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A ripping performance and a whodunnit in which we know whodunnit

The TARDIS seems to have developed a compulsion for Earth, more specifically, England, so we find ourselves there again, this time in 1925. Shortly after materialising at a train station, Doc is mistaken for another Doc and the whole crew get chauffeured off to a rather fancy estate, old boy, for a bit of cricket and light cosplay. Mistaken identities must run in pairs, because it turns out Nyssa has a doppelganger amongst the Worcestershire Talbots, and she just so happens to be engaged to the same chap that Doc is coming to meet.

Everyone in the generic country estate is in good spirits, and happily enjoys a bit of cricket and an outdoor costume party in the marvelousness that is the British summer. But it wouldn’t be a decent Doctor Who serial — and we’re not saying that this is one — without a bit of intrigue. As luck would have it, though, the homicidal Quasimodo stowed away in the tower is about to bludgeon his Brazilian guard chum and wreak havoc on the proceedings.

(Fret not, listener minis will be added asap.)

Here's what we think of C121 Black Orchid

We rate Doctor Who stories on a scale from 0.0 to 5.0. For context, very few are excellent enough to merit a 5.0 in our minds, and we'd take a 0.0 Doctor Who story over a lot of other, non-Whovian stuff out there.

Leon | @ponken

2.4

Jim | @jimmythewho

0.8

Here's what we think of C121 Black Orchid

We rate Doctor Who stories on a scale from 0.0 to 5.0. For context, very few are excellent enough to merit a 5.0 in our minds, and we'd take a 0.0 Doctor Who story over a lot of other, non-Whovian stuff out there.

Leon | @ponken

2.4

Jim | @jimmythewho

0.8

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