He appeared the 1990s detective series A Mind to Kill as DCI Noel Bain and appeared in episodes of the BBC sitcoms The Good Life, Porridge and The Goodies. He also took the lead role in the BBC Wales drama The Life and Times of David Lloyd George. He also played many science fiction roles including a number of appearances in Doctor Who. He also appeared in film roles including Operation Crossbow (1965), The Quiller Memorandum (1966) and Operation Daybreak (1975).
A Welshman and a Welsh speaker, born in Merthyr Tydfil, he was married for 20 years to Hi-de-Hi favourite Ruth Madoc with whom he had a son and a daughter. They divorced in 1981.
He passed away today of natural causes aged 77 and despite this varied acting career, he will forever be fondly remembered for his impersonation of that brash and uber-confident German. This is why...
RIP Philip Madoc