House of Cards
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…
- 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.