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Doctor Who (1963)

Season 19 Episode 17

Black Orchid, Part One

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Mar 01, 1982 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Black Orchid, Part One
England, 1925. A case of mistaken identity leads to the TARDIS crew attending a cricket match and masked ball at stately Cranleigh Hall. But a strange and deadly figure lurks in the shadows…

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    Barbara Murray

    Barbara Murray

    Lady Cranleigh

    Guest Star

    Moray Watson

    Moray Watson

    Sir Robert Muir

    Guest Star

    Brian Hawksley

    Brian Hawksley


    Guest Star

    Michael Cochrane

    Michael Cochrane

    Lord Cranleigh

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Cranleigh Hall is actually the Buckhurst House. Both it and the cricket ground featured in this story are at Buckhurst park in the town of Withyham in East Sussex. The woods at the Buckhurst estate had previously been used in Castrovalva.

      • Other Mistake: When the Doctor arrives at the cricket game, a batsman hits a ball and a fielder chases after it. The umpire then calls a "wide", which is impossible if the ball was hit.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Charles: Well Doctor, how would you like to take a cocktail into your bath?
        The Doctor: Well, certainly. A cold drink!
        Adric: What on Earth do you do with a cocktail in a bath?
        Charles: Drink it, old boy.

      • Nyssa: What is this place?
        The Doctor: A railway station?
        Tegan: But when?
        The Doctor: [ checking the console ] Three o'clock, June the eleventh, ninteen hundred and twenty-five.
        Tegan: I haven't been born yet.
        The Doctor: Interesting, isn't it? And no jet lag.

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

      • Sir Robert Muir: A superb innings, worthy of the master.
        The Doctor: The Master?
        Sir Robert Muir: Well, the other doctor. W G Grace.

      • Cranleigh: What was his name again?
        The Doctor: Adric.
        Cranleigh: Scandinavian?
        The Doctor: Not quite. He's Alzarian.
        Cranleigh: I couldn't remember all those funny Baltic bits.

      • Adric: So what is a railway station?
        The Doctor: Well, a place where one embarks and disembarks from compartments on wheels drawn along these rails by a steam engine — rarely on time.
        Nyssa: What a very silly activity.
        The Doctor: You think so? As a boy, I always wanted to drive one.

    • NOTES (6)

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