Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Death Count - The Deadly Assassin

Hello readers! In this edition of the Death Count series, I will be counting up the deaths in the Fourth Doctor story The Deadly Assassin.

About this Story

TitleThe Deadly Assassin
No. of Episodes4
Season No.
Serial No.
Season 14
Serial 3
Broadcast Dates30th Oct -
20th Nov 1976
Run-Time94' 52"
DoctorFourth Doctor
The assassin targets the President


After leaving Sarah Jane on Earth, the Doctor returns to Gallifrey. On his way, the Doctor has a disturbing premonition about the assassination of the Time Lord President. When he arrives, he is too late to stop it, and finds himself accused of the assassination, having been framed by his oldest enemy. Can the Doctor escape the Matrix and prove his innocence?

The Death Count

Episode One

CharacterTime of DeathDescription
Guard6' 00"Shot by hooded figure
Camera Operator16' 03"Killed by hooded figure, later shown to have been shrunk
President20' 20"Shot, seemingly by the Doctor, later proved to have been Chancellor Goth
The Doctor infiltrates the Panopticon

Note: President's death seen several times beforehand through premonitions seen by the Doctor

Death Toll:


Death Rating:

14.10 (Mint)

Episode Two

CharacterTime of DeathDescription
Commentator Runcible17' 08"Stabbed in the back, killer unknown
The Doctor is menaced by the assassin in the Matrix

Death Toll:


Death Rating:

4.03 (White)

Episode Three

CharacterTime of DeathDescription
Solis20' 08"Shot by Spandrell
The Doctor evades the assassin

Death Toll:


Death Rating:

4.10 (White)

Episode Four

CharacterTime of DeathDescription
Chancellor Goth5' 29"Died from injuries sustained when the Master destroyed Matrix circuitry
Hilred13' 29"Shrunk by the Master
The Master's plot is revealed

Note: "Countless lives" are lost when the Master uses the power of the Eye of Harmony

Death Toll:


Death Rating:

8.20 (White)


Death Toll:


Death Rating:

8.43 (White)

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