Black Orchid
 

No. 68 of 172 in the BBC classic series DVDs/Blu-rays series
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Starring: Sarah Sutton, Peter Davison, Matthew Waterhouse & Janet Fielding
By:Terence Dudley
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Germany Germany (limited Blu-ray) | Germany Germany (DVD) | Germany Germany (Blu-ray)

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  April 2008
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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England, 1925. The TARDIS materialises on a quiet railway platform where the Doctor, Tegan, Adric and Nyssa soon discover they are expected at an afternoon cricket match. And when the time travellers are invited to stay at Cranleigh Hall for a fancy dress ball, it isn't long before they uncover a terrible family secret. Who is murdering the servants and why? A rare flower may hold the answer...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary by Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) and Matthew Waterhouse (Adric)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Now and Then A look at the locations used in the making of the story
  • Stripped for Action — The Fifth Doctor — A look at the Fifth Doctor's comic strip adventures
  • Blue Peter A visit to the theatrical costumiers responsible for the period costumes used in Black Orchid
  • Points of View Barry Took airs disgruntled viewers' letters about the rescheduling of Doctor Who
  • Film Restoration Before and after examples of techniques used during the restoration of the location film elements of this story
  • Easter Egg
  • Radio Times Billings Listings from Radio Times (PDF DVD-ROM)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 1st - 2nd March 1982

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
Released:  June 2008
Publisher:  BBC Video
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  August 2008
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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England, 1925. The TARDIS materializes on a quiet railway platform where the Doctor, Tegan, Adric and Nyssa soon discover they are expected at an afternoon cricket match. And when the time travelers are invited to stay at Cranleigh Hall for a fancy dress ball, it isn't long before they uncover a terrible family secret. Who is murdering the servants and why? A rare flower may hold the answer.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio commentary by Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) and Matthew Waterhouse (Adric)
  • Deleted Scenes (7 mins)
  • Now and Then A look at the locations used in the story (9 mins)
  • Stripped for Action — The Fifth Doctor A look at the Fifth Doctor's comic strip adventures (16 mins)
  • Blue Peter — A visit to the costumers responsible for the period costumes used in "Black Orchid" (8 mins)
  • Points of View Barry Took airs disgruntled viewers' letters about the rescheduling of Doctor Who (2 mins)
  • Film Restoration Before and after examples of techniques used during the restoration of the location film elements (2 mins)
  • Easter Egg (1 mins)
  • DVD-ROM feature Radio Times Billings
  • Photo Gallery (4 mins)
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted March 1 - 2, 1982

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Edition: Germany Germany (limited Blu-ray)
Title:  Die Schwarze Orchidee
Released:  19 July 2019
Publisher:  Pandastorm
Format: 1 x Blu-ray, 2 x DVD
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Note:  Limited edition "mediabook", including both Blu-ray and DVD versions of the story.

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Edition: Germany Germany (DVD)
Title:  Die Schwarze Orchidee
Released:  30 August 2019
Publisher:  Polyband
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Edition: Germany Germany (Blu-ray)
Title:  Die Schwarze Orchidee
Released:  30 August 2019
Publisher:  Polyband
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