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See broadcasts for WTTW 11 ChicagoBlack Orchid: Movie Format
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Last updated 11 January 2017
Black Orchid: Movie Format
Broadcast: Sunday 22nd May 1983
11:00pm-11:47pm CDT (04:00 GMT) < > « » Premiere < > « »
WTTW 11 Chicago
Featuring: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse, Michael Cochrane, Gareth Milner, Barbara Murray, Sarah Sutton, Moray Watson

A murder is committed in Cranleigh Hall. The Cranleighs ask the Doctor to play cricket and then join them for a masked ball, enabling the killer to hide in plain sight.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide

Broadcast notes:

Intro: Flappers, a costume ball, and a killer on the loose! They add up to the first completely historical, non-sci-fi adventure in fifteen years. Monstrous, you say? Monsterless, I say-- but veeeery interesting! As we shall observe, in the unfolding of.. the "Black Orchid", here on WTTW, Channel 11, in Chicago.

Outro: Who or what has ruthlessly slaughtered a group of 25th century paleontologists in an underground cave? Lt. Scott and the security force trooper set out to find the answer, but this is a job for The Doctor. The tale will be told next Sunday night at 11. Be prepared for "Earthshock." [source: ChicagoEpguides]

Broadcast Source: BroaDWcast