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Brigadier would "love" 'Who' comeback

Brigadier would "love" 'Who' comeback

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Former Doctor Who actor Nicholas Courtney would "love" to resurrect his iconic character Brigadier Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart for an appearance in the revived series.

The current story 'The Sontaran Stratagem' prominently features UNIT - a fictional military organisation that the Brigadier presided over in many classic adventures between 1968 and 1989 alongside five incarnations of the Time Lord.

78-year-old Courtney told Radio Times: "If the script were right, I'd love to do one story. It'd be great fun. And they've brought back Sarah [Jane Smith] - of course, Lis Sladen is still very pretty."

However, the veteran actor is not optimistic that Lethbridge-Stewart will ever be seen again, despite his popularity among fans. "I don't know Russell T. [Davies] at all. Never met him," Courtney said. "Put it this way: he probably would have approached me by now if it were on the cards."

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