Pull To Open
Pull To Open
Threat Gala (Fertilizing “Black Orchid”)

Threat Gala (Fertilizing “Black Orchid”)

The Fifth Doctor’s cricket outfit seemed a bit random at first, but Black Orchid is the story that shows it’s more than just a signature look. In an unusual twist, the Doctor isn’t the mysterious stranger seemingly come to save the day — he’s completely expected, and the thing he’s expected to do is play cricket. Of course, he does so like a boss who’s had centuries to hone his bowling skills, and then serves up an encore by solving a double murder at the estate of an aristocratic English family right out of Downton Abbey. No, this isn’t your typical Doctor Who. Thank goodness.

Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!

Follow us on:

Story Essentials:

  • Season 19, Serial 5

  • Story number: 120, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code: 6A

  • Writer: Terence Dudley

  • Producer: John Nathan-Turner

  • Aired 1 - 2 March 1982

Pull To Open: Black Orchid

  • Season 4

  • Episode 3

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Feedback loop and interlude music: Martin West/Thinking Fish

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

Pull To Open
Pull To Open
There are many Doctor Who podcasts. Only one dares review the entire show... in entirely random order!
Join journalists Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor as they summarize stories in record time, play the Whomoji game, enter the History Corner, answer the Four Questions to Doomsday, and cower in fear before the almighty Randomizer.
New episode every Saturday!