Sunday 5 March 2017

Philip Madoc - A Villain for All Seasons

Madoc as the War Lord in 'The War Games'
Today marks 5 years since the fantastic Welsh actor Philip Madoc passed away.  Through his career he amassed a respectable Wyrd Britain pedigree with appearances in The Avengers, Space 1999, UFO and Survivors.

As an actor he will probably always be most well remembered for his cameo as the U-Boat captain in Dad's Army but for us here at Wyrd Britain he will always be most fondly thought of for his appearances in Doctor Who.

As Brockley in
'Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.'
Madoc appeared on film, television and in audio opposite 5 different versions of the Doctor; with Peter Cushing in 'Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.', Patrick Troughton in 'The Krotons' and 'The War Games', Tom Baker in 'The Brain of Morbius' and 'The Power of Kroll' and for Big Finish with Sylvester McCoy in 'Master' and Colin Baker in 'Return of the Krotons'.

In 2007 the BBC filmed a short interview with Madoc talking about his 5 filmed excursions into the world(s) of the Doctor which was included as an extra on the DVD for 'The Power of Kroll' but can also be watched (for now) at the link below.

Philip Madoc - a Villain for All Seasons

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