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Black Orchidfor other, similarly-named pages.
Black Orchid was a book of his travels written by George Cranleigh. It was published in 1925. His mother, Madge Cranleigh, gave a copy to the Fifth Doctor as a going-away present (TV: Black Orchid), which he enjoyed and thought of as very interesting (AUDIO: Iterations of I; TV: Earthshock).
While holidaying in Ostend in 1913, the Sixth Doctor told his companion Peri Brown that his fifth incarnation "was fond of a Boy's Own adventure about an aristocrat who yomped through the Brazilian rainforests, depriving the natives of their orchids." (AUDIO: Year of the Pig)
On 14 July 1930, the BBC broadcast a television adaptation of The Man with the Flower in His Mouth by Luigi Pirandello. This was the first television drama to be produced in the United Kingdom. Provided that the broadcast was successful, the BBC considered producing an adaptation of Black Orchid. (PROSE: The Wheel of Ice)