Madge Arwell

A good man once described Madge Arwell as Mother Christmas, but she is much more than that... Life-saving wife, friend to the Doctor in his hour of need and something of a Super-Mum, this kind-hearted heroine is a woman for all seasons.

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Also known as: Mother Christmas
Home Planet: Earth
Random ‘Yes!’ Moment: Piloting the Androzani Harvester through the forest.
Fact! Madge was a terrible driver but blamed bumps on inanimate objects!
First Appearance: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Most Recent Appearance: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

At first glance it's easy to underestimate Madge who seems like an ordinary mother, doting on her husband, Reg, and her two children, Lily and Cyril. She has a habit of taking in 'waifs and strays' and can even come across as slightly dotty.

I’ve found a spaceman in a field…Madge

But when her family is threatened, Madge Arwell reveals a steely determination, pulling a gun on the Harvest Rangers, taking control of their futuristic tripod, braving acid rain and piloting through the time-space vortex with a forest in her head. All that, and when it comes to locks, she's very good with a pin...

Madge Arwell

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