The Contingency Club
Peter Davison(Fifth Doctor), Matthew Waterhouse(Adric), Sarah Sutton(Nyssa), Janet Fielding(Tegan), Clive Merrison(George Augustus), Philip Jackson(Mr Peabody), Lorelei King(The Red Queen), Tim Bentinck(Wakefield/ Cabby/ Stonegood), Alison Thea-Skot(Marjorie Stonegood/ Computer), Olly McCauley(Edward/ The Knave)
London, 1864 — where any gentleman befitting the title ‘gentleman’ belongs to a gentlemen’s club: The Reform, The Athenaeum, The Carlton, The Garrick… and, of course, The Contingency. Newly established in St James’, The Contingency has quickly become the most exclusive enclave in town. A refuge for men of politics, men of science, men of letters. A place to escape. A place to think. A place to be free.
The first rule of the Contingency is to behave like a gentleman. The second is to pay no heed to its oddly identical servants. Or to the horror in its cellars. Or to the existence of the secret gallery on its upper floor… Rules that The Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan are all about to break.
Written By:Phil Mulryne
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards
- The Contingency Club was the two hundred and twenty-second story in Big Finish’s monthly range. It was written Phil Mulryne and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Janet Fielding as Tegan Jovanka.
- Tegan refers to Adric’s home planet Alzarius. (Full Circle)
- The Doctor is still attempting to return Tegan to Heathrow Airport in 1981. (Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation; Psychdrome, Iterations of I, The Star Men, Smoke and Mirrors)
- Tegan refers to the bubonic plague outbreak in England in 1666. (The Visitation)
- Nyssa refers to Traken. (The Keeper of Traken)
- The Doctor once again expresses a fondness for trains. (Black Orchid)
- The Red Queen comments that The Doctor plays the fool but is extremely intelligent. Sharaz Jek later made a similar observation. (The Caves of Androzani)
- The Doctor says that he”must dash”. (Time-Flight, The Five Doctors)
- The Red Queen says”You were expecting someone else?” (The Caves of Androzani)
- The Doctor refers to perception filters. (Everything Changes)
- The Doctor says he had sonic screwdriver” until very recently”. (The Visitation)