Philip Madoc, 1934-2012

Today we lost that fine Welsh actor, Philip Madoc. Quite apart from some memorable guest appearances in Doctor Who[1], he stuck in my mind for the BBC series The Life and Times of David Lloyd George in 1981.

But he’ll probably be remembered until people stop watching TV for his role as the U-boat captain being held prisoner by Captain Mainwaring of the Home Guard in this wonderful Dad’s Army clip, and yes I have featured it before, but that was seven years ago, so now’s as good a time as any to remind you:

BBC News report

[1] Only yesterday, I was reading some Twitter discussion about which guest actors from the classic series people would like to see return, and his name came up…