Limited-edition box set (limited to 8,000 copies) exclusive to UK retailer WH Smith. Contains 4 videos The War Games on 2 tapes, The Three Doctors and the Deadly Assassin on 1 tape each. All three stories are great adventures from the Classic era.
- The War Games was the seventh and concluding story of the sixth season of Doctor Who. It was the final story of the 1960s and the last produced in monochrome. It was notable for introducing the Time Lords and for being the first time that The Doctor’s home planet was seen. It was also the first story in which Derrick Sherwin was credited as producer. Discounting The Trial of a Time Lord as four narratively linked stories, it was the longest Doctor Who story to survive the purging of the BBC’s videotape archive, and currently marks the earliest point in the series where first-time viewers may begin watching Doctor Who in chronological order without encountering any missing episodes. It was also the first episode to have a large gap of time between it and the next episode.
- The Three Doctors was the groundbreaking first story of the anniversary Season 10 of Doctor Who. The serial marked several milestones for the program. Most notably, it was the first multi-Doctor story, establishing the concept of The Doctor being able to meet his past incarnations. As such, also it marked the return of William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton to the role of The Doctor. Narratively, this tenth anniversary special also ended the three year long story arc of the Third Doctor being exiled to Earth, which had begun in Season 7 in 1970. Additionally, the special saw Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Sergeant Benton enter the The Doctor’s TARDIS for the first time and discover it was bigger on the inside.
- The Deadly Assassin was the third story of Season 14 of Doctor Who. It was the only televised story in the original run of Doctor Who not to feature a companion. Tom Baker had told Philip Hinchcliffe he could hold the show on his own. With this story already in place, it was seen as a pilot for such companion-less stories. However, it was deemed that a companion was a necessary feature of the show.
This serial saw the return of The Doctor’s archnemesis, The Master, but in a heavily decayed state played by Peter Pratt. Roger Delgado had died in an automobile accident three years earlier, requiring a new actor to take his place. Afterward, The Master became subject to a change in appearance and other changes as needed when an actor replaced the role, much like The Doctor. Narratively, this serial declared a finite limit on the amount of lives and regenerations a Time Lord is entitled to