = ISBN 978-1-78178-063-3
|prev = The Flames of Cadiz (audio story)
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|prev = The Flames of Cadiz (audio story)
|next = The Scorchies (audio story)
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|next = The Scorchies (audio story)
}}'''''House of Cards''''' was the eighth release in the seventh series of ''[[The Companion Chronicles]]''.
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|producer = [[David Richardson]]}}{{audio stub}}
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'''''House of Cards''''' was the eighth story of the [[Series 7 (CC)|seventh series]] in ''[[The Companion Chronicles]]'' audio range. It was produced by [[Big Finish Productions]]. It was written by [[Steve Lyons]] and featured [[Jamie McCrimmon]] and [[Polly Wright]].
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
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.
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[[The Doctor's TARDIS|The TARDIS]] has landed in a [[Casino (House of Cards)|futuristic space casino]], where the [[Second Doctor|Doctor]], [[Ben Jackson|Ben]], [[Polly Wright|Polly]] and [[Jamie McCrimmon|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 (House of Cards)|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…
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In this place, [[time travel]]lers are to be tracked down and arrested. Yet, as events spiral out of control, time may be Polly's only ally...
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== Plot ==
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=== Part one ===
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''to be added''
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=== Part two ===
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''to be added''
   
 
== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
* [[Polly Wright]] - [[Anneke Wills]]
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* [[Polly Wright]]/[[Sidewinder Syndicate|The Sidewinders]] - [[Anneke Wills]]
 
* [[Jamie McCrimmon]] - [[Frazer Hines]]
 
* [[Jamie McCrimmon]] - [[Frazer Hines]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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=== The Doctor ===
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* Polly notes that the Doctor grabs his lapels in the same manner as his [[First Doctor|first incarnation]] used to do.
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=== Casino ===
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* The casino has [[robot]] croupiers which were made to resemble playing cards.
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* One of the games at the casino is Three Card [[Vulcan (The Power of the Daleks)|Vulcan]] Hold 'Em.
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* The casino has a [[time travel]] alarm.
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=== Individuals ===
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* After Polly explains to Jamie what a [[casino]] is, he tells her that there were gambling dens in [[London]] in his time.
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* Although he is from [[1746]], Jamie knows what a [[cowboy]] is.
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* Polly has always been afraid of [[snake]]s.
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=== Sidewinder Syndicate ===
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* The Sidewinder Syndicate's ancestors were stranded on [[Earth|Old Earth]] in [[Chicago]] during the [[1920s]] and adopted the method and mannerisms of the Chicago gangsters enthusiastically.
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* The Sidewinder Syndicate's rivals are the [[Ratler Mob]].
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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* This story marks the first appearance of the [[Sidewinder Syndicate]] in an audio drama.
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* This story was recorded on [[14 September (production)|14 September]] 2012 at [[the Moat Studios]].
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
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* Jamie refers to being attacked by a [[Selachian]] in the [[Galacti-Bank]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Selachian Gambit (audio story)|The Selachian Gambit]]'')
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* Jamie mentions that he has fought "[[Cyberman (Mondas)|metal beasties]]" before. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Moonbase (TV story)|The Moonbase]]'')
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* Polly tells Hope that she has learned her lesson about attempting to change history. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Resistance (audio story)|Resistance]]'')
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* Jamie tells Ben that the last time that the Doctor gambled, he lost the TARDIS to [[Kublai|Kublai Khan]], the [[Emperor]] of [[China]], in a game of [[backgammon]] in [[1289]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Marco Polo (TV story)|Marco Polo]]'')
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* The [[Tenth Doctor]], Jamie's descendant [[Heather McCrimmon]] and [[Wolfgang Ryter]] would later encounter the Sidewinder Syndicate in the [[United States of America|United States]] ([[COMIC]]: ''[[Snakes Alive! (comic story)|Snakes Alive!]]'') while the [[Eleventh Doctor]] and [[Amy Pond]] would encounter them in a [[Ratling]]s bank in circa [[Far future|40,412]] ([[COMIC]]: ''[[Money Troubles (comic story)|Money Troubles]]'').
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* {{Bigfinish|releases/v/house-of-cards-747|House of Cards}}
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House of Cards was the eighth story of the seventh series in The Companion Chronicles audio range. It was produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Steve Lyons and featured Jamie McCrimmon and Polly Wright.

Publisher's summary

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

Part one

to be added

Part two

to be added

Cast

References

The Doctor

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

Casino

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Notes

Continuity

External links

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