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See broadcasts for UKTV GoldThe Deadly Assassin: Omnibus
(incorporating: Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four)

Last updated 02 January 2017
The Deadly Assassin: Omnibus
Broadcast: Sunday 4th April 2004
7:00am-9:00am BST (06:00 GMT) « »
UKTV Gold (adverts during broadcast)
Featuring: Tom Baker, Bernard Horsfall, Peter Pratt, George Pravda

The Doctor answers a summons to return home to Gallifrey and races to prevent a tragedy as the outgoing Time Lord president prepares to announce his successor.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWiDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Wednesday 31st March 2004:
Saturday 7-9AM BST The Hand Of Fear movie
Series 14, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. Sarah is possessed by a crystalline hand that seeks to rebuild its body. The Doctor must stop the hand from wreaking havoc. The Nuclear Power station in this story (Nunton) was originally going to be called Nuton, the fictitious power station that felt the claws of Axos several years earlier.
Sunday 7-9AM BST The Deadly Assassin movie
Series 14, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. A distress call lures the Doctor back to Gallifrey, where the Time Lords are preparing to see one President retire and a new one be named. A dark force is out to kill the President, blame the Doctor, and bring Gallifrey into chaos.

Due to Easter Weekend and a marathon of Carry On movies, Doctor Who will not be seen on UKTV Gold or UKTV Gold + 1 on 10 and 11 April. Doctor Who will return April 17. Alas, UKTV Gold is skipping The Face of Evil, the story that introduces Louise Jameson as Leela. To the best of my knowledge, The Face of Evil features neither Daleks nor a script by Terry Nation, so this story's omission cannot be connected to that issue.

UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8-10AM BST The Hand Of Fear movie
Sunday 8-10AM BST The Deadly Assassin movie