Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin

Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin

Doctor Who: The Classic Series

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release: 1976-01-01
  • Rate: TV-14
  • Episodes: 4
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99


Summoned by a vision from The Matrix, the Doctor is drawn into a web of political intrigue and assassination. Nothing is quite what it seems, and in the shadow lurks his oldest and deadliest enemy... the Master!


Title Time Price
1 The Deadly Assassin, Episode 1 21:13 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
2 The Deadly Assassin, Episode 2 24:44 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
3 The Deadly Assassin, Episode 3 24:20 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
4 The Deadly Assassin, Episode 4 24:20 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes


  • One of the best

    By N hunts
    One of the best episodes I have seen. I absolutely love Peter Pryat's Master, who is incredibly creepy, and brilliantly sinister. Tom Baker provides an excellent counter to him, and does an excellent job, as always. This is one of my favorite episodes.
  • The Best

    By Whovian893783
    This is Tom Baker at his best. The pacing is fantastic, the dialogue is great, and the Master os soooo evil! Fantastic! I love Classic doctor Who; will we see more of it on iTunes?

    By JustGettingBetter
    I tunes does not have the season numbers typed in. So if you buy all of the classic series...... guess what. you can not watch them on your apple tv. I finally went in and gave all 142 episodes a series number based upon the year on release. what a pain.
  • Boring

    By Living Comfort Eagle
    Incredibly boring and outdated, from the perspective of an educated 20-something US male.
  • The Elusive Master

    By mFalco
    A most excellent story which brings the Doctor back to Galafrey, his home planet, where he is lured into an assassination plot by his arch nemesis, The Master! The close ups of the Master are truly Frightening!!!!!!!!
  • My favorite Show

    By JulieWenck1994
    This is one of my favorite stories of all the old Dr Who series. Well worth having. I'll already have the new series on DVD so I won't be wasting money to download it to my IPOD, but the old series I will since they're very hard to find
  • The Great Robert Holmes does it again

    By D0C70RWH0
    This episode is a bone of contention between certain "factions" of Who-fan, as it's really the first time we spend any real length of story-time on Gallifrey, and as such, it demystifies many aspects of TIme Lord culture that hadn't been identified before. Personally, this is another in my all-time best list of classic Who episodes. It's the only time in the series' history that the Doctor is alone in his adventures (having just parted ways with Sarah Jane at the end of the previous episode, "The Hand of Fear," and not yet having met Leela in "The Face of Evil"), and Tom Baker's performance is arguably amongst his best. Cannot recommend this one highly enough.
  • This one might be my #1!

    By dadavoodoo
    I always love Dr. Who as a kid! This one Was one I always love the most. It was thing I never saw and The Master! Gods how creepy is he in this! To top it all off this is not even on DVD! The Doctor can stand with out help in this one!
  • One of the Best!

    By Stinky-loo
    One of my favorites. It contains the first confrontation between the 4th Doctor and the Master (who would eventually kill the Doctor in Baker's final episode). Historic because it is the only original serial in which the Doctor has no companion, allowed us our first real glimpse of the Doctor's homeworld Gallifrey and it introduces the Doctor's former teacher Borusa. Would love to have "Invasion of Time", "Battlefield", and "The War Games" offered.
  • Not a bad place to start with Tom Baker or Doctor Who

    By AustinCynic
    This was roughly from the middle of Baker's 7 season run as the Doctor. It's notable for being the only Doctor Who story from the classic series in which the Doctor is solo--no companion in this story. And, it features the re-introduction of the Doctor's archenemy The Master, unseen since the death of actor Roger Delgado, the originator of the role. Definitely worth $7.95 if you haven't already seen the story. I recommend watching it as an appetizer to The Master episodes in Season 3 of the new series.