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 Doctor companion.

Most likely, she was Gallifreyan in origin (although this was never detailed). It was confirmed that Susan was born sometime around the 49th Century.

Susan’s Fifteen Earth years, were considered to be much higher in Gallifreyan but she was still considered young; by Gallifreyan standards.

Susan’s chosen Earth alias ‘Susan Foreman’ was taken in part 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, London – in 1963.

It was here at Coalhill, that Susan attracted the attention of teachers; Barbara & Ian. Who noticed how academically gifted Susan appeared to be and completely naive in others.

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

Other times, she was unable to answer simple questions – such as what the correct currency was in use in 1963.

It was this – and the lack of a visible parental figure, that made Ian & Barbara decide to follow Susan home – one night, after school. They noticed Susan slip into the junkyard and then insode a blue police phonebox. They both followed her inside and met the Doctor.

Susan became particularly close to Barbara, during their travels together and although being academically gifted, she was still extremely naive and Barbara provided motherly protection – which Susan craved.

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

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

Susn was briefly reunited with the first Doctor in  The Five Doctors – 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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐