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Doctor Who: Black Orchid, Part One

The TARDIS lands in England, 1925 where a case of mistaken identity sees the Doctor, Tegan, Adric and Nyssa attending a cricket match and masked ball at stately Cranleigh Hall. A deadly figure lurks in the shadows though.

Episode Info

Episode number: 19x17
Production Number: 6A
Airdate: Monday March 01st, 1982

Director: Ron Jones (1)
Writer: Terence Dudley

Alternate Airdates:

France Mar 01, 1982
Ireland Mar 01, 1982

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Guest Stars
Ahmed KhalilAhmed Khalil
As Latoni
Barbara MurrayBarbara Murray
As Lady Cranleigh
Brian HawksleyBrian Hawksley
As Brewster
Gareth MilneGareth Milne
As The Unknown
Michael CochraneMichael Cochrane
As Lord Cranleigh
Moray WatsonMoray Watson
As Sir Robert Muir
Timothy BlockTimothy Block
As Tanner
Main Cast
Peter DavisonPeter Davison
As The Fifth Doctor
Janet FieldingJanet Fielding
As Tegan Jovanka
Sarah SuttonSarah Sutton
As Nyssa
Episode Notes
This is the first serial not to feature any science fiction elements - save the Doctor and the TARDIS - since The Highlanders in 1966. To date, it is also the last such story.

Episode Quotes
The Doctor: Why do I always let my curiosity get the better of me?

Episode Goofs
Nyssa refers to her homeworld as "the Empire of Traken." However, in The Keeper of Traken, the Doctor and several other characters call it "the Traken Union".

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