Capaldi wants classic ‘Doctor Who’ companion back: ‘Susan’s story wasn’t finished’

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed that he wants the Doctor’s granddaughter to return.

Carole Ann Ford played original companion Susan Foreman from the show’s first episode in November 1963 until 1964’s ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’. She later returned in 1983’s ‘The Five Doctors’ and 1993 charity special ‘Dimensions in Time’.

While taking part in a panel at Fan Expo Dallas earlier this month, Capaldi was asked which past companion he’d like to bring back.

He answered: “Susan. Her story wasn’t finished.”

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Carole Ann Ford revealed last year that she met Peter Capaldi in Cardiff during the filming of 2014’s Christmas special, ‘Last Christmas’, and he was “running around the TARDIS saying, ‘She’s got to come back! She’s got to come back!’”

Asked if she’d be interested in returning, Ford confirmed: “Yeah, of course! Are you kidding?”

Susan was last seen in the opening moments of ‘The Name of the Doctor’ in 2013, played by a body double.

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Season 10 will officially begin filming in July, with Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as new companion, Bill. This year’s Christmas special begins filming later this month.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

Would you like to see Susan in Doctor Who again? Let us know below…

  • KK

    Hell to the yes!

  • Rusty Fender

    Bring back Susan!

  • Melanie West

    Of course! Susan has lived an entire LIFE, full and rich, and her Grandfather deserves to know all those details of her life that he’s missed out on; career, adventures, husband, children, grandchildren……Just make it a good story arch!

  • Rob Lea

    Bring back Susan of course, but don’t you think she would have regenerated by now??

    • Henry Norcross II

      Unless she’s only Gallifreyan and not a Time -Lord/Lady. It’s never been made clear if it’s an interchangeable term. The Doctor may have been using poetic license referring to Time-Tots.

      • Rob Lea

        This is true, I forgotten about that!

  • Cheryl Croman

    i would love to see Susan return to Doctor Who. The last time we saw her was when The Doctor left her on earth saying ‘I’ll be back one day ‘ that day is well over due. What happened to Susan did she marry and have children of her own? As Peter remarked ‘her story is far from over’.