Frances Amey would be up for rebooting CBBC's 'The Demon Headmaster'.

Frances Amey in The Demon Headmaster

Frances Amey in The Demon Headmaster

The 32-year-old actress, who played Dinah Glass, the leader of SPLAT (The Society for the Protection of our Lives Against Them) group, in the CBBC adaptation of Gillian Cross's books, would jump at the chance to bring the popular children's show back to screens 20 years after the last series.

Speaking to SciFiNow magazine, she said: "I can't believe it. Let's make it!"

However, Terrence Hardiman, 81, who played the wicked titular headteacher, says they'd have to cast someone else in the role as he feels "too old" now.

He said: "I'm now too old to play it, I think... but one never says never! As Sean Connery once said, didn't he? Never say never!

"But I cannot see any possibility of it happening, and if they wanted to redo it, reboot it, I'm sure they would get another actor."

Frances says despite Terrance's alter-ego's deadly stare, all of the kids in the film looked up to him as a "father figure".

She said: "It was very interesting how friendly he is and how terrifying he is.

"To know both of those two Terrys was really cool, because he was really quite frightening when you were actually acting with him, but he's the greatest, loveliest guy.

"We knew him as the friendliest, father-figure kind of guy."

The show ran for three series from 1996 to 1998, and the complete series of 'The Demon Headmaster' is now available to buy on DVD from Simply Media.