Peter Capaldi wants classic ‘Doctor Who’ companion to return

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Carole Ann Ford has revealed that Peter Capaldi is keen for her too reprise her role as original Doctor Who companion Susan Foreman.

The actress played the Doctor’s granddaughter 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’.

Doctor Who Susan

Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine in the new issue, Ford recalled: “…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!’”

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

Doctor Who An Unearthly Child Susan Barbara Ian

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

Issue 487 of Doctor Who Magazine is out now.

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Steven Moffat also reveals in the magazine that he still feels guilty about changing the outcome of the Time War in 2013’s 50th anniversary special.


Season 9 began filming in Cardiff in January and will air on BBC One this autumn.

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