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{{Infobox Story
 
{{Infobox Story
 
|image = HouseOfCards.jpg
 
|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|Polly]], [[Jamie McCrimmon|Jamie]], [[Ben Jackson|Ben]]
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|companions = [[Polly Wright|Polly]], [[Jamie McCrimmon|Jamie]], [[Ben Jackson|Ben]]
 
|enemy = [[Sidewinder Syndicate]], [[Fortune (House of Cards)|Fortune]]
 
|enemy = [[Sidewinder Syndicate]], [[Fortune (House of Cards)|Fortune]]
 
|setting = [[Casino (House of Cards)|Casino]]
 
|setting = [[Casino (House of Cards)|Casino]]
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|read by = [[Anneke Wills]], [[Frazer Hines]]
 
|read by = [[Anneke Wills]], [[Frazer Hines]]
 
|music = [[Daniel Brett]]
 
|music = [[Daniel Brett]]
|sound = [[Matthew Cochrane]]
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|sound = [[Thea Cochrane]]
 
|cover = [[Mark Plastow]]
 
|cover = [[Mark Plastow]]
 
|publisher = Big Finish Productions
 
|publisher = Big Finish Productions
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|prev = The Flames of Cadiz (audio story)
 
|prev = The Flames of Cadiz (audio story)
 
|next = The Scorchies (audio story)
 
|next = The Scorchies (audio story)
}}'''''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]].
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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 ==
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* This audio drama was recorded at [[The Moat Studios]].
 
 
* This story marks the first appearance of the [[Sidewinder Syndicate]] in an audio drama.
 
* This story marks the first appearance of the [[Sidewinder Syndicate]] in an audio drama.
* This story was recorded on [[14 September (production)|14 September]] 2012.
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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 mentions that he has fought "[[Cyberman (Mondas)|metal beasties]]" before. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Moonbase (TV story)|The Moonbase]]'')
 
* Jamie mentions that he has fought "[[Cyberman (Mondas)|metal beasties]]" before. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Moonbase (TV story)|The Moonbase]]'')
 
* Polly tells Hope that she has learned her lesson about attempting to change history. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Resistance (audio story)|Resistance]]'')
 
* Polly tells Hope that she has learned her lesson about attempting to change history. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Resistance (audio story)|Resistance]]'')
* 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]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Marco Polo (TV story)|Marco Polo]]'')
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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]]'')
 
* 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]]'').
 
* 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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[[Category:Series 7 (CC) audio stories]]
 
[[Category:Second Doctor audio stories|House of Cards (audio story)]]
 
[[Category:Second Doctor audio stories|House of Cards (audio story)]]
 
[[Category:2013 audio stories|House of Cards (audio story)]]
 
[[Category:2013 audio stories|House of Cards (audio story)]]
[[Category:Companion Chronicles|House of Cards (audio story)]]
 
 
[[Category:Audio stories that use Delia Derbyshire's 1st theme]]
 
[[Category:Audio stories that use Delia Derbyshire's 1st theme]]
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[[Category:Audio stories that use Delia Derbyshire's 2nd theme]]

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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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