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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 Khalil
As Latoni
Barbara Murray
As Lady Cranleigh
Brian Hawksley
As Brewster
Gareth Milne
As The Unknown
Michael Cochrane
As Lord Cranleigh
Moray Watson
As Sir Robert Muir
Timothy Block
As Tanner
Main Cast
Peter Davison
As The Fifth Doctor
Janet Fielding
As Tegan Jovanka
Sarah 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".

Warning: Doctor Who season 19 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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