Black Orchid


(Series 19, Episodes 17-18)

Summary: Nyssa gets a double, the Doctor plays cricket and there’s an Indian in the cupboard.  An aristocratic family hide a secret in the attic as Agatha Christie meets the Phantom of the Opera.  People are very blasé about bodies in cupboards and it seems any old random policeman can get a lift in the TARDIS these days.  A word of advice – don’t get between Adric and a buffet.

Watch it because: Who doesn’t love a costume party?

Original Air Date:1-2 March 1982.

Doctor:Peter Davison.

Companions:Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) & Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding).

Writer:Terence Dudley.

Director:Ron Jones.

Producer:John Nathan-Turner.