The great Welsh character actor Philip Madoc is appearing onstage in The Holly and the Ivy at Southport Arts Centre – and as with anyone connected to Doctor Who (however remote) he’s been asked about who the next Doctor might be.
Let’s get this out of the way first – he’s a great actor, responsible for some of the greatest portrayals in Doctor Who’s long history. My favourite is the deranged Mehendri Solon in The Brain of Morbius – but of course he’s been in the show a few times.
So why not in the new series? RTD or Grand Moff – sort it out!
Back at Southport Arts Centre, Madoc – who is appearing alongside Tom Butcher (The Bill, Doctors), Zoie Kennedy (The Royal) and Corrinne Wicks (Doctors) – was asked about his appearance in one of the most famous episodes of Dad’s Army, and had this to say on the matter of Doctor Who:
“I have no idea who the next Doctor will be!” he laughed. “You’ll have to ask the Dr Who Society, they know everything. They know more than me!”