Commentary by Tom Baker (the Doctor), Bernard Horsfall, Philip Hinchcliffe (producer).
The Matrix Revisited Edit
Cast, crew and critics look back at the making of The Deadly Assassin. With actors Tom Baker and Bernard Horsfall, producer Philip Hinchcliffe, director David Maloney, designer Roger Murray-Leach, founding president of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society Jan Vincent-Rudzki, and the founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association Mary Whitehouse. Narrated by Sarah Griffiths. Produced by Paul Vanezis.
The Gallifreyan Candidate Edit
This documentary looks at Richard Condon's novel The Manchurian Candidate, adapted in 1962 into a film thriller starring Frank Sinatra, which is often cited as being a major influence on the plot of The Deadly Assassin. With Newcastle University's Stacy Gillis and Oxford University's Andrew Shail. Produced by Dene Films
The Frighten Factor Edit
What exactly is Doctor Who's 'Frighten Factor'? A diverse panel of experts try to answer the question. With producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, education psychologist Lucy Lewis, church minister Peter Cavanna, Doctor Who Magazine's editor Tom Spilsbury and assistant editor Peter Ware, Doctor Who Adventures magazine editor Moray Laing and head writer Annabel Gibson, writer John Dorney, television archivist Jim Sangster and Doctor Who expert Alex Lydiate. Narrated by Simon Ockendon. Produced by Brendan Sheppard.
Radio Times Billings Edit
Illustrations, articles and listings for this story from the BBC magazine Radio Times in PDF format.
Production Subtitles Edit
Text commentary by Niall Boyce providing cast details, script development and other information related to the production of this story.
Photo Gallery Edit
A selection of rare and previously unpublished photographs from the recording of this story.
Coming Soon Edit
Easter Egg Edit
Continuity Announcements. Go to the 'Special Features' menu. Click on the hidden Doctor Who logo to the left of the 'Photo Gallery'.
Additional Special FeaturesEdit
Roger Murray-Leach Interview Edit
The designer of The Ark in Space, Roger Murray-Leach, looks back on his contribution to this and other stories (The Sontaran Experiment, Planet of Evil, 'The Deadly Assassin', The Talons of Weng-Chiang) in this specially recorded interview. Interviewer: Peter Finklestone; Videotape Editor: Adam Trotman; Producer: Paul Vanezis. Available on The Ark in Space. (10'29" | 4:3 | 2002)