Origin : Gallifrey

Companion’s reign – 1963 – 64

“I was born in another time, another world” Susan – An Unearthly Child – 1963

The only known family of the Doctor

Susan Foreman – (played by Carol Ann Ford), was the chosen Earth name of the Doctor’s 15-year-old grand-daughter and the very first companion.

Most likely, she was Gallifreyan in origin – (although this was never really covered in much detail), save that she was born sometime around the ’49th Century’. Susan’s 15 Earth years were infact much higher in Gallifreyan but she was still considered young – by Gallifreyan standards.

Her alias ‘Foreman’ was taken from ‘I.M. Foreman’s junkyard’ in An Unearthly Child – 1963, which she and the Doctor were using as a base for Tardis repairs – whilst Susan attended Coalhill school in 1960’s London.


It was here that Susan attracted the attention of Barbara & Ian – two teachers who noticed how academically gifted the mysterious Susan appeared to be, in some respects and completely naive in others.

In lessons, Susan would completely undermine the teacher by knowing the answers to complex equations. Sometimes even appearing slightly arrogant and frustrated that no one else around her could verify her answers.

doctor-and-susan-150x150Other times, she was unable to answer simple questions such as what the correct currency was. Probably due to the Timelords not needing money.

It was this and the lack of a visible parental figure, that made Ian & Barbara follow Susan home one night after school. They noticed Susan slip into the junkyard and then the Tardis. They both followed her in and met the Doctor.

Susan became particularly close to Barbara during their travels and although being academically gifted, she was extremely naive and Barbara was to provide her with a motherly protection she craved.


Although bright, Susan didn’t understand the Tardis working aswell as the Doctor but did claim to have given the Tardis its name : Tardis being the abbreviation of “Time And Relative Dimension In Space”. She also showed herself to be mildly telepathic in The Sensorites – 1964.


After a number of adventures with the Doctor, Barbara & Ian, she fell in love with a 22nd Century freedom fighter called David Campbell, in The Dalek Invasion of Earth – 1964 and decided to stay with him and leave the Doctor and the Tardis for good.

She was briefly reunited with the first Doctor in The Five Doctor’s – 1983 having been thrust into the Deathzone on Gallifrey in the Timelord games.


Appearances :

Season One – 1963-64

An Unearthly Child – (Pilot)🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪
The Daleks⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Edge of Destruction⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Marco Polo (whole episode missing)🔵🔵🔵🔘⚪
The Keys of Marinus🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪
The Aztecs🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪
The Sensorites🔵🔵🔵🔘⚪
The Reign of Terror (Parts 4 & 5 missing)🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪

Season Two – 1964-65

Planet of Giants🔵🔵🔵🔘⚪
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (leaves)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Season Twenty – 1983

The Five Doctors⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐