House of Cards

House of Cards
House of Cards

Regular Cast

Anneke Wills (Polly Wright), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)


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…


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  • House of Cards was the sixty-fourth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range.
  • The Doctor has brought Ben, Polly and Jamie to the casino for a holiday.
  • Polly notes that The Doctor grabs his lapels in the same manner as his first incarnation used to do.
  • 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.
  • Polly has never gambled.
  • The Doctor tells Polly that he keeps the pockets of his coat finely balanced.
  • Jamie tells Ben that the last time that The Doctor gambled, he lost the TARDIS to Kublai Khan, the Emperor of China, in a game of backgammon. (Marco Polo)
  • 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 was recorded on 14 September 2012.

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