Tom Watson (21 March 1920 – 18 August 2001) was a Scottish-born stage, television and film actor.
During his long career Watson appeared in numerous television series, including Dixon of Dock Green, Dr Finlay's Casebook, Taggart,Prime Suspect, Hamish Macbeth, Heartbeat (UK TV series), 2,000 Acres of Sky, Inspector Rebus and Peak Practice. In Your Cheatin' Heart by John Byrne (Scottish playwright) he played six different parts
Following his return to Scotland in 1970 Watson worked regularly for the BBC and Granada Television, including appearances as Mobilis in Cedric Messina's production of The Physicist and the Miller in The Canterbury Tales for the BBC, for which he also appeared in such series and dramas as The Standard, Hunting Tower, The Camerons, The Nightmare Man and Govan Ghost Story.
From 1994 to 1996 Watson played the consultant surgeon Mr Ernest Docherty in the BBC series Cardiac Arrest (TV series). He was portrayed as the voice of reason against a management intent on alienating the nursing and clinical staff.