Philip Madoc Live

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!”


Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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