Doctor Who Black Orchid TV Story

The TARDIS arrives on Earth in 1925 where, due to a case of mistaken identity, the Doctor ends up playing in a local cricket match. The travellers then accept an invitation to a masked fancy dress ball, but events take on a more sinister tone as a number of murders are perpetrated at the country home of their host Lord Cranleigh.

Story Order

  • Story 120 from Doctor Who
  • Story 5 of 7 from Season 19


1st March 1982
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Black Orchid - Part One

The Cranleighs ask the Doctor to play cricket and then join them for a masked ball.

2nd March 1982
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Black Orchid - Part Two

The Doctor stands accused, despite Lady Cranleigh knowing he is innocent.


  • The DoctorFifth DoctorPeter Davison
  • NyssaNyssaSarah Sutton
  • TeganTegan JovankaJanet Fielding
  • AdricAdricMatthew Waterhouse


  • The DoctorPeter Davison
  • NyssaSarah Sutton
  • AnnSarah Sutton
  • TeganJanet Fielding
  • AdricMatthew Waterhouse
  • Lady CranleighBarbara Murray
  • Sir Robert MuirMoray Watson
  • Lord CranleighMichael Cochrane
  • BrewsterBrian Hawksley
  • TannerTimothy Block
  • LatoniAhmed Khalil
  • Sergeant MarkhamIvor Salter
  • Constable CummingsAndrew Tourell
  • George CranleighGareth Milner