PodKast with a Tribute

The late, great Philip Madoc is the core of our Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) this week, as we discuss his appearances in The Krotons, The War Games, The Brain of Morbius and The Power of Kroll.

Probably best known as the War Lord or Mehendri Solon, Madoc also appeared in the second Dalek movie, Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 AD in 1966.

Sadly Madoc, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales passed away at the weekend following a short illness, aged 77. Born in 1934 he had a career stretching over 50 years and was one of the most compelling British character actors of his generation. There is barely a famous TV show from the 1960s and 1970s that he didn’t appear in.

You can find out more thanks to BBC News; our typed obituary will appear later on but in the meantime you can find more information about his long and varied career at:


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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