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The Gallifreyan Candidate

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The Gallifreyan Candidate

The title card.

The Gallifreyan Candidate is a BBC documentary which looks at Richard Condon's novel The Manchurian Candidate. It was included on the DVD of The Deadly Assassin and examined the novel's influences on the serial, including the political paranoia of the Cold War and fears of brainwashing.

Some notable influences of the novel concern more American elements in the serial, in particular the inclusion of a "C.I.A." and Gallifrey being governed by a President rather than a Prime Minister.

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