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Noël Coward

Noël Coward was a 20th century English playwright, singer and songwriter.

The Fourth Doctor described Coward to his companion Leela as "a brave man who said all sorts of things that society did not want to hear." (AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni)


He was born in November 1899. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

The lounge singer Brenda Soobie gave Coward the Blithe Pinking Shears. He was deceived into aiding the sadistic Poodle Princess Margaret gain the throne on dogworld. After that mistake he shut the door on a woman with a hat full of kittens when she told him a story about political turmoil on Pussyworld. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

Coward played Aragorn in John Waters' drag adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

In 1968, he performed at the Palace Theatre live on Those Were the Days. (AUDIO: The Final Act)

In 1969, he lived in the Savoy Hotel in London. In November of that year, James Stevens covered his 70th birthday for the Daily Chronicle. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

When Paul Magrs was born on 12 November 1969, Coward appeared in Magrs' dream, along with Marlene Dietrich. (PROSE: In the Sixties)

Iris Wildthyme once held a party in Hobbe's End in 1972 which Noël Coward attended. (PROSE: From Wildthyme with Love)

Due to his status as a time traveller, he knew in advance that he would die in 1973. Upon his death, Coward's consciousness went back in time to his birth. Coward relived his life several times. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

Undated events[]

The First Doctor and Susan Foreman once met Coward. (AUDIO: The Sleeping City)

Coward was one of the individuals that Momus pulled out of time. He mingled with the guests but found the decor diabolical. (PROSE: The Lonely Computer)

Iris Wildthyme and Edwin Turner encountered Coward in Capri. (AUDIO: Dark Side)


He and Oscar Wilde were two people that Professor Whitaker wished that he could meet through the use of his Time Scoop. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion)

At Bianca's, Heinrich would sometimes do a "bad" Noël Coward impersonation. (AUDIO: The Wormery)

Captain Edwin Turner found a copy of The Diaries of Noël Coward in Pink Gables. (AUDIO: Dark Side)

Behind the scenes[]

Noël Coward was played by David Benson in the BBC sitcom Goodnight, Sweetheart and Guy Siner in an episode of You Rang, M'Lord?.

William Hartnell, who played the First Doctor, was originally cast in Coward's film In Which We Serve and was to play the character Albert Fosdike, however due to arriving late to set on his first day of shooting, Coward berated and subsequently fired him in front of cast and crew, with the part given to first assistant director Michael Anderson.[1]