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Summoned by a vision from The Matrix, he is drawn into web of political intrigue and assassination. Nothing is quite what it seems, and in the shadows lurks his oldest and deadliest enemy...
Special Features: • Commentary by Tom Baker [The Doctor], Bernard Horsfall [Goth] and Philip Hinchcliffe [Producer] • The Matrix Revisited Cast, crew and critics look back at the making of this story, featuring director David Maloney, designer Roger Murray-Leach and the founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, Mary Whitehouse • The Gallifreyan Candidate A look at Richard Condon’s novel The Manchurian Candidate, a major influence on the plot of The Deadly Assassin • The Frighten Factor What exactly is Doctor Who’s ‘Frighten Factor’? A diverse panel of experts try to answer the question • Radio Times Billings Listings for this story presented in a PDF file [DVD-ROM – PC/Mac] • Photo Gallery • Coming Soon Trailer • Production Information Subtitles • Easter Egg • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 30th October – 20th November 1976
The one famously criticised by Mary Whitehouse and in my view one of the last of the 'high watermarks' of the 'classic series', once you get passed the ropey start. Read morePublished 3 months ago by tmh
Alas, the horror channel's recent showing seems to have been taken from the cut BBC print, so at the end of Part Three you only see Goth looking down at the stricken Doctor; great... Read morePublished 4 months ago by simoneg1969
Not as good as I remember a bit slow for a Tom Baker Story but still enjoyable for the wonderful acting by Tom BakerPublished 8 months ago by Dawn Harvey
Tom Baker on fine, eccentric form, and unusually without a companion!
Wonderful treasure trove of Time Lord & Gallifreyan lore, and with one of the finest villain driven... Read more
Doctor Who meets the Manchurian Candidate in a fast paced tale of corruption in high office and revenge. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Craig
I loved this story, even if it did go on a bit. Tom Baker at his best. My only gripe is the title: The Deadly Assassin! Read morePublished 10 months ago by S Student
Apparently, the purpose of this story was to prove that a companion was necessary for the Doctor. This plan somewhat backfired, seeing as not only is the lack of a companion... Read morePublished 12 months ago by LilacLooker