Black Orchid DVD

Black Orchid DVDBlack Orchid DVD


Number of DVDs: 1
DVD Number: BBCDVD2432
Certification: PG
Duration: 50 minutes
Release Date: 14 Apr. 2008


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…

Episode entry

Special Features


Commentary by Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric).

Now and Then

A look at the locations used in the making of Black Orchid, comparing how they were then with how they look today. Narrator: Ian T. Williams. Producer: Richard Bignell. (9’04” | 4:3 | 2008)

Deleted Scenes

Deleted and extended scenes from this two-part adventure. (7’05” | 4:3 | 1982)

Stripped for Action: The Fifth Doctor

A look at the Fifth Doctor’s comic strip adventures. Featuring interviews with artist Dave Gibbons, and former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan McKenzie, Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. Producers: Richard Adamson, Anthony Caulfield, Rohan Latchman. Director: Marcus Hearn. (16’10” | 16:9 | 2008)

Blue Peter

A visit to the theatrical costumiers responsible for the period costumes used in Black Orchid with presenters Sarah Greene and Simon Groom. (8’39” | 4:3 | TBC)

Points of View

Barry Took airs disgruntled viewers’ letters about the rescheduling of Doctor Who to weekdays. (2’27” | 4:3 | 1982)

Film Restoration

Before and after examples of techniques used during the restoration of the location film elements of this story. (2’42” | 4:3 | 1982/2008)

Radio Times Listings

Episode listings for Black Orchid from the BBC listings magazine.

Production Subtitles

Text commentary by Karen Davies providing cast details, script development and other information related to the production of this story.

Photo Gallery

A selection of rare and previously unpublished photos. (4’41” | 4:3 | 2008)

Coming Soon

A preview of The Trial of a Time Lord. The trailer for this story is available on (TBC). (1’17” | 4:3 | 2008)

Easter Egg

Continuity Announcements. Go to the ‘Special Features’ menu. Click on the hidden Doctor Who logo to the left of the ‘Points of View’. (0’51” | 4:3 | 1982)

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