Peter Capaldi really, really wants this classic Doctor Who companion to come back

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Jun 5, 2015, 8:16 AM EDT (Updated)

If there's one companion Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi would love to step into the TARDIS again on Doctor Who, it's the beloved Time Lord's granddaughter herself, Susan Foreman.

That's what the actress who played the character, Carole Ann Ford, revealed in a recent interview with Doctor Who Magazine (that would be issue #487). The woman who played Susan from the very first episode of the BBC series, "An Unearthly Child," back in November of 1963, until "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" in 1964, said:

"…they invited us to the studios in Cardiff [during the filming of 'Last Christmas']. It was great. It was lovely to meet Peter [Capaldi]. A lovely man.

"…I had seen some of the performances he'd done as Doctor Who and I didn't like the way they wrote him at the beginning. I thought, 'What's going on here? Give him a chance!' They portrayed him as someone who was so prickly.

"…he started saying, 'Oh, you should come back!' I said, 'Yeah, I'd love to come back!' He was running around the TARDIS saying, 'She's got to come back! She's got to come back!'"

Good man. Peter Capaldi might just be the biggest Doctor Who fan out there. Carole Ann Ford's character was seen again in the 1983 20th-anniversary special, "The Five Doctors," and in the 1993 charity special "Dimensions in Time." The First Doctor's (William Hartnell) original companion was last seen in the first few moments of "The Name of the Doctor" in 2013, but was sadly played by a body double. When she was asked if she would be keen to return to the BBC sci-fi series, Ford replied: "Yeah, of course! Are you kidding?"

What do you think? Would you love to see Carole Ann Ford return as the Doctor's granddaughter Susan Foreman in a future episode of Doctor Who?

(via Cult Box)

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